PLEASE NOTE: Tags are in limited Beta release and not all Beta Testers have access to this feature at this time.
You’ve been hearing a lot about tags in the past few months, and we’re happy to announce that they’ve just been fully released to Beta Testers.
Tags create landing pages around topics — making it easier to discover related artwork, bringing together artists and art appreciators, and forming communities around common interests. As deviantART grows and creates new ways to discover great content, we believe tags will play an important role in better surfacing artwork.
Tag Your Deviations (and Collections)!
Important: Keywords added to existing deviations before tags launched will not display publicly unless you approve them using the Tag Editor, which can also be used to add and edit tags on your existing deviations in bulk. Tagging your deviations and collections will improve their visibility across the deviantART network. Tagging is a crucial part of discoverability and will help your work find the audience that will appreciate it most!
On deviation pages, tags are presented beneath the title and category for at-a-glance reference. Visitors can learn about your work by viewing how you tagged it, and can find more works by you and other deviants based on tags.
Tags can also be used in comments, Status Updates, Journals, and Collections.
Get started now! Use the Tag Editor to approve tags on your deviations.
Clicking a tag will bring you to its corresponding tag page. Tag pages display different types of content around a shared theme. When on a specific tag page, artwork, Journals, and Status Updates with that tag will display, and tag pages also include a stream of activity around that tag.
Deviants who use that tag and Collections with that tag will appear on the page, so you can connect with other people who share your interests.
When submitting deviations, add tags to bring your art to the right audience and give your art more exposure. You can add up to 64 tags based on a variety of topics.
To make the most of your tags, keep these tips in mind:
Keep it simple. The less complicated the tag, the easier your art is to discover.
Be specific. If you take a picture of a rose, tagging it as #flower, while correct, won’t get your art to the right audience the way tagging it #rose will. You can, of course, tag both.
Tag efficiently. If your art is based on Lord of the Rings, tag it #LordOfTheRings and/or #lotr. You don’t need to tag every combination; tag the most commonly used.
One word tags. Tags are limited to one word without spaces. That way you can find already existing communities, and your art stands a better chance of being seen.
Try it out!
You can try out tags now by editing your old deviations, tagging your new deviations, or by visiting a tag page (such as #lotr, #stepbystep, or #drawthisagain).
If you encounter any bugs or other issues, please file a ticket about them in the devBUG Issue Tracker, under the Tags project.