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Another possible title might be 2002 Minnesota Twins Bobblehead Bobble Head". People searching for this item type bobblehead into search engine, while others type bobble head. A search for one will not bring up any results for other, so at times it's to your advantage to list two different spellings of same word.
Take a few minutes to think about who would want item you are selling and, if they were searching for it, what words would they be most likely to type into search engine.
You will find many sellers using what some call Power Words. These are words such as RARE, LIMITED, VINTAGE, UNIQUE, WOW, GREAT, WONDERFUL and AWESOME. Many sellers seem to think that using words such as these will attract more bidders to their auctions.
I''ll guarantee you right now, that no one types any of these words into eBay's search engine. The use of words such as these does nothing but take up valuable space that could be used for words buyers do search for. Avoid them like plague.
The same applies to symbols so many sellers use in their headlines. They try to make their headline stand out by using symbols such as $,#, %, and @ in their auction titles. A particular favorite of many is L@@K!. Once again, all of these are a complete waste of valuable title space.
The only symbols you should ever use are & or + when their use will save you valuable title space.
Acronyms and abbreviations are another matter however. Collectors of certain items have developed their own abbreviations and acronyms for certain commonly used phrases within their specific collecting specialty. It is to your advantage to learn at least some of these.
NR, for example, means "No Reserve." To a Star Wars collector ROTJ means "Return Of The Jedi." Becoming familiar with some of these that are common with type of items you sell will allow you to get more key words into limited space which will result in more people viewing your auction.
Spend some time browsing titles that others have created for their auctions. Look for both good and bad examples of titles. Just spending a few hours doing this and thinking about where seller could have improved their title will help you enormously in writing titles for your own auctions.
Never forget - first step is getting buyers to your auctions because if they can't find them, they can't buy anything from you.
Robbin K. Tungett is online marketing and eBay veteran of 8 years. She is most widely known for her eBay expertise and her website http://www.AuctionRiches.com. Please visit her blog at http://www.AuctionHerald.com.