How to get more views on my Ebay listings?

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babydoll85
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9 Dec 11 05:34:27 am
I noticed majority of my listings barely get views and some as little as 3 or 2 views and sometimes 0! Lol Where are my listings going? apparently no one is seeing them on ebay and that might explain why my sales are not the greatest! So how can I fix this to get more views? Thanks!

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9 Dec 11 02:01:04 pm
Hi babydoll85,

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babydoll85
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9 Dec 11 08:10:09 pm
Hi,
I know that my pictures are small but fashionunic.com said they can only give me a larger picture when the item sells which is pointless cause I need it before so the buyer could actually see what they are buying and also I know the prices are too high but I had to mark it that high so I dont lose any moey, heres a link to my listings:

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fm1234
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9 Dec 11 11:46:27 pm
I'd suggest that you change your titles; they just seem copy & pasted from the wholesaler's descriptions (which seem to include the item/stock number -- unless that's something about hats that I just don't know about of course.) The agrammatic "stuffed" description with a serial number on the end makes your listing look like something put up by a bot, or someone who doesn't speak English as a first language (I mean this constructively, for what it's worth.)

There are plenty of free tools online to help come up with keywords and descriptive terms; Google's Link hidden: Login to view is very useful because it will produce many results that include your main keywords, plus the adjectives and other modifiers that people actually use when searching for that item and related items. (eg. just using your listing example, I entered "cadet cap" and "cadet hat" and came up with several phrases worth considering.)

Since you're offering free shipping, I'd put it in the title as well. Even though you do get the cool Free Shipping logo from eBay, my own testing has always suggested that putting it in the title helps bring in traffic, especially for aggregators and shopping engines off-eBay that use eBay data feeds.

The pictures are a pain but I don't buy that they're costing you that much in traffic. My picture experience is more limited due to my main niche being books, but with coins and gemstones despite conventional wisdom I've never seen even a little bit of "edge" gained by listings that had huge pictures vs. those that didn't (number of pictures has made a difference for those items, and quality, but not size.) And your picture size isn't going to effect the total views, since that doesn't show from "outside" the listing anyway.

You might also consider adding a real picture to your eBay profile as well; some people who click through to your feedback or home page from one of your listings might be turned off by the stock placeholder -- and since you don't have a lot of recent feedback, you need to pad out your profile to reinforce the notion that you're a real person.


Frank


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babydoll85
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10 Dec 11 12:30:41 am
Frank

I honestly dont like the titles either but I got the idea from this Ebay seller "neabbuns" please take a look at their feedback I think this seller gets like 20-30 feedbacks daily and I noticed that all of his/her titles had all the keywords for diiferent hats, ex. in one title they have "hat" "cap"
"Beanie" "winter" all in one title and i thought maybe thats why this seller gets good traffic and makes lots of sales daily.. I personally dont like the way it looks but I could see how it can actually bring traffic to listings but apparently its not working for me! I will add free shipping in the titles to the items I offer it on...should I add the buy 2 get 1 free to my title or is that too much? And what did you mean buy adding a real picture to my ebay profile like a picture of myself? Thanks.

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10 Dec 11 01:07:03 am
From a search engine standpoint it's called "keyword stuffing" and it's useless. It's hard to imagine that anyone could build serious feedback off of it, but one thing you have to bear in mind with eBay is that good feedback begets good sales -- so it's entirely possible that the seller in question built a business when keyword stuffing was still viable, and is actually limiting their exposure with the tactic now (but making sales on the strength of the feedback and being a top-rated seller.) Just a thought -- I have no way of knowing or testing, of course.

Because you are competing against so many established sellers, you have got to consider taking a less "factory looking" approach to your listings and page set up. The human element has a lot of appeal in a person-to-person marketplace.


Frank


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--J.J. Luna

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