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Any way to hide a KW in auction body?

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by LikeThisForam, Jan 31, 2011.

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    LikeThisForam Registered Member

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    I doubt this would work any more, ebay looks for excuses to pull auctions, but if there IS a way to hide a keyword, I would love it.

    I'm selling some parts made for a specific brand name, but if I use said brand name in the title, boom-it gets pulled by Vero or flagged. If I put it in the body, it gets flagged. I would love to put the keyword in the body, but not have the finicky egaybags flag my listing.

    If I write the listing in HTML, and tag the pictures, will that work?

    Any ideas or anything that works will be appreciated.
     
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    My guess is that it would work for not getting flagged, but probably won't result in the keyword being picked up on ebay search. So it would probably work to not get flagged, but not do you any good in the search pages.

    That would be so easy for you to just give it a try though. It would be worth it to just make a couple of test listings and see what the results are. If you do then come back and update your thread with the results you find.
     
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    This item costs $12 to list though...But I do have one up that has less than 3 days up, do you think adding text that is almost the same shade of the backround might work? This way the item will show up in the results for people who check "include auction" body, but most of them won't see it.
     
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    All your wanting to do is test whether using the keyword like that will work for you. Just make some other test listing that doesn't cost $12. Make a $.01 auction with no reserve for 7 day listing. See if using the keyword gets picked up for the search term and if it does then let it run for a few more days to see if it gets flagged for vero and if not then cancel the listing for an "error in the listing" before the cancellation deadline.