Saturday, March 7, 2009

Tagging for Maximum Exposure in Etsy Treasuries

We are all looking to gain the most exposure possible for the listed items in our Etsy shops. One of the easiest ways to achieve this goal is through multi-tagging using relevant terms/words.  Many team members, as well as others in the Etsy community, search for tags when composing their treasuries. The more descriptive the tags we provide, the easier it will be for treasury curators to find us.

The following list of colors and synonyms should be a helpful starting point, but doesn’t come close to exhausting all the possibilities. If you don’t find the exact shade you need here, try looking in your garden, refrigerator, make-up bag and even your child’s jumbo pack of crayons.

Be sure that if you are using multi-tags, that your words are all relevant  to the item being sold. There are 18 character spaces per tag line (including spaces), and if you plan carefully you may be able to fit a related color phrase into a tag, such as lime green or turquoise blue. Besides colors there are also a variety of alternative words that we listed below in the general tags section.   We hope this helps people find your Etsy shop and the fabulous items you have for sale! Happy tagging!!

Tagging Terms - Colors

For colors, the first alternative is French. Remember, you get 18 spaces in a tag.

RED – rouge, wine, burgundy, ruby, maroon, terra cotta, rust, fire, blaze, flame, auburn, bay, bronze, chestnut, cinnamon, copper, hazel, henna, mahogany, russet , sorrel, rust, jasper, brick, cabernet, blood, pomegranate, apple, cherry, tomato, garnet, raspberry, strawberry, paprika

PINK – rose, cerise, fuschia, magenta, blush, flush, mauve, cotton candy, bubble gum, ballet, petunia, carnation, shell

ORANGE – peach, apricot, mango, tangerine, coral, salmon, pumpkin, squash, rust, mandarin, cantaloupe, paprika, carrot, copper, melon, bronze, flesh

YELLOW – jaune, gold, oro, lemon, sulfur, citrus, topaz, canary, sun, mustard, amber, ochre, tawny, saffron, citron, citrine, jasper, butter, daffodil, popcorn, champagne, sunshine, lemonade, sunflower

GREEN – vert, emerald, jade, moss, peridote, olive, lime, mint, apple, grass, Kelly, loden, avocado, fern, leaf, chartreuse, lichen, honeydew, forest, evergreen, bottle, seafoam, kiwi, pea, sage,

TEAL – sarcelle d’hiver, aqua, turquoise, robin’s egg blue, blue-green 

BLUE – bleu, beryl, cobalt, eggshell, marine, indigo, midnight, azure, navy, royal, sapphire, sky, denim, cornflower, periwinkle, coastal, ocean, pool, lapis, cyan, peacock

PURPLE – pourpre, violet, lilac, amethyst, plum, orchid, grape, wisteria, periwinkle, lavender, eggplant, mauve

BLACK – noir, ebony, coal, ash, cinder, carbon, onyx, jet, midnight, raven

GRAY – gris, grey, silver, dove, ash, mist, fog, taupe, titanium, charcoal, granite, smoke, slate, dusk, steel, haze, platinum, gunmetal, pewter

WHITE – blanc, cloud, vanilla, pearl, sugar, powder, snow, chalk, milk, opal

CREAM – ivory, ecru, pearl, opal, natural, parchment, bone

BROWN – amber, cafe au lait, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fawn, tawny, topaz, umber, ochre, brass, bronze, copper, espresso

TAN – beige, khaki, ecru, taupe, oatmeal, natural, parchment, sand, camel

CLEAR – crystal, transparent

MULTICOLORED – rainbow, iridescent, chromatic, variegated, aurora borealis


Other Tagging Terms

OOAK – unique, artisan, exclusive, original, novel, atypical, exceptional, handmade

MATERIALS – names of stones, type(s) of fiber or fabric, weave or fabric, types of wood

GENERAL – Punk, steampunk, nerd, geek, science, modern, midcentury, funky, dramatic, romantic, whimsical, artisan, edgy, bohemian, boho chic, shabby chic, fantasy, Victorian, prom, contemporary, mystical, mythical, magical, witchcraft, Christian, earthy, antique (over 100 years), vintage (over 20 years), retro (made to look old), heirloom, southwest, old world, Americana, rustic, ethnic, primitive, folk art

OLD – olde, vintage, antique, fossil, patina, old world, primitive, old-world

ECO FRIENDLY – recycle, reuse, up-cycle, refashion, earthy, vegan, environmental, organic, repurposed, natural, earth friendly, earth-friendly, earthfriendly, slow food,

TEXTURE – smooth, rough, pebbled, matte, shiny, sandy, loose weave, tight weave, braided, laced, plaited, lattice, webbed, patina, gossamer, delicate, pointy, sharp, hard, spiny, puffy, patterned, bold, ruffled, frilly, velvet, silky, gnarly, old world

ELEGANT – simple, refined, aesthetic, tasteful, graceful, luxurious, classic, polished, chic, sophisticated

ROMANTIC – erotic, fanciful, amorous, love, flirtatious, dreamy, passionate, darling, precious, bewitching, alluring, seductive, enchanting, kissable, huggable, feminine, flirty

COZY – cuddly, snug, comfortable, snuggly, huggable, warm

SHAPES – geometric, structure, block, symmetric, square, triangular, angular, round, spherical, ovoid, egg-like, irregular, cubic, cuboid, bold, concentric, free form

CIRCLE – loop, hoop, round, ring, spheroid, pouf, halo, bulls eye, doughnut, donut, disc, link

SPIRAL – twist, double helix, swirl, whirl, whorl,

LIGHT – sun, beam, streak, shine, radiation, luminescent, glare, glow, halo, aura, corona, bright, luminous, radiant, luxe, bright, cheerful, breezy

SPARKLE – glow, prismatic, shimmer, prismatic, sheen, gloss, flash, brilliant, iridescence, luminous, glint, glitter, glisten, gleam, starry, faceted, bright, cheerful

HOT – zesty, pungent, racy, peppery, passionate, fiery, torrid, steamy, thermal, blazing, flaming

COLD – frigid, icy, chilly, cool, frozen, bleak, wintry, frosty, arctic, glacial,

NIGHT – shadows, scary, evening, darkness, twilight, dusk, (see black),

CLOUDY – foggy, wispy, vaporous, vapor, smoky, filmy, hazy, murky, shadowy, dusky

FLOWER – bloom, bud, blossom, bouquet, boutonniere, buttonhole, corsage, festoon, garland, lei, nosegay, posy, spray, vase, wreath, stem, floral, flora, weed, garden, nature, vine, wildflower

OCEAN – sea, beach, tidal pool, coast, lagoon, tide pool

BIRD – avian, sparrow, robin, songbird, warbler, nestling, flying

JEWELRY - jewellery

FLUFFY - downy, fuzzy, feathery, soft, puffy, airy

The pictures in this article are some screen captures of some recent ETTEAM Treasuries that made the Front Page of Etsy. Thanks to the following Etteam members for their contributions to this article: Sharon of KnotOriginal, Jaci of By the Way & By the Wayside, Sinta of Art by Tanja Lichtensteiger , Lynn of MidnightCoiler, Sandie of ZaftigDelights.

93 comments:

  1. Fantastic, Sandie. You've really been turning our blog into a fantastic resource. Thanks for all you do! :)

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  2. a brilliant resource, and great to see all the team pulling together to compile it. thanks sandie!

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  3. Not only helpful, good reading too. Thanks so much.

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  4. Sandie, great job on pulling the info together!

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  5. what a brilliant list! I'm going to print it off right now, if you don't mind....

    thanks for sharing more great tips Rx

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  6. Great tips, thanks so much for sharing!

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  7. So glad you are all finding this a good resource! :o)

    Sandie
    Etteam Blogmistress

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  8. Wow...I had no idea that we could put more than one tag in a line...with commas inbetween...thanks for sharing...

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  9. This is so helpful! So many words I would have never thought of to use for tagging.
    Thank you!
    Karrita

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  10. This is such a helpful blog! Thank you all, I appreciate the opportunity to read it. Rosemary

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  11. What a great list! Thanks for putting this together.

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  12. Great tips,thanx for the info. Now to go add to my tags!

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  13. Thank you SO much for writing this! It really puts tagging into perspective for me!!!

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  14. Thanks so much...great tagging inspiration!

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  15. Thanks so much for the insight...I'm off to RE-tag my entire shop!

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  16. great job, i am going to print this out and post it to my peg board for the future. always love to get in tresuries!
    thank you
    Katy at south paw studios

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  17. Thanks for this info-I need all the help I can get describing color. I'm stuck on the boring words blue, yellow, etc.
    Rachel at janssendesigns

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  18. Etsy just sent this article out in an e-mail about tagging for success, so I would think it's okay to post multiple tags on one line. I'm going to go by that, and try it out:-)

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  19. Thank you for all the helpful information.

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  20. Thanks, that is really helpful!

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  21. thank you, this will be very helpful for me.

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  22. Great post and lots of important information for tagging, which for me isw one of most difficult things, mainly because English is not my native language. Thanks!

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  23. THANK YOU so much for these synonyms. You don't know how many times I couldn't think of one.

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  24. Thank you, what a great resource page, for when you are 'stumped' for another tag! Excellent work !!

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  25. this is a great blog...what a great way to promote each others' shops...!

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  26. Super handy, going on my list of selling resources. Thanks so much!

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  27. Great list! I really need to utilize these suggestions! Thanks so much!!!

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  28. Thank you for this article, very helpful!
    Amy

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  29. Thanks so much! I had to make a copy cause I will never remember the first tag!

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  30. Amazing! So helpful - a must read for all Etsians! :D

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  31. But if every white item was tagged "pearl" and every grey item was tagged "silver", it would make it very hard to find actual silver and pearl jewelry, for example.

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  32. Thanks so much for this post. I will put into effect really soon.

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  33. Thank you!
    only you can't use '-' in the tags. up-cycle is not possible then.

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  34. So many words...how exciting!! Thank you!! The music is lovely...salute whoever put it together!! :)

    xoxo
    Kartu.etsy.com
    marialuna.etsy.com

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  35. Thanks for such a great blog post! I didn't realize you could put more than one color term in the same tag, so that's really helpful info. Thanks!!
    jenarthur.etsy.com

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  36. What an awesome post, thank you!! Sometimes I get so stuck on certain words so this is really helpful!

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  37. I never thought of using more than one word in a tag line. It's so helpful to have these posts. Bookmarked this one for sure! Thanks so much!
    pamlicobee.etsy.com

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  38. thanks so much for sharing this great information, it's always great to get new ways of showing off all the wonderful crafts on ETSY

    I've bookmarked this for more viewing

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  39. Very helpful info! Thanks for your efforts to help us be more successful!

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  40. Thank you for sharing! I get stuck and in a rut with tagging and this is really helpful!

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  41. this is great! I keep trying to think of different names for colours - this will healp heaps

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  42. Fabulous post. Thank you for the tagging tips

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  43. Thank you!!! This is an awesome list. So many things I never would have thought of as tags. You guys rock!

    *kgb*
    http://acageybee.etsy.com

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  44. Very informative...Thanks for the great article.
    beaneandco.com

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  45. I didn't know there was a such a team! Thanks for the tagging help!

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  46. I did not even know there was such a team... Thank you for the valuable information. It is kind of you to share...

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  47. as a not in "america born" i appreciate the collection of new vocabulary! great thanks!
    cool idea!

    kris schirmer
    from www.mr-uxn.com

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  48. Thanks for the great information and a special thanks for sharing it!!

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  49. Thanks for sharing this great information!!

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  50. Wonderful list of synonyms and other like-types. Now I won't strain my brain and computer places so much! THANK YOU!

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  51. Thank you for this! I use it all of the time!!! I am so grateful...

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  52. Thank you so much for this!! I use it all of the time! I am so grateful!!

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  53. I'm so happy to have come across this, you have no idea what a big help this article is! THANK YOU so much. I'm grateful. :)

    Jessica
    www.lolavintage.blogspot.com

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  54. Thank you! Thank you! much needed & appreciated!

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  55. Fantastic article. Thank you for sharing the color combos this will be very helpful when making a treasury and tagging items.
    Shay

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  56. If you run your color tags through http://www.tools4etsy.com/tagwars with your normal tags, you can see how you compare against other listings ... The nice thing about TagWars is that you can compare two sets of tags side-by-side. :)

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  57. Fantastic article, thank you!

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  58. i needed this so much!! i'm going to print it out and tape it next to the computer!!!! thank you!!! And thanks for TagWars too.

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  59. OMG, this post is SO perfect! I need this! Thanks so much!!!

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  60. So helpful tags! Thank you very much:)

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  61. Very informative...Thanks for the great article.

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  62. This is a fantastic article that every treasury maker should bookmark...like 2 minutes ago!

    Thanks so much for sharing this wealth of information!

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  63. I'm very happy I found this article. Just print it out. Thank you

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  64. I love it my own etsy dictionary. What a great help. Thanks

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  65. Awesome ideas...
    so grateful for more useful terms!

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  66. Thanks for the tips, I will update my tags shortly!

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  67. This is a fabulous article - very generous of you. Thank you!

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  68. Thanks, this is just what I needed!

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  69. Interesting and very helpful thanks for compiling this list!

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  70. This is WONDERFUL! Thanks soooo much!

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  71. Thank you -- this is very helpful!

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  72. mil gracias, thank you so much, merci beaucoup, grazie mille.....SOOOO helpful!

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  73. This is great. Thank you so much! It's pointed out things I didn't even realise :)

    www.owletts.etsy.com

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  74. Thanks, lots of great information:)

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  75. This is the best resource for tagging I have found. I struggle with tagging and to see the helpful information you have provided is a blessing. Thank you so much!

    Visit my etsy shop please;

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/sisterlycreationz

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  76. Thanks so much for such a comprehensive and inspiring list of tags. Very kind of you.

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  77. Thank you for this wonderful info!

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  78. Thank you so much =)
    I appreciate all the help I receive from this team. You guys Rock!

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