SELLING ON EBAY TIPS
Introducing eBay’s Google Penalty
It seems when a potential customer finds your
listing through a Google search and clicks
through, eBay is terrified that you as a seller:
- might not make the sale; or
- might not provide this proverbial
stranger wandering in the eBay store off the
street a good buying experience.
eBay’s Google Penalty
Therefore, when a visitor clicks-through to
your listing from Google, they are immediately
presented with this unusual box at the top of
So, if you’re like me and spend the time and effort to
run a Search Engine Optimization campaign for your eBay
listings (or just lucky enough to rank highly in the search
results), eBay thanks you by immediately trying to lure away
the customer you just brought to the auction site.
But this is just the first jab of eBay’s Google Penalty.
If your customer hasn’t clicked away yet, eBay shameless
sticks five links to other listings before your listing’s
description above the fold – meaning your customer has to
scroll down to view your description, if they have any
remaining inclination to do so! Click on the image
below to enlarge it.
eBay doesn’t seem to care if you have perfect feedback or
are a Top Rated Seller. Every listing is subject to
eBay’s Google Penalty.
Want to experience the eBay Google Penalty for yourself?
Try a search like this on Google: manilla envelopes
Replace “manilla envelopes” with whatever you’re selling
(use your listing title in quotations) and see if it’s
happening to your listings. You say it isn’t happening