Jul 27, 2010

Tag Workshop: Eclipse Asymmetrical Necklace

Most Etsy sellers will tell you that having a really great first photo is the key to getting views, and ultimately, sales. It’s true that a fantastic and interesting photo invites people into your shop, but having really great tags is what helps you turn up in their searches. The Oh Canada Tag Workshop aims to help sellers find new ideas for tagging their items that will help shoppers find them.

Eclipse Asymmetrical Gemstone Necklace by Joanniel Creations
Eclipse Asymmetrical Gemstone Necklace
by Joanniel Creations

This week, our tag workshop will focus on a lovely gemstone necklace by Joanniel Creations. The description reads:

This necklace is a beautiful, asymmetrical piece of wearable art. It starts out as one chain and leads into two chains after the black beads on either side. The Outer chain has the agate gemstones and the inner chain has the brushed metal pieces. You can wear this necklace with the beads on the right or on the left. The choice is yours.

Heather Lair Designs suggests these tags:

jewelry, necklace, glass beads, original design,
agate, ohcanadateam, toggle clasp,
gray, black, chain,

soapstar recommends:

, necklace, asymmetrical, gemstones,
agate, diamond shaped, rhodium, silver, chain,
black, glass, brown, cream, ohcanadateam.

Oh So Sweet Prints suggests:

, necklace, adjustable, one of a kind
handmade, asymmetrical, beads, gemstones
unique, black, silver, double chain, Joanniel

And the actual tags are:

jewelry, necklace, glass, stone, black,
white, asymmetrical, brown, long,
bulky, agate, caramel, silver, collier

Each list contains great examples of What and How tags. What is it made of, and how do you use it? When choosing words to describe the materials or style of your design, you can get creative and imagine what shoppers might ask for when looking for a similar piece. You can even list alternative words for color, or use different languages.

For more tagging help, check out:

Tag Finder Tool
Front Page Tags
Etsy DOs and DON’Ts
Guidelines and Tips for Tagging

Check in with Oh Canada every Tuesday for more ideas and tips for finding the best Etsy tags for your listings!

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada Team and Joanniel Creations


DarkRide said...

Thanks for the links to the do and don'ts, Mortira. I've been a bad, bad girl, tagging wise. I put as many words as I can in a tag, and I see now that I shouldn't.

Mortira said...

It is tough to find a balance between effective tagging and staying in the lines!

One way to make the most out of your tags is to also include keywords within your title. But that's also a tricky thing to to just right. You've got to know how many words are too much!

Anonymous said...

When I search 'necklace, glass, stone,black,white',(the exact tags used) it shows up in the search as the 7th photo of 253 items.
When I search 'necklace, chain, agate, black, white' it doesnt' even show in that search of 55 items. Even if I add 'glass' to that search it doesn't show in 10 found. To me looking at the item, foremost it's a necklace I'm searching, it is made with chain, agate stones, glass, & colors black and white.
It is so interesting learning all this tag information. Thanks OhCanadaTeam! :-) ~ Ux PS *what a very pretty necklace!!! :-)

Anonymous said...

I just searched 'necklace, chain, gemstone, black, white, and still in 53 found it wasn't there. Hmmmm....
*I'm off to read the links you provided here in the blog on the helpful tagging info. Thanks!!!
~ Ux

joanniel creations said...

You know, I never even tried to search those tags all together like that. Good to know. Thanks for choosing my necklace for the tag workshop. This is very useful for me.

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