All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘eBay’
EBay and Yahoo dropped an announcement bomb early this morning saying that the two Internet giants have agreed to combine their efforts on a number of projects. By 2007, expect an increase in eBay search results on Yahoo!, an increase of contextual text and graphical ads on eBay, PayPal to power Yahoo! Wallet, a co-branded eBay Toolbar, and click-to-call advertising using Yahoo! Messenger with Voice and Skype.
Symantec Corp. and McAfee Inc., long-established rivals, have joined forces to crack down on illegal online software sales. Certain eBay sellers are the first pirates to have been targeted by the corporations. So far, five sellers have been named in three lawsuits.
First, a general rule of thumb: If you get angry at eBay, it’s best not send threatening messages to its executives. This rule, ignored by former eBay apostle Florin Horicianu after feeling he was ripped off by the company, will keep you out of prison and not banned from eBay.
Google’s doing something very interesting with all the money they’re making: they’re spending it. CEO Eric Schmidt promised us in January that 2006 would be a huge year for innovation, as the company geared up to launch a lineup of new products in the second and third quarter.
Google wants to drag the clock builders and chocolate makers out of their Old Europe brick-and-mortar mindset into the gleaming silicon-driven online marketplace, preferably with a Google Base account at the foundation of those efforts; we suggest a partnership that could help make this happen.
eBay Inc. is the number one and number two sponsored link advertiser for both Google and Yahoo!, reports Nielsen/NetRatings. Dwarfing other advertisers in the top five, eBay and eBay’s Shopping.com have spent more on search marketing than Target and Interactive Corp. combined (and then some).
The confounding success of the famous Super Bowl economic indicator, where the winning team’s conference seems to correlate with the coming year’s economy, is spilling over into other areas of voodoo economics. This time it’s reversed as eBayers are predicting the outcome of America’s time-honored obsession based upon the going price of each team’s merchandise.
In case you hadn’t heard about it on CNN, Fox, ABC, or MSNBC among others, the final 1,000 pixels on The Million Dollar Home Page are for sale on eBay. With 5 days remaining, the current bid is just over $145,000. The simple and brilliant idea from the 21-year-old mind of Alex Tews has web-entrepreneurs shrieking “why didn’t I think of that?” as they scramble to put up imitation sites offering anything from skin to dismemberment.
Whether you’re just getting ideas for your Cisco home lab or adding to your existing lab, ebay is a great place to get ideas for your lab as well as pick up some great bargains.
File this one under “Oops.” A security flaw with Google’s new Sitemaps service has been dug up that allows anyone to “claim ownership” and view statistics for websites if they have improperly set up 404 error pages. Want to see site statistics for AOL, eBay, or About.com? The Sitemaps flaw will get you there, assuming you own them.
Emmy-winning actor and science fiction legend William Shatner plans on beaming a rather rare rock on to eBay. Shatner recently passed a kidney stone, hopes to recover it from his doctors and sell it on eBay as the ultimate piece of Star Trek memorabilia. The sad thing is some goob will pay it.
Just in time for the holidays, online auctioneer eBay has made an intense marketing push to let people know where they can get “it.” What is it? It’s a domain name, WhatIs-It.com, for starters. And, it’s viral marketing, an area where we haven’t seen eBay play in before now.
During lunchtime yesterday, bids for Jux2, a meta-search engine for sale on eBay (yes, you read that correctly), jumped from $6,105 to over $25,000. Seven days remain for the auction, and all eyes are on this spare time project selected as 2005’s best meta-search engine.
A sudden change in eBay’s payment policy has many wondering if this is a preemptive move in preparation of the rumored Google Purchase, which could offer some serious competition to PayPal. Conspiracy theories and lots of between the line eyeballing are rampant, even if eBay insists the changes are to enhance protection for buyers.
Attention college students: are you tired of the never-ending hunt for potential careers and other classified-related searches? Do you need a tool that can make these tasks easier to accomplish? If so, Oodle may just be the site you are looking for.
Many thousands of people making a living both buying & selling on eBay. Currently ranked as the 37 biggest site on the net (according to Alexa figures) eBay shows no signs of slowing down, even fortune 500 companies are opening eBay shops to sell surplus & unwanted stock. The following are five resources that I use personally & encourage you to use them to increase your eBay profits with ease.
Over the years, a lot of items have shown up for sale on Ebay. You can go on Ebay and find rare books dating back hundreds of years. You can also find Beanie Babies dating back 2 years. At times, Ebay has had some very peculiar things for sale too. Right now, you can buy a voodoo hex to put on someone, a mystery mailing tube (whatever that is), and even autographed breast implants. Someone once tried to sell his soul on Ebay.
Are you planning to sell on eBay? Or have you tried in the past but not had much success with your online auctions? If so, here’s a strategy that has worked very well for me.
Battelle again points us to an ever more prescient article (looking forward, looking back) about how “Google beat Amazon and eBay to the Semantic Web” in the year 2009, so I think that automatically means that the rest of us search bloggers are obliged to pick up on it.
Consumers are increasingly feeling more comfortable in buying products through the Internet. According to a report released recently by the Department of Commerce first-quarter retail sales rose 23.8 percent to US$ 19.8 billion in the United States from US$ 16 billion a year ago.