How To Massively Increase your Ebay Page Traffic And Get More Sales Each Day

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Traffic is King. Without doubt when it comes to Ebay Traffic Is definitely king. If people don't view your listings you will never make a sale. It doesn't matter if you have a degree in copywriting or your a professional photographer, if you don't get people to initially view your listings, writing a good description and taking great photos will have no use in making a sale.

You need to generate traffic to your listings to make those sales. People are lazy, nobody wants to spend hours and hours searching for a particular item on Ebay or anywhere for that matter. If you stand out, get them to view and then make them feel comfortable and confident in buying from you then they naturally will ( and it might not be what they originally looked for! More about this in a moment. )

Ebay Introduced a new algorithm to their listings quite a while ago. No longer are the listings finishing soonest displayed in the 1st page of Ebay. Rather, specific criteria that Ebay feels most appropriate to what you are looking for, "Best Match". There are obvious ways to reach the first page of Ebay, like becoming a Top Rated Seller. To Become A Top Rated Seller you have to prove your worth to Ebay that you are a professional and trusted seller something that takes time to achieve but once your have you receive many benefits. Then there's also the Keywords In your Title that can also rank you higher in the page listings without being a snazy Ebay Seller. So you can attract customers with good keywords in your titles but if you're in a crowded market this won't be enough.

So how do you generate traffic to your sales?

If you look at ACCStation Ebay Account (The Largest Ebay Seller ) and see how many listings they have ( last time I looked it was 90,000+ listings ) you can see why they make 40,000+ sales per month. Their exposure is massive! You need to look past the fact they offer low cost electrical goods as it is never about the price. You need to focus on how they get to make that many sales and the answer is their exposure/traffic.

Now your probably thinking I don't have 90,000 products to sell!!!

It doesn't matter, what I'm about to show you will give you the opportunity to massively increase your sales by pulling in traffic and then what to do with the traffic.

 

1p or 1cent auctions are your answer to pull in traffic and net 1000%+ Traffic increase.

Now I would be crazy to tell you to list all of your items with a starting bid of a penny, so I won't. This is where you need to do a little bit of creative thinking to figure out what you could sell for close to a penny if you was to get just 1 bid. The items do not have to be spectacular to pull people in so don't start sweating if you think you need to list a XBOX for a penny ( although this would generate massive traffic and most definitely get a good price at the end of it ). What you need to do is think about something inexpensive that you could tie in with what your already selling so that once you've got the traffic it will be easier to lead them elsewhere within you Shop or listings.

Some examples for you:

Sell in the music niche? well why put a pack of 10 guitar plectrums together and start them at a penny?

Sell Fishing Gear? What about a pack of 10 hooks, or weights or floats and start them at a penny.

These will attract people in to your listings as these will appear very high in Ebay listings if not the first page. These listings should have brief descriptions,, although make sure you state the obvious then the trick here is to invite them to look at your other items for sale! This works better if you have a shop as you'll have shop catergories displayed on the left hand side of your listings descriptions and if you have relevant 1p auctions to what you normally sell they will most definitely take a look and more than likely buy from you.

Now if you make 10 auctions per day for 7 days and each auction gets 10 views per day that's 700 views in a week and lets say only 10% buy from you, you have made 70 sales extra sales just buy increasing your traffic that's without the normal traffic you normal listings make! 

Obviously the more you do the more traffic you will generate equalling the more sales you will make.

If you are a business seller and have a shop, if you haven't already, sign up to Omniture under Ebay's Marketing in Seller Manager pro, and look at your stats for a week on what you've done already and then apply this technique and compare the difference!

There are some very simple ways to make money on eBay.If you want some more valuable eBay tips and tricks then visit here. You'll be shocked at how it is to make extra money on eBay. You'll wish you had read this sooner.

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Joel Hawkins 6 years ago

This is an awesome idea. I have been trying everything to increase traffic. I am going to do this now. Thanks for writing this.


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JP993 6 years ago from England Author

Thank you for your comment Joel, If you want help with this, message me and I'll help you out. Remember, these should be inexpensive items that are worth £1/$1 or 2 and try to get something you can get in bulk. If you get a lot, of say 500 items for £5-10 ( you can if you think about it) then you will then have 500 extra listings to your ebay account. Do this a few more times and your listings can become in the tohusands even if you only have say 100 good profit items.

I'll be posting more ebay techniques.


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Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

I'm taking your advice :D thanks so much for the great tips!


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JP993 6 years ago from England Author

With Ebay Auctions you have the option to use a 1 day 3 day 5 day 7 day or 10 day. Now what you need to do is figure out what works best for you. The great thing with 1 day auctions is that they'll bring you traffic pretty much immeadiately but you lessing the chance of making a potential profit. You must look at your penny auctions as non profit items they are there to pull people in to YOUR shop. You must included in your listing description " check out my shop " or what I have found works really well is directing them to my shop catergory where they can buy it now this is a great way to get to make more sales. This works best on 10 day auctions as most people won't want to wait.

For quick traffic list 10 auctions for 1 and 3 days and make they finish on a weekend or Monday Or Tuesday night. If you are using Ebay Optimizer free for ebay shop owners then you can look at your previous weeks stats and then compare it to using this technique.


Website Traffic Increaser 5 years ago

Some very good tips here. Would these methods work the same for the Classified Ads section of Ebay?


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JP993 5 years ago from England Author

Classfieds should be used in a different way. Use a classified to promote your website or ebay shop. You should have a website alongside your ebay shop to massively increase sales. Although you cannot put a link to your website you can put the web address in the classified ad or listings.


Bruce Sizemore 5 years ago

This is a great post. I think if done correctly that ebay can be a great money maker. I am an antique and collectibles seller and sell every day on ebay. http://stores.ebay.com/Brunee-Collectibles?_rdc=1

You must work hard and learn you audience. Be courteous and dela with the bad customers as well as the good.


Rose 5 years ago

This blog was very very helpful, I do all that he said.

Thank you.


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JP993 5 years ago from England Author

That's great Rose you should be making more sales then : D x


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jerseys4kids.com 5 years ago from Vancouver / Bangkok

I find that eBay is dying .. sales are way down. Sellers have been leaving like crazy.


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JP993 5 years ago from England Author

Yeh im sure they are. When I used to research on successful ebays to learn something from, they had all been members since the late 90's and early naughties. There's loads of factors that make it more difficult to start up on ebay now unfortunately. I could write loads on why eBay is still a great tool, You just have to use in a different way now.

Although I hope my hubs help people that are selling, make more sales.


James 5 years ago

Great one, nice hub, thumbs up :)


STEVE 5 years ago

Where is the facility to pay the £45 to get your listing on the front page please. How do I do this?

Some very good tips here.


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JP993 5 years ago from England Author

The featured ad option, was there, then it wasn't, then it was, then it wasn't again. Haiving a featured isn't the best to way to get make more sales, it can be costly if your margins are small and dont take the full advantage of it. You need to diversify you ebay marketing. Have a read through my other hubs.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

What's a guitar plectrum?


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JP993 4 years ago from England Author

It's also called a "pick". It's what you use to strum/pluck the strings. They're cheap and you can buy them in the hundreds. One example of a great traffic puller.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

Where's my comment? I see your answer but but not my question.


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JP993 4 years ago from England Author

It should be there I approved it.


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nicomp 4 years ago from Ohio, USA

My bad. I see it now.

Your advice is great. What is the name of your eBay store?


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JP993 4 years ago from England Author

Thank you, check out my other ebay hubs.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

What is the name of your eBay store?


MyTeeFineShirts 3 years ago

Definitely needed this information, my listings have like 2 views each and have been listed for a month now. Thank you.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

I found seller JP993 on eBay: feedback score of 62. Hmmm?


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JP993 3 years ago from England Author

How bizarre Nicomp, my username name on here is totally random. Im surprised there's someone using it on eBay. They joined ebay in 1998 and are from the states. So that tells you it's definitely not mine.

You're welcome MyTeeFineShirts. If you need any help leave a comment and I'll try and help. Don't forget to share the love using the facebook button above.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

JP993, as I asked 4 weeks ago, what is the name of your eBay store?


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JP993 3 years ago from England Author

Please stop asking.


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nicomp 3 years ago from Ohio, USA

Interesting response. I get it.


roboto 2 years ago

Is hard to become a top rated seller, I've do all to get the 5 stars, but buyers do not care about, they open cases without any reason just to ask; where is my item? if your International shipment takes more than 10 days you will get low rates and claims every time, also will receive a low rate for international shipping cost, so become a Top rated seller is not an option, because maintain it is not in your hands is just luck... I opened a store a year ago, but I'm paying to much on fees I feel that is the same to do not have a store... 1p Auctions with international shipping cost? nonviable...


gepeTooRs 7 months ago

for everyone! Love this post.It is helpful.

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