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Sunday, March 8th, 2020 8:11 PM

Adding keyword to multiple titles

Is there any way to add keywords to multiple titles without having to manually add it to each title? Thanks.

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3 years ago

No. You must do it, title by title.

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3 years ago

Yes, there is.
First, select the Correct/Delete option for Keywords.
On the subsequent screen, tick the little checkbox for "Show Title?" and select how many keywords to add.

Then you're provided an option to select the title as well as add a keyword.


I usually prefer to look up the title constants (ex: tt0254304) in a separate tab so that I don't have to deal with any ambiguities. (You can enter title constants instead of titles.)

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Excellent, thanks!

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I have tried to do this, and am not successful.  Could you be more specific with the directions?

The original post was about adding the same keywords to multiple titles.  The suggestion seems to just add multiple keywords to a single title.

I am also concerned that the example is a series.  Series keywords should not be duplicated at the episode level.

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Bradley Kent,
I chose that episode title merely because it was already an open tab. I had NO intent that a keyword was supposed to be duplicated across episodes of the same series.

It would have been better if you had described what you did and how it failed instead of putting the burden back on me. But here is my "more explicit" version:

Steps:
1) choose a title and get to the appropriate Edit page
2) for that data type, choose Correct/Delete
3) when on the submission page, select the "Show Titles?" box and how many items to Add; then Check Updates
4) on each item, replace the title with the target. I recommend using the title constant instead of the title itself.
5) fill in the data (keyword, etc.) being added.
6) click Check Updates and eventually Submit

BTW, the data doesn't need to be the same for each entry. If you're adding keywords to multiple titles, you can add a variety of them on the same page. Just be darned careful that you've aligned them with the correct title(s).

I have used this technique in the recent past to add keywords and other data types (but it may not be available for all data types) to multiple titles. It is much faster than going through the multiple steps of getting to the keyword Edit page for each title separately.

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Thanks for the elucidation.  I'll try it.

The key to avoiding mistakes may be: " Just be darned careful that you've aligned them with the correct title(s)."


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Thank you for the suggestion. I have often wondered if it is possible to add keywords to multiple titles en masse. I tried your suggestion and it does work.