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Growing Pains

Growing Pains

By Sky Stebnicki | 08/26/2014 12:08

It has been way too long since I have updated our community, so it is especially unfortunate that it is in response to the recent performance issues users have been experiencing on our site. The purpose of this post is to provide some explanation of what has happened and why, and then what is being done to address the issue.But before I go into any of that I want to make sure our users know how thankful we are that you are part of the OnlineAuction.com story. We appreciate more than you know your loyalty, y...


Announcing Automagic eBay Importing for Sellers

Announcing Automagic eBay Importing for Sellers

By Sky Stebnicki | 03/21/2014 08:03

Here at Online Auction we are always looking for ways to make the lives of our users better, by providing simple, but powerful tools, to make buying and selling easier than ever. This week we released an update that we have been in anticipation, with great excitement for some time. We now have the ability to automatically import auctions and seller feedback from eBay with just a few clicks. We believe this will remove a great deal many hurdles for sellers that are being hammered right now on eBay with new ...


Hard at Work

Hard at Work

By Sky Stebnicki | 03/07/2014 02:03

The past few months have been a whirlwind for the OLA development team. As many have noticed, updates for this period were scarce and we apologize for that. We needed to spend some time reworking some foundational issues, both technical and administrative, in order to be ready for the expected growth this upcoming year. It is our profound conviction that stepping back to review and update our strategy at this stage has established a foundation that can hold up the best possible experience for both our sell...


We've Been Busy but It's Only Just Begun

We've Been Busy but It's Only Just Begun

By Sky Stebnicki | 10/05/2013 08:10

It has been a very busy month for the Online Auction team. We have been releasing minor updates daily, and more major updates on a weekly basis. Just in case you missed it, here are a few of the recent changes.A brand new home page with a refocus on more intelligently displaying auctions to visitors.We made some incremental changes to our media stack which allows images to load even faster.Updated the overall loading and theme of the site to reduce bandwidth footprint (loads faster), look better (cleaner fo...


How to Build Your Twitter Following

How to Build Your Twitter Following

By Sky stebnicki | 08/30/2013 04:08

If you have yet to experience the power of twitter for marketing then you may just be missing out on the single most powerful marketing tool available for bringing buyers to your auctions. Amazing things can be done with creativity and persistence on twitter. For example, a man by the name of Aaron Durand saved his mom's bookstore in Portland Oregon by using twitter to offer a simple promotion. A woman named Myra McEntire landed a movie deal using twitter; and Jerry Rizzo tweeted his way to a dream job in t...


Small Business is Our Business

Small Business is Our Business

By Sky Stebnicki | 08/16/2013 08:08

More and more it seems that many of the online retail and auction sites are leaning towards the big retail players rather than small business and independent sellers. For example, Rebeca Miller, an eBay seller of 13 years, said "It seems eBay is trying to help big retailers and forgetting about the little guys" when the giant started pushing eBay Now, which promotes large retail partnerships over independent sellers. Many viewed Amazon's support for an internet sales tax as a huge hit to small business. Ev...


Why The Short Description Matters

Why The Short Description Matters

By Sky Stebnicki | 08/09/2013 11:08

One of the most commonly asked questions about search engine optimization is whether or not meta (or short) descriptions matter. Short descriptions used to be called "Sub Titles" on OnlineAuction.com, but we have since changed the name to "Short Description." As far as whether or not they matter to search engines, the answer is both yes and no.When searching for auctions on OnlineAuction.com the short description is most definitely factored into the results which can have a big impact on whether or not your...


How To Write The Perfect Auction Title

How To Write The Perfect Auction Title

By Sky Stebnicki | 07/29/2013 04:07

Whether you are publishing a blog post, a website, or an auction, the difference between a heavily viewed page and one that gets forever lost in the abyss of the internet is often the quality of the title. Good titles are an essential, but often overlooked, piece of the online success puzzle. As with most things, it is helpful to understand what makes one title better than another.The title of your auction has two primary functions: A. It makes your item findableMost of the time, online shoppers are lo...


Greek Marketing

Greek Marketing

By Sky Stebnicki | 07/17/2013 09:07

Not too long ago I had opportunity to spend some time in the magnificent country of Greece. Of all my travels, Greece is by far one of my favorite destinations. The countryside is beautiful, the people are nice, the history is endlessly fascinating, and the islands are an experience of a lifetime. One evening during our stay, my wife and I were casually meandering down to the nearby water-front and admiring all the scenes along the way, when a man stepped from inside a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, and poli...


Welcome to the Official OnlineAuction Blog

Welcome to the Official OnlineAuction Blog

By Sky Stebnicki | 07/03/2013 09:07

Today we are pleased to announce the release of our official blog on www.onlineauction.com/blog. This blog will become the central place for news and information concerning the ongoing development of our fantastic online auction community of buyers and sellers.For those of you who already follow our community blog hosted at http://olateamblog.blogspot.com, we will continue to maintain it so long as it continues to be a valuable resource for our community. However, we also needed a more official place for us...


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