Niche Research – How to Find HOT Items To Sell on eBay using Google
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Hi Guys, Neil Waterhouse. In this video I’m going to show you how to quickly find hot items to sell on eBay using Google for any niche that you research. You can also use this same strategy to find hot items to sell on Amazon and your own website. Okay, so let’s say your niche is say, doona covers. You type this phrase, doona covers, into Google. Let me first explain this search phrase and how it works.
The first piece of text in-between the quotes is obviously the niche
First of all, the first piece of text in-between the quotes is obviously the niche, which in this case is doona cover. The next part, the 50, then three dots, then 10000 and sold in quotes. Means we only want Google to show us hot items with results where eBay is showing listings that have sold between 50 and 10000 times.
The last part of the Google search phrase is we’re telling Google in which URL to look
The last part of this Google search phrase is we’re telling Google in which URL to look. For this example, I’m using eBay Australia, which is ebay.com.au. The /itm is there because every items that’s on eBay includes this /itm in the URL. Let me show you. So, I’ll type into Google this phrase and Google returns me the search results. As you can see, doing this research Google shows me how many times items have sold on Ebay in the last 24 hours.
Google shows how many listings, or how many times the listings, have sold in total on Ebay
And also, Google shows me how many listings. How many times the listings, have sold in total on Ebay. Now, when items have sold multiple times on Ebay, in the last 24 hours. This can be a very good indication that this item is an Ebay hot selling item. For example, if I click on this item, Google takes me to Ebay. And I can see this item has sold six times in the last 24 hours and it sold 2693 times in total.
Google was only showing three sales in the last 24 hours
Notice that in the Google search results, Google was only showing three sales in the last 24 hours. But Ebay is showing six sold in the last 24 hours. Now, this is because there’s normally always a lag between when the Google bot last crawled the listing in Ebay and when you search on Ebay right now. Now, to speed up this exercise of researching niches to find the hot selling items.
Google normally only shows you 10 to 13 search results and three of those search results, they’re often ads
When you do this search in Google, or any search in Google for that matter. Google normally only shows you 10 to 13 search results. And three of those search results, they’re often ads. If you want more search results than 10 at a time. Simply add the characters &num=100 to the end of the link of your Google search results. Now, the place you add these characters is in the URL at the top, after you do the Google search.
You can ask Google to show you any products in your niche which have sold in the last 24 hours
Now, another Google search which you can do to find Ebay hot selling items, is you can ask Google to show you any products in your niche which have sold in the last 24 hours. Obviously, if items have sold multiple times on Ebay in the last 24 hours, there’s a very good chance that they are Ebay hot selling items. To do this search, type this search phrase into Google. Obviously, you’ll replace the key words, doona cover, with your own niche. When I search Google using this search request, I get the following.
Google is showing multiple results where items were sold multiple times in the last 24 hours
Here you can see that Google is showing multiple results where items were sold multiple times in the last 24 hours. You can click on any of these and Google will take you into Ebay, where you can see the exact Ebay listing. You can also, like before, add the characters &num=100 so that Google shows you 100 search results instead of 10. So that’s all for this week, please scroll down and leave me a comment below. And while you’re there, make sure you hit the subscribe button. Until next week, list more, sell more. This is Neil Waterhouse.