The eBay affiliate tools hide all the title keywords anyway so that they aren't indexed in the search engines and they are too restrictive anyway.
Working with the eBay API is the most effective way to build an affiliate website.
I was wondering if you could clarify this a bit more... You wrote "affiliate tools hide all the title keywords anyway so that they aren't indexed in the search engines".
Are you saying that the content within a Editor Kit item isn't picked up by spiders? If so, that'd be understandable. However, if using the Flexible Destination Tool (which allows placement of text links into your site's content...) that I would think would get crawled just fine. Am I wrong about that?
I was lucky enough to go to eBay Live 2007 and sit in on the ToGo presentation. Count me in the group of users who would find value in being able to stuff an affiliate ID into the ToGo widget to capture that traffic. You know people are going to be clicking on the top left corner and heading straight to eBay!
I may just be over looking but, will Ebay let us know where the person bought the item from.. I.E... when an item sells from my store it has a door icon, when it sells from express it tells me and then for aucion has the gavel etc... if someone comes in via the widget will I be able to tell?
Starting today, eBay Affiliates may use To Go as a tool to promote on your website.
To create an Affiliate version of To Go, visit:
We added a step that prompts you for your affiliate PID. Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for eBay To Go on the boards and email. To access eBay To Go and other affiliate tools, visit: http://affiliates.ebay.com/ns/Tools.htm.
We appreciate your feedback and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
eBay Buyer Engagement
** As a reminder and in accordance with eBay Affiliate policies, you will not receive credit for eBay To Go widgets that are embedded on eBay pages.
I have a stupid question. I'm new to Ebay Affiliates, and can anyone tell me where I can locate my PID? I've looked all over my account info - absolutely nothing mentions anything close to a PID number.Is this info hidden or embedded somewhere?
Anyhow, perhaps I should be using the EPN forum for this.
I'm using the Ebay togo widget currently, but the users are having a hard time trying to figure out how to "click" to go to the items on ebay. For some reason the images or listing titles aren't clickable with the ToGo widget.