Writing a Good Title and Description
Your listing’s title and description are your advertisement for the item you’re selling – an opportunity to inform and excite buyers. A good title and description provides a clear picture of your item and increases your chances that buyers will find and bid on or buy your item.
Writing an effective title
Make a clear, compelling first impression by writing a great title for your item.
Start with these tips:
Use descriptive keywords that clearly and accurately convey what you are selling. You’re allowed up to 80 characters, but you don’t need to use them all
Include the item's brand name, artist, or designer
Include item-specifics. For example, include size, colour, condition, and model number
State exactly what the item is, even if your title repeats the category name
Don’t use multiple synonyms or plurals. It’s not needed for search and may make your title less attractive to buyers
Omit punctuation marks and asterisks
Don’t include "wow" or "look". Buyers don't search for words like these
Don’t worry about creating a grammatically correct sentence
Follow these guidelines when writing your title:
Don't include false or misleading information
Don't include website addresses, email addresses or phone numbers. The only exception to this rule is the sale of domain names
Don't use profane or obscene language
Don't use the following words in an attempt to market or advertise their item:
Don't use any other descriptive word which may bring into question the legality of an item by either governmental or eBay standards
Don't include brand names other than the specific brand name used by the company that manufactured or produced the item you’re listing. This is called Keyword Spamming and isn’t allowed on eBay.
These types of listings are not permitted and will be ended. The insertion fee will be automatically credited for that listing.
Learn more about eBay's Search and Browse Manipulation Policy.
Writing a great description
The description is your opportunity to provide buyers with more information about the item. Be sure to use complete sentences and correct spelling and grammar.
Organise information in paragraphs with similar information grouped together.
Start with the most important details that buyers need first, such as additional details about your item
Include specific information like size, shape, colour, age, manufacture date, company/artist/author, and notable features or markings
Clearly state the item’s condition, such as new, used, or still under warranty. Be sure to mention any flaws or repairs
Be clear about what’s included and the type of packaging
Make the description as readable as possible
In a separate short paragraph, consider including a story about the item, or why the item is appealing. Many sellers have found that adding a creative, human approach to their descriptions boosts bids and sales.
What to avoid in your description
Follow these guidelines when writing your description:
Don't say anything that isn’t true
Don't include information unrelated to the item for sale
Don't use all caps, multiple fonts and font colours, and HTML. These things can make your listing unreadable on a mobile device
Don't include negative comments
Don't repeat information provided in other sections of your listing
Don't include email addresses and some links (see eBay’s links policy)
Don't use item descriptions copied word-for-word from other sources (for example, ecommerce websites, other eBay listings, manufacturer websites, etc.)
Don't create lengthy descriptions, fine print, and surprises, which buyers may not read
Don't include trademarked logos, unless you have permission to use them.
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