With so much great artwork on Bluethumb, people rely on the accuracy of search terms to display what they are looking for. These search terms could be broad (e.g.

'dog') or more specific (e.g. 'border collie').

If you have just completed an amazing new painting of a border collie, you can help people find your artwork by using clear, accurate keywords to describe the artwork. So in this case, using keywords 'dog' AND 'border collie' will ensure more opportunities for your new artwork to be found.

Conversely, if you tag your artwork with keyword 'frog', someone looking for a frog may see your border collie. Which isn't really what they are looking for is it?! 🐶🐸

The terms keywords and tags are somewhat interchangeable on Bluethumb, and you'll see your keywords appearing at the bottom of each listing (next to the Add To Cart button) with a hashtag in front, e.g. #dog #border collie.

To ensure your artwork appears visible amongst the most relevant matches, it's best to follow these guidelines when 'tagging' your artworks:

  • Be descriptive > choose words you would use to describe your artwork to someone with their eyes closed

  • Aim for single keywords > rather than sentence strings

  • Avoid 'keyword stuffing' with irrelevant keywords > this provides poor matching and a poor user experience

  • Don't copy / paste across listings > tailor your keywords for each new artwork

  • Use a maximum of 25x keywords > the system will not allow any more than 25x. Around 10x is ideal

Need more help with how to create the perfect Bluethumb listing?

Click here > to check out our popular Create The Perfect Artwork Listing blog, or

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