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    I was wondering what kind of percentage of people who register actually activate. Just added ebay to my adwords campaigns. I notice quite a few people registering over the past few days, but few activations. What should I expect as a ration (I know it depends on many factors... but as an average) Also, do most usually immediately activate, or do many not activate and place a bid until days later?

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    Personally, I think you'd do better if you threw your money out a window...

    or set it on fire in a trash can...

    or ran it through a paper shredder...

    Your chances of a return on your investment would be much higher in any of those situations! Do a search here at ABW for eBay, you'll find enough to gag on...

    Andy

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    Now Andy, don't hold back, tell 'em how you REALLY feel........
    Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.

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    I estimate that only 60% of registrations convert to actives.

    10% of those will be reversed due to eBay not wanting to pay sites that introduce visitors to them if they can intercept through another link.

    I used to see conversions of BID/BINs in the teens, now I'm seeing it around 50-to-1.

    Remember, eBay makes it impossible for someone to register and bid at the same time. This allows eBay more of a chance to intercept the customer through Google or what have you, therefore denying the credit to you.

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    quote:
    Just added ebay to my adwords campaigns.


    The eBay affiliate program is, in my opinion, one step short of a scam.

    I am sorry that this does not answer your question, but I hope that the warning will save you some time and money.

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    i pretty much agree with the rest ebay is not good. i used them in my adwords and i had many registarations. and maybe 3 or 3 got avtaivated and when they did eaby did not even pay what they said they where going o pay. Plus the whole thing about 10 cents a for every ebay bid. that thast sucks. u can sell a like a 2 thousand dollar product and u still will only get 10 cents like if u saold that some where else u might get 200 dollars.

    My advice to you stay the hell away from ebay.

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    > u can sell a like a 2 thousand dollar
    >product and u still will only get 10 cents
    >like if u saold that some where else u might
    >get 200 dollars.

    Actually, you're not selling the product, you're running an advert about the sale of the product via auction.

    If you want to make $200, start your own auction site.

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    Plus the whole thing about 10 cents a for every ebay bid. that thast sucks. u can sell a like a 2 thousand dollar product and u still will only get 10 cents like if u saold that some where else u might get 200 dollars.



    Except most times the bid you facilitated won't be the winning one for a $2000 product.

    In fact, a lot of times people will bid and not win, so nobody gets any money except you.

    For the record, I think eBay's reversal policies are nonsense too, but I like to see a fair debate.

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