Hello, and Welcome to LilacsNDreams. Sorry, bit off this week aren't I? I apologize for that, and was just taking some time for me...trying to anyway:)
Last time we has a topic was about choosing the auction site, or market place you would like to sell with. Once you have chosen that there are many other things to get in order, and prepare for. Doing a few of the simple steps in preparation can help you with your listing format that you do.
When we list we often wonder about how we rank on the site of the market place, and with the search engines as well. How our listings will rank among other listings in the market place depends on different things. Considering how many listings could be similar makes just a little bit more work for all of us. The more unique your item the less competition with any search results. Your title can help with this greatly. View the site with the different titles, and choose your words carefully.
All of the sites have internal search engines for searching by title, keywords, or categories. So, each site will have its own rules. Some might be complicated, and others will have fees for different levels of exposure. If you are following some of the best practices for Google Search you should find yourself with a good position with search.
Some of the same things with the internal search will also apply with the Search Engines too. There are many layers for SEO (Search Engine Optimization). The effective use of keywords is one of the most important. That is how people find you. Your titles with your descriptions need to have keywords that buyers would use in search of items offered.
Use Google's Home Page, and experiment a little bit. Get some ideas from your own searches, see what works for others, and get a feel of how some of the searches might be done. Remember to view it from a customer's view of shopping. This will better help you with choosing your words that you should use, or consider.
Along with researching keywords, tags, and such you should also research what others are offering for products. See the prices they are using, their shipping the charge, their policies, and etc. Try to be competitive, but also stay within reason too if possible.
Ok, that is some of the things to consider when getting ready for your listings. There is more to do, and more to work with. I am trying to do this in baby steps for you. If I over look something, or you have a question, please ask, ok? I am not an expert, but will gladly help you the best way that I can.
Hope ya'll are having a great week so far. Happy Hump Day Everyone!:) Take care till the next time. Enjoy. . . .