Top Keywords (December)

I’ve pulled together the top keywords that subscribers have selected over the past 30 days. Cats are more popular than ever! The keyword ‘board game’ has gone from 2% in October to 9% this month. The keyword ‘dog’ is down from 11% in October to 6% this month. Compare to the October list.

1% of subscribers want taxidermy products! Perhaps some nice taxidermied bobcats will be on their way soon.

The percentage is the fraction of all addresses that have that particular keyword selected. The P means it is a positive keyword (the bot buys it) the N means it is a negative keyword (the bot doesn’t buy it). This is a partial list – the top keywords – I didn’t include every keyword for privacy reasons… and because this is a pretty long list already.
Keywords with asterisks on them are discouraged by the bot, either because there aren’t many items for them or because the it arbitrarily prefers one pluralization over another (for example, the bot prefers earrings over earring*).

Pct +/- Keyword
16% P cat
11% P science
11% P dinosaur
11% N postcard
11% P steampunk
10% P Star Wars
10% P Lego
10% P art
9% P dragon
9% P candy
9% P board game
9% P camping
9% P adult
8% N jewelry
8% P video game
8% P music
7% P tool
7% P Pokemon
7% P stickers
7% P technology
7% N seeds
7% P Harry Potter
7% P Lego_compatible
7% P geek
7% P book
7% P anime
7% N MTG
7% P Doctor Who
7% P beer
7% N Yugioh
6% P Disney
6% P astronomy
6% P Japan
6% N bead
6% N baby
6% P socks
6% P antique
6% P Star Trek
6% P space
6% P Nintendo
6% P tea
6% P coffee
6% P cat toy
6% P dog
6% P Bluetooth
6% P computer
6% P weird
6% P electronic
6% P animal
6% P science fiction
6% N beads
6% P Japanese
6% P arts and crafts
6% P knife
6% P unicorn
5% P jewelry
5% P fun
5% P antique pen
5% P travel
5% P kawaii
5% P random
5% P alcohol
5% P rainbow
5% P Alice In Wonderland
5% P vintage
5% P robot
5% P cute
5% P laser
5% P sci-fi
5% P cooking
5% P puzzle
5% P guitar
5% P books
5% N earrings
5% P adventure
5% P baking
5% P chocolate
5% P fairy
5% P Map
5% P magic
5% P stars
4% P arduino
4% P craft
4% P camera
4% P food
4% P fabric
4% P animals
4% P toy
4% P funny
4% P gadget
4% P crystal
4% P flower
4% P sexy
4% P unusual
4% P manga
4% N Pokemon
4% P handmade
4% P Marvel
4% P card game
4% P gadgets
4% P glow in the dark
4% P figurine
4% P cat toys
4% P led
4% P fairy garden
4% P history
4% P kitty
4% P purple
4% P game
4% P coin
4% N sports
4% P stuffed animal
4% N makeup
4% P kitchen gadget
4% P Game Of Thrones
4% P skull
4% P Mario
4% P avocado
4% P metal
4% P cactus
4% P quartz
4% P earrings
4% P crafts
4% P elephant
4% P ancient
4% P survival
4% P Batman
4% P scientific
4% P penguin
4% P stationery
4% P yarn
4% P useful
4% P seeds
4% N bracelet
4% P retro
4% P glass
4% P Hello Kitty
4% P accessories
4% P pen
4% P kitten
4% P watch
4% P crystals
4% P coloring
4% P Miyazaki
4% N card
4% P cartoon
4% P wood
4% N hair accessories
4% N doll
4% P colorful
4% P Zombie
3% P usb
3% P comic
3% P sewing
3% P lighter
3% P star
3% P strange
3% P collectible
3% P puppy
3% N necklace
3% N children
3% P keychain
3% P crochet
3% P glitter
3% P octopus
3% P giraffe
3% P squirrels
3% P box
3% P ball
3% P airplane
3% P gel pen
3% P horror
3% P moon
3% N American Girl
3% P drawing
3% P painting
3% P notebooks
3% P bonsai
3% P wall art
3% P steampunk jewelry
3% P bird
3% P hat
3% N cards
3% P DIY
3% P secret
3% P rock
3% P unique
3% P awesome
3% P Raspberry Pi
3% P love
3% P dice
3% P Alchemist
3% P guitar pick
3% P quirky
3% P Minecraft
3% N sexy
3% N kids
3% P Tardis
3% P action figure
3% P lights
3% P sparkle
3% P owl
3% P strategy games
3% P gothic
3% P bone
3% P succulent
3% P Halloween
3% P fuzzy
3% P woodworking
3% P scale model
3% P hair accessories
3% P pin
3% P bottle opener
3% P carabiner
3% P Avengers
3% P dogtoy
3% P photo
3% P silicon
3% P necklace
3% P ring
3% P scarf
3% P red
3% P fossils
3% P alien
3% P beads
3% P Christmas
3% P kitchen
3% P David Bowie
3% P bookmark
3% P kit
3% P plant
3% P surgical
3% P garden
3% P new
3% P black
3% P butterfly
3% P container
3% P clothing
3% P odd
3% N anime
3% P Victorian
3% P supernatural
3% P mechanical
3% P outdoor
3% P tattoo
3% P dogs
3% N stickers
3% N iphone
3% P plush
3% P spoon
3% P cup
3% P cute cat
3% P skeleton
3% P tactical
3% P Buddhist
3% P beautiful
3% P wine
3% P reusable
3% P pink
3% P pins
3% P architecture
3% P light
3% P leather
3% N hair
3% P ballpoint pen
3% P wire
3% N Barbie
3% P cool
3% P home
3% P Mug
3% P soft
3% P creative
3% P key
3% P Electronic kit
2% P bracelet
2% P blue
2% P orange
2% P magic trick
2% P knitting
2% P Europe
2% P MTG
2% P bike
2% P soap
2% P cats*
2% P makeup
2% P gold
2% P sports
2% P mammals
2% P fossil
2% P car
2% P turquoise
2% P postcard
2% P green
2% P breadboard
2% P tape
2% P Washi Tape
2% N pink
2% P record
2% P engineering
2% P turtle
2% P school
2% P horse
2% P Deadpool
2% P panda
2% P patch
2% P miniature
2% P minifigure
2% P cosplay
2% P notepad
2% P Sailor Moon
2% P storage
2% P squid
2% P whale
2% P phone
2% P prank
2% P stone
2% P Zelda*
2% P kitchen tools
2% P Norway
2% P monkey
2% P bag
2% P glow
2% P Gryffindor
2% P motorcycle
2% P rabbit
2% P button
2% P vinyl
2% P poster
2% P cell phone
2% N alcohol
2% N nail art
2% P shirt
2% P EDC
2% P birthday
2% P wooden
2% P super hero
2% P flashlight
2% P bath
2% P adapter
2% P design
2% P plants
2% P car sticker
2% P Glass beads
2% P power
2% P cookie
2% P womens socks
2% P mens fashion
2% P Etsy
2% P sterling silver
2% P sensual
2% P stainless steel
2% P cake
2% P sensor
2% P white
2% P paper
2% P pencil
2% P hike
2% P magnet
2% P pickle
2% P brewing
2% P space ship
2% P minimalist
2% P beauty
2% P museum
2% P Norse
2% P angel
2% P Iceland
2% P spy
2% P tiny
2% P nail polish
2% P physics
2% N sensual
2% P old
2% P apple
2% P figure
2% P pendant
2% P silver
2% P cute pen
2% P bear
2% P toys
2% P bead
2% P bass lure
2% P fancy
2% P novelty
2% P flowers
2% P metalworking
2% P sweets
2% N tattoo
2% P notebook
2% P vegetable
2% P yoga
2% P jewelry findings
2% P 3d
2% P origami
2% P gem
2% P flashlights
2% P seal
2% P underwear
2% P treasure
2% P Loki
2% P heart
2% N fishing
2% P watercolors
2% P minifig
2% P iphone
2% P ankh
2% P Baphomet
2% P punk
2% P witch
2% P jellyfish
2% P bicycle
2% P mushroom
2% P nail stickers
2% P wool
2% P bowtie
2% N cell phone
2% P badge
2% P micro landscape
2% P sheep
2% P cosmetics
2% P PC
2% P model
2% P stamp
2% N card game
2% P Yellow
2% P fidget
2% P rick and morty*
2% P pocket
2% P action
2% N nail stickers
2% P outdoors
2% P Sweater
2% P office
2% N kid
2% N decal
2% N nail
2% N magic the gathering*
2% P sample
2% P couples
2% P gems
2% P big
2% P decoration
2% P toy animal
2% P eye
2% P quartz beads
2% P education
2% P car decal
2% P electric
2% P stainless
2% P prop
2% P block
2% P led light
2% P diamond
2% P ink
2% P connector
2% P mold
2% P vinyl decal
2% P embroidery
2% P silicone baking
2% P micro usb
1% N ring
1% P charm
1% P fertilizer
1% P party
1% P American Girl
1% P mouse
1% P medieval
1% P glasses
1% P bed and bath
1% P rollercoaster
1% P currency
1% P circuit
1% P OnePlusOne
1% P paint
1% N craft
1% N earring*
1% P Thor
1% P Spider-Man
1% P fishing
1% P money
1% P household
1% P bronze
1% P baby
1% P fish
1% P movie
1% P shell
1% P fluffy
1% P Canada
1% P Winnie the Pooh
1% P Korea
1% N fashion
1% N ribbon
1% N Minecraft
1% N pencil
1% N bookmark
1% P time
1% P ribbons
1% P doll
1% P rare
1% P rain
1% P switch
1% P emoji
1% P nerd*
1% P tiger
1% P inspiration
1% P brass
1% P pizza*
1% P goth
1% P hobbit
1% P headband
1% P strawberry
1% P bells
1% P scotch
1% P Lord Of The Rings
1% P card
1% P clips
1% P Totoro
1% P pirate
1% P fashion
1% P fruit
1% P kids
1% P massage
1% P necktie
1% P bee
1% N sex*
1% P film
1% P sword
1% P pendants
1% P hair
1% P steel
1% P sex*
1% P leaf
1% P string
1% P educational
1% P decor
1% N magic
1% P male
1% N angel
1% N cosmetics
1% N food
1% P monster*
1% P DC
1% P free
1% P large
1% N adult
1% P hiking
1% P photography*
1% P office supplies
1% N child*
1% P writing
1% P ship
1% N toddler
1% P hats
1% P egg
1% P sponge
1% P pokeball
1% P penis*
1% P Hearts
1% P bags
1% P whistle
1% P module
1% P special
1% P classic
1% P wall
1% P chain
1% P mini
1% P fishing lure
1% P keychains
1% N kitchen
1% P cake decorating
1% P cheese*
1% P accessory
1% P banjo
1% P marker
1% P silicone
1% P cover
1% P hot
1% P scented
1% P ornament
1% P sweet
1% P pattern
1% P cutter
1% N gun*
1% P cloth
1% P mirror
1% P ceramic
1% P miniatures
1% P choker black
1% P news
1% P sound
1% P Supplies
1% P Body Art Tattoo
1% N hair band
1% N cat
1% P numbers
1% P gift
1% P cards
1% P Pi
1% P China
1% P tree
1% P Tsum Tsum
1% P grab
1% P Tbilisi
1% P elf
1% P ribbon
1% P vaporwave
1% P reprap
1% P Barbie
1% P sketchbook
1% P bow
1% P wildlife
1% P puns
1% N women
1% P wing
1% P lady
1% P cable
1% P banana
1% P neat
1% P bass guitar
1% P knit
1% P marine
1% P nautical
1% P Venetian mask
1% P fly fishing
1% P trinket
1% P gremlin
1% P cinnamon
1% N Star Wars
1% P Mom
1% P horror movies
1% P lavender
1% N pendant
1% N battery
1% N fruit
1% P video games*
1% P lucky
1% P audio
1% P memory
1% P turkey
1% N seed*
1% N sewing
1% N beauty
1% N clothing
1% N nail polish
1% P insects
1% P bling
1% P swim
1% P pig
1% P wedding
1% P sticky note
1% N arduino
1% P pineapple
1% P pepper
1% P summer
1% P Harajuku
1% P findings
1% P D20
1% P whisky
1% P gag
1% P cupcake
1% P zombies
1% P blade
1% P lure
1% P silk
1% N pokeball
1% N emoji
1% P corgi
1% P resin
1% P stud
1% P story
1% P latex
1% P trick
1% P mathalete
1% P candle*
1% P dollhouse
1% P MTG rare
1% P post-it
1% P wall sticker
1% N cat toy
1% P rhinestone
1% P round
1% P pearl
1% P rose
1% P keyring
1% P frog
1% P food grade
1% P nail art
1% N glitter
1% N Game Of Thrones
1% P hedgehog*
1% P movies
1% P solar*
1% P mask
1% P raspberry
1% P legend of zelda*
1% P pusheen*
1% P fantasy*
1% N charm
1% N girly*
1% P Gay*
1% P laces
1% N nazi*
1% P markers
1% P kid
1% P 3ds
1% N brooch
1% P World
1% N hair pin
1% P Skiing*
1% P converter
1% P cleaning
1% P police
1% P small
1% P popular
1% P brush
1% P picture
1% P Whiskey*
1% P Xbox*
1% P tv*
1% N purse
1% N dog
1% P Stitch
1% P auto
1% P radio*
1% N gold
1% P letter
1% N poster
1% P home decor
1% P female
1% P organic
1% P cushion
1% P happy*
1% P math*
1% P reflective
1% P printed
1% P man
1% N paper
1% P flash
1% N doll accessories
1% P cross
1% P garlic
1% P rubber
1% P the flash
1% N sport
1% P garden decor
1% P case
1% P bows
1% P pendant necklace
1% P ears
1% P European
1% N nails*
1% P plastic
1% P hair clip
1% P Blanket*
1% P choker
1% N insects
1% P machine
1% P silver ring
1% P hair band
1% P organizer
1% P sport
1% P long
1% P tag
1% P bulb
1% P necklace chain
1% N car sticker
1% N pendant necklace
1% N yoga
1% N hair clip
1% P Rocket league*
1% P mystery*
1% P component
1% P peace
1% P noguchi
1% P charms
1% P giotto
1% P tiara
1% P stick
1% P bjork
1% P festive
1% P bjj
1% P kraftwerk
1% N bangle
1% P memo
1% P locket
1% P Australia
1% P coins*
1% P boy
1% P games*
1% P Hebrew
1% N electronic
1% P chic
1% P girl
1% P pets
1% P upright bass
1% P trout
1% P shiny
1% N computer
1% N manga
1% N phone
1% P toddler
1% P Paw Patrol
1% P Mexico
1% P comedy
1% P Grandma
1% P toothbrush
1% P unisex
1% P eel
1% P maps*
1% N nazis*
1% N car
1% N Sailor Moon
1% P doctor
1% P luck
1% P boys
1% P amplifier
1% P football
1% P soccer
1% P balls
1% P erotic*
1% P Spanish*
1% N knitting
1% N book
1% N charms
1% N girl
1% P tools*
1% P truck
1% P golf*
1% P Korean
1% P spring
1% P vegetables
1% P pet neckerchief
1% P scrapbook
1% P taxidermy*
1% P authentic
1% P needle
1% P bangle
1% P cotton
1% N MTG rare
1% P perfect
1% P battery
1% P women
1% P purse
1% N wall sticker
1% P Zendikar
1% P Ravenclaw*
1% P SMD
1% P MTG mythic
1% P plastics
1% P bobcat*
1% P flag
1% P bunny*
1% P Sponge Bob*
1% P lace
1% P men
1% P brooch
1% P slytherin*
1% P jewish*
1% P sanrio*
1% P Nature*
1% P Mens
1% N dogtoy
1% P fox*
1% P mermaid*
1% N Nintendo
1% N video game
1% N Star Trek
1% P dungeons and dragons*
1% N shoes*
1% P playstation*
1% P spicy*
1% P dildo*
1% N underwear
1% P bdsm*
1% N weapon*
1% N political*
1% P skyrim*
1% N knife
1% P feathers
1% N Lego
1% N drugs*
1% N beer
1% N plush
1% P snack*
1% N christian*
1% P wings
1% P stationary*
1% N postcards*
1% P sloth*
1% P Squishy*
1% N clothes*
1% P bottle
1% N Mom
1% N dad*
1% P clip
1% P peeler
1% N component
1% N rhinestone
1% P final fantasy*
1% P rat*
1% N meat*
1% P basil*
1% P pot
1% P Nerdy*
1% N coffee
1% P bigfoot*
1% P spider*
1% P Magic the Gathering*
1% P house
1% P alchemy*
1% P helpful
1% P joke
1% N steampunk
1% P ps4*
1% P decal
1% P trans*
1% N horror
1% P queer*
1% P backpack*
1% P medical*
1% P potato
1% P instrument*
1% N butterfly
1% P Teacher*
1% P dolls
1% P Buddha*
1% P exotic
1% P clear
1% N dinosaur
1% P cheap
1% P giant*
1% N football
1% P mobile
1% N accessories
1% P Gnome
1% P Journal*
1% N trading card*
1% P stuffed
1% P color
1% P snow*
1% P Earth*
1% N camping
1% N soccer
1% N trump*
1% P medicine*
1% P Quilt*
1% P violet*
1% P musical*
1% P ties
1% P ballpoint
1% P T-shirt*
1% P T-Rex*
1% P feather
1% P America
1% P oil
1% P collar
1% P trombone*
1% P decorative
1% N gross*
1% P narwhal*
1% P practical
1% P rings
1% N Marvel
1% P ear
1% P fake
1% P hair pin
1% P wristband
1% P Holographic*
1% P Bones*
1% N dolls
1% P mountains*
1% P Satan*
1% P teal*
1% P possum*
1% P quality
1% P diary*
1% N car decal
1% N vinyl decal
1% P temporary tattoo
1% N MTG mythic
1% P fitbit*
1% P silicone mold
1% N jewelry findings
1% N silver ring
1% N horror movies
1% P kids toys
1% N super hero
1% N mens fashion
1% P holder
1% P skateboard*
1% N Manicure
1% N candle*
1% P statue*
1% P Cold*
1% P Rock climbing*
1% P square*
1% P medical supplies*
1% N headband
1% P Maths*
1% N Chess*
1% P Lotion*
1% P Drink*
1% P Sudoku*
1% P Sweden*
1% P Dragonball Z*
1% N selfie*
1% N arts and crafts
1% N necklace chain
1% P comic books*
1% N kids toys
1% P Bowser*
1% P Cookie cutter*
1% N accessory

Negative Keywords

You might consider adding some negative keywords to your account. With the bot you can use either negative or positive keywords. Positive keywords are items that you want the bot to buy. Negative keywords are the sorts of products that you want the bot to avoid. Everyone has products that they want to avoid!

Make sure your negative keywords don’t have an asterisk after them. For example, add bead as a negative keyword not glass beads*. The keywords without asterisks are used more by the bot.

I took a look at the keywords selected by long-term subscribers who have been receiving packages for over a year. What jumped out was how a lot of them have added negative keywords in order to get the best packages. Here are some of the negative keywords you should take a look at…

MTG and Yugioh
These are two separate keywords, but the packages are nearly identical if you don’t play the respective card game. Of course some subscribers want to get their hands on these cards. However the bot buys from US based sources wherever it can and they are on amazon.com for under 20 cents with free shipping. Quite a few are tagged with ‘dinosaur’, ‘penguin’, ‘dragon’ and other such keywords. You might get more magic cards then you care for if you don’t add MTG and/or Yugioh as negative keywords.

Postcards
Are you only looking for three dimensional products that don’t feel like you could have printed them out yourself? About 5% of the bot’s orders are black and white postcards. The bot only re-orders designs that people like, so by definition someone is liking the bot’s postcards… but if getting any postcard will make you upset, add it as a negative keyword.

Seeds
Not everyone is a gardener and it is impossible to get good instructions for seeds ordered by the bot. Seeds are some of the lowest priced items your can find online. You also might not want to get yourself on any watch lists. Seeds are a negative keyword for all Australian and New Zealand addresses because of customs restrictions.

Jewelry
There is a lot of fairly inexpensive jewelry out there. Some folks are signed up for the jewelry. But if costume jewelry isn’t your thing you might add it as a negative keywords. This is especially true if you also have ‘steampunk’, ‘silver’, ‘gold’, ‘dragon’ or ‘dinosaur’ as positive keywords as lots of packages with those tags are jewelry.

Bead
Bead is perhaps the most polarizing keywords. Lots of subscribers want beads and lots are enraged by even the suggestion that they might want beads. If you don’t want to pay for lots of glass beads on the mail, put ‘bead’ as a negative keywords.

Mayhem Caused By The Keyword ‘Mystery’

A subscriber to the bot wrote in today…

I have changed a keyword from being positive to negative yet am still getting packages with that keyword. When I set [my account] up originally I selected mystery as one of the key words, then since a lot of the packages had this keyword I removed it. I was still getting packages with the mystery keyword so I then added it as a negative keyword. How quickly do keyword changes take effect? As there have been new packages with the mystery keyword since I made that change.

The keyword ‘mystery’ and ‘random’ are unique. These words essentially refer to anything that you haven’t specifically asked for, which includes everything bought by the bot. So these keywords will match every product the bot has.

New orders that are “pending” where the bot hasn’t yet confirmed the order are also marked as ‘mystery’. So everyone will always see a few ‘mystery’ packages at the top of their account. Eventually those ‘mystery’ packages reveal the keywords they are tagged with and get a better estimated arrival date. Over time the packages become less mysterious.

It is impossible for the bot to buy packages not tagged as ‘random’ or ‘mystery’ so adding them as negative keywords won’t change anything. The ‘mystery’ packages that you see on your account are placeholders and once confirmed will change their keywords. If you really don’t want any mystery, you could have only one, clearly defined, positive keywords on your account. Then you will be guaranteed no mystery. But that is kind of besides the point here. We want some mystery and surprise.

Keyword changes take effect once a week with a few exceptions where they get updated more quickly. The bot runs a program to determine which products match which users’ keywords. These are the stats from that program last week…

Products matching keywords: average is 4,346 products per address
Required positive keywords: average is 26 keywords per address