-- WATCHCOUNT.COM NEWSLETTER --
-- Issue #010 : November, 2011 --
– How many people are secretly watching your favorite eBay items?
Happy November to everyone! It's been a (very long) while since our last newsletter, so let's get going...
-- Interesting/Funny eBay Listings --
(*) BEER HOLSTER
– What do you get when you cross a simple belt with an incessant craving for beer
(*) SONIC NAUSEA
– This interesting gadget is clever, trippy, and questionable. I believe it descended from recent military innovations. For pranksters who like to play practical jokes on their friends, maybe this is the latest greatest thing
-- We'll Pay You $ ... --
Some of our visitors are avid contributors on various online discussion forums. If you're one of those people, we'd like to pay you to help spread the word about WatchCount.com in a relevant board post. Please contact us
-- Site News --
(*) JUST AUCTIONS ?
– We know many of our visitors like to eye just the auction-style listings within search results on www.WatchCount.com
. So, we added a feature to Advanced Search that hides all the non-auction listings (like Fixed-Price), showing you just top-watched auctions for the categories and search terms you specified. Give it a whirl
(*) ADVANCED PERK
– For those who are already familiar with our Advanced Search page
, know that we also just added permalink capability for instant results on subsequent searches. You'll see the permalink in the sidebar of any Advanced Search results page.
(*) NEW LOGO
– It was time (again) to revamp the official www.WatchCount.com
logo and join the current century. We hope you like it!
– We added support
for searching the eBay.ph marketplace.
(*) LIKE US ?
– We added Facebook Like buttons, and the Google +1 button, to the sidebar of most www.WatchCount.com
pages. If you haven't done so already, would you mind Facebook-Liking and/or +1'ing us? Thanks very much!
(*) WORDPRESS PLUGIN
– Our WP Plugin just hit another milestone recently: 3,000 total downloads
, as tracked independently by the WordPress.org website. Yay! (We also just released a minor plugin update
, v1.1.5, which adds support for eBay.ph and also includes a few minor tweaks n' fixes.)
-- WatchCount.com Tip --
(*) GOT YOUR EYE ON SOMETHING ?
– If you like to run a specific search on www.WatchCount.com
periodically, just bookmark the search into your browser's favorites/toolbar so you can instantly run it again later. How? Simply run the search once on www.WatchCount.com
, then click the orange-white star icon in the sidebar. See it in this example of Reborn baby dolls
-- What are Others Searching For? --
We had a look through the www.WatchCount.com
search logs to see what's grabbing the attention of our visitors lately, and a few new things tended to jump out at us:
There was a noticeable interest in Michael Jordan collectibles
in eBay's Sports Memorabilia category. Judging from the top-watched auctions there, his sports cards seem to be turning heads.
An old standby, vintage items of various kinds get searched for on www.WatchCount.com
with regular frequency. Take this search
and make it your own by narrowing it with keywords, and possibly selecting the Collectibles/Collectables category.
This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone, but people like using our site to eye popular iPhones and accessories
-- WatchCount.com in The Press --
We've had some flattering mentions online this year:
MakeUseOf.com included www.WatchCount.com
in their 107 Best Websites (of all time) list: http://WatchCount.com/news-archive.php#muo2
eBay Radio – eBay's official online radio network – interviewed us (twice!):
Industry news leader EcommerceBytes (formerly AuctionBytes) ran a story on WatchCount.com: http://WatchCount.com/go/?link=aucbyts1
Thanks for reading – and thanks for using www.WatchCount.com
PS We're always trying to get the word out about www.WatchCount.com
, so if per chance you've got any family or friends who like to shop on eBay, please let them know about our website. We definitely appreciate it!
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What is WatchCount.com?
offers a collection of helpful tools and services for eBayers, including unique marketplace search capabilities unavailable on the eBay site
. Sellers can avail themselves of automatic listing enhancements, such as the WatchCount.com Widget, to publicly flaunt their items' Watch Counts, or our WordPress plugin, which makes it easy to showcase their eBay listings right from within their own blogs. Moreover, both buyers and sellers find it helpful to lookup Most Watched
and Most Bid-on eBay items
in real-time to better help them frame their buying and selling activities on eBay. An official eBay Compatible Application, WatchCount.com
is certified by eBay
for use with the eBay platform and currently offers all of its services free of charge.
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