Search and Discovery

Search


Look for the Search box at the top right of your Dashboard, or visit tumblr.com/search. Type things in and hit enter. Witness a rich mosaic of results. You have just performed a search.

Can I filter the search results?

Indeed.

  • You can view specific post types by clicking “All posts” at the top left of the post results.
  • You can toggle to see the most recent posts by clicking "Most popular" posts at the top left of the post results.
  • You can show or hide explicit content by unlocking or locking the padlock icon on the far right.
  • You can also toggle between two different views of the results—a compact grid and a traditional list—via the icons to the left of the padlock.

How do I search multiple tags or terms?

It’s easy, you just have to use the right syntax for your search. For example:

  • picnic lunch - returns posts with the terms “picnic” and “lunch” anywhere (e.g., #picnic basket, or #lunch break, or a post using the word picnic).
  • #picnic lunch - returns posts with the #picnic lunch tag.
  • #picnic #lunch - returns posts with both #picnic AND #lunch tags.

What if I don't want to appear in search results?

You can always remove your blog from all search engine results (including our own) by turning off the "Allow search engines to index your blog" option in your Blog Settings.

 

Using Tags


What are tags?

Tags make it easier for readers to find posts about a specific topic on your blog. For instance, you could tag your landscape photographs with #landscape or posts about your butler with #butler.

How do I tag my posts?

It’s as easy as you’d expect. When you create a post, enter the tags in the field at the bottom of the post form.

Tips:

  • You don't need to put a tag in quotes or start with a hash symbol (#).
  • Hit enter to separate each tag.
  • Only the first 20 tags on a post will show up in searches. After that, you’re just tagging for show.

Will the tags I use be displayed on my blog?

If your theme supports them, yes. You can find themes that display tags with each post at tumblr.com/themes. Even if a theme doesn’t show post tags, they will still appear in the Dashboard and be searchable across Tumblr.

How do tags work on password-protected blogs?

You can add tags to keep your posts organized, but they won't be searchable on Tumblr.

What are Tumblr Tag pages?

A Tag page is a dashboard-style view of all the posts that are tagged with a given tag. They’re a fine way to keep up with specific topics on Tumblr. Most of them are in simple reverse-chronological order, but a few of the high-volume tag pages are curated by select users, which makes their contents a little more flavorful. Have a look at the #gif, #lol, or #fashion tags to see what we’re talking about.

How do I get to Tumblr Tag pages?

It’s as simple as clicking the tag on your Dashboard or adding the tag name to the end of tumblr.com/tagged. So if you want to check out the #boba tag, you’d go to tumblr.com/tagged/boba. If you’re more of a #bubble tea person, visit tumblr.com/tagged/bubble-tea.

What are tracked tags?

They’re tags whose posts you want to keep track of, plainly enough. If you’re interested in croissants and you want to see all of the croissant posts that come through Tumblr, then you should track the #croissant tag. You could easily do the same with #eclair, #palmier, or #brioche. You can even track tags that aren’t related to pastry.

How do I track a tag?

  • Open a Tag page by clicking a tag wherever it appears on the Dashboard, or by going directly to tumblr.com/tagged/tagname.
  • Click “Track this tag” below the tag name.

How do I access my tracked tags?

Just click the Search box at the top of your Dashboard. New posts will be reflected below the tag name, but this number won’t appear if you’re tracking more than 20 tags.

Tip: Hit the tab key from anywhere on the Dashboard to pop open your list of tracked tags.

How do I stop tracking a tag?

  • Click the Search box at the top of your Dashboard.
  • Click the name of the tag.
  • Click “Untrack this tag” under the tag name.

Just add /tagged/tag to your blog’s URL. For example:

These links will only show the 200 most recent posts with that tag in reverse chronological order (latest posts on top).

To display posts in chronological order (older posts on top), add /chrono to the end of the tag URL (i.e. http://staff.tumblr.com/tagged/features/chrono).

How do I create a page that redirects to my posts with a specific tag?

Learn how to do that here.

 

Post Flagging


I found a post that violates Tumblr’s Community Guidelines. What can I do about it?

You can alert our team to this kind of thing by flagging the post for us. We’ll be notified about it, we’ll handle it appropriately from there.

If you need a refresher on what does and doesn’t belong on Tumblr, have a look at our Community Guidelines themselves.

How do I flag posts in my search results?

Hover over the post. See the little flag? Just click on it. Select the type of violation you’re reporting, and voila! You’ve flagged a post. You will no longer see that post in your search or dash and it will be sent to us to review.

What kind of content violates the Community Guidelines?

Great question. Most of the violations are covered in the flagging form itself. Namely:

  • Spam
  • Malicious Speech
  • Harm to Minors
  • Promotion or Glorification of Self-Harm
  • Gore, Mutilation, Bestiality, or Necrophilia
  • Misattribution or Non-Attribution
  • Confusion or Impersonation
  • Harassment

Note that not everything in our Community Guidelines is covered in the list. For copyright complaints, please use our DMCA form, and for anything else you can submit an abuse report.

I’m hiding adult-oriented content from my search results, but some sexy stuff is still getting through. What can I do about it?

You should flag the post and let us know that it should be filtered. We’ll remove it from your search results, and from the search results of anyone else who is hiding adult-oriented content.

How can I flag something I saw in my dashboard, or at a blog URL?

Right now, you can only flag posts when in search. As noted earlier, you can always submit an abuse report for content that you find elsewhere on the site. And, by the way, thanks for helping us keep Tumblr a positive and supportive place by flagging this stuff.

 

Troubleshooting


Why aren’t my posts appearing on Tumblr Tag pages?

Long story short, we need to make sure you’re not a robot or a spammer. If your blog is brand new, make sure you’ve verified your account via the email we sent when you joined Tumblr. Once you’ve used your account for a while (and done normal, human things with it like follow other blogs and like or reblog posts), your posts will start appearing on Tag pages.

If you are a robot or a spammer, you should visit our account deletion page.