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Thu Nov 28 2019 18:24:27

Does eBay Managed Payments Hurt Google Visibility?

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
Listings from sellers on eBay managed payments are not showing up in the Google shopping search. We have 2 stores, one of which is on managed payments, the other is not. The items in our managed payments account are not showing up in Google while the ones set up on PayPal show just fine. 

If you look though the seller that are showing up in Google search, they all say that they offer PayPal 6 month financing, which is a sign that they are not on managed payments. 

eBay does not acknowledge the issue in any way.
Julie

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by: eBay Shill Buster This user has validated their user name.

Thu Nov 28 19:37:38 2019

Google is excluding many eBay product listings now days and mostly will only show the product category that forwards into the search page for the products featured on eBay. The managed payments sellers may be on different server IP addresses than regular eBay seller accounts, that might also be a reason.

The stores on those servers may take longer for Google to index since eBay has those accounts set up differently from the rest of the seller accounts.

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This user has validated their user name. by: The End

Fri Nov 29 09:55:35 2019

No, trying to sell your things through these predatory venues is hurting visibility.
My personal website shows up on Page 1 most of the time.
The venues are playing a game in the background, and you suffer the results.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: CanBrit

Fri Nov 29 12:27:05 2019

eBay hurts all sellers no matter if they are in Managed Payments or not. You're not seen on Google, you're not seen on eBay. What the heck.

I'm going to bet dollars to donuts that this Black Friday weekend will be the worst in eBay's history. I'm off to a great start I can see. Add that along with the worst November in my business's history. It a real giggle.

I'm gonna getcha Alice oops eBay! Hardy har har.

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by: Paul W This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 2 02:16:03 2019

I just tried Google search for one item in my managed payments store and it appeared in two places on the first page, so I suspect the issue is with some specific sellers, not a general eBay problem.

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by: shesellsseashells This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 2 02:26:20 2019

My listings are within google's first five and I'm in the managed payments program. I agree with another commenter - it may be seller specific.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Mon Dec 2 02:40:40 2019

@Julie

How do you know that it is because of Managed Payments or is that just an assumption because it is the major difference between your two stores?

Do you sell the same kind of stuff in both stores?
Are the price points around the same?

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by: Chicago48 This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 2 05:11:07 2019

Lucky me.  I don't have a Store.  I do all auctions.  No managed payments, no listing fees.  That seems to be the ONLY way to get around EB and their antiquated policies and fees.
Akil McLeod on Youtube talked about EB policies and fees and he suggested that EB be torn down and rebuilt.  

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This user has validated their user name. by: Marie

Mon Dec 2 13:00:09 2019

@Chicago48

What rules do you not have to comply with that others do when they list more than you do?

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by: Mark4 This user has validated their user name.

Mon Dec 2 14:55:49 2019

Google is not showing your items because ebay is most likely not showing your items.  Some days out listings are visible in ebay search, other days they are not visible at all. Google can't index them if they are not showing. Ebay should stop playing games with people's listings, ie throttling. 25 years on ebay and this was our worst black friday ever, cyber Monday is looking even worse.  Other sites and our website going strong, ebay is a ghost town.  



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