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phpBay Pro Review
Date Added: 7/19/2009     Reviewer: windychris
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phpBay Pro Description

phpBay is a script/plugin that allows you to add a wide range of products on your site. The program uses datafeeds from the eBay network to show different products that are being sold across eBay’s auctions. This allows users to monetize their pages using a hybrid model that consists of content and ecommerce-like websites.

phpBay Pro Detailed Overview

For people who want to succeed with affiliate marketing, one of the best ways to generate an income is to use affiliate datafeeds. phpBay grabs eBay’s data feed to display highly relevant products to your visitors. eBay’s affiliate program contains thousands of products and using its feeds, you can create ecommerce affiliates sites.

The plugin was really easy to install and took only 5 minutes into my Wordpress blog. After installation, all you have to do is add your keywords, how many results to show and what kind of results to display. You can choose to display listings as rows or columns and to display multiple pages.

Let’s go through the display options. You have the option to choose which country to display results from (there are 17 countries). Other display options include displaying products with images, products in different price ranges, by minimum/maximum bids, auctions with or without buy it now, by keyword title, ending soonest, newest listed, lowest priced, highest priced, from specific sellers and even in a specific radius of a zip code.

I was impressed by all the options you can use. You can add a negative keyword to really make your listings targeted. For example, if you want to get rid of the auction listings that are lead generators using the word free, you can exclude that by adding the word in the negative keyword list. The option to display products within a radius of a designated zip code also allows you to set up local stores.

Using the plugin, you can set the category to pull listings from and start making posts. What I really like about the plugin is that it encourages you to combine content with the listings so you don’t create a low quality affiliate site. The best bet with these kinds of sites is to create a great site with solid content so they rank well and will stay profitable for the long run.

What’s great about phpBay is that the listings are converted into html (rather than a dynamic javascript format) so that means more content for your site. What also makes this plugin great is that you can use phpBay with Google Adsense because it is not a contextual advertising program. Just remember that you’ll have to create a site with more content than usual if you want to use both as the Google team will check your site to see that it’s a quality site.

There have been many questions how phpBay differs from another popular eBay store builder called Build a Niche Store (BANS). With BANS, you can build a site within 30 minutes to an hour once you get the hang of it. But phpBay is a plugin so you’ll need to familiar with Wordpress, add all your blog customizations and build out your site yourself. This requires you to be experienced with site building as it doesn’t walk you through the whole process like BANS.

phpBay has great customer support. The staff is very responsive, and there is an active forum filled with other users. You’ll get many insights and discussions on how other people are using it successfully. Upgrades are free for life, and it has gone through three major upgrades so far, so you can rest assured that there is commitment behind phpBay. You’ll also get to use it on as many sites as you want (worth mentioning as some tools sell you limited site licenses).

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Overall, phpBay is a great tool to help you monetize your site. It is one of the best ways to profit from eBay’s affiliate program. Keep in mind that it is not a site builder and will require you to have your own sites. phpBay comes with some great features and is very flexible, as you can customize and add it to any of your sites with ease. Using it is also a cinch. The user manual has great tutorials with clear illustrations, so you’ll never get stuck.

Many users have given phpBay positive reviews and have used it to build profitable affiliate sites. There have been complaints about the site getting penalized in the search engines, but the truth is that this happens when you build thin affiliate sites. Some people think they can mass produce low quality sites filled with product listings only but find their sites getting ranked or delisted. So the right way to use this tool is to provide quality content with product listings for long term results. There is a free version of phpBay so you can give it a test drive before spending money for the Pro version.

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Highly recommending for the Wordpress users

I found phpBay Pro about four and a half months ago. I have tried similar tools and I have to say that this one really proved to be the most effective of the bunch. The price also wasn't very high and that made me decide to try it out. The program is definitely very powerful and can bring you a good income increase. I am having an autoblog and I have to say that the plug-in proved to be a great addition to it and it really brought some great results. The process of setting it up was not hard at all and it took me about 15 minutes. Thanks to phpBay Pro in just about a month I was able to achieve a nice increase in traffic - with about 25-30%. I have to say that for people that are using bans the process of moving on to that platform will be a bit hard but in my opinion will be well worth it. For those using Wordpress I believe that the product will work great and I am highly recommending it. You won't regret buying it.
 
 


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avatar 3,000 Credits - Internet Marketing Expert   by tedi223 on January 19, 2010 at 9:17 PM CST

 
 
 
Makes it a lot easier to make your ebay sites

I have used this program for about 6 months to make my ebay sites. It's quick and quite easy, but not really for beginners. This program only sets up your site, not much more. You will have to promote it yourself if you want to see any income. My own sites generate a quite nice residual income for me, but I had to promote my sites a lot until I saw any sales.

So if you don't know how to promote a website and make it rank in the search engines, this product won't do much for you. But if you do know how to promote your website, this is a very nice way to earn some good residual income.
 
 


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avatar 2,000 Credits - Top Contributor   by AvaWinters on December 7, 2009 at 3:12 PM CST

 
 
 
Good upgrade for Wordpress bloggers

Prior to using phpBay, I had a whole bunch of bans sites. But they were very low on content so I redid my whole system. My new system consists of Wordpress autoblogs for content and phpBay for affiliate stores. The transition was kind of rough and it took me a while to streamline the whole process, but overall I am happy to be using phpBay because of its neat integration with my autoblogs. I'm now moving a lot more traffic because the autoblog/phpbay combo ranks much more efficiently than just a bare bans site. I found phpbay a little more complex than bans, but that might just be because I was used to bans. Phpbay seems to be more future proof and I will be sticking with it since currently I am developing mainly Wordpress based websites.
 
 


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avatar   by fulltimeim on December 4, 2009 at 7:47 PM CST

 
 
 
Useful, but not the easiest thing to use

The script from phpBay allows you to add eBay items to your site. I used this script a while ago, and was not really that impressed.

I found that while the system worked, it wasn't really that effective. It takes information from data feeds straight out of the eBay network, and simply displays it on your website.

When I joined, I was expecting these to be incredibly successful in producing revenue, but in reality I found that hardly anyone actually clicked them, and for the amount of extra work I had to put in to get it working, it wasn't worth it.

The administrators were generally helpful on the small things, but when I had a major problem I found that I was on my own.

If you are looking to do something similar and are decent at php yourself, I would just suggest that you code your own, because it isn't really that complicated. However, if you just want something that you can copy straight in to your site and go, then I guess this could be good.
 
 


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