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How Can I Generate Tags For My Etsy Listing?

Go to Etsy Keyword Research for generating tags and search for your main keyword. 
For example, you sell mugs and you heard about the dog breed called Golden Doodle, so start with searching Golden doodle.

Search Etsy keywords here to see hidden information about listings

Scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Popular Tags” table.

Automatically select the tags for your keyword with one click.

Click on “Copy Recommended Tags” to copy 13 Best tags automatically.
Recommended tags contain the 13 most frequent tags for your keyword. These tags get a high score based on Etsy SEO best practices.

Copy Tags Of A Listing

By clicking on the “Copy Tags” button, the listing tags will be copied.
You can copy and paste them on your Etsy listing.

Click “copy tags” to use the listing tags.

Manual Tag Selection

The Popular Tag table contains all tags used by the listings on the first page of search results. In each column, you can see a tag, how many times it repeats, and our score.

Now you can filter search results containing mug by typing “Mug” in the search field.

Filter search results with the search box at the top right corner.

For finding what is popular on Etsy right now, you need to search in Etsy Keyword Research Tool.
If you want ideas about what is selling on Etsy, go to the Etsy Trends section.

Search your keyword:

Insightfactory gets all the necessary information about your search results from Etsy in a couple of seconds. Our data is live. So you can follow the latest trends.

How Can I See What Sells On Etsy?

You can find popular products on Etsy and validate the profitability with the Insightfactory Method.
Insightfactory Method is answering the following questions.

  • How old are the listings on the first page?
  • How often do they make a sale? (Is it something people are buying right now?)
  • Are there many listings without any sales on the search results?
  • Can you see a trend between the new listings?

You can answer these questions by accessing hidden information about listings on the search results.
Insightfactory Etsy Product Research Tool reveals this hidden information.
You should find the answer and score between 0 to 3 to the questions.
Here is the step-by-step process to answering these questions fast and reliable.

  • How Old Are The Listings On The First Page?
  • If most of the listings on the first page are older than six months, chances for your listing to get to the first page are low.
    Focus on keywords with new listings on the first page.

    Insightfactory default sort is search position. It shows listings exactly like Etsy.

    Default sort is based on listing position on Etsy search results.

    Sort the search results by clicking on the “Listing Age” column.
    The ” Listing Age ” column shows the number of days the listing is on Etsy.

    Click on listing age to sort by listing age.

    How Many New Listings Do You See?
    Nothing = Move on ASAP.
    A couple of new listings = Potential, Follow the next steps.
    Most listings are new = It’s a trending baby!!


    0 if all the listings are old. 3 if all of them are less than three months old.

  • How Often do They Make A Sale?
  • You want to select an Etsy niche with regular sales.
    The “Last Sale” column shows the number of days since someone bought the listing.
    Today: Perfect
    10 days: Not so good
    How many listings sold something today? Or last week?

    Look for the items that sold today.

    What Does It Mean?

    Many listings with sales in the last 7 days: The keyword has great potential. And right now, people are searching for it.
    Many listings with the last sale of more than 30 days: It’s not an active keyword. No one is buying something right now.
    “Last sale” = “Listing age”: The listing had no sales at all.


    0 if none of them get a sale in the last month. 3 if all of them made a sale in last week.

  • Are There Many Listings Without Sales On The Search Results?

  • If you see lots of listing in the search result without a sale, it means this keyword is not good. Move on.
    If only a few items have no sale, it means the keyword is low competition.


    0 if none of them get a sale. 3 if all of them made a sale during last week.

    How To Find A Niche On Etsy?

    Now it’s easy. You just answer the questions and score them. Niche score is the addition of each question score.
    This way, you can compare different niches and select the most potential one.

    How Can I Validate My Listing Potential In A Week?

    Many sellers rely on Etsy SEO for their traffic. Although SEO could bring you traffic for free, it takes time to rank on the first two pages. Which means you have to wait for a long time.
    Etsy shows the best items on the first two pages. So you need to make sure your listing is one of the best.
    For being one of the bests, you need to optimize your tags, price, product photos, and shipping setting.


    • $20 Etsy Ads Budget. Not sure if your listing is worth it? Invest more time on Etsy product research here.
    • 10 minutes every day for the next week. You will use this time for listing optimization.

    We suggest using Etsy Ads for the first couple of days to validate your listing potential fast. By using Etsy Ads you can validate:

    Title and Tags:

    The ad will show you what people are searching for right now.
    You can access it under the Etsy Ads section on your shop manager.
    If you don’t get enough impressions after 3 days, then your title and tags are not good enough. Go to How to generate tags for my listings.
    Do you have enough impressions? Super! Go to the next step.

    Product Main Photo

    Is it good enough to make people click on it?

    Is it good enough to make people click on it?
    If you have lots of impressions but a low click rate, (less than 0.5% is really bad), it means your product picture is not good enough.
    Try with another one.


    If you get clicks but do not get sales, there is something wrong. And the first place you should look is the price.

    Is It Something People Want?

    If you get enough impressions and clicks but no sales, it means it is not something people want. Maybe the design is not good enough, or the price is not reasonable.

    If the ad doesn’t bring you sales in a week of optimization, turn it off. Turn off listing auto-renew too. And move-on. Do your product research again. And find what is selling on Etsy right now. Then repeat the process until you find the one.
    The goal is to validate the listing as fast as possible. Etsy Ads gives you this opportunity to validate your listings fast.
    For most new Etsy sellers, the first couple of listings is not good enough. So don’t get disappointed. You are learning how to build a great shop one step at a time.