E-Commerce & Social Networking Week in Review July 20, 2013

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

  • New eBay Photo Requirements: Now in Effect!
    A picture speaks 1,000 words, but starting July 1st if you’re posting a photo on eBay, it also has to meet their new requirements. While these new requirements have been a bit problematic for some Bay sellers who have large quantities of items listed, many of which have multiple photos, eBay…
  • Getting self-published books on store shelves
    In an increasingly digital world, it’s still the dream of many authors see their books in print and on the shelves of their favorite bookstores.  Many stores order books from wholesale distributors such as Ingram Book Company, where Lulu authors can get their books listed through our GlobalReach…
  • ePN TV: Introducing Michael Lee, Program Optimization Manager
    This week we’re excited to unveil the new season of ePN TV by introducing Program Optimization Manager, Michael Lee. Mike joined our team earlier this year after a four-year stint on the Paid Search Team in San Jose. Before that, he was a Business Analyst at eBay Australia. In his current role,…
  • Google Databoard: A new way to explore industry research
    Cross-posted with the Google Research blog.

    It’s important for people to stay up to date about the most recent research and insights related to their work or personal lives. But it can be difficult to keep up with all the new studies and updated data that’s out there. To make life a bit easier,…

  • eBay Mobile turns 5! Join the Twitter birthday party today, July 10, for your chance to win
    Party with us on Twitter, today, July 10, from 12–1 pm PT as we celebrate five years as the leaders in mobile commerce and innovation! Get in on the birthday fun To join the party: First, be sure to follow @eBay and @eBayMobile on Twitter. Then from 12–1 pm PT today, July 10, use the [...]

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  • Maketing 101 – Free Class on Creating Your First AdWords Campaign
    Want to reach potential customers online, but not sure how? We’ve got good news. Starting July 22, the AdWords Guides to Success Team willl be offering Marketing 101, our first-ever massive open online course (MOOC). Register now!

    The free course is for businesses who haven’t yet started…

  • What a rookie writer learned from Neil Gaiman at BEA 2013
    I recently had the pleasure of attending the 2013 BookExpo America in New York City.  Amongst the myriad of awesome presenters there, I was particularly looking forward to Neil Gaiman’s talk, which was really more of a discussion with aspiring authors.  Gaiman has been a favorite of mine for…
  • Check out the new features—and the new look—of eBay Community forums
    Great news—eBay.com has updated it’s Community forums! You’ll now enjoy a better experience, an updated look and great new features, including: A new “ask a question” feature The ability for you to give kudos to other users’ posts When you ask a question, you can see when an answer is posted, and…
  • Google+ helps over 1.6 million Guardian followers read (and share and debate and post) all about it
    While the Guardian started back in 1821 as a black-and-white-and-read-all-about-it newspaper, today it’s evolved into a global entity that’s pioneering a multi-platform, digital-first approach. In this context, the Guardian champions a unique, open model of journalism, built upon the notion that…
  • Win a Free Pass to Affiliate Summit East!
    Our team is looking forward to attending Affiliate Summit East in Philadelphia from August 18th – 20th. We like that this three-day conference not only provides a rich source of trends, insight and information from top industry experts (including our very own Brian Marcus), but also gives us the…
  • Take A Survey And You Could Win $100
    Are you an online seller? Do you enjoy sharing your opinion? Would a $100 Amazon gift card perk up your day and make you feel like a winner? If you answered “yes” to these questions, I have great news! Auctiva.com is conducting a seller survey that’s open to all online merchants. This is a…
  • Sellers: Save time and reduce errors—start using the new business policies functionality!
    Are you ready to take the hassle out of managing all of your different shipping, payment, and return policies? Business policies lets you quickly and easily define and manage all of your shipping, payment, and return policies once, then apply them to your listings every time you sell with just a…
  • Here are your On The Rise nominees for July
    In our monthly On The Rise program, we identify four partners whose channels drive significant YouTube watch time but haven’t yet reached the 100,000 subscriber mark. This month, with your help, we’re introducing four partners on their way to surpassing that milestone. Our July nominees create…

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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