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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

When you create a listing, your item should appear in eBay searches within 24 hours. To find it, search using keywords in your listing, and apply filters to narrow your results.

If you can't find your listing after 24 hours, 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 it's after 24 hours, 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
  • Check if it's admissible to sell that type of product on eBay. If the item's from a category that's not allowed, we'll have to remove your listing, but we'll send you an email explaining why. Learn more about prohibited or restricted items

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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