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    Quality Revisited ...
    Some interesting quality information.

    Ebay is suppose to be on a QUALITY kick ... whatever that means.

    So far it shows up in downgrades for sign-ups based on some Google like
    we can't tell you because we are EBAY and you are not. It would be nice
    to know the answer to what is considered Quality?

    In February I had 203 EBAY transactions - 10 Sign ups and 193 winning bids and about 1,000 bids overall. And based on that, I get dinged $10 per sign up AFTER the fact.

    Is my percentage of winning bids per traffic sent good? Not really. But EBAY is not paying me per visitor either.

    Obviously, you can get better traffic paying for it on Google or Yahoo, but the real question is this: Is it profitable for the affiliate?

    I have NO problem with whatever a merchant pays ... but I do if they can't tell you what it is they are paying before you send them traffic and especially if they cannot send you an email telling you that form X day we have changed the payout to Y.

    Why is it that the likes of Google and EBAY have this aversion to actually communicating with their affiliates on a one to one basis when they change something and for being specific as to WHY they did it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by net4biz
    Why is it that the likes of Google and EBAY have this aversion to actually communicating with their affiliates on a one to one basis when they change something and for being specific as to WHY they did it?
    Because we live in a world of spin and spin is the art of sounding impressive while saying nothing specific that you can later be held accountable to.

    I hate the arrogance of big corporations who treat people like that because they can get away with it. It's my chief beef with Commission Junction.

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