This guide will cover many subjects that range from getting approved into the program and maximizing your earnings, all the way up to cleverly interacting with the API and optimizing for speed and performance. Even long time users of Ebay partner network will profit from using this guide. There is no other such resource on the web. (note: this is the cover page for an ongoing series I am writing, there will be more and more content here as more articles are written)
About the program
The Ebay affiliate program is called Ebay Partner Network. It can be a very profitable program. What makes this program unique is that it is pay per click based on the quality of the overall traffic you send to Ebay. Ebay is used by many affiliates for items that are otherwise very difficult to monetize.
How to earn more money with the Ebay affiliate program
If you already are using the Ebay Partner Network these articles will help you make more money. If you aren’t currently using EPN, then this post won’t help you much, unless you are displaying Ebay items and using Skimlinks to monetize those links.
There are many ways to earn more money, even with the same traffic, by optimizing and understanding what factors are used to determine your EPC (earnings per click) and your Quality Score.
The first step in earning more per click is to understand the factors which Ebay uses to determine your EPC. Those factors are…
Number of bids / winning bids
Buy It Now (BIN) purchases
Ebay revenue (Gross Merchandise Bought or Transaction Value)
Active confirmed registered users (ACRUs)
Time between clicks and transactions
Value of clicks and ACRUs over time
Incremental revenue from PayPal
Estimated revenue from advertising
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