Yes, I Am Running eBay Ads

by Jeremy Schoemaker on August 21, 2006 · 23 comments

Ok ive got like so many emails about this…

Yes the ads on the right are eBay ads through commission junction. They are contextual looking but I opted to use the keyword version targeting, specifically “search engine seo” and not the contextual engine which would violate TOS with google/ypn if i wanted to use them. (similar to chitika)

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1 James

Hey, why not…Tap that never ending pile of money over at ebay. Looks like a good way to get the eggs out of the basket and scramble up an omlette…Go Big Red!

2 Markus

How long have you been running it and have they been succesful? Would be good to hear about it on the show tomorrow.

3 Jason Murphy

Nice Shoe. I’ve been running Ebay ads on a video game portal of mine and they actually perform quite well. Good luck with yours!

4 Just Curious

Why though CJ instead of directly through the eBay affiliate program?

5 v1nce

Interesting to point them out…

6 ShoeMoney

the official ebay developer program runs through CJ

7 ShoeMoney

about 18 hours.

It is hit and miss. I dont think on average on my blog it will beat ypn/adsense

8 dillsmack

To be more accurate, the affiliate program goes through CJ.

The developer program is through eBay, but you don’t get paid by the developer program.

9 ShoeMoney

ok capt technicality but when you goto the developer site it tells you step 1 is to get a cj account =P

geez you act like you wrote it or something……….

Shoemoney 10 soooop

showmoney will you please talk about these on your show tomorrow and how people can make them work on there site.


11 ShoeMoney

Possible… Depends if dillsmack wants to co-host the show again. He wrote the code that makes it work.

12 Tomse

In germany ebay offers contextual “ebay relevance ads” since months, which are ok to use on the same page as adsense (according to e-mails from google).
But i took them off because of poor performance and long load-times.

13 Pootis

the ironic trend of popularity is that the more popular you get for being smart… the dumber your fan base becomes.

14 Dio

I’ve not looked at these before now, but it’s a great idea – I’ve got a couple of sites that these would rock on. Is there any geo-targetting possible with it? Say someone in the UK is looking at the ads, they get sent to instead of the .com?

15 Tomse

hm, where is my comment?

i just wanted to add that there is an ebay program in germany, called ebay relevance ad, which is contextual and compatible with google adsense.

16 Ken Savage

is Dillsmack you php god? I got a bottle of booze and 2 fine looking ladies that could convince him to work with me. haha

17 Maria making pictures

I guess you are testing those ebay ads.
Your report on conversion of them would be very appreciated.

Thank you for informing me about this change !

18 PreZ

Very interested in hearing about those ebay ads. I have been thinking about adding them to a few of my sites lately.

Btw, why dont you stick the delicious, digg and other links in your comments.php file so they show up in the individual post only and not on your main page.

19 Luke

I have to admit, I’ve never saw those ads before…keep us updated on how they’re performing :)

20 dillsmack

We can do it next week if theres interest.

21 dillsmack

Depends how fine..

22 Lea

Anyone know if CJ is still expecting foreigners to get US Tax IDs? Thats what has kept me out – this little black duck isn’t mailing a passport away!

23 searchfordeal

Shoemoney, can you tell me how and which link for your ebay ads? I have CJ account and trying to setup similar ads on my video ipod site.


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