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eBay / Commission Junction - Breaking News

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by jeylock, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. jeylock

    jeylock Junior Member

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    eBay Partner Network

    news repost

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    We are excited to announce eBay's new global affiliate platform: the eBay Partner Network.

    The new platform will go live on April 1st, 2008 PST, at which point eBay will no longer be running its affiliate program through Commission Junction. Beginning April 1st, affiliates should register with eBay Partner Network and migrate their links from CJ to the new platform.

    While CJ and ValueClick have been valuable partners to eBay throughout the years, we've decided to give our affiliate community a customized experience for eBay affiliates.

    All the great tools and benefits of working with the eBay program will remain the same - access to the Editor Kit and affiliate API, the flexible destination tool, the great payout structure. In addition, the eBay partner network will provide several new features:
    • Easy global registration to multiple countries simultaneously
    • New, targeted banners and rich media creatives
    • New landing page optimization and geo-targeting capabilities
    • More detailed reporting capabilities for eBay's programs

    The eBay Partner Network and Commission Junction will run in parallel for one month through this process.

    Migration is easy.
    • Selected publishers will get a link to join the eBay Partner Network on April 1, 2008. This e-mail will include a special invitation to join your country's program.
    • Confirm your registration, and obtain your new identifiers
    • Update your links with your new identifiers.
    • Reminder: Please plan to complete migration by May 1, 2008.

    You will receive more information and step by step directions for the transition on April 1st. A special help desk to answer your questions about migration will also be available starting April 1st. You can find more details, including a list of programs that will be affected, at hxxp://affiliates.ebay.com.


    Thanks for being a valued partner. We're excited for a successful transition, and the opportunity to grow your business through even more innovations, information and communication moving forward!


    Sincerely,

    eBay's Affiliate Managers
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2008
  2. Tony57

    Tony57 Registered Member

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    This will affect all BANS users, updates are promised sometime soon but basically BANS will no longer work without the updates after May 1st.

    Tony
     
  3. jolt64

    jolt64 Registered Member

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    sob.. after i just layed out $10 whole bucks for a domain :( hopefully we will get a new BANS

    looks like ima have to go back to blogs and actually... do something to make money !!
     
  4. MaestroDelWeb

    MaestroDelWeb Executive VIP

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    I'm happy with this change. Now if I get banned from Ebay it will only be from them and not CJ (which has a ton of great publishers that go through them).
     
  5. gts6

    gts6 Executive VIP

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    im happy with it too except for the opposite reason, i hate cj and their shaving of leads, and holding out money because they "suspect" things with no explanation, etc..
     
  6. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Another really good point. As we do somewhat BLACKHAT things in relation to their lead program, there is always the chance of bein canned although we used CJ accts exclusively for ebay and no other program. There is no doubt my team and I will be all over the internals of their program in no time.

    You guys shoulda seen me wiggin this morning!
     
  7. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Sorry for the double-post! Merging the two threads now
     
  8. crsk8andsno56

    crsk8andsno56 Senior Member

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    already posted EC!

    use the search function you terrible mod!

    *just kiddin :) *
     
  9. boomboomer

    boomboomer Executive VIP

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    Could this be an April Fool prank? lol
     
  10. niche1

    niche1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Nope.....it appears legit!

    Interesting.

    Won't be fun if you have to change a bunch of sites that you have already made.........

    I wished that they had a little more information on how they will handle sites and accounts that already have the PID from CJ on them. Or perhaps they will just use the same PID's for those already on the program.
     
  11. gts6

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    we can only hope for that.. i wonder if bunches of people email them to request this, if they will accomodate their affiliates who have stuck with them.