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Fizzypickles Inactive Member22 Aug 2014 7:43 a.m. PST

Ok, so I use EvilBay to sell non-commissioned work.

I'm often surprised by how quickly newly listed items get viewed but lately (last 12 listings/last couple of weeks) I've noticed something that to me at least seems peculiar.

Items listed are viewed quickly as ever and continue to gain view numbers for 48 hrs or so and then stop dead, and I do mean dead, with absolutely no views at all for days on end.

Maybe it isn't anything peculiar at all, my mind does seem to have a built in radar for picking up on patterns of behaviour that probably do not matter. I just wondered if anyone else had experienced the same thing?

Cheers, Lance.

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Aug 2014 9:46 a.m. PST

without a for example its hard to say. Evil bay loves to frack with your traffic streams. You have to learn how to play there games to keep your traffic up.

Terrement Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2014 11:33 a.m. PST

It may be something like what I do. In my searches, I look for newly listed, choose what to watch, and then don't revisit until auction day. Whatever the category, the more things listed the less likely a buyer might be to re-drill through thousands of listings just to see if anyone has placed a bid yet.

altfritz22 Aug 2014 5:13 p.m. PST

What is the default? "Newly Listed" or "Ending Soonest"? The implication is that it is "Newly Listed".

Fizzypickles Inactive Member23 Aug 2014 1:28 a.m. PST

That's a good question altfritz and probably fits into napthyme's original statement about fracking with yer traffic streams (what ever that actually means).

I always assumed (stupidity knows no limits) that 'Default' would be categorised by relevance of words in search against words in item heading.

I take your point Terrement and that behaviour is entirely logical, it just seems peculiar that I should only now notice it or the pattern has actually changed for some reason.

altfritz23 Aug 2014 10:51 a.m. PST

The options for "Newly Listed", "Least Expensive", "Buy it Now" are in a dropdown above the search listing.

Fizzypickles Inactive Member23 Aug 2014 11:02 a.m. PST

Yes but default is 'Best Match'. Hence my ramble.

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2014 11:07 a.m. PST

LoL ok Fizzy it goes something like this.

If you have not listed anything new in awhile Ebay will divert your search traffic over to someone who has.

Same way if you have not listed at auction recently, not listed any high dollar items recently, had a neutral or negative feed back, ect.

And they do it all via the default best match.

PM me a listing and I can look and see if there is anything else there hitting you with.

Fizzypickles Inactive Member23 Aug 2014 3:00 p.m. PST

I'm not sure I knew any of that tbh…but I'm not surprised at anything any more, especially in the commercial world.

However, my items actually show up on searches just fine which is one of the reasons I kinda raised an eyebrow in the first place.

I'm starting to wish I had just made a cup of Tea instead of starting this thread lol.

napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Aug 2014 6:47 p.m. PST

I like tea… Cuppa tea and a slice of cake

Fizzypickles Inactive Member24 Aug 2014 1:58 a.m. PST

Oh, I insist upon Tea and cake most days thumbs up

Tyler32603 Oct 2014 4:52 a.m. PST

I think most views happen within the first few days . After that anyone who has an interest probably has it saved as "watching" and then there is no need to revisit unless they are ready to buy. They can go back to their own saved 'watch items " to check if it has been sold or bid on. No need to revisit the page and bump up the "times viewed."

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