|Sat Apr 11 2015 22:38:18|
eBay Search Returns Too Many Results, Again
This 2009 search issue is back. I searched for pottery +cat in title only and got way too many items back that did NOT include both words in the title.
Can you tell me what's going on with the Search results lately? When searching something like "furniture legs", it used to be that I would get about 200 listings or so to wade through. Now, I get over 800 to dig myself out from under, so to speak, and a large number of those listings do not have the both the words "furniture" and "legs" in the listing, usually only the word legs.
It appears that eBay is returning Search results based on the title having "either" Search term in the title instead of "both" or else they are just throwing in furniture listings in general in spite of what Search criteria is used.
And just to be specific, my Search words were "furniture" and "legs" meant to return results that had BOTH words in the TITLE ONLY.
I understand that eBay is trying to "enhance" the buyer's experience but, as a buyer, I don't feel that my experience is at all enhanced by have four times the number of listings presented to me, including those which don't pertain to my search criteria.
Is this what we can expect from eBay's Search engine from now on because if it is, I would think a lot of buyers would be turned off by it, if they haven't been already.