Tuesday, August 20, 2013

It's all About the TAG! A fall tagging guide!



Every time I list a new item in my shop, compose a tweet, add to G+, upload a video to Vine the same dilemma comes up. What should I tag this?!?!?

Tags and Hashtags (#) are the things of NOW! What I once called the pound sign on my phone  and never touched is now the key I use the most on my computer, cell phone and Ipad! When we go to search for something on any site we search via tags.

When I need something for the upcoming holiday to decorate my home, I simply punch in that holiday and the word decor and see what Etsy has to offer. When making your tags for your item on Etsy, or for your tweet or social network we have to think of what we would search if we were the customer. What magic word will get this item seen by the most people and potential buyers?

Something I like to do from time to time is search the site I am using for TRENDING TAGS. If it's trending people are doing it and we will be seen.

 Some of the trending tags for Sept and FALL are:
These are great tags to add to items in your shop that fit these themes. And those same items should be tweeted with the same tags, Waneloed , G+'ed etc with the same tags.  
Another thing I do when making tags is see what tags got people in my shop. you can do this in your SHOP STATS on Etsy I than uncheck GOOGLE and OTHER to see what is trending for my shop on Etsy. you will see in the image my top searches. 

Rings and necklaces seem to be popular and a given LOL  but Wedding came up a lot today in my views so my wedding items will have to be updated to make sure i have that tag in them all!
Aside from Etsy tags are important for your social networks. I tend to use the same tags i used for my item in 1 tweet, than some trending tags that can be found when you log into Twitter on the main screen. On the left hand side you will see the daily trending tags and if they work for your tweet USE THEM!! 

As you can see alongside my glamorous picture the trending tags when I wrote this were:
Now for some jewelry makers TEEN CHOICE AWARD might be fitting, and you can add them. I do not use all the trending tags it depends from day to day but it can really give us a great jumping point and get the tweet seen!!

Another site I add TAGS like crazy is Wanelo.  Here is where I repeat some of the tags I used in my listing, twitter and things that seem to get looked at more. Terms like #kawaii (which is CUTE in Japanese) gets views, playing with your tags and searching tags can help in this department. I will usually add about 15 tags when I put a new wanelo up. 

Learning to speak in tags can seem like a foreign language but it is something that all internet sellers, social network users and technology users must learn to speak. So when you list your next item I hope you will consider some of the tags, do a search and make some powerful social network posts that will get seen and will equal views for your item!!

Bill Guest



29 comments:

  1. Another great article from you, Bill ... TY!!!

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  2. Love the #tags post :)

    Thanks Bill!!

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  3. OMG...how do you get those views? If tags are doing that then look out tags here I come. Great information!

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    1. I work my tweets and social networks every day to get views, now I gotta get them to close the deal!!! LOL

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  4. Thanks everyone for reading!! ;)

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  5. Always love gaining insight about trending anything

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  6. I've always wondered how tags affect searches. Very informative article for the team

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  7. great article and helpful hints.
    im off to study my stats now! :)

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  8. As usual, a fantastic article with a wealth of information. Thanks so much.

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  9. Thank you !! very useful info!!!

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  10. This is GREAT Bill! I didn't even know about looking at what the trending tags are on Twitter.. Thanks so much!

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  11. Great tips and I will use them thanks!

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  12. Great info Bill! Is there a way to find trending tags that are relevant to the item shown?

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  13. Sigh....more work to do. But thanks for the great info.

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  14. Gorgeous article, very helpful for me, I have learnt a lot! Thank you for sharing:)

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  15. Very useful information. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Great article and so helpful! I never realized to use tags on Wanelo and google. Thanks for sharing, Bill!

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  17. Another Great Blog Post... Thank you Bill!! :-)

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  18. I always love reading about ways to make my shop better. Thanks!

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  20. Always something to learn or be instilled. Thanks Bill!

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  21. Great post and exactly what i needed to understand hashtags:)

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  22. Bill can you please explain how you research the site you are using for TRENDING TAGS?

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