As we’re by now all aware – in just a few months’ time, June 2017 to be precise, eBay won’t show your listing description to buyers if it contains ACTIVE content.
Just to remind you what active content is according to eBay:
- Flash Videos
- Form Actions
I have a very popular post on my blog that shows how to add a YouTube video to your eBay listing but unfortunately that method is based on Flash which means it’s active content and from June 2017 it can no longer be in your listing description.
If you have a listing with a YouTube video embedded in it, you can check if it contains any active content via the infamous I-Ways tool here.
And it will show an active content error like this:
This means that eBay won’t show your listing description from June 2017:
It’s actually not clear what this specifically means – as from what I understand, listings won’t be removed as such, eBay just won’t show your listing description, template etc. Still, I’m sure you agree that no one wants that and we have no choice but to remove such active content from your listings. [Read more…]