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For the past year or so, our blog post on How To Refresh Your RSS Feed on eBay has been one of our most popular articles. It was a super easy way to give your posts a quick boost in search results and increase your sales through exposure. That is, until the 24th of June 2018. We have known for awhile that the RSS Feed function was going to die “sometime in late June” since the release of the 2018 Seller’s Update but it was still a blow when it finally disappeared. We say “disappeared”, but the reality is, the only thing that disappeared is the ability of seller’s to see and manually refresh their feed. According the the Seller Update, RSS Feeds are either outdated or will automatically be taken care of for sellers. So what to do? Our vote is to not worry about it! There are other things you can do that will have the same effect as refreshing your feed!
WHY DID REFRESHING YOUR RSS FEED WORK?
Refreshing your RSS feed worked because it gave refreshed your last 50 listings, giving the appearance to eBay that you had new listings. eBay’s search engine rewards activity so having a constant supply of new listings ensures the all of your listings will receive a boost in search results. So how do we now make eBay things you’re being active? Well there’s really only one way:
ACTUALLY BE ACTIVE:
We have always preached that the best way to improve eBay sales is to list list list! We reccomend sellers try to list at least 5 new items per day and, if you know you’ll fall short beforehand, schedule listings to go live so you’ll have a constant influx of new products in your store. We routinely schedule listings to go live in the middle of the night and wake up to additional sales.
IF YOU NEED MORE HELP:
Lucky for you, we actually wrote a blog post awhile back that gives you 6 Things You Can Do To Increase eBay Sales (spoiler: refreshing your RSS Feed is actually on that list still…) Give it a look if you are still experiencing a drop in sales now that your RSS feed has gone the way of the dinosaurs.