In this article you will learn what to do when your items are blocked due to the Duplicate title announcement.
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Duplicate title - general information
Webinterpret’s algorithm prevents international listings from being published when it detects that eBay may flag them as having duplicate titles (a policy violation on the platform).
If your listings are blocked due to Duplicate title, this means that your listing titles are likely to be identified as duplicates by eBay.
Why would listings be flagged for having duplicate titles on international eBay marketplaces, but not on your domestic marketplace?
In most cases, this is due to automated title shortening. eBay has an 80 character limit on listing titles, and as some languages contain significantly longer words, Webintepret must shorten the length of the original listing’s title accordingly. With shorter titles, it is more likely that titles will appear similar and be flagged as duplicates. Webinterpret proactively prevents these particular international listings from being published to avoid potential policy violations.
Suggestions for avoiding duplicate titles
Here's some suggestions for avoiding duplicate titles on international listings:
- Optimize your domestic listing titles for international listing
- Manage international (localized) listing titles directly