How To Improve Your eBay Listings For Increased Search Traffic & Visibility [Updated For 2018]

Before we start, I’m going to make an assumption – you are reading this because you want to find out how to get your eBay listings to appear at the top of relevant search results, so that you can in-turn drive more traffic to these listings and increase your sales.

Sound about right?

Well, the good news is that you’re in the right place. Throughout this article we will outline what you need to do to increase the visibility of your listings, ensuring they rank well for even the most advanced eBay searches.

Ultimately, if you want to sell more on eBay, you will need to make sure the following tips and best practices are a key part of your selling strategy.

So, what’s the secret to ranking high enough that your products are seen by customers looking for something that you sell?

In short, the answer to this is understanding how buyers search on eBay, and more specifically, how your potential customers are using eBay’s search engine – Cassini.

Rolled out back in 2013, eBay’s internal search engine, Cassini, has the integral role of determining how well a listing meets the user’s search criteria and ranking each listing accordingly.

Now while there a range of ranking factors Cassini uses for its Best Match Algorithm, several of which we will outline later in this article, without a solid understanding of your customer’s search behaviour and the process they take to find your products, you may well be missing out on views, traffic and more importantly sales.

To get started, there are three fundamental things you should be addressing when it comes to creating your eBay listings:

So, let’s start with keywords.

Keywords are essentially the phrases or individual words that a buyer will use to search for a particular item. Being able to identify the right keywords for your product and using them in your title can make a huge difference to the amount of traffic that your eBay listings attracts. After all, the closer your title comes to matching a search query, the more likely it is to be seen by a potential customer.

Of course, there’s a whole algorithm behind eBay search rankings i.e. how high up your listing ranks on the search results page, and while we’ll get to that in a bit, your starting point should be to optimise your listing titles for increased visibility.

How to identify the keywords your customers are searching for on eBay

There are a number of steps you can take to identify relevant keywords, however one of the most effective things you can start by doing is to put yourself in your customer’s shoes – think about which search terms are they likely to be using to find your products.

Let’s say you are selling a pair of men’s brown leather shoes. Think about the details they would be searching for – brand name, colour, style, as well as any other relevant details. The examples below should give you an idea of the sorts of titles retailers selling brown shoes are using.

Ideally, you should be as detailed as your 80 character title limit allows, keeping in mind that the more descriptive a users’ search query is, the more likely they are to make a purchase.

Now while brainstorming keyword ideas can go a long way, it can also help to use a tool to understand general search demand for the search terms you’ve identified. Google’s Keyword Planner is a great resource for understanding the monthly search volumes for individual keywords and Google Trends can provide relative search volumes over time, which is particularly useful for understanding things such as seasonal demand.

The eBay Search Bar is another useful tool, as it delivers the most popular search queries related to your keywords. For more guidance on how to use the eBay search engine to not only identify popular search terms, but also products that are in high demand on the marketplace, we would highly recommend having a read of this guide.

Once you’ve got a better understanding of how to conduct keyword research for your eBay titles, you will need to think about how users refine/filter their product searches when looking for a specific item.

Optimising your product listings for eBay Advanced Search

Sure, the titles you use for your eBay listings are certainly an important ranking factor, and of course they play a crucial role in convincing customers to click on your listings, but they’re not the only thing considered.  

The reality is, optimising your titles is only the first step in increasing the visibility of your listings, and to improve your chances of appearing at the top of the page, or even at all, you will need to complete the Item Specifics for each one.

Why?

Because when a user refines their eBay search on mobile (or alternatively uses eBay’s advanced search feature on desktop), eBay will filter out the listings that don’t match their requirements.

In fact, unless the user manually selects the ‘Search in Description’ option, which is unticked by default, eBay will only include the listings that have the appropriate item specifics.

This means that unless eBay knows the Item Specifics for each and every one of your listings, it won’t know that your product is a good match for the customer and therefore won’t display your listing in their search results.

A pretty big deal, right?

Just before I dive deeper on this topic, it’s worth clarifying what exactly these item specifics could be. To give you an idea, examples include product category, main colour, show size, collar size, material, length, style, fit and so on. It will be entirely dependent on the type of product you are selling. 

Here’s an example of how Item Specifics work in a common search query.

As you can see, a search for brown shoes in the Men’s Shoes category delivers 327.504 results. Now if a buyer was to refine this search by selecting the shoe size as UK 9, they would then be provided with 47,740 results. Again, just to reiterate the point, if you hadn’t selected the item specific as size 9, your listing wouldn’t be one of the 47,740 listings.

Now assuming the buyer was specifically looking for desert boots, they would then be provided with 1,101 results, a lot less than the original 327,504 for brown shoes.

The problem is, even though including item specifics gets you on the list, 1,101 is still a huge amount of listings to compete against. In reality, unless you’re at the top of the page, it’s highly unlikely your product will be seen at all.

Optimising your listings for eBay’s Best Match algorithm

Again, creating a great eBay title and including item specifics will only get you so far, because if you want to rank high enough to be seen by potential customers, you will need to consider some of eBay’s ranking factors.

While eBay don’t outright tell us how much influence each factor has on your ranking position, they do provide some insight into the most common factors that are considered when it comes their sorting algorithm, Best Match. These typically include:

Price isn’t everything but it’s worth noting that the item price plus shipping can influence your search position, for the simple reason that it is the price that drives sales in the first place, which directly influences your seller performance.

That aside, listings that offer free shipping do also achieve a higher placement in search results on eBay, certainly making it an option worth considering.

Selecting the correct category for your product is incredibly important, mainly because it enables you to use the most relevant item specifics, helping buyers find your listings. In addition to this, there are other implications to keep in mind when choosing your listing’s category, for instance if you want to list internationally, opting for the wrong category can significantly limit you from being found by international customers.

It’s also incredibly important that your listings comply with eBay’s active content regulations.

We’ve touched on how to create titles using keywords that your customers are actually searching for, but it’s also worth mentioning that eBay will take into consideration how accurate and relevant it is to the user’s search term.

This is why your titles should be as detailed as possible, taking advantage of your 80 character title limit. Interestingly, a recent study on Web Retailer found that the more keywords eBay sellers include in their titles, the better their listings perform. Title Builder who conducted the study also found that acronyms such as NWT, NIB and OEM etc aren’t necessary and take up wasted space, simply because customers don’t search for these terms.

So, what should you include in your eBay titles?

It will largely come down to your product, but you should look to include details such as the brand name, artist or designer and item specifics (think size and colour), while avoiding the likes of punctuation marks, ALL CAPS and words such as ‘wow’ or ‘look’. You can view eBay’s specific guidance here.

eBay prefer sellers who offer a competitive returns policy, which is why you should consider offering a minimum of 30 day returns policy (something that is required for Top Rated Plus listings). If possible, it also helps to cover the cost of the return.

Always use high-quality, professional looking photos to showcase your products. These photos should clearly convey the item you are selling, which is why it is important that the colours are accurate and that you highlight any faults with the item.

One factor that almost always influences your search position on eBay is your performance as an eBay seller. Specifically, your performance is judged on things such as your feedback and policy compliance, with eBay preferring those with a higher DSR score, and even better an eBay Top Rated Seller status.

Something worth keeping in mind for those of you selling products in various sizes or colours, is that by using variation listings the sales history of each listing will be combined, in-turn strengthening your seller performance.

An important thing to remember is that just like all search algorithms, eBay’s Best Match is subject to change. By optimising your listings well enough that they address each of the Cassini search engine’s requirements, you do, however, increase your chances of appearing at the top of all relevant search queries.

For more guidance on improving your seller rating and performance as a whole, have a read of our detailed article on growing a successful eBay business.

How to create listings that convert

The whole purpose of optimising your listings for increased visibility is so that they generate sales. What you may not be aware of, however, is that the Cassini Search Engine considers the relationship between how many times your listing has been seen and the number of sales you generate, as part of its sorting criteria.

This essentially means that having high visibility can actually be detrimental if your listings aren’t converting into sales, making it all the more important to look beyond eBay SEO and think about how to turn views into sales.

Below, we have further outlined some best practices that you can (and should) follow, in order to sell more on eBay:

We’ve already talked about how images can help improve your search position, but more importantly they help convince customers to go one step further and purchase your products. With 12 images available free-of-charge, it’s a no-brainer that you fully showcase your items (faults and all). eBay themselves have some great tips on how to take high-quality photos, which we would recommend reading.

If you don’t have time to read it at present, a few things worth noting are to make sure you are accurately conveying product details such as colour and any faults, while also avoiding the use of text or artwork on the image (including tags such as Free Shipping or your logo). eBay further require a minimum length of 500 pixels on the longest side of the image, however if your images are over 800 pixels, you will enable the free zoom/enlarge feature on the view item page which can also increase the chances of making a sale.

When writing your item’s description, make sure you are describing the item in as much detail as you can. eBay suggest using around 200 words of text, however you should avoid using non-relevant information as the search engine will only read a certain amount of information per page. In addition to this, you should use image alt tags, add links to your other products and your eBay store, and avoid keyword spamming. With regards to links, do keep in mind that text such as “Visit my Store” and “See other items” will be more effective than simply using “Click here”.

While it may not always be viable to offer free shipping, it is certainly something that can encourage more sales.

Ensure you include your returns policy within your listing. If you’re not sure what you should be including, take a look at this eBay returns policy checklist.

While pricing is of course one of the factors that encourages a user to view your listing in the first place, it is still something you should keep in mind when it comes to converting them. If you are a Linnworks user, we would recommend that you download the eBay Price and Competition Analysis App from our Linnworks Application Store.

At the end of the day, regardless of whether you do all of the above, a poorly designed listing template is going to limit your success as an eBay seller. With this in mind, make sure your HTML template makes you look both professional and trustworthy. If you are looking for a HTML eBay listing template that you can edit to meet the needs of your business, we have designed one that you can use free of charge.

Getting started with listing optimisation

Knowing that you need to optimise your listings in order to increase both visibility and sales is one thing, but finding the time to actually invest in doing it is entirely other. The reality is, it comes down to prioritisation – if you want to generate more sales, you’re going to need to invest the time.

To make the process easier for you, eBay themselves propose a plan that will require as little time as possible, yet has the potential to significantly increase your results.

1. Firstly, set aside an hour for research

2. Apply what you’ve learned

Amend your 10 listings based on what you’ve found

3. Monitor the results over the following two weeks

While following all of the steps and best practices listed above won’t guarantee that your listings appear at the top of eBay search results (and in turn result in more sales), it will significantly increase your chances of increasing visibility and conversions. The final point to remember is that for listing optimisation to be effective, it is something that requires continuous work and simply doing some research once won’t automatically make you a successful eBay seller.

To learn more about this topic, consider watching eBay’s webinar recording below.

How to Make Your Own Pillow Forms of Any Size – Quilting Digest

They’ll be Higher Quality for Less Cost!

Store-bought pillow forms are quick and handy. They also tend to be expensive for what they are, and they’re often on the wimpy side.

It’s a simple process to make your own and you’ll have a much better product when you’re done. Plus, you can make them any size you want and fill them to the firmness you prefer.

Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts walks you through making your own. She uses heavyweight fabric, which wears much better, especially if you’ll be stuffing the pillows firmly (and kids will be playing with them!). Softer pillows that will be handled gently will wear nicely made of good quality muslin.

She uses poly fiberfill and offers suggestions to prevent your pillow from becoming lumpy. She also has a special trick for keeping the corners filled out, as the fill tends to migrate away from them.

Once the form is completed you can use it with a same-sized pillow cover.

You’ll find the full instructions for the pillow forms at the link below.

The patchwork pillows on this page are from LeAnne at Everyday Celebrations. They’ll make lovely covers for 16″ pillow forms.

Plus, they’re simple to make and are a good use for scraps. An envelope style back makes them easy to slip off and on the pillow forms.

PLEASE NOTE: Quilting Digest has featured many patterns from vendors participating in the Craftsy Marketplace, most of which have been deleted by Craftsy. It’s going to take awhile for us to hunt down new sources for those patterns. In the meantime there are many links to patterns on our site that no longer work. We apologize if this article contains one or more of those links and appreciate your patience while we straighten things out. Thank you!

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How to find your iPhone when it’s muted | Cult of Mac

Before you read the rest of this article about how to find your iPhone, check down the back of the sofa. No? OK, what about the pocket in the jacket you wore today? Still no? OK. Read on.

eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],’cultofmac_com-medrectangle-3′,’ezslot_1′]));It might sound crazy to write about how to find your iPhone. After all, everyone knows about Find My iPhone, right? Well, perhaps. You know that it can be used to track a stolen iPhone on a map, if the perp hasn’t switched it off (which they almost certainly have).eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],’cultofmac_com-medrectangle-4′,’ezslot_2′]));

But at least one writer here at Cult of Mac didn’t know that Find My iPhone is also great for finding your iPhone in your own home. That writer — let’s call him Luke Dormehl to avoid embarrassment — spent more than an hour trying to track down his muted iPhone before resorting to Apple’s tracking app.

The problem: How to find a muted iPhone

Your iPhone is nowhere to be seen. You know it’s in the house somewhere. You were using it right before you went to get baby his sippy cup of milky tea, and you haven’t been out since then. In fact, you’re going crazy from not having spoken to an adult human all day long.

So you pick up another phone and call yours. Wait. You have no other phone. Your wife is out in the real world, and who has a landline these days? Besides, your lost iPhone is in silent mode, or maybe even in all-day Do Not Disturb mode, to stop notifications from waking up baby when he finally goes off.eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],’cultofmac_com-box-4′,’ezslot_3′]));

So what do you do? You can’t ask your infant son what the hell he did with it, because like all babies he has the mental age of a 1-year-old and can’t even speak English.

And you already checked the back of the sofa.

The solution: Use Find My iPhone

The answer is Find My iPhone. You can use it on your Mac, by typing in iCloud.com, logging in, and using Find My iPhone in the browser. But it’s easier if you have an iPad. Just open up the Find My iPhone app, and wait a moment.

On the left you’ll see a list of all the Apple devices currently logged in to your iCloud account. Find your muted iPhone in that list, and tap it. The map view on the right will zoom in, showing a 3-D representation of the iPhone’s location. If baby didn’t toss it out the window, it should still be in your home. (Pro parenting tip No. 1: Don’t leave self-propelled babies alone in rooms with open windows.)

At the bottom of this panel you’ll see three buttons. Tap the one labeled Play Sound. If all goes well, the iPhone will start to play a loud alert. This will sound even if the iPhone is set to silent and/or in Do Not Disturb mode.

The resulting sound is loud enough to be audible even from the other side of the apartment — even if the iPhone is buried under a pile of pillows. It will almost certainly wake up baby, and boy does he deserve it, the little idiot. Of course, it will be you who suffers as you try to get him back to sleep. Why did you want to have children again?

If all goes well, you can track the sound to your hidden iPhone, switch off the sound, and then hate-read Facebook while you try to rock baby back off to sleep, which will be impossible thanks to the caffeine in that tea you fed it. (Pro parenting tip No. 2: Don’t give a baby tea, no matter how milky. It’s not 1970s England.)

How to learn a new language in your sleep according to scientists – INSIDER

While we can’t exactly work or cook at the same time as snoozing, our brains are still very much active while we’re asleep.

Our brains are constantly processing information, even during deep sleep – and new research suggests that it may actually be possible to learn new information while we sleep, according to new findings from German researchers published in Current Biology.

Previously learnt information can be remembered during deep sleep, so the scientists’ predicted that it might be possible to absorb new information too.

Led by Katharina Henke, Marc Züst, and Simon Ruch from the Bern Institute of Psychology, a team of scientists tested whether it was possible to learn a new language while sleeping.

It’s difficult to define states of consciousness such as ‘asleep’ and ‘awake’

Though we use the terms “awake” and “asleep” a lot to define our state of consciousness, our brains aren’t quite that straightforward.

You may be able to learn a language more quickly by listening to recordings while you’re asleep, rather than just in the classroom.
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Our brains alternate between two phases approximately every half second — active phases or “up-states” and passive phases, also known as “down-states”.

In the experiment, participants were given headphones to listen to while asleep.

Words from an artificial language played while they slept, as well as the German translations for these words — when the second word of a pair was repeatedly played in an “up-state”, meaning associations were formed unconsciously in the brain.

Recordings playing through the participants’ headphones suggested that “Tofer” meant “key” and “Guga” meant “elephant”. On waking up, the subjects were able to determine whether “Tofer” or “Guga” denoted larger or smaller objects.

“It was particularly interesting that language areas and the hippocampus — which normally regulate language-learning while we’re awake — were also activated when learning the vocabulary learnt in deep sleep,” said co-author of the study, Marc Züs, in an Informationsdienst Wissenschaft press release.

“It seems these structures regulate memory formation independent of whatever state of consciousness we’re in — whether unconsciously in sleep, or consciously while we’re awake.”

So it seems sleep is not a state where we’re shielded from the outside world, as was widely accepted in the field of sleep research — that means sophisticated learning is possible while you’re snoozing.

How to Make a Holiday Wreath Using Plants in Your Yard – |

How to Make a Holiday Wreath Using Plants in Your Yard

You may have a garden full of inspiration waiting for you this holiday season. Here’s how to create a holiday wreath, actually 4 different ones, using plants in your yard.

Written By: Emily Folk

The fall season brings the beautiful fiery colors of red, gold and brown. As fall turns to winter, decorations incorporate reds, greens, blues, silvers, and whites.

However, the purchase of plastic decorations and their reuse every year gets old. Besides, you have a garden of inspiration waiting for you in your yard to create an original and attractive holiday wreath.

Here are some ways to use it:

1. Go Native, Especially With Evergreens

What plants are native to your area? Does fir, cypress or juniper grow? If you don’t feel like clipping the evergreens in your yard, many Christmas tree lots have loose greenery for sale to create your wreath. Keep your wreath minimalist and simple by binding up various types of evergreen to make a luscious, green holiday wreath for your front door.

You can check this DIY evergreen wreath tutorial. It’ll show you how to create this wreath. 

2. Use Dried Herbs and Flowers

If you’re the sentimental type, you’ve probably saved some flowers a sweetheart or friend gave you. It’s not morbid to create a wreath out of dried herbs and flowers. It’s whimsical and fitting with the changing seasons. Dried herbs and flowers will be more fragile and prone to breaking, so be careful and place down newspaper in your work area. A dried herb like mugwort is tall and often dries itself out in mid-December its stems are perfect for the base of a wreath. You could also use sage or rosemary, which symbolize fire and the desire to return to warmer months, but for now, these symbolize the warmth and love of your home.

Hanging these herbs also make for a natural insect repellant. So, it doesn’t hurt to make a few mini wreaths for the warmer and wetter parts of fall. Hang these over windows to turn away bugs that like to camp inside during the colder months.

This beautiful culinary herb wreath is very easy to make. You can get the DIY here.

3. Intermix Succulents with Pine Cones

Strong branches, such as fir or eucalyptus, are a good base to build a wreath upon. Use wire or floral tape to bind the branches together. Hot glue may or may not be necessary to secure smaller pieces.

In your backyard, gather succulents, or pick a few up from your local nursery. Secure the succulents to the wreath, alternating color, and type. Between the various colors of succulents, pine cones are an interesting pop of earthy brown with a similar geometric shape.

Do you like your wreaths on the “au natural” side? If so, this easy succulent, magnolia cone & walnut wreath DIY’s for you.

If you are looking for a more festive look using succulents, this one has lots of glitter!

Nature is abundant and has many gifts for you this holiday season. Use Mother Nature’s wealth to decorate your home sustainably, and when you’re done, many of these items may be deconstructed to go into the compost or provide nutrients for your plants next year.

Happy decorating!

ABOUT EMILY FOLK: Emily is a sustainability writer and avid gardener. She is the editor of Conservation Folks.

Thanks for joining the conversation!

How to Make Perfect Ratatouille [Vegan] – One Green PlanetOne Green Planet

This recipe teaches you how to make the perfect ratatouille, a traditional dish hailing from the French countryside. The way that the vegetables are arranged gives this savory dish a colorful appearance, but it also ensures that you’ll find different flavors in every bite. It’s best served on its own, or with a side of bread to get every last bit of sauce.

How to Make Perfect Ratatouille [Vegan]

  • 1 cup crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil, sliced, about 3-4 large leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence spice mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 medium sweet or red onion, sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, sliced, about 1 1/2 cups slices
  • 1 large Japanese eggplant, sliced, about 3 cups slices
  • 3 large Roma tomatoes, sliced, about 3 cups slices
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 6×9-inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the crushed tomatoes, oil, and vinegar. Stir in the garlic, basil, herbs de Provence, salt, pepper, and chili powder.
  3. Pour the tomato mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth it into an even layer on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Stack the vegetable slices in alternating patterns (e.g. onion, zucchini, eggplant, tomato; repeat) and place them on their side in the pan, leaning against the edge of the pan. Repeat until you’ve formed a couple of rows of vegetables, filled the pan, and used up all of the slices.
  5. Optionally, spray or brush the exposed tops of the veggies with oil to encourage browning in the oven. This is more for appearance, so feel free to skip this step if you want.
  6. Bake for about an hour, until the tomato sauce at the bottom is bubbling and the vegetables are tender.
  7. Garnish with additional chopped fresh basil before serving (optional). Serve hot or cold.

This may seem like a lot but is really enough for 2-3 people. If you’re feeding a family or a crowd, double the recipe and bake it in a 9″x12″ pan.
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

How to Make a Wall Mounted Dish Drying Rack – DIY Danielle

How to make a wall mounted dish drying rack. This is the perfect DIY project to organize a small dish washing area, such as the one I use for cleaning up our milking supplies.

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We have a new adventure- milking goats! I’ve been wanting goats foreeeevvvver and we finally moved to a property big enough for them. When I started doing research, I decided on a breed of goats used for milk, figuring that if they produce milk and clear away weeds and have a super awesome pet value, then that’s even better. So we brought home two baby Nigerian Dwarf goats and one adult doe who is “in milk.” Our new house has a mudroom off the garage where I milk, and my husband was quick to direct me to use the mudroom sink for washing all of the goat supplies. It’s also where I’m filling water buckets because it’s too cold to use the hose. Unfortunately there is no counter space for drying the goat milking items. My husband decided to whip me up this super easy wall mounted dish drying rack to use. 

Can you tell he’s really motivated to keep my goat adventures as close to outdoors as possible? LOL!

Here’s how he made the rack. He used two short wire shelves that were leftover from some project… you could choose to use one long piece instead, but we wanted to make good use of items taking up space in the garage.

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DIY Wall Mounted Drying Rack

You will need to begin by cutting your wood to the specifications above, as well as cut your shelves to the right size. You can adjust the measurements for your particular space though… don’t just go with what we used!

To create the frame for the drying rack, we used pocket holes in the three short pieces. Each one has two pocket holes on each side that allow you to attach it to the long sides. Note that we used three short pieces of wood… this is because our shelf pieces were short and we wanted a bigger drying area. The third piece of wood was attached in the middle, centered at the 17″ mark. 

This Kreg master system comes in really useful for creating pocket holes so that the screws are hidden. You can certainly just use screws on the outside, but the finished product won’t look as nice in my opinion.

Once that was finished, my husband used his router attachment for the drill to create a bit of a lip for the shelves to rest on. 

See how it rests on the edge?

He also screwed the shelves in as well. 

Isn’t it perfect?! I LOVE it. I wanted to paint it, but I’m digging the raw wood and I may keep it like that. 

The most satisfying part is that we got some junk out of our garage that was taking up space- and put it to good use, rather than sending it to the landfill!

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