First Report On eBay’s New QPC Affiliate Payment Program


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In case you did not know eBay Partner Network has moved away from the affiliate payment structure and gone to something they now call QPC.

Ebay QPC

QPC stands for Quality Click Pricing. It just stated for old publishers a few months ago and I have talked to people who are big users of the EPN and they seem to be split. Some people like the new pricing it is more like Pay per click or PPC. Yet others complain because their is a large lack of transparency because they pay you for your quality of traffic, and you have no way of knowing how they calculate this. Here is how EPN now works they do not calculate you click one at a time but do the total from the whole day.

I run a few sites on the ebay networks and I have been slowly building more. I use a plugin called Phpbay which integrates into wordpress and has easily paid for itself. If you want to see how it works look at Portable Camping Shower or my blog eBay Domain Auction Picks. It blends in really well.

So how does it compare to PPC and Google Adsense?

One thing is for sure the ebay ads get more click for my websites. I think a big reason for that is I use it on exact match product domains, and people click more. They payment per click has been a little low for me I am averaging around .10 t o.20 cents a click. This is not great but because of the increased click rate on my domains it is doing better that Adsense would. I that that if you have product domains the Ebay partner network is a great option.

ebay partner network earnings

Here are my stats from the day yesterday December 6th,

768 Impressions, 92 Clicks, 0.14 QPC Total Earnings $12.88

I am happy with those stats it is a click through rate of 11.9%. I think with the ebay ads people often click on one, two or even three ads because they may all be items they are looking for.I have also started with the Amazon network and I will see how I do with that network.

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Comments

9 Responses to “First Report On eBay’s New QPC Affiliate Payment Program”

  1. Jake
    December 8th, 2009 @ 3:18 pm

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    That’s impressive. I might have to give that a shot.

  2. Jamie Zoch
    December 8th, 2009 @ 6:34 pm

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    I have very similar stats. I used BANS scripts (which I wouldn’t suggest people use any longer)for a couple domains and they ALL make at least enough to cover registration fees each year and most do a fair deal more.

    http://www.Fruitcake.biz does fairly well this time of year, which is a BANS site and was simply a test using a .biz domain. I was surprised at one point, it ranked in the top 5 at Yahoo.

  3. brian k
    December 8th, 2009 @ 9:40 pm

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    Hey buddy
    just checked google to see where you portable camping shower and i noticed something is up with your listing
    There is no cache is it a new site?

  4. Jason
    December 9th, 2009 @ 8:50 am

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    Things get really interesting when your EPC goes up to $0.25! I’ve got about 60 sites on a custom WP script and I’m not driving any traffic to them which is a mistake. Now, you’re got to get consistent sales to keep the EPC high. If your traffic is low, sales sporadic -OR- sales were un-targeted, the EPC goes in the tank.

  5. Mike
    December 9th, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

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    good timing on this post as I am just now evaluating between ebay or amazon for a new site i’m pushing live this week, i will be interested in your eval on the amazon program for comparison.

  6. J.R. Jackson (internet's $8-Million Man)
    December 9th, 2009 @ 12:31 pm

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    My revenue for my eBay sites are down by 75% since eBay changed their system.

    I’m going to change all of my sites over to a new system I’m working on which will not include eBay.

    J.R.

  7. PPC Ian
    December 9th, 2009 @ 11:32 pm

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    Thanks for sharing Brian. I’m personally a huge proponent of eBay’s new pricing structure. In my first month out the gate, I drove 40% higher earnings than my prior peak month. My gains have held and November was another super month (although a little less than October). December is also looking good. It seems like they’re tweaking the algo starting in November a bit because my EPC was relatively flat (in a trading range in October) but has jumped around a dramatically starting November. I’ll have a series of really low EPC days followed by huge ones orders of magnitude greater. In general, I think I’m in the “high quality” bucket because my earnings are higher than before. In general, I’m happy with the results of the switch so far.

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