Bulk scan all your listings for a color-coded list of which listings will fit on mobile devices. The scan will produce only "ballpark" results due to running and measuring the descriptions within your browser. But even so, the results can be used to locate and address the worst offenders first.MobileSizeChecker
eBay shares a condensed item description with other shopping networks. If you don't tell eBay which text to use, their filters will try to make that determination without your help. This tool will allow you to review all listings in one place to determine if you should be using eBay's Mobile Summary tags for a better or more concise summary.MobileSummaryReader
This small browser tool will measure your text and help you wrap eBay's mobile summary tags around your text. The summary can be hidden or can be displayed with a border. The lightweight browser tool can be moved to your desktop for offline use when creating listings. The resulting summary code must be added to the HTML view of your description.MobileSummaryHelper
To help mid-sized sellers with Active Content and other compliance issues, this "self-service" tool will scan up to 10,000 eBay items (or up to 30,000 items per scan if imported from File Exchange and split into 30K scans). To start the scan, the seller may select from a list of compliance options and may enter a number of search/replace terms (wildcards included) that will be incorporated into the replacements. The tool will remove/replace the specified content and generate replacement descriptions.
The tool does not alter your listings. Instead, it will archive the original description and generate user files containing the replacement codes, including an eBay File Exchange formatted file for bulk revising listings through File Exchange.
From automatically locating and removing active content, to custom replacing widgets, photo links, or contact info, this tool's powerful regex find/replace capability will enable the seller or template designer to perform rather significant description modifications.ActiveContentEditor
Many sellers have no idea if their pages contain active content or link violations. This tool will scan up to 10,000 eBay items (more if fed a list from File Exchange) and will evaluate each for active content, links, targets, and SSL compliance. While the tool can not differentiate between easy-to-remove third-party widgets and the more complex scripts used to build page structure, the tool does include a custom scan option for sellers who want to locate listings containing a specific bit of code.
The tool will produce a color coded grid display of listings requiring revision, along with lists of item numbers categorized by type of revision required. These lists can be fed into the Active Content Editor tool.ActiveContentScanner
Use the tool to remove active content and non-eBay links, repair link targets and https images, add a viewport meta tag, and test find/replace strings for bulk removal in eBay's BEAR or similar bulk tool. Great place to check those revision results prior to committing to the change.
This tool will accept an active or ended eBay item number or raw HTML code that you are still developing. Designers - check your codes now before making any new templates.ActiveContentSandbox
Find and display a list of active listings that may include duplicate listings. This tool runs in the browser and will scan up to 10,000 active listings to produce a formatted screen display. All potential duplicates will be color-coded as most-likely, through least-likely, to be a violation. The seller must manually review the found results to verify actual status.DuplicateScan
In 2013, eBay began requiring larger photos. At this late date, only very old GTC listings might still contain undersized photos. Find and display a list of active listings that fail to comply with eBay's 500-pixel image-size policy. This tool runs in the browser and will return up to 10,000 active listings in a paginated and formatted screen display. All listing results will be color-coded for image size with thumbnail photos for easy reference. The tool will also provide a summary list of items categorized by worst-case image size.
Have a listing to fix but are not sure which photos are good and which are undersized? This tool will locate all the eBay-hosted photos in one listing and will display the dimensions and a link for the largest size that eBay has on hand. A great way for sellers with only a few non-compliant listings to see which images are too small.EPSlargest
This tool will display a thumbnail gallery of all the eBay hosted photos in your listing. Various display options are provided for printing or for adding the photos to either eBay's description area or another web page. This is a handy way to duplicate eBay hosted photos in the description in a format you prefer. Or you can post eBay photos to your blog or website to drive traffic to your listings.
This tool is suitable for sellers who are familiar with using HTML to insert code, or for sellers who just need to archive a printout of their listing photos.EPSthumbs
Convert YouTube or Vimeo embed-code to eBay-compatible link-code that is both mobile-friendly and eBay-compliant. The video "thumbnail" looks just like the real thing, complete with cover image and start button. When clicked, the real video will open by itself in a new page in full-screen mode, without the distraction of competing videos, and in full compliance with eBay Links Policy. Use this clickable pseudo-video in your listings for either YouTube or Vimeo videos.YouTubeConverter
Find help on eBay's Active Content forum:
Recent Seller Updates:
eBay Fall 2017 Browser security details:
eBay Summer 2017 Links policy update:
eBay introduction to 2017 Active Content requirements and recommendations:
eBay's Bulk Active Content Report:
eBay's Bulk HTTP Content Report:
eBay recommendations for coding custom descriptions:
eBay's mobile-friendly test site:
eBay's mobile summary tags:
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Basic Mobile-Friendly Starter Code: