|Tue June 4 2019 12:10:26|
eBay Promoted Listing Ads Appear in Completed Item Searches
By: Ina Steiner
"Looks like eBay has found another place to advertise," a seller alerted us after noticing Promoted Listing Ads appearing in Completed Item searches.
Many users research past sales through Completed Item searches to help determine the price of items they are selling (or buying), since people sell items in varying condition and rarity on eBay,
But placing sponsored ads for live listings in the Completed Item search results is annoying to at least some users when they're trying to research prices of sold goods. "It is very annoying to say the least," wrote a seller on this thread
. "I for one will never purchase a promoted item that shows up in sold searches. It is just more unwanted things to sort through when trying to get work done."
But the EcommerceBytes reader saw a silver lining in what some may see as a desperate ploy by eBay to generate more revenue:
"This could be a good thing. It always worried me that eBay would do away with Sold Listings, in their endless quest to be Amazon-like. You won't find Sold data anywhere on Amazon, to my knowledge. Now that eBay has a self-serving use for the page, maybe that will protect it from extinction," he wrote.
Have you noticed the ads appearing in completed searches? And what do you think of the placement of your Promoted Listings as an advertiser?