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Thu Aug 13 2015 17:11:38

Seller Asks Why Google Is Not Showing eBay Items

By: Reader

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Dear Ina,
We noticed a huge turndown on eBay sales at a time where these items are in high demand. We checked our items on Goggle shopping and found that none of the items for a popular wedding favor from all eBay sellers were listed. They were there for Etsy and Bonanza but not eBay. 

We checked other items and found the same. I was wondering if this was the case for all eBay items?
Thank you,
ebayrefugeecamp




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by: ebayisscrewed This user has validated their user name.

Thu Aug 13 17:29:02 2015

Uh . . .  I would ask where you have been for the last year?

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by: pace306 This user has validated their user name.

Thu Aug 13 19:50:01 2015

Ummmm cause Google hates eBay like most if it's sellers ? LOL

It's a money issue. All for Donohue none for Google!

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by: Owen This user has validated their user name.

Thu Aug 13 20:29:53 2015

It is deliberate on Google's part. There has been an ongoing dispute. Google wants others to pay to be seen. eBay took exceptions to that. They do not want to pay, and Google does not show as a result. It's all about money. Google will show sold listings, though. Of course that's useless for sales.

It used to be that it really didn't matter, since eBay was it's own landing site and controlled its own searches, which used to be very good. However, now with Cassini search and Best Match, people can no longer find things that they are looking for. eBay's search engine is woefully inadequate and poorly designed. eBay will not listen to its sellers and buyers about this issue. So everyone on eBay, sellers and buyers too are suffering. When folks try to turn to Google to find eBay things, because Google has a better search engine, they cannot find eBay listings.

It a checkmate situation.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Rexford

Thu Aug 13 21:12:46 2015

Yes, Google and eBay had a big fallout in Boston many years ago when Google showed up at an eBay event to push their payment system.  If eBay had not been so greedy and had actually befriended Google the company might not be in the shape it's in.  In my opinion Donahoe never gave a flying fig about the business, he only cared about lining his pockets.

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This user has validated their user name. by: iheartjacksparrow

Thu Aug 13 22:36:28 2015

I think one of the reasons eBay wants UPCs and ISBNs added is to get placement in Google Shopping. On eCrater, were are told to add GTINs for every item so that they will show up in Google Shopping. Also, I read somewhere years ago that Google will not list eBay auctions; they have to be BINs for Google to show it.

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by: Volvo351 This user has validated their user name.

Fri Aug 14 07:52:29 2015

They're not there b/c Google caught The Hoe cheating and banned him.  IOW, all eBay sellers suffer, because the BoD kept a crook as CEO.  This guy did such a bang-up job hurting sellers that the corrupt BoD handed him another $23,000,0000 for six months of this shoddy work.

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by: ajeweler This user has validated their user name.

Fri Aug 14 08:37:48 2015

This has been going on for a bit over a year while Fleabay is restructuring they have been cutting costs and raising fees, in addition they are not spending any money on advertising at all the days were they can get into the back door for free are gone with the release of panda hence gave the preverbal BOOT to fleabay hence all sellers have been effected Unless you wish to subscribe to ad words yourself

and I think this will be the new way for fleabay as they think they can advertise using only their so called venue or email only,

however most direct mass e mails are generally blocked thru private email servers

of course we all know the ho took the biggest bonus in history leaving little for other uses (makes stocks look like they are stable) NOT!! a investment at all.


IT is not a matter of "if" it is a matter of "when"

read the writing on the wall

See the red flags?

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Fri Aug 14 09:58:37 2015

I have items that show on Google:

Fischer Isoscope MP2
(shows on page 1 of both Google and Google Shopping)

Burndy M10S-1
(lost somewhere at Google but on page 1 of Google Shopping)

Daniels WSP-1630
(not on Google but it is on Google Shopping)

Cherry H681-8U
(Shows on page 1 of Google but not Google Shopping)

Hargrave 1 1/4" c clamps, (shows on page 1 of Google and a friend of mine shows up on Google Shopping)

Wright 84876 impact socket
(It shows on page 1 of Google but not Google Shopping)

Thank You for looking!

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by: JQ This user has validated their user name.

Fri Aug 14 18:02:23 2015

The article below did an excellent job of explaining why Ebay items became lower ranked on Google searches last year:

http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2014/05/21/panda-4
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lot of people seem to think that Google has some feud with Ebay and it is purposely punishing Ebay. A much better way to understand the issue is that for years Ebay spammed Google with unpaid advertising masquerading as content. Google warned Ebay for years that they found their practices abusive. Google is in the business of helping users find information, not in the business of providing free advertising for Ebay. Ebay ignored the warnings. And so when Panda 4 was introduced Ebay suffered the consequences of its inaction.

Ebay calls the drop in traffic it's ''Google Penalty'' but in reality Ebay simply stopped receiving a ''Google Subsidy'' with the update. Ebay refuses to pay for advertising, and Google refuses to provide it free of charge, and in the end sellers suffer.

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Fri Aug 14 23:32:49 2015


@toolguy  said
       
'''' I have items that show on Google: Fischer Isoscope MP2
(shows on page 1 of both Google and Google Shopping) ''''

Yes, your Fischer Isoscope MP2 is on google, but unfortunately, it links back to a 6 month old ebay expired listing, that's not even currently for sale, so no one can actually buy it.

Maybe that's why you don't seem to be able to sell it?

Best to list it on your website, you might get better results.

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by: P.Dorf This user has validated their user name.

Sat Aug 15 05:51:14 2015

@toolguy

As maxmad said above, the listing is old.

I would also ask why ebay is not showing ebay items??

When I click 'show other items', ebay show 0 results,
although you have 73 items listed.

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by: ajeweler This user has validated their user name.

Sat Aug 15 08:58:19 2015

@Toolguy

I as well found only listings that were expired but on your store found the listings you have currently

it would seem that your beloved fleabay is not paying for your stuff to be current but is riding on you being found thru stale listings before panda, and of course people that have been doing business with you in the past

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by: Volvo351 This user has validated their user name.

Sat Aug 15 09:06:05 2015

OP: here's a link that pretty much explains it all. The pic of The Hoe is priceless; looks like a deer caught in the headlights!

http://www.businessinsider.com/google-search-algori
thm-update-panda-40-hurts-ebay-2014-5

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by: Volvo351 This user has validated their user name.

Sat Aug 15 09:09:07 2015

@3Q

Well, the Biz Insider piece - see link above - said The Hoe was paying for ads but we can only presume, based on Google's actions, that he was sneaking in a lot of unpaid promotion disguised as "content."  Hey, why pay for promotion when you can just stuff the dough in your own pocket?

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by: maxmad This user has validated their user name.

Sat Aug 15 12:37:46 2015



Here's an example of how ABSOLUTELY STUPID ebay is,

On almost every listing page, at the bottom, ebay displays three of THEIR OWN Large banners, and the funny part, is, they are Google paid Ad's

So they pay Google, every time someone clicks on THEIR OWN Ad's in THEIR OWN Venue, and they are large banners, I can only assume it's a high CPC rate,


Google get's a Capital ''S'' for Smart.

and.........

Ebay gets a Capital ''S'' for Stupid,



 

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by: rhawk This user has validated their user name.

Sat Aug 15 12:48:53 2015

When ebay finally gets some ethics and stops trying to screw google, sellers, and buyers,  it may succeed again.

Until then, grab the popcorn and soda....its going to be a long, boring, painful flick to watch.

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This user has validated their user name. by: toolguy

Sun Aug 16 08:36:42 2015

What about the Daniels WSP-1630 Wire Stripper?

It shows on Google Shopping and it's an active eBay listing!

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by: I Must be Crazy This user has validated their user name.

Sun Aug 16 14:26:12 2015

It doesn't help much to have one item show up every now and then in a Google search. It's especially useless if it points to an expired listing. For me I would just back all the way out to my results page and go to the next option. It's real simple, Ebay screwed up. It was a noticeable and obvious shift in activity in May 2014. Yes we can all find an acceptable search result once in awhile. But it is inconsistent and really just puts out the false promise that our items are reached through Google. It is a farce. Ebay will never recover and has continued a downward slide that will be extremely difficult for even a skilled management team to work through. The needed talent is not running the company so the prognosis is poor.

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by: ebay refugee camp This user has validated their user name.

Sun Aug 16 16:44:15 2015

Thanks to all of you for answering we know ebay is reading this, my family is seriously considering closing the ebay store.

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This user has validated their user name. by: Bill

Sun Aug 16 23:25:50 2015

Any one who has a eBay store right now is a fool to pay for it. We only list on eBay when we get free listings. We determined a number of years ago that paying to list on eBay with all of the FVF that they charge is like burning up your own money. When I check on Google for items that we sell a few show up from eBay and most are old listings but everything we list on eBid shows up in the regular search and in Google shopping which is great because we only pay 2% on eBid plus the juice money we pay to PayPal Also on eBid we pay nothing for the S&H fees we charge.
The only unfortunate thing about eBid is that the only listing tool that they have is still kind of clunky.
I wish that Auctiva would hook up with them.

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