TeamHandmade MONDAY TEAM CHALLENGE: "Nagging About Tagging"

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1. You, individually or collectively, sell on Etsy
2. You offer in your shop at least 50% handmade items
or 100% handmade supplies
3. Your shop has at least twenty (20) listings, or a full first page.
4. You abide by trademark and copyright laws.
5. You agree to not "spam" our threads with self-promotion.
6. You have read and agree to the Team Definition of Handmade, the Team Mission, and the Team Pledge.

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Posted at 10:08 am Jun 11, 2012 EDT

sheriberyl from SHERIBERYL says
Edited on Jun 11, 2012

Thanks for the post very concise. I woldn't have thought to use jewelry again in tagging my listings. So I have used teamhandmade jewelery in mine. I have learned that each word is searchable independently in a tag.

Also you should check out shoptimize the new SEO app on Esty.

Posted at 10:16 am Jun 11, 2012 EDT

Thanks. :)

Posted at 10:48 am Jun 11, 2012 EDT

Oooh, good call! I keep thinking that I need to redo some of my color tags to make them more descriptive phrases.

Posted at 11:51 am Jun 11, 2012 EDT

Great post! It reminds and clarifies, the perfect compliment to Sylvie's post "Ripple Effect". I'm prompted to make myself a sticky note reminder and stick it on my laptop somewhere so I see it every time I'm posting a new listing. Maybe a personal pop-up on my screen lol.

Posted at 1:12 pm Jun 11, 2012 EDT

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