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Default Panda 4.0

Just wondering if anybody heard of Panda 4.0 from google.
And what affect it had on eBay search results.

I tried searching panda 4.0 on this forum but got results.
Sales are extremely down.
eBay TRAFFIC is extremely down it seems.

Anybody agree?
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It's related to an SEO slap on eBay.com for bad SEO practices. That was last year wasn't it?
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It's related to an SEO slap on eBay.com for bad SEO practices. That was last year wasn't it?
I was just searching online and saw that it happened April 27th 2014?

Aspkin, do u know if traffic to eBay from that (panda 4.0) is fixed yet?
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This explains more about the situation: Panda 4.0: Why eBay Just Lost 80% of its Organic Rankings | WordStream.

Yeah, it was earlier this year.. seems so long ago.

eBay has been working on it..
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Did anyone (besides me) experience DRASTIC reduction of traffic and/or sales since this happened?
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Everyone here did. I can assure you, you are not alone. But it's not only because of Panda. In fact it has nothing to do with Panda. eBay was manually demoted by Google for bad SEO practice.
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Everyone here did. I can assure you, you are not alone. But it's not only because of Panda. In fact it has nothing to do with Panda. eBay was manually demoted by Google for bad SEO practice.
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That and the brilliance of Cassini

Cassini has nothing to do with it either. A lot of sellers including myself manipulate search results in order to capture more keywords but when a certain buyer is looking for another product they might see product that isn't exactly what they are looking for. Nothing really wrong with Cassini search, it's just eBay is hiding listings in order to give more sales to sellers who's DSR is higher than yours, mine.
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Cassini is a contributing part.

Non-professional sellers completely underestimate what happens to listings.

You only need read some of the stories of newly suspended users. They do not know the game.
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Cassini has nothing to do with it either. A lot of sellers including myself manipulate search results in order to capture more keywords but when a certain buyer is looking for another product they might see product that isn't exactly what they are looking for. Nothing really wrong with Cassini search, it's just eBay is hiding listings in order to give more sales to sellers who's DSR is higher than yours, mine.
It has to be more than just dsr right? I got several accounts with perfect dsr but these other sellers with lower dsr are above my listing. I even have similar everything to them. Sales, watchers, price, return policy, you name it.
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It has to be more than just dsr right? I got several accounts with perfect dsr but these other sellers with lower dsr are above my listing. I even have similar everything to them. Sales, watchers, price, return policy, you name it.
It could be that they have more feedbacks than you do. It plays big role too.
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The ebay uk search function is totally broke.

You type in 'nike windbreaker jacket' andall sellers are from abroad. Underneath it shows the uk sellers in the suggested other sellers at the bottom. If I search using google chrome browser, then firefox, the results are completwly different.

Sometimes it works properly, uk sellers at the top and.an inclusive list. Other days its impossible to find what you want.
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The ebay uk search function is totally broke.

If I search using google chrome browser, then firefox, the results are completwly different.

Sometimes it works properly, uk sellers at the top and.an inclusive list. Other days its impossible to find what you want.
Dont add using your ipad then.

It is truly horrible.

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I only ever use my laptop! Its still horrendous.
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Did anyone (besides me) experience DRASTIC reduction of traffic and/or sales since this happened?
I thought I was the only one lol
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It has to be more than just dsr right? I got several accounts with perfect dsr but these other sellers with lower dsr are above my listing. I even have similar everything to them. Sales, watchers, price, return policy, you name it.
I saw this trend also.
Sometimes an account with perfect everything, it's seems like that account is pushed back in search results.
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