Your Auction Headline - The Most Important Part Of Your Auction

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Another possible title might be 2002 Minnesota Twins Bobblehead Bobble Head". People searching for this item type bobblehead intorepparttar search engine, while others type bobble head. A search for one will not bring up any results forrepparttar 148273 other, so at times it's to your advantage to list two different spellings ofrepparttar 148274 same word.

Take a few minutes to think about who would wantrepparttar 148275 item you are selling and, if they were searching for it, what words would they be most likely to type intorepparttar 148276 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 likerepparttar 148277 plague.

The same applies torepparttar 148278 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 withrepparttar 148279 type of items you sell will allow you to get more key words intorepparttar 148280 limited space which will result in more people viewing your auction.

Spend some time browsingrepparttar 148281 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 whererepparttar 148282 seller could have improved their title will help you enormously in writing titles for your own auctions.

Never forget -repparttar 148283 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 Please visit her blog at

Choosing The Right eBay Auction Category

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3. Don't makerepparttar mistake of thinking you should list your item in a category where there isn't much competition. The reason there aren't many similar items listed in that category is probably that there aren't many buyers there either.

4. Alongrepparttar 148272 same lines, don't automatically list an item in a category just because it has lots of listings. You don't want to place your item in a dead category. Lots of listings are fine as long as most of them are resulting in sales.

5. Look at active auctions inrepparttar 148273 categories you're considering. Depending upon whatrepparttar 148274 item you are selling is, if there are already a large number listed, at times it may be to your advantage to wait a week to list yours. One ofrepparttar 148275 nice thing about eBay is that auctions don't last all that long.

6. Undecided between two categories? When you write your auction you haverepparttar 148276 option of listing your item in two different categories or sub-categories. There are times when this may be to your advantage.

7. If you have several ofrepparttar 148277 same items, then try them one at a time in different categories so that you can test how they do in each one. This way you can inexpensively test which category works best for your.

Robbin K. Tungett is online marketing and eBay veteran of 8 years. She is most widely known for her eBay expertise and her website Please visit her blog at

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