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11-24-2014 11:08 AM
I'd love to help you but I can't because I am only reading the info about the Cassini search - Read through so you can see how your listings should appear: you have to think of the exact words a person would put into search box without any others included so you have to eliminate everything else.
11-24-2014 10:21 AM
Ok I see. So with my listing... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bridal-Wedding-Prom-Silv
My title product currently reads as "Bridal Wedding Prom Silver Clear Crystal Encrusted Diamante Hair Pins Clips Grip" thinking about this logically most people probably don't search "Prom hair pins" or "encrusted hair pins" so maybe the title shoud read
"Bridal Wedding Silver Clear Crystal Diamante Hair Pins Clips Grip"
What about the item specifics on the listing? Does the same rules apply?
11-24-2014 10:12 AM
I forgot- have a look at this listing of mine that I've just updated - I know it looks really boring but this is how it's got to be - no frills - just necessary info. I sold from this listing immediately after updating it and I hadn't sold one of these for months:
11-24-2014 10:09 AM
Oh Gosh, Ok, please read the link I posted and try to understand what is being said (it's quite complicated because ebay doesn't really know how it's going to work out themselves and that's why all these problems are coming about.) I had a look at your listing: the title must make sense as a sentence - in the new system you will be penalised if it doesn't make sense. All info must appear before imaging in the body of the listing - bunch all the important info up at the very top of the listing and make simple bullet points. Ebay actually recommends templates so you're fine there - I'm just figuring all this out in my head by reading that information about the Cassini search (best match) so you do the same Keep everything totally simple (I know it goes against everything we're used to on ebay because we are used to stuffing loads of search terms into the title......NOW THE TRICK IS TO REALLY GUESS THE EXACT SENTENCE OUR CUSTOMERS WILL PUT INTO THE SEARCH BOX!!!!!! I'm not joking.
Good luck - As I said, it seems to be working for me so far - I've sold some items that I haven't sold for ages by updating my listings like this.
There is a glimmer of hope.
11-24-2014 09:56 AM
How does this work if you use a listing template?
Here is one of our listings http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bridal-Wedding-Prom-Silv
11-24-2014 09:47 AM
I'm hoping you are referrring to the link I posted on the new ebay Cassini search - I must tell you, by using the info in that link, I've started updating my listings and it may be coincidence, but I 've started selling on those listings which I've updated. The titles must be simple - all listing info must be in bullet point form, no other info and all text in same colour and font - add item specifics (simple ones) and invent them if they don't give you the option for the product you are selling. My sales are still at rock bottom but there's deffinately been some movement on my updated listings - Try it! We've got nothing to lose that isn't already lost!
11-24-2014 09:33 AM
THANK YOU for this link! This explains EXACTLY what is happening and how it works. Especially the ratio of click-on to sell thrus. We will change our stretegy but we are also changing our primary focus to work outselves away from eBay.
11-24-2014 06:44 AM
My sales are actually up this past week a bit, not up to what last year's traffic was, but not that far behind. Hopefully the gate doesn't close again, but I'm not holding my breath. My views still aren't up that much, which makes me wonder if the theory about servers being turned on and off is true, or if there's a problem and eBay's view counters might not be working.... but I doubt it's the counters.
11-23-2014 04:50 PM
11-22-2014 09:54 PM
Still SLO slo SLO !! EXcept that is for the oops on relisting fees that I was not suppose to incur .. spent time on the phone w/ebay and it was suppose to be worked out, but nope .. not a fix/credit like promised .. and I was talking to someone in the state that has the authority do make those kind of credits righ off. Im so sick of spending so much time talking to them .. then nothing happens !! Like GET SMART - Im " " CLOSE !!! - Not just saying it either, I really am considering it even if it mean canceling all my listing and not having them else where, taking the time for a few sales is a waste of time... Oh, one rep on ebay whom said they where a seller too... said that the changes theyve made arent necessarily going to be permanent.... either way if they dont change theyll die too !!
11-22-2014 02:27 PM
Phew! we were begining to think we were alone in this situation. We are an ebay UK seller and have notcied a huge drop in sales for Sept, Oct, Nov 2014. Our amazon sales with the same product are up on last year but not on ebay. We have phoned them several times as we were worried they had blocked or limited our account somehow but they say everything is fine but clearly it is not. We were averaging £500-£750 a day but yesterday did £50 **bleep**!
11-22-2014 04:40 AM
11-21-2014 06:17 PM
You do not know what you talk abouth i have friends who was making 50,000.00 + not in sales in poket money after tax and everythyng and they quit they jobs to be fulltime eBay. Some of them are now apling to Food Stamps!!!! Get real!!!!! they all top rated Power Saler.We can't blame only eBay but they are wrong in keeping tell that nothing is wrong!!!
11-21-2014 07:44 AM
This is an absolute disaster! Sales have been dreadful all year, but with Xmas approaching they have FALLEN even lower.
This really does appear to be the end of the road for Ebay. It would be good to know why?
11-21-2014 06:23 AM