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Is Ebay as an affiliate program dead?

Discussion in 'eBay' started by sar420, Sep 24, 2010.

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    I certainly believe so, since the time they converted it into a CPC model. Its just not the same, and I removed all links to ebay. Was actually earning decently before eBay Partner Network decided to turn its back on us :(
     
    sar420, Sep 24, 2010 IP
  2. Stemar

    Stemar Active Member

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    You can still make some decent amount but it is up to you.But anyway,if you got better option don't bother with ebay.
     
    Stemar, Sep 27, 2010 IP
  3. Onweb

    Onweb Peon

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    Yes i also think something went wrong after the changed to CPC. Its not the same anymore
     
    Onweb, Sep 28, 2010 IP
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    EPN is working very well for me. I'm getting high CPC rates. It's not enough to refer buyers, you have to refer buyers with LIFELONG value, such as repeat buyers, buyers who open up their own stores, and buyers who sign up for PayPal.
     
    Steve Johnson, Oct 5, 2010 IP
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    EZas123 Member

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    I wish they never left Commission Junction. That's where I saw my best commissions. Ever since the migration to EPN, it's gone downhill. I still see commissions but not as much.
     
    EZas123, Oct 6, 2010 IP
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    TravisG Peon

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    I think from its beginnings to the present, eBay always thought of itself as providing a consumer service, with only it being a real "business." Everybody else using it is thought a hobbyist, even if they are power sellers or superaffiliates. The lopsided rules favoring buyers over sellers, use of Paypal-only as processor, and reduced advantages in the EPN is consistent with this.
     
    TravisG, Oct 6, 2010 IP
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    patrick69 Peon

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    After migration with EPN , things are not so good
     
    patrick69, Oct 11, 2010 IP
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    domainsusi Peon

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    It's a joke

    304 clicks -> $1.04 total earnings
     
    domainsusi, Oct 11, 2010 IP
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    directorcom Peon

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    Its pretty much the way they want it...... they make the money and throw affiliates a few cents per click.....
     
    directorcom, Oct 11, 2010 IP
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    You know, I'm glad I found this thread because I was afraid it was just me, my sites, etc. I read the EPN forum and it's not terribly helpful.

    I've been revamping my sites, changing their focus (some drastically) so that I'm not sending any traffic to EPN from them and they're doing well.

    I have a couple of sites that are still focused on EPN though and I'm not sure what to do with them yet as the niche is fairly limited and the domain name I chose wasn't broad enough to allow such a drastic shift (kicking myself!). Sigh. Eventually, I guess I'll dump them entirely. I find it laughable that as soon as I send a pile of traffic to EPN my earnings magically drop to zero. Still looking around for alternatives before I completely give up. Argh.

    I went from making hundreds each month on EPN to just a few dollars. I realize I'm not a mega player, but it still bites.

    I sometimes sell on eBay as well, and overall I have to say the entire experience is getting worse and the buyers aren't there like they used to be.
     
    blackcatgrrl, Oct 12, 2010 IP
  11. sar420

    sar420 Well-Known Member

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    I think you should go with adsense instead of EPN, since EPN's CPA model is now over. Adsense can provide much better earnings compared compared to the "new EPN"
     
    sar420, Oct 12, 2010 IP
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    blackcatgrrl Peon

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    Yeah, I'm sure you're right. That and maybe Amazon. I was looking at another thread on here and what this guy was doing sounded like it might work for my problem sites.
     
    blackcatgrrl, Oct 12, 2010 IP
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    eBay for the most part is dead in that sense.
     
    screwebay, Oct 12, 2010 IP
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    sar420 Well-Known Member

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    God, that sucks!
     
    sar420, Oct 27, 2010 IP
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    If you are having troubles with eBay programs then turn your back to Google Adsense its very decent and popular too. No doubt about that.
     
    Elitegeek, Oct 27, 2010 IP
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    Querall Peon

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    Not really sure about that EPN working fine with me..if so just switch to adsanse or alternative to adsense
     
    Querall, Oct 27, 2010 IP
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    You can still make excellent money with EPN, though it's hard to get new account approvals nowadays, but we still make good money, and even do a few JV with others earning 500-2,000 per month pretty easy.
     
    VisionAffiliate, Nov 9, 2010 IP
  18. zorge

    zorge Greenhorn

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    I just started and had 250 impressions and 40 clicks and made 0 dollars
    Is ebay really PPC or i just got not enaugh traffic for them

    Not even a cent they gave me.
     
    zorge, Nov 10, 2010 IP
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    ForestGump42 Peon

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    Well my new account was not approved. And I take it from this thread that its not worth it. The reason I turned to them is my amazon is not working correctly. I guess I need to dig deeper and fix my Amazon and forget ebay. Its a shame my site is perfect for the old EPN.
     
    ForestGump42, Nov 10, 2010 IP
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    zorge Greenhorn

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    Can you explain how your joint venture works?
    I have skills and experiese in web site construction SEO but not as good to make 2000 a month of Ebay affiliate or Adsence or Click bank
    Maby we could work together and help each other
     
    zorge, Nov 10, 2010 IP