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Zooming In On The Correct eBay Products

Posted on Jun 02 2007

A cool tip that not a lot of people know is when you are editing your ebay module you can tell ebay what auctions to list as well as what NOT to list as well as what auctions to list.

You know when you’re editing the ebay module and tick ‘Let Ebay Choose’ to determine what items get added to your lens, and you type in the words you want, like rich dad poor dad book?

If when you save the module you find that it is displaying rich dad poor dad audio books, you can go back in and edit your module and add -audio to your module settings (the words it should search ebay for). When you re-save the module and discover that no auctions with the word audio in are listed.

Basically, if you don’t want a particular word coming up just use a minus sign attached to the word!

Just to clarify, if you want the ebay module to list items with the words vegetarian shoes in the title but not the word red then you would type (exactly like this): vegetarian shoes -red

Cool, eh?

– Lewis 🙂

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  1. Margaret says:

    Thanks, Lewis. This will be helpful.

  2. mrlewissmile says:

    It’s a neat little trick isn’t it? I was SO pleased with myself when I discovered it!

  3. john says:

    I have a question if I want to sell my own products that I have for sale on ebay can I add those?
    Do I get paid as an affiliate for the items which I sell through my lens?

  4. mrlewissmile says:

    Hi John,

    You’ve got it right! You can sell your own ebay auctions on your lens (heck, it’s encouraged!) and you will also get paid as an affiliate for whatever sells via your lens. There is a free Squidoo ebook written specifically for ebay sellers by Megan Casey, the Squidoo Editor-In-Chief. you can find it here:

    Good luck with it!

    – Lewis 🙂

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    […] 5. You can make the module show more accurate listings for your lens by using the same technique I wrote about for the ebay module here. […]

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