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Question Sold Items

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Donhinio

New Member
Hello,

A quick question about SEO for online Marketplaces:

I have an online Marketplace that sells one off items (for example: one off pieces of artwork, sculptures, etc. by local artists),does leaving sold listings live on your website (albeit with a 'SOLD' tag showing) help or hinder SEO?

As an example, ebay allows the user to search completed/sold items through a filter. Wayfair list all sold out/out of stock items at the bottom of their listings in each category.

The items on my site are one-offs and may be on the site for a matter of days, weeks or months before being sold, so will leaving their item pages 'live' (but clearly marked as sold) help build my SEO rankings?

Many thanks for any advice.
 
pavman123

pavman123

Member
Established Memeber
Yes! that is correct.

I have worked on e-commerce for 5 years, and removing a page after items are sold will bounce back (error) missing page when google comes back to you, not only giving you negative ranking possibilities in search ahrefs but also affecting your SEO ranks quite negatively.

My advice is to turn this into an "Out stock" or "sold" product page.

Hope this helps!
 
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Donhinio

New Member
Hi pavman123,

Many thanks for sharing your experience and taking the time to answer :)

Does anyone else have any views or previous experiences that they are able to share?
 
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