How to Drive Traffic to Your eBay Listings for Free - How to Get Substantial Views on eBay

How to Drive Traffic to Your eBay Listings for Free

It seems like everyone has a great way to help you drive traffic to your eBay store, but they want you to pay for it. There are many ways to drive traffic to your eBay store that don't cost money, but you have to be persistent and patient to take advantage of them.

How to Drive Traffic to Your eBay Listings for Free

Things You'll Need

eBay Account

Internet Connection



1 - List new items every day, in different categories. Having different items in different categories pulls in shoppers from all over eBay and the internet. For example, if you have eight pairs of women's black pants, don't list them all on the same day. List different kinds of items to get lots of traffic from customers looking for different things. You don't want to compete with yourself by listing 10 of the same item. You've got enough competition on eBay to start with.


2 - Always use your store name in the feedback. Most regular eBayers get sidetracked reading other eBayer's feedback comments. Someone could see your store name and decide to click over for a look. Shoppers may add your store to their favorites and check back again later.


3 - Put a link to your store as your signature on every email you send to every single person, for any reason. You never know who may click it and become a customer.


4 - When you are thrift store shopping, look for very high end clothing, like Armani. Buy it as long as it is in decent condition. The list the item with Armani in the title and start it at 1 cent, with no buy it now. Now, you have a very high-end designer name item in your store for seven days. Those types of listings get a lot of page views, and shoppers may click over to your store and browse. You'll get page views and traffic. You may only break even on the shoes themselves, but the traffic that brand name generates is valuable in the long run.


5 - Participate in networking groups and be an active member. Post daily, answer questions, and participate. Use a link to your store in all your posts. Join groups that have nothing to do with eBay selling, but that relate to your product line. For example, if you sell baby products, join mom's groups, parenting groups, etc.


6 - Use networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter,  to increase your traffic.


7 - Write articles for article sites that relate to your product line.


8 - Submit your store items to Google Store Connector.

9 - Leave comments on blogs that deal with the type of items you sell. For example, if you sell cooking equipment or kitchen items on eBay, visit blogs about cooking, recipes, and meal planning. Leave comments and use your eBay store as your URL.

Tips & Warnings

Internet marketing takes time and work. Try to leave your store link in three to five places every day. Over time, the effort will pay off.

When leaving comments on blogs, make sure your comments are professional, knowledgeable, and personable. The blogger will recognize "spammy" comments and yours won't be posted if it isn't sincere.

Don't spam members of your groups, forums or social sites. Nobody buys from a spammer.

How to Get Substantial Views on eBay

Virtually anything and everything is sold on eBay, from DVDs, cars and camping equipment to beauty products, antiques and toys. Because eBay is one of the world's largest and most popular online marketplaces, it's essential for sellers to optimize their visibility on the site. A few tried-and-true tips will help you reach your target audience and increase views of your listings.


1 - Find other products similar to yours and read their descriptions. Take note of words that come up multiple times. You will want to use these words as well as ones that will help make your items stand out. Make sure the categories you choose are specific and the titles and descriptions you write are clear and complete.
2 - Add pictures, and make sure they are clear and display items from the best angles. Without pictures, some potential buyers will pass right by your items.
3 - Place items you feel could be of high value as featured items. This will cost more, but you will get many more views and increase your profit potential.
4 - Strive for good eBay feedback. Usually anything above a 95 percent positive feedback rating is good. Even if you have a product listed at a great price, potential buyers will not be as willing to take a chance if you have a low feedback rating.
5 - Remove shipping costs and factor them into the prices of items instead. Potential buyers are more willing to spend if they think they're not paying for shipping and handling.
6 - Place a link on your products page that leads to more items you are selling; don't just use the link that says "view seller's other items." Make the link more descriptive and give it personality. Cross-promotion is key.

Tips & Warnings

The more expensive the item, the better it is to add pictures, videos, etc. This will increase your earning potential.

Make sure the items you intend to sell are not on eBay's prohibited and restricted list.

Do not overspend when trying to sell inexpensive items. You never want to spend more than the final sales price.
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