How to use tags

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PostHow to use tags

by admin » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:23 am

To try and help ArtWeb members make the most of their website and listing on today I'd like to open a discussion on the topic of tags (or keywords)

The tags you add to your images are used on both your website and on
They can help people searching the internet and on find your images. However they can also have an adverse effect on your search engine listings if used incorrectly, so it's important to be aware of how to use them correctly.

We have an article in our FAQ covering how to use tags here:

But let me outline the main points here:

Good Use Of Tags
  • Use words that are relevant to the image and describe it appropriately, for example a colourful and contemporary oil painting of a shy looking child with a Jack Russell dog might have tags such as "original, oil, painting, contemporary, dog, pet, Jack Russell, small, shy, nervous, colourful, red, yellow, brown, animal, child, toddler, girl"
  • Don't be tempted to use words that aren't relevant to the image, even if you think the person searching might also like your image, for instance in the former example, tags like "cat, hamster, horse" would be inappropriate as they do not bare any relevance to the image of a dog. However "pet" should be okay.
  • You can assign as many tags as you wish to each image, but we'd recommend around 25 as a maximum limit and no more than necessary.
  • Be sure to check your spelling.

If you have any question about tags, feel free to ask here and we'll do our best to help.
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