January 29, 2010
So I mentioned earlier that BANS users were experiencing problems at the same time of my issues with dynamic RSS search results. It also appears that some phpBayPro users as well as a few other EPN scripts are experiencing issues. … Continue reading
October 26, 2009
I pretty much try to avoid the official EPN forum these days. The amount of negative, paranoid and panicky posts there can sometimes freak you out. But, those posts are real and should be looked at on occasion to understand … Continue reading
April 8, 2008
I’ve been seeing a lot of complaining, specifically on the EPN forum about impressions and clicks not tracking. Lots of whining and basically ill feelings directed towards eBay’s programmers. Being a programmer, I feel for them. I do however agree with some of the issues, specifically the lack of validation of input fields. This lack of validation is allowing users to input incorrect data for their widgets. Though, I feel for the people that are missing clicks and impressions because of this… I have to say, “Why don’t you inspect your links after you’ve built them?????” It’s really easy to double check your work and verify that it looks correct.
November 20, 2007
Today, I read about the eBay widget. At first I was super stoked on the concept, and they look great. Here is a working example of the widget:
No Flash? What’s wrong with you?
Now my issue is this, it seems like you might be missing out on cookies since visitors might be viewing all the auction info directly from the widget vs going to eBay, and you would missing out on the cookie and affliate tracking. My initial tests with FireFox and Live HTTP headers seem to stress that cookie generation only occurs when you click ‘View & Bid’ in the widget. The jury is still out on this, and hopefully people will share some of their success and failures to help others make good decisions when it comes to the widget. I’m going to try to post any useful results as they occur.