We know that the science of tagging can be more complex than nuclear physics, so we’ve written a simple guide to give you some key tips on how to tag for optimum results on thortful. Remember that if you miss one or two then you needn’t worry as we edit and optimise them when moderating, but if you can get them right first time then this will speed up the moderation process and get your cards into the catalogue quicker!
First of all, decide what gender the card is for:
Then decide what age group the design is for. If it’s a birthday design for a specific milestone, then add the age specific age instead of the age group:
Child Teen Adult 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Where applicable, if your card is designed for a specific relation then please add the relevant tag(s):
Dad Brother Sister Daughter Son Cousin Aunt Uncle Grandmother Grandfather Grandson Granddaughter Godmother Godfather Godson Goddaughter Stepsister Stepbrother Stepdad Stepmum Niece Nephew Fiance Fiancee Boyfriend Girlfriend Wife Husband Partner Brother-in-Law Sister-in-Law Father-in-Law Mother-in-law Son-in-Law Daughter-in-Law Twin Newlyweds Couple Gay couple Teacher Colleague Friend
(Please note if you add a recipient tag which is not relevant or your design is not specific enough for this recipient then we will have to remove it!)
Next add tags that apply to the style of the card. Please only add the tags which are relevant to the features of your design – erroneous ones will be removed:
Cute Funny Photographic Modern Trendy Arty Pretty Pun Traditional Spoof Typographic Retro/Vintage Typography Contemporary Humour Illustration Rude Cheeky Animal Love Quotes Inspirational Booze Alcohol Pet Cat Dog
Add any of the tags which are relevant for popular searches.
Prosecco Gin Wine Beer Cycling Cat Dog Avocado Cheese Cake Unicorn
SPECIFIC TO YOUR DESIGN
Finally, make sure to add any tags which are specific to your design. For example, this might mean adding the words of the caption, or the illustration featured.
Sometimes this involves being more specific about the style tags (i.e. if it’s got an animal on it, what animal is it?) or perhaps it has a specific person or character on it (who is it?), or if it has a floral pattern then add ‘floral’ and ‘flowers’.
WHAT NOT TO ADD
There are some tags which can mess with our search system, which we ask you to avoid:
- Don’t add a singular and plural of a word (i.e. ‘flower’ and ‘flowers’ or ‘pony’ and ‘ponies’)
- Don’t add the occasions themselves (cards are automatically returned in searches under the occasion category they are entered into, so there’s no need to add a it as a tag as well)
- Don’t add duplicate words (i.e. ‘dog’ and ‘cute dog’)
- Don’t add compound word tags (i.e. ‘funny cat’ ‘funny-cat’ or ‘funnycat’)
- Don’t add the word ‘card’ (we are a card website so this tag is not necessary and will be removed!)