We're all set, folks. Please follow our step-by-step guide to sign up for an eBay Partner Network account (we think it's easier than it was for Commission Junction, and far quicker). Please note that your eBay Capsules will NOT earn through Commission Junction after today, so to continue to earn through your eBay Capsules, you must make the change ASAP. If any troubles arise, please contact us via email or post in the related Forum about the change.
If you've already signed up for the new eBay program you can go ahead and enter a 10 digit numeric Campaign ID directly on the affiliate settings page.
Do I have to update my eBay capsules (cancel them and add them again) for the new affiliate ID to take effect? Or can I just keep my hubs with eBay capsules in them without doing a thing and my new eBay affiliate ID is automatically recognized.
I assumed it would be, otherwise I would have trusted HubPages HQ to have given us further instructions. But to verify that, I did a check on one of my hubs that has an Ebay capsule and I checked the page source and indeed, the campid= on the page (the second time I refreshed it) was mine (all mine!)
i have 6 hubs, yet not have a ebay account. ok. i am going to do that right now.
I have given up on setting up Ebay...they just decline me without explaining why. I've tried to fix that but to no avail. There is no reason I should be declined so I don't get it.
groovy. just what i was looking for. thanks very much!
I just received this reply and don't understand what I need to do next. Would appreciate some help, please.
From: eBay Partner Network [mailto:noreply@eBayPartnerNetwork.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 4:02 PM
Subject: Confirm your eBay Partner Network domains
Dear John McCoy,
We require you to confirm ownership of the domains that you will drive traffic from within 72 hours.
The process is easy:
Create a plain text file from a text editor and in the contents put only your unique identifier (provided below).
Save the file as 'epndomain.txt'.
Upload the file to the base directory of each of your domains that you would like to register.
Example: If your website is www.ebay.com, your file would be located in http://www.ebay.com/epndomain.txt.
Visit the Domain Confirmation Page when your domains are ready to be validated and click on the 'Confirm Domains' button.
Our system will look for the file and your unique identifier and confirm appropriately. Don't worry if you have additional domains that you'd like to add, as you will be able to add them in the future if you are accepted into the network.
Unique Identifier: xn9okdLRfG8NtilzfO+lMA==
If you cannot confirm ownership of your domains, we provide an area to provide a reason on the Domain Confirmation Page linked above.
The eBay Partner Network Team
If clicking on the link above does not work, copy and paste the following URL into a browser:
https://publisher.ebaypartnernetwork.co … lang=en-US
Copyright (c) 2009 eBay Partner Network Inc. All Rights Reserved. Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners. eBay and the eBay Logo are trademarks of eBay Inc. eBay Partner Network is located at 2145 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA 95125.
Just a very seemingly stupid question but the icon says it was posted 18 months ago - is this a current (as in October 2009) solution? It then says that it was posted within the last day so I'm thinking this is the current solution to the ongoing problem? Thanks!
Followed all the directions and once again I've been rejected for one of ten possible reasons.
I've had it with eBay. They suck. They blow. They are full of sh...
I don't know what's more insulting. The fact that I've been a buyer/seller with gold star ratings with them for almost ten years or the fact that I got a form letter that really doesn't tell me anything I can actually respond to.
To hell with them. Hope you can find another affiliate program that's FAIR.
Apparently they are NOT accepting anyone from HubPages.
I guess I´m the first one . Already active!
As always you (Hubpages team) made a great work .
I would like to say that it is a lot easier than CJ. You can even view the ebay item number to see what was purchased when you download the transaction list (The excel one is better than the doc.). I've already updated my blogs and website. :-D I've been waiting to update my hubs.
Thanks Paul, once again you guys prove that you are on the ball, welldone hubpages.....jimmy
Paul, are you able to pull from seller stores? I have 1 hub that has never been able to get items from ebay, and I'm using a particular seller because there are never any of the items I'm trying to promote in a regular auction, only ever in stores. I've never been able to get items to pull up, even by using part of the item title. Any suggestions because I just tried again, and I still can't get anything.
Ok I seem to be the only one. I can't for the life of me find the numeric number that I am meant to put as my affiliate ID. It is all coming up under my name. Where can I look for that?
Donna, it's under the campaign tab in the ebay affiliate site.
Yeah....well I filled out everything, got the confirmation and I am NOT happy about putting my bank account number for direct depostit. NOT worth the risk, for a questionable benefit. I don't know these folks, and my only other experiences with eBay were bad ones. So I will not be an eBay affilliate.
You can always use Paypal to get paid if you don't want to give them your bank account info.
GREAT step by step how to, Paul (or whoever wrote it).
Thanks, that was WAY easy to follow for us non-techie types!
The step by step process you layed out looked intimidating at first. It went flawless - took maybe 10 minutes tops. Way to go to keep it simple!
Thank you so much for your help. I had come across that number but didn't want to put it down in case it was the wrong one. I appreciate it, Donna
I was able to update mine. How long does GOOGLE usually take to respond regarding adsense?
I signed up last week for the new eBay program. Just plugged my id into the affiliate page. Show me the money!
Wow!! That was easy!!
Thanks Paul for the simple step by step instructions.
I have got the following message as soon as I signed up the form at Ebay Partner Network:
Dear Muhammad Ali,
Thank you for applying to the eBay Partner Network. Unfortunately, we cannot accept your application at this time. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact eBay Partner Network customer support.
The eBay Partner Network Team
Mr. Paul, please help me.
I have the same messege. Are they limiting some countries??
Not to my knowledge, but I'd suggest contacting them directly. It's a very new program for them, so there may be some hiccups as they shake the bugs out of their code and their process. If you get a response from them, please share with us what you find. Thanks.
I contacted Ebay Customer Service. They asked me whether I have an account with Commission Junction or not. I said yes. They asked me for my ID of Ebay. I gave them this info. They investigated and told me that my application can't be accepted at this time and moreover they can't disclose the reason for rejecting my application. Its against their policies. They also said that I should try to fill application again in a few months' time becaue they re-evaluate their criteria for acceptance and rejection quite often.
Now what do you have to say about this matter?
What would you suggest me?
Waiting for reply,
That's unfortunate, but there isn't much you can do but follow their instructions. It is their program, they get to decide the rules (although it would be nice if they actually published the rules). In the mean time, I would suggest that you remove all the eBay capsules from your hubs or replace them with Amazon capsules.
We're hoping to enhance our "shopping" capsule offerings in the next few months. We haven't figured out exactly how yet, but there will likely be at least one new choice of affiliate partners.
Can't you sign up useing a different username and email address ???
They check all your details, not just username and email address. He'd have to sign up with a different physical address and he'd have to have a bank account that matched that physical address. I'm sure they also check IP address and actually it is probably the IP addresses that they are using for these auto-rejections. While they are refusing to say why they are rejecting people it is very clear from the anecdotal evidence available in a variety of forums that country of residence is the main issue for most of these rejections.
I had the exact same scenario. I contacted Ebay to find out why I was rejected and was able to email back and forth with someone. They told me the same thing. That I was rejected and they could not disclose the reason. I also had a CJ account.
I have seen discussion elsewhere that they are limiting people who live in "other countries" - mainly Asia and Eastern Europe from what I can gather - try applying using your HP profile as your main website rather than any other site you might have - I have a theory it will add creditability but thats all it is - a theory
Its not true that they (eBay) are limiting people from Asia. I just registered and they have activated my account immediately. I also belong to Asia.
I think it may be just certain countries. There are many folks in the Ebay forums who are flipping out a bit over it, but I'm not sure anyone has compiled a list of countries that are getting the automatic rejection.
Could it be because of the name of the person submitting? In this case "Muhammad Ali"?
I don't think they have the right to stamp the people for their names. As far as I know racism and discrimination are still against the law !
I'm not thinking that it's racism or discrimination, I'm wondering if in fact "Muhammad Ali" is the real name of the applicant.
darkside, Muhammad Ali is my real name. I AM Muhammad Ali.
No wonder, great people like me (Muhammad Ali of boxing fame, Muhammad Ali Jinnah(the founder of Pakistan)) face difficulties in their lives.
Well, Cassius Clay made up that name upon conversion, but i would imagine it is a very common name.
It would not be racism. It might be a buggy software program that flags celebrity names.
I had no problem registering with ePn and have no problems making money through them (prior to joining hubpages) but In my experience signing up with publisher accounts many with manual review will make different decisions based on whatever your registered website is. I wouldnt be surprised if they blocked users with past issues with their Paypal or eBay accounts?
I don't think its true ebay limit by country or race, I am in London and I still get the same message. It will be interesting to know what criteria they work on
I made sure I had all afternoon to spend on signing up for the Ebay Partner Network, but it only took 10 minutes. When I posted the 10-digit number, it immediately came up "active." Does that mean I'm finished, or am I supposed to go into "Tools" and do something with the "Links Generator" or the "Creative Generator" or "Widgets?"
Nice work, again, HubPages.
I have a question re:ebay & hubpages. I had an account w/ebay before and canceled, but my question is how would we generate revenue through ebay with writing hubs?
The eBay affiliate program is all new, and the accounts there are separate from the eBay auction site. You can generate revenue from eBay on hubs simply by adding an eBay capsule to your hub. If someone clicks on a product from your hub, and goes on to sign up for an eBay account or make an eBay purchase, they will pay you a commission.
Thank you, Whitney05, for clearing that up for me.
No there is an actual ebay capsule separate from the text one for your writing! In the edit panel on the right you will see text/video/rss/amazon/ebay - select an ebay capsule, change the search to bring something up and save !
This change could be for the best, since i signed up with the ebay affiliate code, two weeks ago, i have had more clicks on ebay ads than i ever got with commision junction and i have even had a couple of sales already......jimmy
I've had less clicks and buys, I think, but I had about 5 sales or so. Only 1 sale was actually related to the hub that had the click. I've gotten like 4 car parts purchased from my ebay capsules, so that's been nice earners. Ha.
I hope it picks up. Congrats Jimmy.
This sounds great Paul! I can't wait to find out what program you choose.
I've signed up and have a bunch of friends who want to join. Is there a referrer ID giving you a benefit if they sign up under you?
right all my friends use the cj program from ebay, so I know when ebay leaves them in May, the are going to sign up!
Hmmm, IDK then, I skimmed their site and did not see any referral program... All info that I can see is here https://www.ebaypartnernetwork.com/Publ … ogram_id=1
According to which eBay the commision is paid US, UK ..... ?
Thanks for the info here and I'll try--hopefully--soon.
Thanks for the info here and I'll try--hopefully--soon.
I'm having the same problem than you.
I'm from Argentina and I've tried to register several times with like 5 different emails, and got the same result each time. Plus I contacted them at least to know why was I beeing rejected, but they simple said they cant share it with me.
So then I tried again but signin up as if I were from USA, and this way they allowed me. So...they're definetly discriminating by country.
This really sucks.
Does someone know if I can still use BANS (Build a Niche Store) with CJ?
I have applied to Ebay alliliate three times and have received NO response. I used to belong to the old affiiate program before they became the partner program.I even asked for help .They accept my password and then reject it.When i ask for my password,I receive NO email Three times I did this and now I"m fed up.
The other affiliate programs responded immediately when i asked for help.
BTW-Amazon shows NO earnings and very little clicks.I know there were many and someone bought somethng.These affilaite programs are a rip- off or the software is not working.
anyone else in the same boat?
Stacie, neither program is a rip off. There are many people here who make pretty good extra cash on them both. I can't complain, although I wouldn't mind more. But some is better than nothing, especially if you started with nothing. I'm not sure about the problems with ebay, I would just keep trying with them. I didn't have any problems getting started. As for amazon, just make sure to hand pick your items and make them relevant to your hubs. Also the placement of the products is key. I've seen so many people put the products after the comments at the bottom; I'm not sure how good that is in terms of visibility to a reader, but by putting them in the hub somewhere versus hidden should help as well. Also try writing about specific products and then throwing in the amazon products for the reader to click and potentially buy. Give it time. You've only been here 6 weeks. You're not going to make millions in just 6 weeks.
I'm just venting I guess.
thanks for the advice. i'll move them around and see if I can fine tune the choices.;-)
I have heard lots of people express disappointment with Amazon. The people who get results seem to choose specific products rather than using keywords, and they have to be highly relevant to Hub content.
I've taken most of the Amazon capsules off my Hubs after realising they won't pay me anyway - as an Aussie, I can only get the money in the form of a gift certificate.
Well since Ebay still haven'T responded to my application,I've moved them to the bottom of the pages. I've taken Whitneys advice and moved Amazon ads up near the top.
I will also look at the products and not keywords,as suggested.
It has been about two weeks since I applied for Ebay's Partner Network and still no approval or disapproval. I sent an inquiry to customer service and received this response on the 10th...
"Thank you for your email regarding your application. I apologise for the
delay in responding.
Please be informed that I have checked your account and can confirm that
your application to our affiliate program is still under Manual Review.
Please note that due to a high current volume of applications, it may
take some time to review yours.
I kindly ask you to wait a few more days, our team members at eBay
Partner Network will contact you as soon as possible.
We appreciate your cooperation in this matter."
Six days after receiving this and I still don't have any approval or disapproval. I live in the USA and have been a registered user on ebay auctions since 1999! I fail to understand the delay and the need to manually review each application. Very frustrating to say the least.
Oh well. Moving forward...
Well I finally heard back from ebay. Here is what the email contained...
"Thank you for applying to the eBay Partner Network. Unfortunately, we cannot accept your application at this time. If you have questions regarding this process, please contact eBay Partner Network customer support."
I contacted customer support as instructed for an answer. Here's what I got...
"Thank you for contacting us regarding the rejection of your application.
I am sorry to inform you that I have checked your account and found that
your application was rejected. we have re-evaluated your application.
Unfortunately eBay Partner Network will not accept your application at
Please note that eBay Partner Network can not disclose the exact reasons
why applications are accepted or rejected. However we do re-evaluate our
criteria on a regular basis. If you're still interested in participating
in a few months, please feel free to try registering again.
We apologise for the inconvenience that the rejection would cause you. I
realise this may not be the answer you'd hoped for. I sincerely wish you
all the best in your future endeavours."
I'm in the dark here. Can anyone tell me what went wrong? I followed the instructions provided in the FAQs here to the letter. Very confused, and frankly pissed off that they would deny me, a long time ebay user with 100% positive feedback!
Susie Writes, that is the exact same email I received when I inquired as to why I was not accepted. I am also a loyal eBayer with 100% feedback. Very frustrating. I'm just going to keep trying. Good luck to you as well. Kind Regards
I figured out how to get accepted by eBay. The first 2 times I filled out the form I left all the blanks checked (default) on the first page of the form. I wondered if they were supposed to be checked or not. Well, I had the feeling that if I just checked eBay US, that would be the key, and it was. I got accepted on the 3rd try. You will need to use a different email every time.
So uncheck all those boxes on page 1 and just choose the one for your country only.
It will work.
Good Luck to everyone! Kind Regards
I hardly ever use Ebay anymore. I've never gotten as much as a nibble. With Amazon I've actually sold a couple of items.
me too. I 've removed their listing from my old hubs since they sent me a rejection notice!
I don't expect to make any money from them - but they do a great job instead of an rss feed or news to give changing content to your hubs... don't forget that
It took me a good month to get a response to my initial application. It finally did arrive, and I was approved, but it does seem like a crappy way of doing business on their part. I mean, the program benefits them even more than it benefits US, so you'd think they'd be more responsive.
And it took me 3 email addresses to get registered by the way. They kept stalling saying they had sent my registration, which didn't arrive, not letting me log in till I'd authenticated the account (which I canm't do without the emailed link of course) and it took so long I just did a few applications till one got through.
Of course, they say it must be my spam filters, they couldn't possibly have NOT sent the registration mails.
I also have aproblem with ebay, before they don't want to approve my account, so used my sister's account instead. But 3month to ebay and i still dont have a single click. When I check the accountunder program it says there that ebay US and UK is declined.
I had the same problem they rejected me after i put up a sweat and filled out the application and they still had an ad on my site which i took off. should i have taken it off?
I applied several times and never got any response. almost 2 weeks later I did hear back from them and they said NO I can not join their partner program. I live in the US and have no idea why they would tell me NO.
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