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Officially Supporting Auction.ph




Yesterday, I formally signed the contract with Auction.ph as one of their endorsers. I first met with them just over a week ago and discussed how they could improve the main site, Auction.ph, and their bloggers affiliate campaign which is AdAuction.

AdAuction

After sharing some tips and recommendations on how to properly promote and enhance their affiliate campaign in order to give more benefit to publishers, they’ve asked me if I’d be open to an arrangement as a sort of an endorser to further the adoption of AdAuction among bloggers and website owners. After expressing my conditions, I agreed to go on board.

My involvement will include the ff.:

  • Officially announcing such endorsement on my blog and other blogs that I might mention Auction.ph or AdAuction.
  • Releasing an official statement of endorsement which Auction.ph may use in their website and/or printed documents.
  • Use of my photo on their website and on posters/flyers that they will distribute nationwide. You might see them in branches of Netopia as they’ve also partnered with them.
  • Suggest additional promotional campaigns for publishers and provide optimization tips to bloggers and webmasters on how to effectively use and monetize AdAuction. I will also assist them with future blogger events they’re going to host.
  • Running AdAuction ads on my blog and possibly other relevant websites.

I have actually suggested several additional affiliate benefits they’d be rolling out in the coming weeks and months. I can’t discuss them here in detail now but it will involve other ad models like pay-per-click, two-tiered affiliate payouts for member sign-ups (CPA model).

Auction.PH

One of the main reasons why I went on board with this arrangement is the fact that they are open to suggestions on how to improve/enhance their affiliate system to give more monetization avenues for publishers. This will help get them more members to join the auction, more affiliate publishers to sign up, and more ways to make money for bloggers like us. The great thing about this is that it’s a local site with a local target market so we’re more likely to get more conversions than the other international ones.

So, there, we’re done with the disclosure part. In the coming weeks, you’ll be getting a post or two announcing more monetization schemes from AdAuction as well as optimization tips on how to increase your conversion rates. If you have comments or suggestions you would like me to bring up with them, just leave a comment. :)

P.S.
Did I forgot to mention I was paid for this? Just so it’s clear, yes I am being paid as an endorser. ;)



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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28 Responses

  1. Rico says:

    Congrats Abe! :) I’m sure the team will learn a lot from your feedback. And regarding the endorsement, I can see it now…

    “Hi, my name is Abe Olandres, and I use AdAuction. It’s web advertising, made easy!” :lol:

  2. Nick Nichols says:

    Nice disclosure, Abe. And you got it out there early.

    I wish I could do business like this in the energy sector … essentially posting your terms of reference on the web. My clients would have a heart attack. But it would have huge payback for me in credibility, exposure, and transparency.

    This is the future of individual advisory services. You’re way ahead of the curve and helping to show the way.

  3. marhgil says:

    Wow! So, yung 10 pesos per sale, mukhang madaragdagan. :) Go Yuga!

  4. Kiven says:

    me commercial ba ito? abe sa senado? =)

  5. yuga says:

    @ Rico : thanks dude! :p

    @ Nick : disclosure was the first point of my set conditions before I agreed to sign up with them. And thanks, too.

    @ marghil : it’s not just that. Other ways of earnings too like getting paid for signups like the TLA referral.

    @ kiven : fortunately not in the commercials, though I hear they’re eyeing Angel Locsin for that part. :D

  6. Chinkey says:

    Good move for the webbie.

    They need a lotta work to improve their site and of course traffic.

    Peace!

  7. Jeffrey Wong says:

    Is this the first affiliate program ever launch in the Philippines?

    This is a smart way by its marketing guy or whoever the author is to compete with the auction giant Ebay.ph

  8. Jaypee says:

    Good move on the part of AdAuction. With you as their endorser, I’m sure bloggers won’t hesitate to join them now plus with you as an adviser, their services would definitely improve. Earlier, I opted not to accept their invitation but with this development I think I’m gonna have to change my mind. Hehe :D

    Congrats Abe!

  9. skiper says:

    nice move.. hopefully tumaas yung rate per sale nila..
    pwede din ba kami mag endorse :)

  10. Euri says:

    Wow! So, yung 10 pesos per sale, mukhang madaragdagan. :) Go Yuga!

    Actually, you’ll only get 60% from that P10.00. In short, you would only get P6.00 per successful transaction.

    Good luck on convincing, btw. ^_^;;

  11. benj says:

    Actually, you’ll only get 60% from that P10.00. In short, you would only get P6.00 per successful transaction.

    Good luck on convincing, btw. ^_^

    60% lang? Oh ok. I got wind of this from PEX and not a lot of people seem to be too thrilled about that deal.

    But kudos to Auction.ph for being pioneers of this ‘industry’ in the country. Im sure it could only get better!

  12. yuga says:

    I’ve discussed this with them thoroughly actually. In fact, Auction.ph is not earning a single cent now. The Php10 is a posting fee they will charge sellers.

    So, for a revenue of Php10 per posting, Php6 goes to the blogger and Php4 goes to them.

    My suggestion to them was to focus the ads on low priced items like cellphone accessories, e-loads and other items within the range of Php100 – Php200.

    That way the Php6 will be a significant 6% for an item priced at Php100 and 3% for an item sold at Php200.

    At the same time, these are consumables and easily sold so conversions are potentially higher.

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  14. paulvr173cm says:

    How will Auction.ph make money?

  15. Azrael says:

    hi yuga!

    can you help me get in contact with the people of auction.ph ?

    i really want to invite them participate in our upcoming ToyCon this june.

    we might work with them in our live and online toy auctions

  16. boy says:

    hi! great site,very informative.

    is adauction compatible to be placed in a site with adsense running?will it not violate adsense’s TOS?

  17. yuga says:

    Boy, yup you can run AdAuction and Adsense on the same page. This blog runs both of them.

  18. vanessa says:

    hi! is there any way for me to be an endorser too and be paid for endorsing auction.ph? thanks ^__^ pls send me a reply

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  20. -=Dondi=- says:

    Magpaload kayo avah.. an tatanga niyo lahat..

  21. -=Dondi=- says:

    pati yung nag gawa ng site isa ring tanga..

  22. I successfully used your site as a source for a recent university project. =)

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