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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:21 PM
Can any of you link exchange experts point me in the right direction? Thx, Bob
Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:47 AM
- Log into your eBay account as normal.
- Mouse over the Account tab and select Personal Information
- In the first section of this new page you should see "About Me page" From there you can select either View to view your current About Me page, or you can choose to Edit it to add/remove stuff.
Note too that eBay places some restrictions on what you can do with these favorite links. You'll want to review those guidelines. Like I said, it's been awhile since I've fooled around with eBay (I still have an account, just don't use it anymore) but if memory serves you have to be a little careful when linking over to your own site to make sure you're not directly competing with eBay by linking to products you don't sell on eBay.
Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:21 AM
"'Favorite links' eBay" but all it brought me to was a bunch of sample stores with links.
And yes thanks also for the pointer on eBay policies. It clearly adds some restrictions to my thought process. Yet curiously the eBay store that my client is using as a model is violating the guidelines regarding linking to a store that sells comparable merchandise.
I'd bet your salary that if I had the time to go through a batch of stores and looked through their link lists that this is probably common place. Which leads to the question, do they ever do cross-checking or do they trust you to do the honorable thing and if they do find violators, how are they handled?
Happy camper... Bob
Posted 29 May 2008 - 06:09 PM
Not that I ever saw. Maybe if someone reported something to them, but otherwise I highly doubt they check any of those.
Back in the day when I was using eBay to blow out some excess inventory the favorite links was a severe grey area. I'm going from memory here, but then the policy as it was applied was that you could link to your web site, even if it sold stuff that wasn't in your eBay store as long as you didn't link to something like a shopping cart page that pulled up an item that wasn't in your eBay store. It was seriously screwy, but there was a lot of discussion about it even back then.
You might want to take a look in their Community Forums to see if it's still a raging debate and to get a feel for how the policy is being applied these days. Push come to shove though I wonder how much they'd do about it even if they found someone directly breaking that sort of ambigious rule. Or to put it another way, would they seriously consider shutting down someone's account who was paying them every week over a favorite link on a single page? Or would they simply email the account owner and tell them the link needed to be removed. Or possibly remove it for them and send and email not to do it again.
My guess would be the account probably wouldn't be at a lot of risk if you didn't do something pretty darned flagrant.
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