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Ebay Affil Question

Discussion in 'eBay' started by graham23s, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hi GUys,

    in my EPN admin panel i see this:

    Program Impressions Clicks EPC (GBP) Earnings (GBP)
    0 13 0.00 0.00

    i don't see the impressions going up! the users must view to click though lol

    have i set it up right do you think?

    cheers
    SEMrush
    Graham
     
    graham23s, Jul 28, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. candyman333

    candyman333 Peon

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    That is weird, it shows clicks but no impressions. Wow. Have you contacted ebay about it?
     
    candyman333, Jul 28, 2008 IP
  3. graham23s

    graham23s Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Just about to do that to :) it is weird! its a BANS site i have so its fairly easy to setup or so i thought!

    cheers

    Graham
     
    graham23s, Jul 28, 2008 IP
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    drax2006 Well-Known Member

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    #4
    I have the same thing - I think impressions relates to creatives ie banners that you put on the site as opposed to clicks from the items - my sites actually show lots of impressions but hardly any clicks!! I'll check this further.

    BTW which part of Bonnie Scotland are you in - im in the frozen wastes of Aberdeenshire!
     
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    Kerosene Alpha & Omega™ Staff

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    #5
    Unless you're running eBay creatives (aka banners etc), you won't get impressions.

    BANS uses the rss/api feed (as far as I know), so it doesn't set off the eBay impression counter. I use the rss feed and the eBay API on my sites, which means I don't get impression counting. It's no big deal. I don't really think eBay know how to count anyway :p
     
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    graham23s Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    @drax ah thats a tiny bit further up from me hehe im from Larkhall near Glasgow :)

    ah so it doesn't work like google! as in the number of page visites equals impressions i see.

    thanks guys

    Graham
     
    graham23s, Jul 28, 2008 IP
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    Thats because you are using a direct link... I think you will only see impressions if your using something other than a direct affiliate text link like a banner or something.
     
    letsshadowsuccess, Aug 2, 2008 IP
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    I have the same issue using ebay rss feeds, I think an rss feed request should be counted as an impression but would prefer them to sort their tracking before this :)
     
    DaveLowe, Aug 2, 2008 IP
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    That's weird my BANS using the mcjiffy script register impressions.
     
    justo, Aug 3, 2008 IP
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    That's because if you look at the McJiffy code it forces impression counts using a transparent 1x1 pixel image from ebay that counts as an impression.

    I think an RSS request should be counted as an impression too but you can work around it like McJiffy has.
     
    DaveLowe, Aug 3, 2008 IP