Adding Youtube videos with eBay’s new active content policy from June 2017

Some time ago I wrote a post with an instructional video showing how to add video to your eBay listings.

From June 2017 this method will no longer work because eBay are introducing a new policy regarding active content.  Here is a link to the policy page

http://sellercentre.ebay.co.uk/business/active-content

If you have listings with active content, then you will have had a message from eBay with the item numbers.  But this post is about how to add youtube videos to your listing without using active content.  They have brought this policy in so that listing descriptions will show on mobile devices and load quicker.

If you have youtube videos in any of your listings currently (today’s date is 19th May 2017) the chances are they will not comply with this new policy.  Below is a video showing you how to change it so that it will comply.


The code used on this post for the video is using the same code that ebay now requires so that my blog post also shows on a mobile device.

Here are the websites I used in this video.

Checking the listing to see if it is mobile friendly
http://www.i-ways.net/mobile-friendly/en-uk/  (for UK)

http://www.i-ways.net/mobile-friendly/en-us (for USA)

If you are in any other country, there is a drop down menu in the top right corner for you to change the country.

To get the html code for your listing
https://www.etemplatewizard.com/Youtube-to-eBay.php

It is very straight forward and takes hardly any time at all.  Per listing that is, if you have a lot of listings with video, then you’ll just have to go through and do them one by one.    If you use the same video in different listings, you could use the bulk editing tool.

I hope you find this useful.  Please leave me a comment below to let me know how you like this, or if you have any questions.

 

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