Category Archives: Publisher Stories

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In the second post in this series, we’re sharing stories about how a few of our partners got into affiliate marketing. We hope this offers a bit of encouragement and insight for affiliates who are just getting started.

We asked members of our Insiders community how and why they began, how they got up to speed quickly, and what they ... Read more

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We’ve been asking Insiders how they got their start in affiliate marketing, and have been blown away by the responses! All paths are different, and offer inspiration for newer affiliates who are looking to dip their toes into the industry.

We asked how and why our affiliates got started, how they got up to speed quickly, and what they wish ... Read more


We recently sat down with Jessica Spira of Ziff Davis to chat about her company’s partnership with ePN, and her take on opportunities in affiliate marketing.

Ziff Davis publishes properties across the tech, gaming and men’s lifestyle verticals, including PC Mag, TechBargains, IGN and AskMen. TechBargains was an ePN partner before Ziff Davis acquired the site at ... Read more



From time to time, we like to take a deeper look into what our publishers are up to, going behind the scenes to share how they’re working with eBay Partner Network to build their businesses. We recently sat down with Howard Schaffer, Vice President of Partner Development for, a coupon and deals website. launched in 2009 to ... Read more


We love catching up with our partners and being able to share their thoughts firsthand with the rest of our community. Today, we’re excited to introduce you to Skimlinks, which was originally launched in 2006 as an online destination to help make group buying decisions. In 2008, the company decided to expand their services to publishers and partnered with ... Read more


In a recent eBay Partner Network survey, many of our partners told us how fond they were of our Publisher Stories series. It seems that sharing common experiences and working toward continued growth and success is universal among publishers on our network. With that in mind, we’re excited to share the story of VigLink.

VigLink maximizes earnings for tens ... Read more


One of my favorite parts of my job at eBay Partner Network is getting to know our partners on a deeper level. I love it when I have the opportunity to sit down and chat with our publishers to get to know their business. What are they excited about? Where are their pain points? How can we work with them ... Read more


A few weeks back our team traveled to Las Vegas to attend Affiliate Summit West. While we were in town, we made arrangements to visit one of our longtime Publishers, Slickdeals, at their corporate offices.

Founded in 1999, Slickdeals is a free, user-driven deals site that helps consumers make informed shopping decisions about the products they love. With ... Read more

The ePN Team is always looking for effective ways to support the work of our partners. In order for us to gain deeper insight, we met with Pascal Wegner, Managing Director of wusoma GmbH, and asked him about his work with our program. In the interview he looks back at his early days in affiliate marketing and talks about what ... Read more

If you’ve been following our blog over the last few months you may have stumbled across our new series called “Publisher Stories.” These profiles are meant to highlight some of the amazing publishers that we get to work with here at eBay Partner Network. To date, all of our features have been blog posts written by publishers in their own ... Read more