Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    129
    Anyone notice a lower revesal rate since the Buy It Now sales started counting?

    I really got hammered on reversals tody.

    It would be interesting to pull the stats, determine the percent that is Buy it Now for sales and try to translate that into what percentage of leads they should be giving and therefore the percentage of reverals that should have gotten better.

  2. #2
    Newbie
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    47
    Greg the Canadian ebay representative here has said that canadian leads don't count for those in the US program and many other countries don't either.
    A lot of the people you send and register are not counted at all even if they register and bid.
    This may be an even bigger factor than reversals for those who register and don't bid.

    OnlineSoldier.com

    The webmaster's guide to the war which is the web. Analyze monetization, visitor retention, and promotion.

  3. #3
    ABW Ambassador Andy's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    4,178
    My eBay lead reversals have dropped considerably since the "Buy It Now" bids were factored in.

    I do find the various eBay country-specific sites confusing, and I'm sure many others do as well. Might be time to streamline the program a bit, and make lead registrations apply to all the eBay sites.

    Andy

    AFFILIATE MARKETING STANDARD: The site upon which the initial action to buy occurs is the site the commission is paid to. Period.

  4. #4
    Full Member
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    241
    Try this yourself. Go to eBay.com and try and register. On the first screen it asks for your name/address. You can change the country.

    Once you change this to Canada, you are redirected to the eBay.ca site. My guess is that eBay.com isn't going to pay you for that referral because you're not registering with them, and eBay.ca isn't going to pay you for that referral because their cookie wasn't set from your site.

    In my opinion this is a big, big hole in the system. I have tried to get around it by setting up two different links; a link that says "if you're from Canada, click here", and another link that says "If you're from the US, click here".

    Also, the IP address isn't reliable enough to allow you to display different links to different visitors. When I was in the Bahamas, my IP showed I was from Canada. I'm sure there are people in Canada who use IPs that appear to be from the US.

    My eBay.ca leads have dropped off dramatically recently. I dropped to 3 leads in March, down frmo 9 in February, 11 in January, 10 in December, 8 in November, 9 in October. 3 leads in March, when I had record amounts of unique visitors, is definitely an abberation that is probably due to some change that eBay.com/eBay.ca implemented.

    Why doesn't CJ investigate such things? Isn't that their job?

    Ralph

    http://www.hockeydb.com

  5. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. C Trend Report.
    By mailman in forum Commission Junction - CJ
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: April 10th, 2006, 07:00 PM
  2. New trend developing?
    By Rick K. in forum Midnight Cafe'
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: January 16th, 2005, 11:28 AM
  3. A disturbing trend
    By phillyburbs in forum Rakuten LinkShare - LS
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: March 31st, 2003, 02:05 PM
  4. eBay Registration Trend 11/23
    By gkudasz in forum Commission Junction - CJ
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: November 24th, 2002, 10:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •