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    How useful are the EPC (earnings per hundred clicks) and Network Earnings metrics for selecting publishers to work with in the network?

    Very useful

    Somewhat useful

    Not useful


    What are they trying to do? Remove the EPC?

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    Why not try posting a poll using the Post A Poll function here at ABW.

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    This is a poll at CJ.com, I just noticed it this morning. I think that's what dapyx was referring to.

    I do wonder why they're asking, though. Since they base the whole CJ business plan on the EPC concept, I can't imagine they would discontinue it.

    They probably want to use the survey to show how relevant those figures are to publishers.

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    Is that the "1-question survey" thing?

    When I click on it, I get the message "This survey is currently closed."

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    Told heres a question for your next poll,

    Should merchants have the option of deleting cookies after the first sale?

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    quote:
    Is that the "1-question survey" thing?

    When I click on it, I get the message "This survey is currently closed."


    Cedric, that's it.

    I responded, then it disappeared from the screen.

    Andy

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    I do like to glance quickly at them to get a general idea of a merchant, but I am wary of paying too much mind to them.

    There are two reasons why I look at them with skepticism:

    1) I have personally seen that the merchants that converted best for me and made me the most cash were not necessarily those with the best general numbers.

    2) It is not unheard of for a merchant to manipulate its numbers to make themselves appear more desireable than they are. One method of doing this which I find particularly distatesful is of kicking affiliates off of their programs because they reflect badly on their total numbers.

    To sum up, I tend to find that those with horrible numbers you should stay away from, but don't be overly impressed by those with great numbers, dig a bit deeper to find out what they're based on. Dave

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    epc's are bad news imo because I was one of the front runners for a certain merchant. Their epc was around 20 dollars mine was over one hundred dollars plus change. That went on for about a month and since then my epc is inline with the rest of the crowd.

    Draw you own conclusions, there were no changes at all on my part.

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