Category Tool

Category Tool

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Category Tool helps you identify the most popular and relevant categories for your listings.


Etsy recommends adding a specific category to each listing in order to increase its chances of being matched with a shopper’s search. Finding the most suitable categories better explains to Etsy what your listings are and optimizes them for Etsy search.

How to Use

In the Main Menu, click Tools and then Category Tool.

Enter a brief, accurate description of your item. If you are unsure of which terms to use to describe your item, try using its Superstar Keyword phrase. Then, click the orange Lookup button

Learn more about Superstar Keywords here

eRank will analyze the top 100 listings found for the keywords or phrase you entered. 

Use the list provided to view the most popular categories and subcategories based on the terms you chose. If you would like to do further research, try entering other descriptive phrases that fit your listing and see if they yield other results.

To learn more about Etsy’s categories and sub-categories, read the Etsy Seller Handbook article about categories here.

Who Can Use This?

This feature is available to all eRank members.