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"Web site affiliates receive a cut of 35 percent to 60 percent of SALES"
if it were a Pay Per Click, it might work, but there will be too many people who CLICK and don't BUY.
Just my opinion.
I abandoned it and switched to adsense out of tracking frustrations. It's very annoying seeing thousands of clicks and no commission. Stick with ppc.
Rather than a % of eBay's commission when a click leads to a sale (or presumably a winning auction bid), 'sale' could mean the act of clicking an ad. So if eBay charges sellers on a per click basis to participate, a sale would be a click and the 35%-60% would be a percentage of the revenue eBay receives for the click. Just a thought...
Otherwise, publishers will get about the same amount for a 'sale' on eBay as a click on G or Y. What would be the point of that?
percentage of the revenue eBay receives for the click
Who would eBay get this revenue from the click? This would mean that eBay is paying itself.
The percentage quoted is based on the fees the seller pays eBay if you send them the winning bidder. If someone clicks an eBay link from your site, bids on an item but doesn't win then you get nothing.
eBAy could cgharge sellers extra for inclusion in the AdContext Scheme - the same way it does for other services. The benefit to the seller would be wider exposure for the auctionand thus, a potentially higher winning bid.
It seems, however, that I was wrong and it will be a % of eBay's earnings from a sale or winning bid. I can't see the attraction of that at all.
Why sign-up for a scheme that is paid per action when the CPA is liable to be tiny?
2. "Your site links must be used as navigation to eBay prior to every bid transaction in order for you to be paid for the bid."
For eBay affiliates: What does this mean? If the user goes directly back to eBay in order to increase their bid, does the referrer get a commission or not?