What are Fashion Tags? Technically, the term has been invented by the
Apparel Search Company. However, the use of the word "Tag" or
"Tagging" is used all the time in regard to website. Apparel
Search certainly did NOT create the concept of tagging. We have
only coined the combination of adding the word "fashion" to the mix.
"tag" is like a keyword or category label. Tags help you find
information, photos, videos, etc. which have something in common. Many
social websites, blog websites, and other types of
websites, allow you to assign tags to information that you upload.
In summary, the tags help categorize the content that you have uploaded.
If you are building your own website, you may be familiar with the term
"keywords" rather then the term "tags". They are very similar.
In fact, I can not really explain to you the difference between tags and
keywords because I do not know the difference...
A "Fashion Tag" is a keyword or category
utilized by fashion websites to categorize topics relevant to fashion,
clothing, apparel, style, fabrics, etc. Fashion Tags in this
context should not be confused with fashion
tags (hangtags or price tickets)
that are utilized by manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers to hang
on garments (certainly, we can not use a
tagging tool to create keywords on
Here are some examples of
Fashion Tags that are used on the Fashion Industry Network. These tags are used for the
blog section of the network.
The Fashion Industry Network also utilizes tags in the
fashion video section and
section to help members categories the comments that they have made
or images uploaded.
The Fashion Blog here on Apparel Search also uses a
tagging system. You can learn more about the
Fashion Blog Tags. It is important to
note that FIN and our blog use entirely different labeling systems.
They each have different search strings and rules for creating tags
and searching with the tags.
The above mentioned sites are not
the only site to use tags (or fashion tags). You can see the popular
sites below also use tags.
companies create what is called a Tag Cloud. Here is
an example of what a tag cloud looks like:
Websites such as Flickr®
allow users to add tags to photos. You can view
flickr® tags if you are
According to YouTube™ as of
April 6, 2010, "Tags are keywords
that describe videos. For example, a surfing video might be tagged with
"surfing," "water," and "waves." Users who enjoy watching surfing videos
can then search for any of those terms and the video associated with
these tags will show up in their search results. Tags help you label
videos you upload so that other people can find them more easily."
Search on Youtube)