Etsy updated their Tagging Rules


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If you hadn’t heard about the default search on Etsy changing from most recently listed (recency) to most relevant (relevancy)–which also includes recency as a factor–then you might not have known that the tagging rules were getting an overhaul.

Admin made short work of giving us some new tagging rules which you can see in this section of The DOs and DON’Ts of Etsy:

Labeling supply items

Discuss it here in the forums:

Policy Update: Labeling Items

Changing your tags quicker:

You can type tags all in the tag box at once separating each with a comma and each tag will get their own tag box.
So typing in:

blue, red, hand knit hat, wool hat
Will show up as 4 tags: blue
red
hand knit hat
wool hat
You can even copy and paste the list of tags from your current listing into a text document, re-work them then paste them back in the tag box on Etsy which is great if you want to re-order them while you are at it.

(While Etsy Admin have said that tag order doesn’t currently matter, they don’t say that it never will, so might as well have a good order now and not have to re-do them again if that change comes along. 🙂 )

Thanks to PhenomeGNOME for the reminder about how to do it quickly!

If you plan on changing titles & descriptions and you use third-party apps, you can use Craftopolis’ Edit Express to edit the titles & descriptions of multiple listings at once: Craftopolis’ Edit Express

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