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eBay Affiliate Program Launches Bookmarklet Tool

Anyone who has a following can become an affiliate marketer to generate extra revenue, and usually it involves trackable URLs. eBay’s affiliate program, called EPN (eBay Partner Network), launched a new tool to make it easier for members to create affiliate URLs for listings they encounter on eBay.

Affiliate revenue obviously helps eBay by generating traffic and sales, but of course it also helps sellers when affiliates link to their listings. With the new bookmarklet tool, EPN members can quickly create an “affliatized” link from any eBay page. You can see it in action in a video published by eBay on the EPN blog.

Here’s how eBay explains it:

“To access the bookmarket tool, navigate to the Campaigns tab in the Publisher Portal. Then, simply drag the icon next to a campaign to your browser’s bookmarklet folder. The next time you’re on eBay and see a search results page, specific listing or any other landing page on eBay that would interest your visitors, just click this saved bookmarklet link to get the affiliatized link in URL, JavaScript or HTML format.”

The tool is in beta, learn more about it on the EPN blog.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.