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Linking from Reviews & Guides

Linking from reviews and guides to Web sites that include offers to trade, sell or purchase goods or services is not permitted except for:

  • A link to seller search (links to single items are not permitted)

  • A link to your eBay Store

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Review or guide cancellation

  • Listing cancellation

  • Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings

  • Limits on account privileges

  • Loss of PowerSeller status

  • Account suspension

To report violations, please click the "Report this review" or "Report this guide" link located on the review or guide in question.

Some Examples

Prohibited links include, but are not limited to:

  • Links to Web pages that offer to trade, sell or purchase goods or services outside of eBay. This applies whether it is a static URL or an active link

  • Links to Web sites or pages offering merchandise not permitted on eBay

  • Links to sites that solicit eBay User IDs, passwords or email addresses from buyers

  • Links or other connections to live chat systems

  • Links to subscribe to newsletters or mailing lists hosted outside of eBay

If you have an eBay Store, references to your Store newsletter and mailing list names are permitted, provided that your inclusion of the mailing list names does not constitute keyword spamming or violate any other eBay policy.

Read more information about links and eBay Stores

Why does eBay have this policy?


Links may allow members to provide more detailed information about their review or guide. This policy ensures that members do not link inappropriately, thereby creating a disadvantage to other members of the eBay community who link appropriately or who are listing via the eBay marketplace. Reviews and guides with inappropriate links undermine the trust and legitimacy of eBay's marketplace.

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