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Topic: Search Results Dominated by Few Sellers
eclecticpastime Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:28:02 AM
Susannah Keegan wrote:
The feedback loop does apply when the search terms are first typed in. But if the customers start filtering, the rest of us have a good chance to be seen.


Fat Chance! I filtered in many different ways in multiple different searches and the same obnoxious behavior is seen. Usually by a very small handful of stores. I've even taken time to file 2 or 3 *Reports*. With no results.

Curating includes all aspects of displaying. It literally sickens me when I think about how much business Zazzle is losing when a customer finds results of this type when looking for something specific.

Topic: Search Results Dominated by Few Sellers
eclecticpastime Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 12:28:02 AM
Susannah Keegan wrote:
The feedback loop does apply when the search terms are first typed in. But if the customers start filtering, the rest of us have a good chance to be seen.


Fat Chance! I filtered in many different ways in multiple different searches and the same obnoxious behavior is seen. Usually by a very small handful of stores. I've even taken time to file 2 or 3 *Reports*. With no results.

Curating includes all aspects of displaying. It literally sickens me when I think about how much business Zazzle is losing when a customer finds results of this type when looking for something specific.

Topic: Search Results Dominated by Few Sellers
eclecticpastime Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:24:51 AM
Susannah Keegan wrote:
I don't think it's strange so much as inevitable. High sales get you on the front page and being on the front page gets you high sales. It's a feedback loop which leads to domination by those who saw the trend building and acted on it before many others did.

I doubt Zazzle cares one way or the other. A sale is a sale. They make the same amount of money regardless of which store generated the sale.

Trying to beat them at their own game probably won't work. Just go for a different niche.


No wonder it's so hard to be seen. Zazzle makes no effort to curate anything. They are too busy making change after change after change. Sadly they don't seem to realize that they take a hit in the search engines just about every time. Seems to me they would be better employed curating searches so that customers can see what they want too. e.g. pay particular attention to the search terms:

https://ibb.co/wrj3w4G

BTW this is NINE pages into a newest search for those terms.

Topic: Search Results Dominated by Few Sellers
eclecticpastime Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:24:51 AM
Susannah Keegan wrote:
I don't think it's strange so much as inevitable. High sales get you on the front page and being on the front page gets you high sales. It's a feedback loop which leads to domination by those who saw the trend building and acted on it before many others did.

I doubt Zazzle cares one way or the other. A sale is a sale. They make the same amount of money regardless of which store generated the sale.

Trying to beat them at their own game probably won't work. Just go for a different niche.


No wonder it's so hard to be seen. Zazzle makes no effort to curate anything. They are too busy making change after change after change. Sadly they don't seem to realize that they take a hit in the search engines just about every time. Seems to me they would be better employed curating searches so that customers can see what they want too. e.g. pay particular attention to the search terms:

https://ibb.co/wrj3w4G

BTW this is NINE pages into a newest search for those terms.

Topic: Search Results Dominated by Few Sellers
eclecticpastime Posted: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:24:51 AM
Susannah Keegan wrote:
I don't think it's strange so much as inevitable. High sales get you on the front page and being on the front page gets you high sales. It's a feedback loop which leads to domination by those who saw the trend building and acted on it before many others did.

I doubt Zazzle cares one way or the other. A sale is a sale. They make the same amount of money regardless of which store generated the sale.

Trying to beat them at their own game probably won't work. Just go for a different niche.


No wonder it's so hard to be seen. Zazzle makes no effort to curate anything. They are too busy making change after change after change. Sadly they don't seem to realize that they take a hit in the search engines just about every time. Seems to me they would be better employed curating searches so that customers can see what they want too. e.g. pay particular attention to the search terms:

https://ibb.co/wrj3w4G

BTW this is NINE pages into a newest search for those terms.