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The Death of A Dinosouar Named Ebay

Discussion in 'Ebay' started by dmed123, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. dmed123

    dmed123 Junior Member

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    I wanted to reach out to everyone and see if the same is happening to you. It looks like the Wiz Kids up at EPN have done it again and screwed up the whole tracking system. I've noticed my converted sales this week have dropped to an all time low speard across a number of sites. I can blame the economy but I'm not totally convinced that's the problem. I'm still getting BIN's and Clicks but I'm way down from what I was at the top of the month.

    Has the Dinsouar named Ebay meet it's final match? Domed to the tar pits?

    I'm ready to get out of EPN and start promoting something that doesn't ban all it's affiliates and have IP bans on hosts and doesn't have a totally screwed up tracking system. Can anyone offer any advice to whom I should switch my sites over to? Amazon with it's crappy 24hr cookies? uBid with it's low commision? I'm stumbed and I'm looking for a good solution to actually gain sales again. Any suggestions would be great! I'm really up to try anything at this point.

    Finally, one last thing for all the posts that I see people trying to get into EPN. Don't waste your time you'll just get frustrated with the lack of quality that the EPN Staff has to offer. I wouldn't let George Bush or the EPN Staff run a lemonade stand they would find some way to F*UCK it up.
     
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    ximscreamingx Power Member

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    They added session tracking, which is a fancy term for saying they're not paying for any click while the user is logged into eBay. Even if it's white hat. They're trying to find they way out of their own a$$h0le.
     
  3. WickednDivine

    WickednDivine Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I haven't got an EPN sale since Sept. 17th. I thought something seemed wrong.

    that effing sucks
     
  4. irancrude

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    LOL very funny quote man you should get authorship rights to it :D

    maurice

     
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    That makes no sense, that would mean no one would ever get commission (to bid and win you have to be logged in, to setup an account you'd have to be logged in to confirm it).

    If they ADDED session tracking that would mean they added redundancy so you miss less commission.

    Session tracking simply keeps the affiliate ID in the users browser while the browser is still open. If it's used on top of cookie tracking then this is not a bad but a good thing.

    If they removed cookie and only use session that means they did something similar to amazon (I think amazon just has a 24 hour cookie) but if it's just session, if they close their browser then come back and buy something you won't get commission.

    You need to be more specific and a quote from them would be helpful.
     
  6. dmed123

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    It's not only the session cookies. The folks at the Dying Dinosaur have screwed up. It's the whole tracking system. EPN Forum is like reading a page from a Horror Film Script. Clicks aren't being tracked correctly and no one is making any money with them like they used to.

    If they want to save any of there affiliates they would stop screwing up there system. Just in the past month they had an accidental ban on Host Gator IP, Then they started subtracting commissions from Affiliates because of there new system and now the whole tracking system is in the tubes and they don't tell anyone. You've got to dig deep into there EPN forum to see if there's PINK posts says anything which it did. I'm over putting time,money, and energy into a program that can't even alert there affiliates that's something wrong not even a day later.. Bye Bye Dumb Big Dinosaur. Time to work with Mankind that wants to make money.
     
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    GreenGoblin BANNED BANNED

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    Hummm I was wondering my my EPN looks slack 489 clicks and only 90 bucks commission WTF!!!
     
  8. ximscreamingx

    ximscreamingx Power Member

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    That seems about right depending on the type of auction you're stuffing. If it's from Weird auctions it's a bit high, if it's from an iPhone, then it's low.

    Appearently eBay is going to start their session tracking Nov 1st. Which will not only fuck all of us, but they will lose all of their affiliates as well.

    RIP eBay
     
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    I thought something was up I haven't made any commissions since September 919 clicks no commission at all
     
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    theadultsplayground BANNED BANNED

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    Hmm, thats funny because I am currently making about $90+ a day (white hat). The new session rule does not affect me as my leads are not from round tripping or stuffing auctions. I did check earlier today and the leads have not updated since yesterday (10th)
     
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    Like I said, it hasn't started yet. We'll all see what happens after the 1st of the month. They delayed it once, maybe they will again.
     
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    I was not saying that it would not occur, just that the change won't affect me (if it does it will be minimal).
     
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    I have notice the down shift of my revenue so far with epn this month too...Just have to start working on expanding my network of high potent clicks in other areas on the internet.
     
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    I have been doing white hat with egay for a few months now and make good money. People should stop putting their eggs in one basket and expand. There are a lot of other offers to stuff. Here is a hint, get down to the micro niche and use long tail keywords. Find offers of the same niche and stuff one page (make sure its from different affiliate networks). Make it like a review site.
     
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    And there are still more ways to use an EPN text link. Think of dropping it as a shortcut onto about a thousand desktops per month. No impressions, no referer and no worries as you aren't stuffing and aren't likely to get canned.
     
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    It was a good run Ebay. Maybe someone will buy you out
     
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    At the risk of sounding like gossip... I have a friend who works with a woman whose daughter works for ebay. Supposedly the daughter said they are all in fear for their jobs at ebay that they have been letting people go left and right. According to her they are having problems.
     
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    ximscreamingx Power Member

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    What do you expect when they have 15,000 people running a website?
     
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    Maybe it has something to do with the unsteady market?