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The 'SOLD OUT' bar on our listings...

I thought it was supposed to disappear if we renewed or copied it? Do we have to do it from the sold orders page for it to work? I did mine by clicking on the link from the sold orders page and bringing up the actual listing. I did it about half an hour ago, so I have given the sold out bar plenty of time to go away. Any suggestions or am I doing it wrong?

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I don't think copying it will remove the bar, only renewing it.
Oh, okay, thanks. I guess it is pretty useless for me then since I generally copy instead of renewing.
Can I ask why you copy? I renew because I want to keep all the hearts on the listing.
If it's an identical item you're listing again, then you renew, and the "sold out" bar goes away because the item is now available in your shop. You keep all the hearts and views etc. from the original item which most people usually like.

If you copy, you're basically using the listing as a template for a new listing, and it is viewed as an whole new item - albeit with similarities to the other - and therefore the old one is still sold out.
If you are renewing, then go with the renew. Keeps all the views etc which is great to up the customers into thinking it is a very popular item and may induce sales....
I generally copy because newness does factor into the relevancy search. And I normally get more views and hearts when I copy, as opposed to renewing. However, if it is a well established item in my shop that has been on the front page, though, I will just renew it in order to keep all the views and hearts.
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Inactive Etsy Member 2:37am Jun 2, 2012 EDT
If you renew the sold listing the 'sold out' bar will be gone because you are putting the exact same item back in your shop.

However, if you copy the listing, its considered a new item so the original one will still be sold out.


If you are listing the same item again, you would be much better off as far as back links to your shop go to renew the sold item. The reason being is that anyone who has that item in their favourites will see it as still available for sale and any links generated to it from outside of Etsy will still point to the listing for sale rather than the sold one.
Jeni from grimmlynn says
I generally copy because newness does factor into the relevancy search
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newness is just renewing, not an entirely new listing. You are hurting your google traffic by doing this, & not gaining any relevancy benefit.

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