Last month I made a post on the announcement of the new AuctionAds program. Seems ShoeMoney/AuctionAds are advertising everywhere and making offers on a ton of forums to entice new publishers to push their program. They even have a main page ad on TechCrunch.com. Through AuctionAds you can start making money with eBay’s Affiliate Program, but at higher revenue with less volume. Think of it as Google Adsense, for eBay… but how do the numbers match up? Instead of getting paid per click, you earn commissions on new eBay signups, Winning Bids and Buy-It-Nows. In my original post I had said I would keep you updated on stats when I started running the program. I listed two 468×60 banners for AuctionAds on one of my highest traffic sites. It’s been less than a week, but there has been a lot of volume and clicks. Here are the numbers are looking.
Right now the numbers are pretty bad. I’ve heard that some sites have been doing well with the program, while other’s aren’t making anything. I’ve also heard that some stats are delayed, as new auctions take time to end, as well as new bidder accounts being setups. Either way, right now we stand at over 275,000 impressions, 3010 clicks and $3.58 earned…. backing out to a .013 cpm. The click rate is actually decent, even at only 1%… only program is the revenue earned. If this updates and is bumped up quite a bit, it may actually do well. Since I still am testing with this program, I will leave it up a few more days to see if anything happens.
If anyone else is running AuctionAds, please comment to this post and let me know how it’s performing on your end.