Getting started with Keyword Finder

Learn how to use Keyword Finder to find the right keywords for your Etsy products.

Updated over a week ago

Keyword Finder is a keyword research tool for Etsy. It helps you discover keywords and evaluate how much demand and competition they have.

This article shows you how to use Keyword Finder so you can find the right keywords for your Etsy listing.

How to use Keyword Finder?

Follow these three simple steps to use Keyword Finder:

  1. Enter a keyword related to your product in the search field and click search

  2. Keyword Finder will connect with Etsy and generate a list of similar keywords and give you actionable information like the level of competition and demand for each keyword.

  3. Use this information to select the right keywords for your listing. A great keyword has high demand and low competition.

Let's imagine that you're selling this beautiful handcrafted name puzzle:

Image from Etsy shop BusyPuzzle

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We'll search for "name puzzle" and to generate a list of similar keywords and keyword metrics. The first you'll see is the keyword metrics section.

Keyword metrics

The keyword metrics section gives you information about the keyword you searched for. You'll see:

  • Views: Total number of monthly views for the top 100 listings ranking for this keyword. This tells you something about demand and many shoppers are searching for this keyword. With 250.000+ monthly, it clearly indicates that "name puzzle" is something buyers are searching for.

  • Favorites: Total number of monthly favorites among top 100 listings ranking for this keyword.

  • Competition: The number of competing listings on Etsy for this keyword. Keyword Finder connects directly to Etsy, and they give out a maximum of 50.000 competing listings which means that for listings with "50.000+" the number of competitors could be larger. The less competition is of course better!

  • Sales: Total number of estimated monthly sales for the top 100 listings ranking for this keyword. Learn more about sales estimates here.

  • Price: Average price for the top 100 listings ranking for this keyword. The average price tell your something about what you should price your item at to be competitive. For the name puzzle, we should probably aim for a price point around $20 - 30.

  • Shops competing: Total number of unique shops among the top 100 listings ranking for this search term.

  • Processing time: The average processing time for the top 100 shops ranking for this keyword.

  • Main category: Most common category among the top 100 listings ranking for this keyword.

We can use these insight to select good keywords for an Etsy listing. You want to select keywords that have high demand, meaning keywords that many shoppers on Etsy are searching for, and low competition.

Similar keywords

The similar keywords section gives you a list of similar keywords related to the keyword you searched for. These are great for finding and quickly validating potential keywords for your listing:

To quickly add a keyword to your listing, you can click on it to copy it to your clipboard. Alternatively, you can select multiple listings and copy them to clipboard or export them:

You can paste these directly into your Etsy listing tags section, as they are separated by commas.

If you want to look into a keyword further, you can click on the "trend" icon to open up Google Trends data. Just hover over a row to make the icon appear:

Here you'll see:

  1. How this keyword is trending

  2. What keywords Google thinks are relevant

  3. Demographic data about the keyword

Google's related keywords can be used as an additional source for finding great keywords. Click on the "right" arrow to get even more keyword ideas.

Extract keyword data

If you want to use a keyword in your listing you can simply click on the keyword to copy it to clipboard.

Alternatively, you can select multiple keywords and export them to a csv file.

Thanks for reading, good luck with your keyword research!

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