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October 05, 2011 13:26 ET

HubPages Announces a New Partnership Program With eBay Partner Network

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - HubPages today announced a new partnership with the eBay Partner Network, Inc. Starting today, HubPages community members (Hubbers) will be able to join the eBay Partner Network directly through HubPages, providing them the opportunity to earn money based on activity that occurs on eBay.com through referrals originating from their Hubs. This opportunity opens a new avenue of monetization for the HubPages community as a whole.

"At HubPages, we are constantly committed to making sure that HubPages is the most rewarding place to publish what you know and love. Earning an income is an important part of top writers' decision to publish on HubPages, so we're always looking for new opportunities for our writers to earn from the traffic they build to their high-quality Hubs," says Paul Edmondson, CEO of HubPages. "We are very pleased to announce our partnership with eBay, which will enable many HubPages writers to recommend related eBay products and earn through the eBay Partner Network platform."

The new monetization opportunity is available to Hubbers who have published Hubs and participate in the HubPages Earnings Program. After sign-up through HubPages, who will facilitate approval from the eBay Partner Network, writers will need to add relevant eBay Capsules to their Hubs. HubPages will track referrals from individual Hubs that lead to transactions on eBay, and the individual earnings will accrue into the writers' HubPages Earnings Program balance.

This partner program comes shortly after the launch of HubPages' Ad Program that gave HubPages writers access to the premium ad rates that had so far been restricted to giant publishers. The offering was the first time that any online writer was able to access significant advertising revenues, as available via premium advertising networks and direct sales, while retaining all rights to their own content.

About eBay, Inc.: Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) is about connecting buyers and sellers. We do so through eBay, the world's largest online marketplace, which allows users to buy and sell on eBay platforms in nearly every country on earth; through PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments; and through GSI Commerce, which facilitates ecommerce, multichannel retailing and digital marketing for global enterprises. We also reach millions through specialized marketplaces such as StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and eBay classifieds sites, which together have a presence in more than 1,000 cities around the world. For more information about the company and its global portfolio of online brands, visit www.ebayinc.com.

About HubPages: HubPages (www.HubPages.com) is a social content community where everyday experts communicate their knowledge to information seekers through online articles while earning an income. For users, HubPages is the most rewarding place to contribute knowledge while interacting with a like-minded community, making money, and retaining the ownership of their content. HubPages provides users with turnkey technology, a Google-enabled platform and an easy way to be recognized for their expertise and knowledge.

Publication of HubPages articles doubled in 2010, growing from 600,000 in early January, to 1,100,000 at the end of December. The number of published writers increased 64 percent to 205,000, as did their engagement within the site, with 86 percent more forum posts by users and many more questions and answers posted within HubPages' community pages.

Started in 2006, the company has raised $8 million in funding in two rounds from Hummer Winblad Venture Partners and Storm Ventures.

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