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Published: October 30 2012, 10:45:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 10:42:45 PM

Why is my item not showing up in searches?

Summary

If you are using special characters in your Item.Title, it may be affecting your item from being searchable



Detailed Description

When listing items, you want to be very careful what you put in the Item.Title.  For example, if you were to have a hyphen ("-") in your title, it may make your item harder to search for.  Let's say you have a title of "Super Camera - 2000GS".  And when a user searches, they use that exact title.  Your item would only be searchable for everying before the hypen, so 'Super Camera', and would exclude any items with "2000GS" from the search.    You want the title to be as descriptive as possible, and here are a few more tips,

1.  Max 80 characters

2.  Append brand

3.  Use product name

4.  Use product type

5.  Use Color/Wash/Size (when applicable)

6.  Use MPN/model number (when applicable)



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