E-Commerce & Social Networking Week in Review July 13, 2013

Straight from the source, here’s what happened in the world of e-commerce, social networking and selling online in the past week:

  • Discussion Boards: eBay is Making More Changes
    Before I address eBay’s recent announcement about a revamp of their discussion boards, please allow me to paraphrase a popular quote once made by former President Ronald Reagan — “Well, there you go again.” We knew something was up last month after eBay announced that they would no…
  • Sellers: Global Shipping Program soon shipping to Germany and Austria!
    The list of countries you can sell to through the Global Shipping Program continues to grow! Starting the week of July 15, the Global Shipping Program will also ship to Germany and Austria—bringing the current list to 36 countries served around the world, including Australia, the United Kingdom,…
  • Analytics Hangouts on Air Series: How AdWords and Analytics Work Together
    AdWords Specialists hosted a Hangout on Air earlier as the first installment of the Analytics Hangouts on Air series.

    During the Hangout, we talked about how to link AdWords and Analytics so that you can view Analytics data in AdWords and view AdWords data in Analytics. To further differentiate…

  • Faster, more robust web with AdSense
    In a perfect world, putting ads on a web page wouldn’t slow that page down at all.  We’re striving to get to that point, constantly looking at ways to improve the latency of web pages containing ads, and today we’re happy to share a new beta version of our ad code. This new code (known as an…
  • Attention sellers: Reminder that photo requirement enforcement starts today, July 1, 2013
    Items with quality photos are, on average, 5%* more likely to sell. Sharp photos are especially important for the fast-growing number of buyers using mobile devices. That’s why starting today, July 1, eBay will begin enforcing photo quality requirements, including a minimum size of 500 pixels on…
  • What not to do when writing children’s books
    This post has been graciously contributed by Maggie Pagratis, author of “Barnaby and his Brittle Bones” and “Yawny Bear”. Several years ago I went on a children’s-book-making binge. Once I got the hang of it, I couldn’t stop. It was the thrill of creating that…
  • eBay Community forums going into “read-only” mode today, July 1
    As announced in June, the Community Discussion Boards and Answer Center on eBay.com will be placed in “read-only” mode starting today, July 1, so that the site can transition to the new Community experience. Get a sneak peek of what’s to come, and let us know what you think! You can share your…

Selling online since 1997, Hillary is the author of Beyond Amazon, eBay, and Etsy and The Trading Assistant’s Assistant. She is also a niche blogger, fiction writer and bestselling playwright when you aren’t looking. You can connect with Hillary via social media using any of these links:

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