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ok to saturate search results with duplicate listings?

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ooops, just reread the original post, I guess that is not what she is talking about.

Never mind!!!!
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Inactive Etsy Member 3:38 pm Jul 23, 2012 EDT
With the way Etsy's relevancy search works isn't it impossible to have the same seller fill the ENTIRE first couple pages for an item before another seller's item shows?
The only way a single seller with the same multiple listings could dominate and fill the pages with only their items is if nobody else is selling that same thing, right?
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I believe this is just for page 1, page 2 and on it can be flooded by the same seller
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Inactive Etsy Member 3:40 pm Jul 23, 2012 EDT
So even though you may think its fair and your right to run your business any way you want, this practice may eventually hurt your business.
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And if Etsy were to start limiting it, where do you draw the line? How do you even draw it, when it's something as subjective as this? What about custom sellers who sell multiple listings of the same thing every day and rely on the different (legitimate) keywords to be found? Kick them off? Handmade is very custom, and custom work is part of the attraction as well as the value of having someone make your item by hand, for you alone.

Hurting innocent shops isn't the solution to the reseller problems. There are many more alternatives that do not involve putting constraints on people's ways of doing legitimate business.
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I said the"exact" same item......not an item that comes in different colors,etc.
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Inactive Etsy Member 3:52 pm Jul 23, 2012 EDT
(Categories makes total sense now)

NO, unfortunately, it's relevancy straight search.....no same seller ONLY on page1, page2 and on is free game

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