Jim, do we still need to make a purchase from eBay through the linked connection from here for you to get any credit or is it now just a “credit per click” system where Oldgas gets something for each linked connection?
Ebay pays when the winning bidder comes from a link we provide. There is no compensation for just clicking to view an auction or placing an inconsequential bid.
Google does pay per click on their ads, but Oldgas.com runs only a few Google ads because they are so often not about petroliana.
The sponsor banner ads here are paid according to the number of views per month, but sponsors can see a report of how many clicks through to their site that they are getting.
I really try to keep advertising here directly related to our hobby interests. I regularly turn down ads from businesses that our viewers may consider annoying or objectionable. That's just one of the things that separates this site from Facebook and others where they sell advertising to anybody and track everyone all over.