Top Six Basic HTML Codes for ebay sellers to improve listings

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The Six HTML Tags to Know

Using just five HTML snippets (Otherwise known as TAGS), you can make your auction listings more professional, readable and possibly make would-be bidders, buy.

The tags are:

<br> — By inserting these four characters (a less-than symbol, the letters "br", and a greater-than symbol, no spaces between them), causes a line break, similar to a carriage return on a typewriter.

Insert one of these in your listing text whenever you want to go to the next line. Insert two of them together when you want to skip a line.


<b>your text here</b> — Any text that you surround by opening and closing bold tags (<b> and </b>, respectively) will appear in bold face type. This is very useful for emphasizing text in your listings that you'd like to have stand out.


<i>your text here</i> — Any text that you surround by opening and closing italic tags (<i> and </i>, respectively) will appear in italic style type. This is, too, is useful for emphsizing aspects of your listing that should stand out to your reader.


<font size="num">your text here</font> — Any text that you surround with opening and closing font tags that uses the size property will appear larger or smaller than regular text. Replace num with a number from -4 to 4 to indicate the size of the text you desire, with 0 being normal text. Negative numbers produce smaller text, while positive numbers produce larger text.


<font color="name">your text here</font> — Any text that you surround with opening and closing font tags that uses the color property will appear in a different color from regular text. Replace name with the name of a primary color that you'd like to use for the text. Among the valid choices are red, green, blue, yellow, or brown.

<HR> —  By inserting these four characters (a less-than symbol, the letters "HR", and a greater-than symbol, no spaces between them), causes a line , spanning the full page width.

These simple tags or pieces of HTML could vastly improve your chances of selling your items listed.

By: Roger Cater

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