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post #121 of 122 Old 09-01-2016, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure about the listings. It's a mystery to me also. I'm beginning to wonder if they don't change the listings up every so often. We went all month last month without one sale. Then had 11 in a week. I was going to fedex everyday. It slowed back down but we had another sale today. Wish I knew how it worked...
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You should try changing up your titles. If you have two listings for the same item have one the way you do it now and change the other one and see what gets more clicks and favorites. Plus you need to have your tags at the bottom match the title. For example let's take one of your listings "16&1/2"x43" 2 Color Reclaimed Wood Sign - farmhouse sign - farm sign - distressed - large wood signs"

When a customer is searching its more than 50% of the time they are using Google on a mobile device. so their device will capitalize the first letter and any letter after a period. Plus they are not likely to search using that exact size as their first words in the search. So already you are at a disadvantage to someone else using the first word as "Sign" or "Wood sign"

I would suggest a title like "Sign, wood sign, reclaimed wood, farmhouse signs" It's obviously big so I would not put the size in the listing. I do put size in some of my desk listings because I am trying to see if it makes a difference testing two different listings.

I would also suggest using commas instead of dashes. Also capitalize the first letter of the first word and no other words unless they are supposed to be capitalized. Plus at the bottom where the tags are use the same tags with the same punctuation as the title. Do two listings and see if it helps. Your description looks fine to me.

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How is everyone's selling going? Like Mike had said at one point, it seems like there will be a slow time, followed by a busy time. The last couple weeks have been busier for me but last month was real slow. I have been making a lot of floating shelves, to the point that I need to refine my processes to speed up the process. Shipping is also another animal. In the beginning I really didn't think I'd sell much so I made one listing for the floating shelves, as time has gone I've added sizes, some at the request of customers and some to just provide a wide range of sizes. Well as it sits now my one shelf listing ranges from 18" to 60". You can imagine that shipping costs vary greatly in that range so I have a dilemma. As I understand, the more views/favorites/sales a listing gets, the higher up in searches it shows up. Ideally I would split the shelving listing up so that the person ordering small shelves doesn't overpay for shipping and the person ordering large shelves doesn't underpay but I'm concerned that if I change my listing I'll lose the "priority" in searches. Is this true or did I dream it up?

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On your listings I would also suggest the same as I told him. Change the title and do two exact same items. One the way you do now and one the other way. Let's use your first listing as an example.

"Rustic Antler Bottle Opener, Bar Ware, Whitetail Deer"

If I were doing that listing it would be "Antler bottle opener, rustic bar ware, whitetail deer"

Then match the tags at the bottom and see what happens. Check the clicks and favorites after a week or so.
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