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Keyword Search Category Expansions
In some cases, eBay will automatically expand your search to include items based on the intent of your search rather than matching the exact keywords. This is why for certain searches; additional items appear in the search results, even though all the keywords you entered are not in the title of the items.
For example, when you type in the keyword audiobook, eBay automatically includes the items from the audiobooks category even those items without the keyword audiobook in the title.
Note: Using ANY advanced search operator will turn off automatic search expansions. To learn more about using advanced search operators, see Using Search Commands
How automatic search expansion works
There are three types of automatic search expansions that we use to give you the best results for your search queries.
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