eBay and Etsy Use Technology to Influence Search

eBay and Etsy Use Technology to Influence Search Wed Sept 7 2016 21:35:36 By: Ina Steiner Sponsored Link eBay and Etsy are both using machine learning to influence search results. eBay’s VP of Engineering Dan Fain told InformationWeek that a shoppers’ past history and behavior on eBay determines what they will see in search results.  And Etsy uses machine learning to take unstructured data and makes it structured – the exploratory search Etsy launched last year takes unstructured data from listings and provides a hybrid between search and browse. Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson said it helps guide a buyer through the search process – and it has increased engagement on Etsy by 10% in terms of clicks. (See Thursday’s Newsflash article, available now.) One of the interesting things about eBay today is that…


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