on 08-12-2011 12:24 PM
Hello. Does looking at your own eBay sales item while logged in increase the "view" count for that sales item? Or is eBay's interface programmed not to include the seller's own "looks" at his or her items? I am interested in knowing how many other "non-me" people are looking at the item and am currently trying to refrain from looking at my own ads (while logged in) to prevent an inflated "view" count. Thank you.
on 08-12-2011 12:34 PM
Yes, when the seller views the listing, that does increase the "view" count.
However, the software is smart enough to know when the same user views the listing again, so it only increases the view count once per user. It (usually) doesn't go up again when the same user (whether seller or potential buyer) views the listing more than once.
on 09-26-2012 07:28 PM
Whenever I log out of ebay and then log back in and then look at my listing, it does raise the view count every time. So the view count is not an accurate number. Although I haven't posted anything lately until today, it was happening on my last few previous listings. Today after posting my one listing, I was curious; and after the 2 views I always seem to get after immediately posting anything, I signed out and in three times and viewed my listing each time and now my count is at 5. I guess if one wanted to they could just keep adding up the numbers. Would this be an advantage (showing more interest in the item perhaps)? I would prefer an accurate number. If I look at my listing more than once during one log in, it only registers one view from me.
on 01-30-2014 06:43 AM
I have noticed in recent months that my items get up to 5 view counts before they are even publically posted. It takes at least 20 min and sometimes hours for a listing to show publically in a search.
Is the ebay automated security rotots inspecting the listings?
Or is ebay hyping up the traffic to show activity that doesnt exist?
on 09-22-2013 06:28 AM
Just guessing here, but I bet what eBay does is count "views" from unique devices, not unique people. In other words, if you're not logged in, and just searching in eBay, viewing the page once from your laptop and then again from your phone browser would count as two separate views even though it's only one person doing the viewing.