Collective Artist Tips: Tagging and Categorization

posted by CassieDBH • 4 years ago

As Design By Humans continues to grow, proper tagging and categorization of your designs becomes critically important in helping customers find your artwork. In this post we will discuss the best practices for tagging and categorizing your designs.

What are Product Tags and Categories?

A product tag is either a word or a short phrase that describes your design and a category is an overall theme that your design fits into. Both product tags and categories help customers find your artwork. If a customer searches the word ‘cat’ in the search bar of the site and your product is tagged as ‘cat’ then your design will pull up in their search results.

Similarly, if a customer selects the ‘abstract’ category to explore and your artwork is categorized as ‘abstract,’ your artwork will be displayed whenever this category is selected.

When do I tag and categorize my designs?

You’ll be prompted to tag and categorize your designs during the upload process in the ‘edit details’ section.

What to tag?

We recommend tagging any and every description that is relevant to your design. Your tags should be a one-word description or a short phrase like ‘black and white.’ Tags should include the subject of your design and the style of your artwork. For parody designs we recommend tagging the movie title, tv show, person or character that inspired your work.

What not to tag?

Your tags should not include your artist name, the title of the artwork, DBH’s company name, hashtags (#), or product descriptions such as ‘phone case,’ ‘art print,’ ‘t-shirt,’ etc. These types of descriptions will be removed during the review process.

Tagging and Categorization Misuse

One thing to keep in mind is that all the tags and categories of your designs are reviewed during the approval process. If you purposely include misleading product tags or categories to gain search results your design will be subject to rejection. Misleading tags include, but are not limited to: ‘best seller,’ ‘best selling,’ ‘trending,’ ‘top 50,’ and popular search terms that are not relevant to your design, such as tagging ‘panda’ or ‘unicorn’ in your design that contains neither subject. Not tagging or categorizing will also result in rejection.

Once your design has been submitted for approval you will not be able to edit your tags or descriptions, so remember to make the most of your tags while you’re uploading your designs!

Examples of Good Tagging

Examples of Bad Tagging

5 Replies

why do we have category and tags? isnt hat redundant


Not at all. One is designed for browse and the other is designed for search among other things.

”Once your design has been submitted for approval you will not be able to edit your tags or descriptions”

Is this still accurate even though there’s an option to edit details?

@8glo Correct. Tags and categories are a part of the art review process to make sure that artists are not using irrelevant tags or tags to game the search on our site. Once you submit your design you will not be able to edit this portion of your product.

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