Yesterday I installed a program called FlyingUpload on my computer. It allows you to automate uploading artworks to 15 different print on demand websites. Which is super awesome!
But I came across a snag in the upload process. I viewed my upload on Teepublic, and some of the keywords had glitched. Why was this? I investigated, and found out that Teepublic bans certain keywords. In this blog post, I will list all the words I've found so far that are disallowed, so you know to avoid them. That'll save you time in your own uploading of products.
What Types of Keywords Are Banned?
Generally, the banned keywords fit into one of three categories:
If you try and enter a banned keyword, you will get the following pup-up message:
In some cases, the word simply refuses to be input. In other cases, it will be auto-corrected to a non-banned keyword. For example, 'baseball tee' will autocorrect to 'baseball'.
List of Banned Keywords
Generic or Style Keywords
In testing keywords, I found several that I expected to be disallowed, but were allowed. I will list them below.
Style and Medium Tags
** Not recommended according to Teepublic's Tagging 101 video
Using With FlyingUpload
If you avoid these keywords with using FlyingUpload, as well as the tags mentioned in my other blog post about Redbubble's banned tags, you'll be able to got through your upload process with much more speed and ease.
Do you know any keywords I've missed? Let me know in the comments below.
Peace, love and sunshine,