Make Money Online – eBay "Title" Tips
I know you’re already wondering how the “Title” alone in your eBay auction can make you money. Well, it can do just that by simply getting your auction to come up when people are doing searches. People will typically find your auction one of two ways. The first way is by clicking on a category and then sub-categories until they find a small enough group of listings to sort through. The other way is by running a search for what they are looking for. The rest of this article will explain what you need to do and what to avoid in order to ensure that you show up on search results when people are looking for what you’re selling.
What To Do:
1. USE ALL CAPS – This is not quite as noticeable as paying extra for bold or highlighting but it does get you to stand out a bit more than the other listings. eBay does not speak out against this practice.
2. Use all of the available characters. – You are very limited to how many characters you can use in your title but you need to make sure to use them all. If you use all of the characters you don’t get all the bids.
3. Use descriptive and item specific words. – The more descriptive and specific words you can use the better chance you have of coming up on a search. If you are selling a vintage Star Wars Character you would want to list it like this. “STAR WARS BOBA FETT TOY VINTAGE NEW IN BOX 1983” versus something like this “older star wars boba fett toy with a box from 1983”. The more words like (a, with, from, like) you use the less characters you will have to use for descriptive words.
What Not To Do:
1. Do not use filler words. – Similar to #3 but the other way around. Don’t worry so much about sentences and grammar in your eBay auction title. The title is to get your auction noticed and clicked on. People don’t judge you by your ability to create a complete sentence in a title.
2. Do Not SPAM. – eBay will shut down your auction and possibly your account if abused enough. Your auction title has to be about your auction. If you’re selling a Ford truck you can not say “Not a Chevy” in your title so your auction gets additional views from people looking for Chevy’s.
Your eBay auction title is the first impression you’re going to give a potential bidder. Make it to the point and honest. Following the listed steps will help you to get the right people to your auction.