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ZERO EPC from ebay program!!! Please suggest something!!

  1. Jasmeetk profile image74
    Jasmeetkposted 3 years ago

    I planned to use ebay capsule on most of my hubs because they pay per click. As I don't have alot of traffic on my hubs and there are only 4-5 clicks per day on ebay capsules, but my EPC is always zero. I can't understand that whether it is natural or not..
    Is there any change in ebay policy? Are they still paying per click or not?
    Please give me some suggestions!!!

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image61
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Dear Jasmeetk

      eBay has stopped paying since October 1, 2013. They paid till Sept 30 and stopped thereafter.  I don't what prompted them to take such a decision. Anyhow I have stopped placing eBay ads on my hubs.  I think there were some posts on this topic in the Forum. You can check it and update yourself.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image75
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Jasmeetk,
      I just placed a question about eBay/Amazon and eBay seemed get the most replies about dissatisfaction because of no sales or only selling avge. of 1-3 items/mo.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The rules have changed, they don't pay by click.   They now pay commission on sales just like Amazon, with the same 24-hour cookie.

      The snag is the auction format, of course.  The buyer must bid within the first 24 hours.   If they watch the auction instead (as many people will do) and return at the end of the auction, you get nothing.

    4. Matthew Meyer profile image75
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Please refer to the helpful post that Marisa made above.
      http://hubpages.com/forum/post/2523155

  2. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I've removed over 90% of my eBay ads...

    1. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image61
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What to gain by doing so? I haven't removed any eBay ads but stopped adding them now.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image86
        paradigmsearchposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        The fewer ads on a page, the better Google likes it. So, if I've concluded that an eBay or Amazon ad is non-productive for me, it is gone.

        1. LuisEGonzalez profile image82
          LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          However Google places their own ads so in essence what Google does not like is competition....................wink

          1. Thomas Swan profile image92
            Thomas Swanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            I've removed 90% of my ebay ads too. My traffic and adsense earnings have increased, and overall I'm earning more now than when ebay was still paying. So I thank ebay for helping me get rid of their near-useless ads.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image95
              Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              The increase in traffic is probably a coincidence, but the Adsense earnings probably aren't.  Visitors have a choice as to how they leave your Hub - they can click on another Hub OR an Adsense ad OR an eBay ad OR the back button, etc.   If the eBay capsule isn't there to tempt them with a pretty picture, they're more likely to click on an Adsense ad. 

              However, does that mean you're not using the HP Ads program?  If not, why not?  Most people find it pays a lot better than Adsense alone.

              1. Thomas Swan profile image92
                Thomas Swanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                By adsense I mean ad program.

              2. Jasmeetk profile image74
                Jasmeetkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                We can choose between HP ad program and adsense? I thought it is by default. Can you tell me how to choose between them?

  3. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Amazon and eBay now work the same way:  you only earn when there is a genuine purchase.

  4. SmartAndFun profile image91
    SmartAndFunposted 3 years ago

    I never bothered with eBay when they had their old pay-per-click model, and I still don't use eBay now that they are paying a sales commission.

    I prefer Amazon. I do decently with sales, and I like that I can control exactly what products are advertised in my articles.

    If there was a way to specify "Buy it Now" products from eBay, I might consider using eBay capsules, depending upon what the sales commission is. But because eBay uses a 24-hour cookie, if I'm advertising auctions that don't end for several days, there's no reason to waste valuable ad space on eBay products that I'll never make a penny from.

    1. Jasmeetk profile image74
      Jasmeetkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I am also using amazon capsule. For instance, if I have 300 daily impressions on a hub then a few should click on amazon capsule, but no one clicks on amazon capsule as per amazon records.
      Is there any way to use amazon capsule or just simply amazon product link include in amazon capsule

      1. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        There is no "should" about it. People will click on your Amazon capsules IF they contain products that interest them.

        So the reason is probably that you are not picking the right products.

        1. Jasmeetk profile image74
          Jasmeetkposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          ok... thanks for your help smile

  5. Rik Ravado profile image90
    Rik Ravadoposted 3 years ago

    +1

  6. andyoz profile image87
    andyozposted 3 years ago

    I see a lot of people complaining about the eBay programme and the new payment system. I actually made more this Christmas on eBay than the previous year, the new system has worked really well for me.

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Amen to that, Andy!
      I too made a lot more with eBay this Christmas than ever before. So much so, I am planning to go over hubs and add more eBay capsules in, when I find the time.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If the kind of products you sell are mainly sold as "Buy It Now" items, AND you do a good job of convincing your readers they need to buy, then yes - the new system does pay better.    I'm finding my websites are doing better since the changeover, because I have all my ads set to show "Buy It Now" items only.

      The problem lies in products which are mainly sold for auction, because the chances of getting paid for an auction win are pretty low under the new setup.

  7. Alphadogg16 profile image87
    Alphadogg16posted 3 years ago

    I was not aware of the ability to put "buy it now" products through eBay. Thanks Marisa, will definitely have to look into that.

 
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