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Seller How-To: Tag-o-rama With Descriptive Keywords

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Labeling your items with the correct titles and tags is an essential part of the listing (and selling!) process. Many shoppers are using keywords to search for the type of items you make, and you want your work to show up in these search results!  The key components in this search-and-rescue mission are the keywords you use in your items’ tags and titles.

Tags are keywords sellers attach to their items during the item listing process. Sellers can attach up to 13 keywords or tags. These tags are used to help surface items in search, and they currently determine which subcategories your item falls under.

Choose words that accurately describe your item. Etsy Admin often suggest using style, color, textures and motifs as tags for your items, so with the help of some of my colleagues (and sellers) I’ve come up with the following lists to help you if you get stuck.



Style

1980s (or any decade)
adorable
African
Americana
angelic
antique
art deco
art nouveau
Asian
autumn
avant-garde
bizarre
black tie
bohemian
boho chic
bold
burlesque
business
casual
cheerful
chic
circus
classic
classy
clever
cocktail
colorful
complex
contemporary
country
cute
cyber
dark
deconstructed
delicate
DIY
dramatic
earthy
eccentric
edgy
Edwardian
elegant
ethnic
European
everyday
fall
fantasy
feminine
flapper
folk
folk art
formal
formal
French
funky
funny
futuristic
gag
geek
geekery
gladiator
glam
goddess
goth
gothic
gothic lolita
grotesque
harvest
hippie
hipster
horror
humorous
Indian
indie
industrial
Japanese
kawaii
librarian
lolita
luxurious
manly
masculine
mermaid
Mexican
midcentury
Middle Eastern
mod
modern
modest
modish
mystical
natural
nautical
nerd
noir
nostalgic
old world
organic
oriental
Paris
peasant
pirate
playful
polished
prairie
preppy
pretty
Primitive
punk
quirky
refined
Renaissance
Renaissance Fair (Ren Faire)
retro
rockabilly
Roman
romantic
rustic
sailor
secretary
seductive
shabby chic
simple
sophisticated
southwest
sporty
spring
steampunk
summer
sustainable
tasteful
traditional
trendy
ugly
urban
Victorian
vintage
waldorf
weird
western
whimsical
winter
witty
woodland
zany

Texture

airy
bright
bumpy
buttery
coarse
cool
cozy
cuddly
delicate
downy
embossed
feathery
fluffy
frilly
frizzy
furry
fuzzy
glittery
grainy
hammered
hard
iridescent
light
luminescent
luminous
matte
metallic
opaque
patina
plush
pointy
polished
prickly
puffy
rough
ruffled
sculptured
shaggy
sharp
sheer
shimmery
shiny
silky
slick
smooth
soft
sparkly
stamped
translucent
transparent
velvety
waxy
woolly

Size

baggy
big
bulky
chunky
curvy
deep
delicate
dense
extra small
fitted
frail
gigantic
heavy
huge
large
lightweight
little
long
loose
massive
medium
miniature
oversized
petite
plump
plus size
shallow
shapely
short
small
snug
streamlined
substantial
tailored
tall
thick
thin
tight
tiny
voluminous
voluptuous
wide

Motifs and Patterns

argyle
Asian
asymmetrical
brocade
Celtic
checked
checkered
complex
damask
dotted
Egyptian
fleur de lis
floral
geometric
gingham
Gothic
hearts
paisley
plaid
polka dot
scalloped
stars
striped
swirls
symmetrical
tartan
tweed
woodland

Specific Colors
charcoal
chartreuse
chocolate brown
cobalt blue
coral pink
cornflower blue
cream
crimson
cyan
emerald green
fuschia
gold
hot pink
indigo
ivory
kelly green
lemon yellow
lime
magenta
mauve
navy blue
nude
olive green
periwinkle
robins egg blue
royal blue
sapphire
silver
sky blue
slate grey
taupe
teal
turquoise

Feel free to add other keywords that fit in these lists in the comments below!

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