|Mon Jan 10 2011 16:50:52|
eBay Searches and Why Keywords Matter
By: Ina Steiner
To the Editor:|
I've brought this up before and don't know if it is worthy of wider discussion. On Monday at 11 a.m. I made the following searches on Ebay the number of items that came up. I just used vintage old license tags (plates) as an example to check out the search function.
old license plates (1176 items)
vintage license plates (4514 items)
old license tags (260 items)
vintage license tags (812 items)
vintage old license tags (155 items)
vintage old license plates (331 items)
Remember when we were told to put different descriptive words in the title to score more hits for our items? Seems the opposite is true.
Anyone listing an item should be aware of what happens if you add words… you will get fewer hits. What have they done to the search function?
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