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In May 2011 Bid or Buy had global rank of #7 and had just overtaken Twitter in rankings! A little over a year after Bid or Buy introduced the new fee structure, more than doubling the commission they receive, and imposing a final order value fee the site might as well close down. Sales have dropped to an all-time low. Spending thousands on advertising through the Bid or Buy website brings little reward. In April of 2018 Bid or Buy was ranked #49 in South Africa but has since slipped to #71. Globally it has done much worse... In April 2018 they were ranked at around #7000 but have since plummeted to #11168. That is a drop of 2777 places in just the last three months alone. Just in the last month the site lost more than 1100 rank places!

https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/bidorbuy.co.za

This weekend BoB placed a new banner on the My bidorbuy page to entice sellers to advertise on the website, with some advertising packages costing an astronomical R 15000 per month for a total of only 8 advertising spots over 3 months!

https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/content/106/bidorbuy_Advertising.html

Is it still worthwhile enhancing listings and advertising on Bid or Buy when it seems the platform continuously fails to grow?

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bellemodel
On 5/18/2019 at 8:32 AM, Seeds and All said:

https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/bidorbuy.co.za

I am also concerned. Alexa rank has been dropping linearly for (at least) the last 3 months.

     2015-02-11 AR= 3546 ZA=  24 L=45316 M=+  802
     2018-04-29 AR= 8632 ZA=  41 L= 1943 M=+ 1105
     2018-12-27 AR= 8610 ZA=  43 L= 1653 M=+  267
     2019-05-19 AR=11177 ZA=  71 L= 1548 M=+ 2770 ZA=86%

My sales for the last 6 months were down.

 

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Seeds and All

I'm afraid to say that things are not looking good for BoB and its full time sellers. Sadly it seems more and more like a sinking ship. What I find frightening is that after more than doubling their income some 16 months ago they have done little to stop the exodus of quality sellers and buyers.

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rafmal2164

Very true!! ive noticed that BOB is not interested in the buyer or seller, all they want is a few bucks extra into theu account. and if you contact them with a query,

they dismiss the fact, and claim that all is Legit!

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