Using Gmail Labels and Gmail Filters shouldn’t be something hard to understand.

I remember that not too long ago I wasn’t using any kind of gmail filters or gmail folders and my gmail inbox was the definition of chaos.

I was missing important e-mails left and right and I had to constantly find myself browsing through pages and pages just to hunt down an e-mail I thought I had never received.

That stopped since I started using the power of gmail labels and gmail filters and today I want to share how you can get out of that gmail inbox nightmare, stay more organized, be more productive and save yourself some precious time.

How To Use Gmail Labels And Filters Video

So without any further ado, let’s get on with it!


Quick Tip For Managing Your Gmail Labels

Gmail is a very powerful tool when it comes to maintaining and administering your labels.

However, if you have a ton of labels and let’s say, you have a more than important label that doesn’t shows above the fold, then you can use the following trick I use:

When you’re creating the label, place an underscore in the beginning.

That will force the label up like in the image down below.

optimizing gmail labels


So as you can see, if I didn’t use the underscores there is no way I would be able to have “Webinars” above the fold.

How To Edit A Gmail Label

Don’t worry if you already created a label without the underscore.

To edit a gmail label, just hover over the label you want to change, click on the small triangle, go to “Edit” and give it a new name.

how to edit a gmail label

editing gmail label

Gmail is smart enough to update every single e-mail that had been previously tagged with the old label.


I honestly don’t know how I was using Gmail before without any Gmail Filters or Gmail Labels.

Maybe I wasn’t receiving so much e-mail as now that I’m signed to so many Internet Marketing lists.

Anyway, I would love to know how YOU keep yourself organized with e-mail, even if you don’t use Gmail as your e-mail provider.

Maybe I can learn a thing or two from you in the comments, so please let me know.

Thanks for watching and until next time, take care.


Sergio Felix
Sergio Felix

Hi, I'm Sergio Felix, founder of Marketing With Sergio. I work full time as a digital marketing expert for the retail industry managing a team of experts in departments of SEO, SEM, front-end web development and conversion rate optimisation and in my spare time I love conducting offline digital marketing workshops and teaching other entrepreneurs how to build and maintain business oriented websites with WordPress. I'm highly passionate about blogging, writing, music, jogging, entrepreneurship and personal development.