In this article, we’ll be walking through how to find and connect your eBay Affiliate Account to your Geniuslink account so you can start earning commissions from yet another great affiliate program.
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Obtaining your Campaign ID
To obtain your Campaign ID, please first log into the eBay Partner Network. Once you're logged in, click on the Campaigns tab at the top of your screen.
From your campaigns page, copy one of the campaign IDs. You can pick whichever you like.
* Please also note that if you have more than one campaign ID, you can use our Groups & Affiliate Overrides feature to customize the eBay affiliation on a per group basis.
Once you've copied this ID go to the “Affiliate” section in the Geniuslink Dashboard. Click on the blue “Add a program” button and select “eBay US (EPN)” from the drop-down menu. Then, enter the Campaign ID you just grabbed.
That’s it! Once you have your Campaign ID pasted into Geniuslink, click the blue “Connect this program” button. Your Campaign ID value will be added to your Geniuslink account and all of your geni.us links for eBay.com will start using the tracking info appropriate for your affiliate account.
If you would like to replace your Campaign ID, simply follow the same steps for adding a program, or select “Remove” and repeat this process.
How to test that your eBay link is Affiliating
To test that your eBay link is affiliating, first build a geni.us link that directs to a page for the retailer whose ID you just added. To do this, first, copy the URL of a page for that retailer directly from the page's address bar.
*Because you have added this retailer's ID to your affiliate page, you will never need to grab affiliate links from that program's affiliate dashboard.
Then, create a geni.us link with that URL by pasting that URL into the link creator on your links page.
You'll then need to install a redirect tracing service such as Link Redirect Trace. Installing a redirect tracing service is necessary because our service adds your eBay IDs in the redirects between your geni.us link and the final page URL your customer lands on.
Once you have your redirect tracing tool installed, find your geni.us link and click it.
On the page you land on, access your redirect trace. Then and look for your Campaign ID in the redirects. If you've set things up correctly, you'll see them in the same place as the highlighted sections in the image below.
If you see your Campaign ID in the redirect, then great, you're all set! However, if not, please ensure that you've correctly added your ID to your Affiliate page and there are no typos in your ID.
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