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EB-Update Issue #256 - February 07, 2010.

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From the Editor

We've been busy analyzing eBay's upcoming fee changes and we have some excellent articles about building and optimizing ecommerce websites in today's newsletter, check in with AuctionBytes Editor Ina Steiner in today's editorial.

Survey Results - eBay Sellers Say Fee Changes Will Cost Them More

The results are in. AuctionBytes conducted a survey to determine how eBay sellers viewed upcoming changes to eBay's fee structure and changes to Stores. We also asked respondents what, if any, action they would take as a result of the changes. Read the survey results in today's issue! Strives to Be Robin Hood of Online Marketplaces

Greg Holden sat down with one of the first online Webmasters who sold his successful Internet business before the "dot-com bust" a decade ago. Since then, Julio Pereda has launched an online marketplace called to create a more friendly site for online traders. Find out what this entrepreneur has to say about his latest ecommerce venture.

Four Ways to Apply Big Brand SEO to Small Merchants, Part 2

In this two-part series, Jennifer Van Iderstyne takes a look at Search Engine Optimization and how small sellers can apply the principles of SEO to their listings to generate traffic. In Part 1, Jennifer explained how to Do Keyword Research and how to Create Great Content. Today in Part 2, she tells us how to Build Links and Research the Competition.

First Item Sold Online: One Man's Trash Is Another Man's Treasure

Do you remember the first item you ever sold online? Let us know by sending an email to and we may publish your story. Today we hear from Rich, whose first sale only proves the old adage, "one man's trash is another man's treasure."

Collector's Corner: Pottery Types

There are three major types of pottery: Porcelain, Earthenware, and Stoneware. Today Michele Alice reviews the basics and links to some useful guides to learn more!

AuctionBytes Soundoff: Letters to the Editor

In every issue, readers soundoff about issues important to them. From feedback to payment services, from fees to posting policies, AuctionBytes Soundoff gives you a chance to air your views.