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    Member Kimberly's Avatar
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    eBay'ers... Effects of Rover?
    Hi.
    Don't know if this is related, but my eBay earnings after the Rover switch are about 20% lower than before.
    Anyone else seeing the same?

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    Full Member fg20878's Avatar
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    Down 25% . Looks like the rover tracking software is buggy and Ebay programmers aren't much better than CJ's in fixing bugs.

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    Interesting... mine are up about 5% since the switch.
    EPN - Cautiously, but paranoically, optimistic.

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    Mine are much lower

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    I spoke a little too soon. As of Nov. 1-2, someone threw a switch and sales plummeted... although postings are so inconsistent it's hard to track.

    Had nothing at all post on Nov. 4, but yesterday I had postings of 4x my daily average, yet they all had event dates of Nov. 5. I have no idea if some of them are really transactions that should have been listed on Nov. 4, but have just been redated.

    ???

    Methinks there are still some bugs in the system. October was my best month ever, since joining Ebay's program years ago.
    EPN - Cautiously, but paranoically, optimistic.

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    I'd say my eBay earnings are static. But MAN, has it been a long time since I've had the $12.00 bounty in the earnings. eBay must've signed up the whole planet themselves while I was sleeping.
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    ABW Ambassador meleemel's Avatar
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    Most of the merchants I promote left CJ. Ebay was one of the only ones left that I was really seeing "good" activity from- until a week or so ago The Holidays should show an increase, not a decrease in sales. It seems obvious something is up.

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    Arrow News from eBay.
    Normally I keep private what eBay tells me but I think this would be a benefit to everyone here. Here's what our eBay rep said to us on an email.

    We have been honing our Rover link backend for the first few weeks of Rover deployment and have carefully analyzed performance before and after from a program-wide level even down to affiliate/affiliate. We do not have any bugs that are outstanding therefore the Rover links should be fully functional. If you still might be wary about migrating your links, I would advise perhaps creating a new PID for a certain link that has a noticable amt of traffic. Then, run that link for about a week to gage traffic amts on the prior, CJ tracking system, then swap that link out with a Rover link to compare. For the affs I have advised this to, thus far, they have noted that there is no noticable change. I encourage you to test as well. Note that we are constantly analyzing the Rover traffic even when traffic looks normal just to ensure the quality of the reporting and tracking.

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