How To Make My Item Get On The First Page Of Ebay Listings

Making more sales means increasing the visabilty of your products. Put them in front of more people and as a result you will increase the amount of sales you make. If you are currently only get 100 visitors per day then the making 100+ sales can be a hard feat as not every viewer will buy. Over time you will be able to figure out the percentage of viewers that turn into buyers. Lets say that you will make 20% of sales from the amount of views you receive. This works out that you will make around 20 sales per day per 100 viewa. Increase this to 1000 views and you will making 200 sales per day. There are many techniques to reach this amount of views on ebay but were going to look at the most powerful way to receive maximum amount of views to your ebay shop. And that is being on Ebays first page in the listings.

Just like Google, Ebay has an algorythm where by many fundamentals go in to where your listing will be placed when you start your listing. Ebay didn't have this a few years ago, so to be on the first page of this listings back then just meant that your items were finishing soonest. Ebay Now uses "best match" as the defualt results when you tap your item in the search bar. You can change this to nearest first, Ending soonest, Cheapest but many people don't and leave all their searches in the best match catergory. Ebay has also taken away a lot of paid options to make your listings more visable as the big sellers with bigger budgets took advantage of this and dominated the first pages, making them more sales and just keeping them at the top making it harder for the smaller buyers to make sales.

 We do know a lot of what can make your listings at the to of listings. Some are paid and some are free methods and what Im about show you will massively increase your views by getting on the first page. As you become a better ebay seller and have a bit more money to spend then also intergrate some of the paid options.

  • Your Title: This will dramatically push your items to the front page even if you just listed a 30day listings. Ebay looks at your title and keywords to see how relevant it is to the search term that is put in the search bar by potential buyers. This is obviously a free way to push your items to the front page and some cases just by doing this alone can put you on the first page depending on what catergory your seling in. Check out my hub below how to find the best keywords for the item you are selling.

  • Featured Ad : Paid option that automatically puts your item at the top of the first page. The premium spot to be in which does come at a premium. £45 to have your item here per listing. Now you would need to do some testing with this to see if is actually worth the outlay and which of your products it works best on. Without going in to this option too much it could work very well with and item that actually earns £1 profit. Yes you will have to make 45 sales just to get the money back for the listing but if you have items that have you earn greater profits then you could use this listing to send people to that listing saying check out my other items. This option is an excellent feature as you will be in the prime spot for 30days straight depending on what catergory you are will affect the sale rate but if you are in a big market you could be taking a huge amount of the views I wouldn't be surprised if you achieve 100+ views per day, resulting in 3000+ views on one listing.
  • Top Rated Seller: Becoming a top rated seller gives you perks like appearing higher up in the listings automatically because in Ebays eyes you are a trusted seller and are better for their customers as you are a proven trusted seller. You need to have shop and opt in for the top seller program to be reviewed to become a top rated seller. You have to make over a certain ££££ amount every month for consecutive months and have certain DSR's to become a top rated seller. This is something that will come over time but once you've got it you can see a jump in sales as you will be in front of more viewers across all of your listings.

  •  Penny Auctions: Now if you are just starting out or a seasoned ebayer then this technique will work for you and is almost a free method to get you on the front page of the ebay listings. Ebay also goes on price in their algorythm. So auctions appear higher up the listings and penny auctions even more so. This is an effective way for any ebayer to increase their traffic by utilising being the first page of the ebay listings. You can use inexpensive items to put up for penny auctions and remember once you've got that viewer in your shop you can then direct them to your more expensive items. This can bring in huge amounts of traffic.

 The above hub goes in to detail of the advantages of penny auctions, How to use them and how to find items to use as penny auctions. These will massively increase your sales but will also get you on the first page of ebay. Remember you want your viewers to check out the rest of your shop once you have pulled them in. It doesn't matter whether you make a profit on your auction because the aim with these is to send them to your high profit items once they are in your shop.

If you're looking for more ways to dramatically increase your traffic then you need to read these powerful traffic pulling techniques. You'll also discover how people are easily making money on eBay.

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braceletchunlei 5 years ago

how do i pay to put my item on the first page of ebay.

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JP993 5 years ago from England Author

It's an option that comes and goes and is sometimes only available in some listing catergories.

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wordsmith2418 4 years ago from Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania

Thanks for the information. I'm definitely going to work at getting more views. My sales are down and after reading your article I realize I'm not getting enough people to view my items. I've got to think up better titles.

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JP993 4 years ago from England Author

You don't have to "think up" better titles think of the keywords of your item. colour, size, brand name, model etc. Your title is there to get your item viewed with many different searches. Check out all my other ebay hubs.

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luisj305 4 years ago from Florida

Im using the Penny auction technique now and it really helps a ton.

I list simple items like wallpapers and things that can be sent via email.

Profit is very little to none on these items, but the traffic it forwards to other listings is what makes up for it.

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JP993 4 years ago from England Author

That's great Luisj,

Be careful with items sold via email. eBay stop efile sales in 2008 read this is you want to know how people made $1000's of dollars on eBay with this method.

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luisj305 4 years ago from Florida

Wow, interesting system they had going on there. I have to see how I change my email technique around..

davidvergarat 4 years ago

Thanks JP for you advises.

Can you tell how can I find your sellings items on EBay?


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JP993 4 years ago from England Author

Thank you David,

I only sell my own personal stuff now.

If you want to learn how I would list an item on eBay then read all of my ebay hubs. Here's most of them all in one spot -

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F Palladino 4 years ago

Very rarely do you see exciting information like this. I was intrigued the whole way through. Although I am not an avid Ebay user, your hub made some great points.

Helium 4 years ago

Hi Jp

Can you help me how I Can Increase my traffic and sale via E Bay?

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JP993 4 years ago from England Author

If you have an eBay shop you can use something called Omniture, Which has all different tools. eBay will also help you rank in the search engines if you use this feature. Check out my other hubs on how to get traffic to your listings. You need the right keywords in your title and you also need to get people on to your items. I explain all in all of my ebay hubs.

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