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SEO, odd question.....

People say the more you put a word in your title, tags, and description, the more relevant you are in search..

So why don't people just put, for example, "art art art art art art art art art" in their description? Would that make it more relevant?

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Inactive Etsy Member 1:56 am Jul 31, 2012 EDT
I'm not an SEO expert, but I believe that would be considered spam by Google. I don't think Etsy factors in the description as far as relevancy goes. I believe just titles and tags count for relevancy in Etsy.
okay, i'm kind of a newbie here, come on over to cindy lou who2 team for more info. but i do know that you don't want to repeat a word more than twice in your title.

and it's phrases you need, but i'm confused on how etsy knows what your phrases are when it doesn't see punctuation. good luck getting better answers.

oh and google also punishes you if you do that sort of thing by relegating your listing to the 10 millionth page ...
Marina from MarinaFam says

People say the more you put a word in your title, tags, and description, the more relevant you are in search..

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They may SAY that but if you try it, you may find that it doesn't work.

You are relevant only if someone is searching for the particular phrase that you've got in your title.

So how many people will shop for art art art art art art art?
I think they might mean to put *the same* word in your title, tags, and description. If your keyword is "art", then you'd put the word "art' in all 3 places...

Be careful....good to repeat your keywords, and phrases, but not too much either. Consider spamming, and Google does not like keyword stuffing either.
Come on with the technology we have!!! Why do we use tag words!!! Title and description should do the job... Now I have a question does the content in our etsy description is visible? Is it visible in google or is it visible only on etsy.
The content of our descriptions is visible - you can see it, if that's what you mean.

But the Etsy search function does not read descriptions. Nothing in your description counts in Etsy search.

I'm pretty sure that Google does scan your descriptions, however, and that search results in Google will pull from your descriptions.

Hope that helps.
I just checked the description content does appears in Google advanced exact search or if between" "
I'll check the description for etsy
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Inactive Etsy Member 3:45 am Jul 31, 2012 EDT
L.C. Cooper from LeMaisonBelle says

I think they might mean to put *the same* word in your title, tags, and description. If your keyword is "art", then you'd put the word "art' in all 3 places...

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