Let me start by saying I'm far from being a coder at all nor have I had the time to test this properly - came up with it last night -. In fact, I'd love to have your input on this; that's one of the reasons I'm sharing it. As you all know, you can include ebay modules in your Squidoo lenses. These are merely lists of products from ebay appearing one above the other according to your specifications ( KWs, etc ). However, I wondered if I could use some kind of ebay affiliate text links in my lenses outside the ebay modules, particularly ones that linked to Keword defined searches at ebay, not just single products ( for example, ebay search results for KW "iphone" ). Now, to my knowledge, you couldn't do this unless you used an EPN affiliate link or a Shoppingads link - the latter is in violation of SA's TOS ( trust me on this one, I was banned for this even though ebay seems to allow it, go figure ). Now this is the method I came up with last night: ( It's very similar to taking the affiliate url from a banner and using it for a text link, just a little more complex ) 1- Go to a lens of yours and add an ebay module as usual. ( We'll get rid of it later. There's just a part of the linking code I need you to get from there ) 2- Once added, go to any of the links appearing in the module, right click on it and choose "view source". The first part ( the "root" ) should be sth like this for all the items, in all modules, inside all lenses belonging to the same member - at least they were in my case -: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/#/###-#...olid=#####&customid=your-lens-name-here&mpre= ( each "#" replaces a digit ) Take note of this root. We'll use it later. 3- Now go to ebay.com and perform a search for your desired Keyword. Copy the URL of the search. IF your KW was "iphone", the URL should be sth like http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m38.l1313&_nkw=iphone&_sacat=See-All-Categories 4- Within the URL from step 3, change the following All ":" to "%3A" All "/" to "%2F" All "?" to "%3F" All "&" to "%26" All "=" to "%3D" The modified iphone search should be like this: http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.com%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp3907.m38.l1313%26_nkw%3Diphone%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories 5- Add the modified version from step 4 at the end of the "root" from step 2, like this: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/#/###-#...8.l1313&_nkw=iphone&_sacat=See-All-Categories 6- Include the URL below as target for a text link of your choice, like this: <a href="http://rover.ebay.com/rover/#/###-#####-#####-#/#?campid=##########&toolid=#####&customid=your-lens-name-here&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.com%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dp3907.m38.l1313%26_nkw%3Diphone%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories">buy your cheap iphone at ebay</a> I've tried this a few times and ebay cookies seem to be there. Squidoo seems to be counting these clicks as well - checked stats - . You should now be able to link to ebay from within the text of your lens and stuff your cookie. Sure, Squidoo will take 50% of it as they do with links from the ebay modules... I'd love to hear someone's input on this.