Search and browse manipulation

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Our search and browse policies cover listing practices that make it difficult for buyers to find what they're looking for. Making sure all our sellers follow these policies keeps the playing field level for everyone.

An example of search manipulation is keyword spamming. Keyword spamming happens when members put brand names or other inappropriate keywords in a title or description for the purpose of gaining attention or driving members to a listing. Searchable text sellers put in their listings must be directly related to the item being sold.

An example of browse manipulation is miscategorization. Miscategorization happens when sellers intentionally list their items in incorrect categories so that browsing buyers see those unrelated listings when browsing in high-traffic categories.

Make sure your listings follow these guidelines. If they don't, they may be removed, and you may be subject to a range of other actions, including restrictions of your buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

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