The eBay Live! message this year was affiliate, affiliate, affiliate. Umm, ok, I guess that’s what I’ll do.
Unfortunately for eBay affiliates, the tracking cookies get overwritten by the next affiliate’s tracking cookie. For example, if you direct a buyer to eBay and they click on an affiliate link through a listing, your affiliate tracking cookie on the buyer’s desktop is replaced by the new one. Powerful affiliates such as Mpire eBay Pop and listing tools with store windows and “see my other items” links that are placed closest to the buying action will wipe out the small affiliates.
So what’s a quantitative researcher to do? SEO of course. Here’s a nice SEO article on tricks vs. content. I favor content of course. Organic SEO – What Does It Really Mean?
SEO resources from TopRank user poll:
- Keyword Discovery (18%)
- Wordtracker (18%)
- WordZe (15%)
- Google Keyword Tool (14%)
- SEO Digger (12%)
- Overture Keyword Selector (6%)
- SEO Boook Keyword Tool (3%)
- KeywordSpy (3%)
- SpyFu (3%)
- Digital Point Keyword Suggestion Tool (3%)
- NicheBOT (2%)
- Hitwise Search Intelligence (2%)
- comScore qSearch (0%)
- AdGooRoo SEM Insight (0%)
I use the overture keyword site but it sure is sloooow.