We are currently in the process of releasing this to the site. As usual, we had to wait for eBay to release it to their site before we could start the release on ours. Shouldn't take too much longer, and I'll let you know when it's live.
I have been using prior listings (before the 80-character title was up and running) to create new listings, and I'm still getting a 55-character title. Is that because I am using old listings to create new listings? Do I have to start fresh and cannot use the "create a similar listing" function if I want 80 characters? thanks.
Luckily all my scheduled listings went through okay, but I'll keep an eye out. I read something yesterday on the ebay boards about listings "appearing" to not have the additional characters on Ebay unless you put your cursor over the title. I freaked out when I saw your post and checked the ones the I had scheduled to list this morning, and when I looked at my active listings directly on ebay it did look like the titles were cutoff like others had said. But when I put my cursor over the title the rest of the title appears. And all my listings currently scheduled in Auctiva show the full expanded titles, so it seems to be working for me, knock on wood.
http://forums.ebay.com/db1/top...ter-Title/5100023918 That is one of the threads I was reading yesterday. I had also read that if you want to see your entire title in search results that you could pay an extra fee. gotta find that one, but if that's the case, seems kind of sneaky and underhanded on Ebay's part, but that's how they like to do things!
Oh my gosh you are crapping me I know you know what I want to say!! All of the words do not show up and they expect the BUYER to pay to see all of it!!! NOT GONNA HAPPEN!! Or do they think the seller will pay for the buyer to see it all!!???
Thanks for letting me know. I saw on my end that entire title hit as it is on my active, and just did check like I was buying and some is cut off. Thanks for letting me know.. so I know to put most important things first!!
I am calling ebay right now!! Hope others follow and do same.
My thoughts exactly! I guess it's good that the title will have more space to add keywords for the search, but if buyer's won't be able to see the whole title unless they put the mouse on it-feels like we were tricked into thinking the extra characters would be visible in the search results!
I just called they said wait time 3 minutes, was less than 1 minute. Ebay rocks with their phone service lately!! I think it is faster if you get the code # before calling.
Rep I spoke to said only one other person had reported this and they will look into it. I said, the hover over is not great that you have to get pretty close to the mark to know it is there and that buyers are not going to linger. He went into listing and said same think that if you do not "hit the mark" it does not show up. I asked specifically IF buyer or seller were going to have to pay for other letters he said NO that is already covered in fees.
I said IF all of the title is NOT going to show then the sellers need to be notified, as they will know to put their main words at front of listing..(example if you have a Twin Bed Spread, you obviously would want Twin to be close to front so it shows rather than last). He agreed and said he will send over to engineers.
Again, would not hurt if they got massive calls! Do not depend on other people as most figure, Oh, others will do it and then very few do it!
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