I’m curious how Gameflip decides what listings are displayed and which listings are displayed first or in what order when I search for something.
I have recently seen a large number of one-day sellers flood the market place with listings and in the listing description instead of giving some information about the product they mass spam the game/item title thousands of times. This would suggest it is a rather simple formula whereby it searches for the words and returns what has the largest number of matches to this word.
It has now become officially impossible to have your items seen on the first page or two of the results that come back from a search.
Surely this is wrong and there must be a more fair and equitable way to allow sellers to actually have their listings seen. I don’t want to join the description spam war but that may be the only way to actually have a fighting chance so that buyers can see my listings.
I have attached an example taken from a description
(look at where the scroll bar is to get an idea of how many times they have spammed the game title into the listing) but if you wish more details I can provide alot of seller details and listing as examples. Just type in Rocket League or Dishonoured 2 into the search field and you’ll be able to get a taste of what I’m talking about.
I’m more expecting a conversation than any real action but it would be good to have both