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06/26/2018 at 7:08 am in reply to: Not to Be Missed- Your Item Specifics- Fill Them In #43568
Yep. Been on that train for over a year now. Crucial for structured data.06/26/2018 at 7:07 am in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 366: How To Run A Small, Local Business #43567
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sonia: Wow. That I haven’t seen before.
I would contact eBay directly. I would also send this to Griff (firstname.lastname@example.org). He has talked about this issue before that people should be using the cart for these situations.
So either a glitch or something has changed.
Griff is pretty good about responding. Usually in 24 hours during the work week.
We will continue to move forward with just the old listings (we do that quarterly already).
What I would like is better data up the chain. I’m wanting to improve the process by looking at a different set of data. Rather than just age, if we could get accurate Impressions data, then that gives more effective information, faster information, and better information.
But I can’t use that data if it is bad. If I make course changes based on bad data, then that is a bad decision.
Amen. That is my frustration. I just want the data, and I want it to be accurate.
Otherwise, all work based on bad data is bad work…
PS – This is why I’m wanting to see the Impressions by listing as well. If it isn’t getting Impressions, it isn’t being shown to buyers…
My thoughts are this:
If an item is getting views but not selling (and it is in season), I decide if I need to tweak pricing or something about the listing that keeps it from selling. There may be something that is an issue that is keeping it from selling.
If it isn’t even getting views (and it is in season), I have to decide if it is because it is super rare/unique/small universe of buyers or if it isn’t even being shown to buyers because it is down in search.
leanna: Your photos may have been removed from “Running Listings”, but you should still have them in Create Items. If they moved from Create Items, that would not make sense.06/25/2018 at 3:57 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 366: How To Run A Small, Local Business #43475
Indomatt: That drop for us was on August 17, 2016. That was when the Google Traffic was turned off.
I can still see the almost elimination of “Outside of Ebay” traffic in our graph….
Gotcha. I get the new over the old at the listing level.
There was some talk in the blog about newer and less established sellers copying his listings and being higher in search. The conspiracy of “new sellers get listings ranked over established sellers” for the same items. I get why they would do that, I just really hope that they truly aren’t doing that.
All that said, the real question is how much time and effort to put into this stuff. Arguments are good on both sides.
Team A) Don’t care, just list. Gets more listings, more new listings, makes more sales.
Team B) Care a lot, as if you aren’t solid with the search (in this case Cassini), selling is hard. The “if it ain’t being seen, is it really for sale? argument”
Somewhere in the spectrum is where we need to be. Honestly, I just want a transparent view of my data, and I want it accurate. When one screen shows I have 0 views, then suddenly the number of views are there, what am I supposed to do with that info?
In the end, the cream rises to the top. I spend some time on Team B (caring about where are results are) because we don’t want to create a museum, we want a store. But I try to put 90% of my time on Team A.06/25/2018 at 2:27 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 366: How To Run A Small, Local Business #43461
Indomatt: I have contemplated setting up a second eBay store and linking it to SixBit. One listing, two stores. I could run TONS of A/B testing with the same listing through 2 stores: Free Shipping, Free Returns, GTC vs 30 Day…06/25/2018 at 2:25 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 366: How To Run A Small, Local Business #43460
Our only review has really been on old listings, not really on listings with lower than expected Impressions and Views.
I’ll look into the SixBit side later tonight on what it has. It would be the best place to do it as I could revise right from there.06/25/2018 at 2:23 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 366: How To Run A Small, Local Business #43457
Agree Mike. We still do some GTC, but only on multi-quantity listings. Our thought being that if we get sales on the listing, I want that good track record to move us up in search.06/25/2018 at 2:20 pm in reply to: Scavenger Life Episode 366: How To Run A Small, Local Business #43456
The views glitch is really something.
I sorted our listings by ending time, moving the ones that will be ending soon to the top. Lots of items with a – for number of views. I click on the listing, then go back out…
Suddenly lots of views are showing for the items that previously were – .
Tried again, it didn’t work. But I refresh the screen and the views show up.
Also saw similar glitches in the Impressions section. Lots of 0 or – views. But when you click on the listing, the listing itself shows it has lots of views…
I don’t spend a lot of time with this, but it would be nice to have a tool that is accurately showing items with little impressions or views. It would help us to decide to either tweak the listing or pull the item as a bad buy…
Adventure: New listings I get. My analysis of 30-Day listings shows that boost.
But boosting a new seller’s listing over an established seller? That I would hope would NOT be the case. I get the reasons why they would do that. But if that was proven…established sellers would not be happy…