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.
Things You'll Need
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.