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    Full Member GoColts's Avatar
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    Anyone else have a substantial drop in epc starting out this month?
    Almost a 50% drop first four days. First four days of Feb my epc was 50% higher than normal. Go figure. Maybe some psychological testing going on with their affiliates?

    I'm wondering if they are experimenting with the algorithim to lower the epc when they see a consistent volume to motivate us to produce more. Can't say that's not smart but obviously not fair. Just a theory with nothing to base it on other than my own epc fluctuations.

    Going to call Jessie Ventura to have him investigate.
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    I have about a 50% drop also.

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    Seeing a drop too.

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    Maybe you've been affected by the wholesale changes over the past few weeks to the RSS feeds, and the category numbers. That started about Feb 1. If you've got a bans store you would have been hit hard by the category changes.

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    Interesting. My EPC is at $1.04 for the last 3 days. This is the highest I've ever seen it.
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    Full Member GoColts's Avatar
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    95% of my links are editor kit / flex. Don't really use any rss or BANS. Something obviously odd going on with their algorithm the first weeks of the month.

    isellstuff: that's awesome - enjoy riding the wave while it lasts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoColts
    isellstuff: that's awesome - enjoy riding the wave while it lasts!
    I've always had a very high EPC, but this is pretty amazing. My EPC went to $1.07 today, which was very much out of line with actual winning bid revenue.

    Only explanation I have is that at the end of last month, I had a revenue spike for one day where winning bid revenue doubled and GMB tripled. This high EPC might just be a by-product of that one really good day???

    I'm hoping that it is an algorithm tweak, but probably not and things will most likely return to normal in a couple of days.
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    Full Member GoColts's Avatar
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    Days 5 and 6 I'm back to my normal avg epc.
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    1.07 is fantastic. I was 0.00 for 3 days last month, I didnt' even know that was possible.

    Haven't recovered from the idiotic moves ebay pulled last month, currently sitting at .03 which I think they said at one point was the danger zone for being cut off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoColts
    Days 5 and 6 I'm back to my normal avg epc.
    Me too. Well, it was fun while it lasted.
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