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Ebay and Viglink Approval

 
Digby_Adams
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on 08/14/2012

So I'm concerned about Viglink and Ebay approval. I don't relish the thought of having to write a lot of ebay Wizzles and send them non-affiliated traffic prior to approval. According to their Knowledge Base this is the proces,

"We have a limited number of tracking IDs we can assign for eBay, so we reserve them for sites that can send traffic over a certain threshold.  Once we see consistent traffic to eBay from your site (provided it falls within eBay Partner Network's guidelines) you will be assigned an eBay ID and your links will be affiliated. "

So if I'm reading this right I just keep writing and hope for the best? Does Wizzley just get one of those tracking IDs and then we each have to get individual permission to use it?

I have emailed support with one of my ebay pages and asked them for approval, but haven't heard back. Have many of you found this to be an easy approval process? And basically I should just keep writing ebay Wizzles and everything will be okay?

Jerrico_Usher
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on 08/15/2012

they affiliated mine after 1-2 clicks at best  0.20 cents and it's possible those clicks came out of wizzley's end anyway (they got/would have gotten the clickcome anyway) Money Mouth. My Viglink woke up this month and last, getting clicks almost consistently (one a dayish)... all eBay click sales/clickcome.

-J


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2uesday
Posts: 321
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on 08/15/2012

I have never applied for Ebay approval so have not added Ebay products elsewhere.

When VigLink came to Wizzley I added a few Ebay items to the articles I was putting together (if they added the ability to offer something I could not find on Amazon). 

I have seen clicks for the Ebay products on my VigLink account so I think it works that they (VigLink) are the 'affiliate' not me.

As Jerrico says it is a few cents per sale. From what I have read elsewhere that is how Ebay works in other places.

I think even if you have your own Ebay you have to send them a lot of customers before the rate rises. If someone has more experience and knowledge on this I would be interested to read more about it. 

By looking at my VigLink reports,  I think if Amazon has the product you want to feature it will earn more than the Ebay equivalent one. I also struggle to find a way to keep the updating Ebay module relevant and featuring the products I like.

There might be an 'on page update advantage' (SEO) to having changing Ebay products on the page when it comes to search. I am not sure if this is effective, in the way that new information or new comments on a page are supposed to be.

Jerrico_Usher
Posts: 1210
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on 08/15/2012

I'm letting viglink add links to ebay and if someone clicks those links fine, but I'm not purposefully sending them business for 10 cents a pop when I can send the same person to Amazon and get paid a slice of the pie equivalent to my contribution-

I'm going to go back and remove all the eBay modules in my earlier stuff and replace with Amazon products only... it's sad eBay went to a click only payout- maybe when sales sharply drop because of this unilateral move, they will realize how important it is to keep the traffic senders happy by sharing the profit :) then I'll add them back...

Your problem with updating the eBay module was also an issue- I didn't mind checking that but the hassle isn't worth 10 cents a click (where sales would have made up for the hassle)...

Whew, 89th article coming! I'm 10 away from 100 (almost)!

Jerrico

 


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Digby_Adams
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on 08/15/2012

Thanks Jerrico and 2uesday. It's so strange. I'm showing no clicks or sales in my Viglink dashboard. But when I checked my PayPal account there's a $3.47 payment. I really don't know what to make of it.

Mira
Posts: 487
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on 08/15/2012

So wait, Jerrico, if someone buys something on eBay you DON"T get a share of the profit? That cannot be it. Are you just simply saying they pay way too little for a purchase compared to Amazon?


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Jerrico_Usher
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on 08/15/2012

eBay changed their affiliate program from pay per click and profit share (peice of the sale), to ONLY paying out for the clicks- no longer can you make a piece of the sale (at least not on Wizzley and I hear HP too... I made a lot of money on commmission sales so this is a sad day for eBay indeed.


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