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Finding your listing

After you create a listing, it should show up in eBay searches within 24 hours. If you're having trouble finding it, there's a few things you can do.

How to locate your listing

If you can't find your listing through search, go to Selling and check whether it's active, in draft, or has any other status. The listing needs to be active to be pulled into our search results.

If your listing is active, and more than 24 hours have passed since you completed it, check carefully for typos or errors that might make it unsearchable. Here are some quick checks you can do:

  • Make sure you didn't misspell anything or run two words together in the item's title
  • Look for any typos that have accidentally created profanity in your listing –  search will block a listing if it spots profanity
  • Remove any special characters (! @ / *) from the title
  • See if you've created a duplicate listing. If you have, you'll find a note in the Selling section of My eBay or Seller Hub explaining that your listing won't be available until you've received at least one bid on the identical active listing

eBay's search box only pulls up active listings. If your listing is still in draft, it won't show up.

Removed listings

To keep eBay a safe place for our buyers, we may remove a listing that violates our policies. When we remove a listing, we'll send you an email explaining why, with a link to the relevant policy.

If you don't agree with the removal, or have questions, you can contact us by replying to the message.

Some common reasons we remove listings include:

Check your listing carefully for typos or errors that might make it unsearchable.

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