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Ebay Partner Network

August 4, 2011

Let’s face it, since the implementation of the QPC, where the “Q” stands for “Quality”, Ebay has made the best move for their affiliate platform. Not only they make more money, but that money is free money coming from their affiliate.

I have experienced a lot of change since that famous month of October, when transiting from EPC to QPC. For the same amount of traffic, EPC brought me anywhere between $6,000 and $12,000 per month. Right after, when QPC was implemented, it dropped to $700. Now I have, for the same traffic, between $350 and $700.

While the traffic is the same because organic, the gross revenue  dropped as well. How can it be? who knows? But it dropped.

I have sent a few email to ePN, but without any response, and when I post on the blog, my comments get canceled very fast. It seems that Ebay doesn’t want people to know what’s going on out there. So that lack of transparency is really a shame on Ebay.

The picture below shows my first 2 days in August ( we are August 3 when I write this) and you can see a revenue of $82.70 for Ebay, which was the EPC before. That’s mean I would earned $82.70 so far BEFORE QPC. Now, I earned a whopping $10.72! The genius here is “Quality”. They will argue that the Quality traffic is not that great. “Hey, your traffic is not quality, so on the $20K you make us earned, we pay you 10 bucks for it. Have a nice day!”

Ebay Partner Network stealing money from affiliate

Ebay Partner Network stealing money from affiliate

 

Same thing for this picture, showing the last 3 months.

Ebay Partner Network stealing money from affiliate

Ebay Partner Network stealing money from affiliate

 

In fact, everything is good to make money on their affiliates shoulder. Sometimes, they have some kind of trouble with their stats. So what happens is they can really rely on what was the traffic, clicks and revenue for a particular time frame. In that case, they always put in place a good faith estimate for that period of time. And guess what? they will use your average traffic between like 1:00am and 3:00am!!. Everybody knows that people shops like crazy between that eastern time!

And, to be honest, I don’t want to participate to the ePN forum. Since you must use your ePN username, I will probably be banned from ePN just because I put the ugly truth online.

 

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