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    Ebay leaks get worse and worse
    Just a heads up. Auctionbytes is reporting that there are now ads on the item description pages on ebay Australia. How soon this will happen on the US site is anybody's guess, but if they can get away with doing it, they no doubt will.

    http://blog.auctionbytes.com/cgi-bin...222101484.html

    I've complained about ebay leaks before. Since then I have been bending over backwards to change out links whenever I can, and when it is not possible to at least avoid linking to search pages because of all the sponsored ads.

    Now it seems there really isn't going to be a way to avoid leaks at all, even if you use editor kits or other similar methods of getting people directly to an item page.

    How are you guys planning on coping with this? Just wondering...

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    Hmmm, wonder how much eBay makes per paid ad per impression over the life of an item listing... bet it's more than they make on fees for that item.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomers
    Hmmm, wonder how much eBay makes per paid ad per impression over the life of an item listing... bet it's more than they make on fees for that item.
    I wonder too...

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    I'm coping with it by slowly adding other networks and revenue streams to my sites. Ebay has been great for me, and probably will continue to be, but I don't want to be the last one out the door.

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    Another item for the "Why I don't trust ebay and should not invest oodles of additional time promoting them" list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baygrafix
    I'm coping with it by slowly adding other networks and revenue streams to my sites. Ebay has been great for me, and probably will continue to be, but I don't want to be the last one out the door.
    Sounds like a good plan. Yeah, I don't want to be the last one out the door either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesehead
    Another item for the "Why I don't trust ebay and should not invest oodles of additional time promoting them" list.
    I have a similar list and unfortunately it keeps getting longer. Makes me so sad, I used to LOVE ebay.

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    More related reading that may be of interest:

    http://www.tamebay.com/2008/08/third...tem-pages.html

    http://www.tamebay.com/2008/09/third...omplaints.html

    My hat's off to those Aussie ebayers- pretty smart tactics.

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