Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Has Google Stopped Sending Traffic to eBay?
Scot Wingo wrote a blogpost this afternoon about some strange trends he was seeing around the traffic coming from Google to eBay. "Ever since 9/16 when fp30 rolled along with a bunch of finding bugs, we have seen sales plummet in many categories with apparel and jewelry being hit the hardest.
While most sellers are focusing in on some of the eBay finding wackiness, one seller noticed Google had all but disappeared as a 'source' of traffic in their advanced store reports."
John over at ColderICE then looked at his eBay traffic reports and was able to graphically identify a declining trend in Google referrals to his listings. "I am seeing a downward trend of over 60% reduction in Google traffic to our eBay ads! At the highest point it was 6% of add traffic and now it is down to 2%. That is a pretty significant decline in a very short span of time."
So what does this all mean? Well. I think it is too early to tell exactly, but it may be another glitch revolving around eBay's launch of FP-30 or it may be Google playing some games (good luck getting proof of that).
What are you guys seeing? Are you noticing a drop in Google traffic over the last several weeks?Just my 15%