At some point in your career as an Ebay seller, you probably stumbled over two types of sellers that completely bewildered you: the first type was selling items for absolutely stupid prices--so low that they couldn't possibly be making a profit; in contrast, the second type was selling items for unbelievably high prices. . .and somehow getting bids.
The second type of seller knows that the devil is the the details--the details being your auction title and description.
Knowing this seemingly insignificant piece of information and putting it into practice makes all the difference in the world. It can literally mean the difference between 25 and 250 auction views.
The amount of traffic you receive on Ebay is dependent on the keyphrases and keywords you use to form your title and the keywords and keyphrases you pepper throughout your description.
While there are a number of ways to navigate Ebay, almost every visitor uses either "titles" or "titles and descriptions" to search for auctions. If they search for "green ipod mini" and your title or description includes "green ipod mini," your search result will be displayed.
When most sellers create auctions, they concentrate on describing the item or converting visitors with powerful sales copy; however, what they don't do--almost without exception--is add traffic-pulling keywords to their titles and pepper keywords throughout their descriptions.
In fact, some sellers neglect this to such a great extent that they misspell important keywords in their titles and description. This is the first type of seller we talked about. As a result, they attract no buyers--with the possible exception of people who scour mispelled auctions to purchase underbid items that are unintentionally "hidden."
. . .so don't fool around when you create your auction title and description! You now know better.
This is the single most important determinant of the amount and quality of traffic you receive as a seller. Use it, and you will immediately attract more interested buyers; ignore it, and you voluntarily give interested buyers to the seller who is already selling the same products as you for twice the price.