Although I make money with the ebay partner network - I am not really an expert and had a question for any experts out there.
Since the Panda update, the quality of traffic here has dropped considerably as far as EPN goes - basically not buying traffic any more - presumably because it is not US based, so therefore may click and visit ebay, but not buy anything.
Upshot is - my EPN click values here have dropped drastically (down to 0 cents some days) and this is bringing my average click values down.
My question is - does anyone know at what point my account will be in jeopardy because the click values are so low if I continue sending poor converting traffic?
i refrain from claiming expertise..
but with similar concerns I can state that long periods under .04 is considered a danger zone, and many at .02 level complain about cancellation at EPn and phpBay forums
Careful use of campaigns SHOULD provide some protection.
A 3k item sale saved me this month, but I may not be able to continue ePn at Hubs
Thanks - I am trying to decide what to do before I get my account canceled. Haven't quite got down that low across my account, but the HP values are worrying. I run a separate campaign for HP, but I am still concerned with how poor the value has become.
Yay! Good for you on the big sale.
I remembered this thread -
Yes, mine dropped too, but not to that point, and has picked up some now. But you are right to be concerned.
Mine hasn't dropped at all - the income has, but not the click value.
Mind you, I've never written any Hubs targeted directly at eBay sales. I also went through my Hubs a while ago (after a post by Sunforged) and removed eBay from a lot of my Hubs, leaving only the ones where the product was directly related.
by Becki Rizzuti2 years ago
I've noticed that there is at least one post claiming to have gained a significant amount of traffic this week, but for me, my traffic has dropped by 50%. One hub, which at its height was getting over 4k hits a...
by Ginny5 years ago
I have been through a lot of ups and downs with my other account, but this account has been pretty stable until the past several weeks. My traffic was cut in half several weeks ago and then today it dropped...
by Sherry Hewins3 months ago
One again, I have fallen victim to the whims of Google. My top earning article is responsible for half of my total views over my HP career. It was the first to be HubPro edited. It was the first to be moved to a niche...
by Ken Kline2 years ago
I pulled a couple of traffic graphs out on Alexa and found these observations:HubPages traffic dropped dramaticallyBuilddirect stayed steadyWayfair.com increased dramaticallyeBay.com increased dramaticallyBlogger.com...
by IzzyM5 years ago
According to the crawl stats in webmasters tools, I have suffered a massive drop in googlebot activity over the last few days, across all my subdomains, not just this one.Traffic (what little there is!) seems largely...
by TIMETRAVELER22 years ago
For a good number of weeks my hubber score has hovered around the 100 mark. Two days ago it started falling, and as I write this, it is down to 89! If this keeps up, it will be 0 in a week! No rhyme or...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.