Tags are one of the most important tools you have available for allowing subscribers to locate your items.
Tags should accurately describe:
- Your item
- Subject matter
- Possible uses
Tags should always relate to your item and its possible uses.
- Photos and Video items: maximum of 50 tags.
- Audio and Graphics items: maximum of 30 tags.
- Theme and Code items: maximum of 15 tags.
- Phrases or hyphenated words are not allowed - Tags must be a single word.
- Do not include Envato Elements Item Type or Item Category names as tags.
- Do not apply tags to your items that are not relevant (e.g 'Font' having a 'WordPress' tag).
- Do not include attributes such as "vector" or "tileable" as tags.
- Do not use the same tags for every item. Each tag must be relevant to the item it is applied to.
- Do not copy all the tags from another item on Envato Elements.
- Do not include the title of another author's item in your item tags.
- Do not include your own username, or the username of another author in item tags.
- No trademarks or brand names, for example "Adobe", "Sketch".
Tips and Hints
- Identify subjects or objects: Clearly identify the key subjects or objects in your item. Subjects are frequently nouns or activities. E.g. flower, guitar, house, echo, teaching.
- Identify context, industry, concepts or uses. If your item applies to a larger industry, profession, or field, make sure a keyword applies to it. E.g. real estate, chemistry, music, career. Be as specific as possible.
- Identify Mood and Style. Choose keywords that communicate the thematic mood of an item's design or style. Don’t forget abstract terms like seasons, emotions or concepts. E.g. material(design), flat(design), happy, fun, spring, summer, winter, light, bright etc.
- Check your spelling. Misspelt tags will not come up in searches for correctly spelt words. You can check your spelling with online dictionaries such as Merriam-Webster.