Aug 31, 2010

Tag Workshop: Dandelion Bangle

Once we have created, photographed, and described our latest creation, we come to the toughest part of listing an item on Etsy. Choosing tags that will accurately describe a design, and help it turn up in searches can be a difficult task. Every week, the Oh Canada Team shares some examples of which search terms shoppers and sellers use to locate different types of products.

Dandelion Bangle by The Sage's Cupboard

Dandelion Hollow Bangle
by The Sage's Cupboard

This week, our Tag Workshop will focus on a beadwork bangle from The Sage’s Cupboard. The description reads:

Show off your love for nature’s prettiest weed with a colorful bangle bracelet. This piece is made with Japanese and Czech glass seed beads, using the right angle weave technique. Colors included frosted green, emerald and yellow.

I created the bangle from a hollow, tubular band of woven beads. Emerald colored hex-cut seed beads add sparkle to the edges, and the opaque yellow seed beads mimic the sunny face of a dandelion in full bloom.

Dark Ride suggests these tags:

jewelry, bangle, beadwork,

dandelion, metal free, glass seed beads,
emerald green, bright yellow, flower, weed,
hollow tube, casual, sagescupboard, ohcanadateam

Stuff by Steph recommends:

jewelry, bracelet, beadweaving
jewellery, beaded bangle,
dandelion yellow, grassy green, high quality,
glass seed beads, metal free, bright, ooak,
ohcanadateam, sagescupboard

UxCritter suggests:

jewelry, bracelet, bangle, beaded, beadweaving
seed beads, japanese delicas, yellow, green, 7 inch,
woven, beadwork, sagescupboard, ohcanadateam

The Merriweather Council recommends:

jewelry, bracelet, bangle, beaded,
green, yellow, emerald, seed beads,
beadweaving, dandelion, bright,
casual, round, ohcanadateam

And the actual tags are:

jewelry, bracelet, bangle
glass seed beads, right angle weave, dandelion,
bright yellow, emerald green, nature inspired, beadwoven,
flower inspired, weed, hollow, ohcanadateam

Each list has great examples of keywords that you can pull right from your title and description. This is often the best place to look for tags. Although trying to think of good keywords can feel like hunting for a magic word to bring in views and sales, the simplest solution is often the best one.

The next time you list a new item on Etsy, write down your tags on paper before you even turn on the computer. Try to imagine describing your creation to a customer, using only single words. You might be surprised by how many tags you can think of!

For more help with Etsy tagging, visit:

A Fine Tooth Comb Tagging Suggestions
Increasing Your Item Views
Guidelines and Tips for Tagging on Etsy
Etsy DOs and DON’Ts

Stay tuned to Oh Canada for more help with Etsy tags every Tuesday!

Copyright 2010 Oh Canada and The Sage's Cupboard

1 comment:

Littlebearsmom said...

Another great tag workshop! Well done!!!

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