The API (Application Programming Interface) is one of the most powerful ePN tools available. Not only does it give you access to all of eBay’s inventory, but it also enables you to customize listings to optimize your campaigns and improve your conversion rates.
The API allows publishers with deeper programming knowledge to fully customize the user experience, while considerably enhancing … Read more
In the next week, we’ll be making updates to resolve a few technical issues that some of you have experienced recently.
We are aware that some publishers have had issues with the RSS feeds widget not allowing French and Italian language users to complete the form. The feeds are not affected, and manually editing previous RSS feed code can be … Read more
As we’ve previously announced, eBay is deprecating wildcard queries from search, including web and mobile search, saved searches, and API calls to search. We’ve been working with our Product Team to create documentation around best practices and how you can best move your business forward.
Wildcard queries include an asterisk (*) with their keyword search: The asterisk is intended to … Read more
UPDATE 10/26/12: We have heard your concerns on this issue and have been working across various teams to find some measure of relief for those affected by the deprecation of wildcard searches. That said, we have been able to push back the deprecation date of wildcard searches until November 5th. We hope that this will give affected publishers more time
A few weeks back we did an episode of ePN TV highlighting the new Daily Deals feed. What we overlooked in that piece was the limitation of not being able to add a campaign ID to the feed. For obvious reasons this meant the new functionality, while impressive, was of little use to ePN Publishers.
As a result, one of … Read more
UPDATE 8/2/12: Over the last few days several of you have raised questions about how to add Campaign IDs to the Daily Deals RSS feed shown in the video above. There is currently no way today to do this. We are working with the Daily Deals Team to find a solution going forward and will report back as soon as … Read more
As previously announced through email and on our blog (HERE and HERE), RSS 1.0 has been deprecated and is no longer supported. The hard deadline for switching to RSS 2.0 is May 31, 2012, after which RSS 1.0 will no longer be in service. All publishers using RSS 1.0 must transition to RSS 2.0 before that time to … Read more
Since ePN first rolled out RSS 2.0 in May 2011, we have been reviewing the characteristics of your RSS requests and the returned results. Our analysis suggests a few areas where small adjustments to your queries may result in better result sets.
Limit keyword phrases to less than 100 characters
In cases of extremely long keyword phrase(s), although the query … Read more