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Rewrite eBay Links
Mod Version: 1.4, by Dismounted (Coder) Dismounted is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (24 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 184
Released: 07 Apr 2007 Last Update: 13 Oct 2008 Downloads: 1513
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Rewrite eBay Links

Description:
This mod rewrites eBay links so they link to an affiliate.

Request:
Requested in a paid deal by brookelyn, this modification's idea can also be accredited to brookelyn. Also requested by various other members.

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Add-On Releases Rewrite eBay To ShoppingAds Dismounted vBulletin 3.6 Add-ons 131 13 Sep 2009 21:35

  #496  
Old 02 Aug 2012, 03:33
andy626 andy626 is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Very tempted to put this on my forum as it would be a sure winner!!!

Has anyone been banned from EPN for using this mod?

Does it violate their Code of Conduct in anyway?
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  #497  
Old 02 Aug 2012, 14:08
creativepart creativepart is offline
 
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It's perfectly allowable. I have an EPN rep and he is well aware of the way this rewriting is done and has said it's perfectly acceptable.

I've used it... for 4 or more years.
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  #498  
Old 02 Aug 2012, 21:54
andy626 andy626 is offline
 
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Thanks for the reply, good to hear...I'll give it a whirl!
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  #499  
Old 02 Aug 2012, 23:53
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LanciaStratos LanciaStratos is offline
 
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I haven't used this plugin since I signed up for VigLink (in disclosure, that's my affiliate link, but I'm not otherwise connected with the company). It's just some JavaScript that sits in your footer and automatically converts any link (to eBay, Amazon, or any other site which has a large referral program) to an affiliate link.

If you want to get the referrals from eBay yourself, you should just use this plugin, but it's quite old now.
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  #500  
Old 20 Sep 2012, 11:31
Jah-Hools Jah-Hools is offline
 
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I have been going cross-eyed trying to read up on the geographic eBay region functionality - after page 14 - I am posting this!

if you have

70% USA eBay links
10% UK eBay links
5% German eBay links

Do you loose out on the UK & German ones if you set USA as default?

Thanks in advance
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  #501  
Old 20 Sep 2012, 12:54
creativepart creativepart is offline
 
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You'll only receive credit from EPN for the USA links if you set the US as the default.
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  #502  
Old 20 Sep 2012, 12:59
creativepart creativepart is offline
 
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Originally Posted by LanciaStratos View Post
I haven't used this plugin since I signed up for VigLink it's just some JavaScript that sits in your footer and automatically converts any link (to eBay, Amazon, or any other site which has a large referral program) to an affiliate link.

If you want to get the referrals from eBay yourself, you should just use this plugin, but it's quite old now.
Skimlinks is another company that does this -- I've used both Skimlinks and Viglinks and find Skimlinks has been much better in every metric. One good thing about Skimlinks is that you can run it and still rewrite your own links, too. Skimlinks ignores any link on your site that already has an Affiliate code on it.
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  #503  
Old 12 Apr 2013, 21:06
Majora Majora is offline
 
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'707-53477-19255-0' => 'eBay DE',

please Update your plugin!
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  #504  
Old 06 Sep 2013, 14:46
tommyxv tommyxv is offline
 
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Quoted links is causing redirect loop browser page errors. Any idea how to resolve that?
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  #505  
Old 06 Sep 2013, 21:05
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joeychgo joeychgo is offline
 
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Real name: Joey
Originally Posted by creativepart View Post
Skimlinks is another company that does this -- I've used both Skimlinks and Viglinks and find Skimlinks has been much better in every metric. One good thing about Skimlinks is that you can run it and still rewrite your own links, too. Skimlinks ignores any link on your site that already has an Affiliate code on it.

You can do this with VigLink also -- but I don't use it. Reason being, if someone else posts their affiliate link, I want it rewritten so I get the credit.

Ive tried both also and VigLink does much better for me. Also VigLink is a US based company, Skimlinks is EU based.
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  #506  
Old 06 Oct 2013, 22:42
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TrumpetMaster TrumpetMaster is offline
 
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Will this work on 4.2
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  #507  
Old 12 Nov 2013, 07:14
pjkcards pjkcards is offline
 
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A link was posted on my site today such as lodebay.com. All of their links redirected to ebay.com, even though it wasn't supposed to. I imagine this was because the domain has "ebay" in it. This appears to be a bug. Anyone have a quick fix to it? I'm willing to pay for a solution.

Thanks!
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  #508  
Old 12 Nov 2013, 13:28
creativepart creativepart is offline
 
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This has been a problem for a long time. But the magnitude of the problem is so small that it's a non-issue. And the way EPN is paying these days it's possible that lodebay will pay better - j/k.
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  #509  
Old 13 Nov 2013, 07:38
pjkcards pjkcards is offline
 
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Originally Posted by creativepart View Post
This has been a problem for a long time. But the magnitude of the problem is so small that it's a non-issue. And the way EPN is paying these days it's possible that lodebay will pay better - j/k.
It is somewhat of a big issue. I've had to disable this mod on the entire site, which generates a decent amount of revenue via EPN. How do you deal with these links? People are complaining about them redirecting to ebay, so I've had no choice but to disable this until I find a fix.
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  #510  
Old 14 Nov 2013, 20:52
The_Hawk The_Hawk is offline
 
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I'm going to start by saying I'm no expert, but have looked at the code for the last couple of versions.

What version of the mod are you running anyway?


When I look into the re-write it's only supposed to match things with '.ebay.'

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Does your alternative URL contain .ebay. (with both dots) or is this mod searching wrong??



PS. If you are grabbing a new version to update, just remember you may need to apply this little fix back form post 334/479:

Originally Posted by meisterjoshi View Post
Hello

I have found the Problem

Replace in /includes/functions_rewrite_ebay_links.php:

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Thanks @ the German Vbulletin Team!
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