MrSavage - 5:36 am on Aug 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
Perhaps they are a horribly run organization? That would be my guess. Terrible loopholes, flawed notifications, different rules for different advertisers, etc all add up to one thing in my mind. Those type of people don't know their A from a hole in the ground. That's my take. If you're a publisher there you might get a dose of reality at a later date about how you as a publisher didn't know about clause #4c from advertiser X and that it's your fault because the policy says that any advertiser can create clause #4c or #6c at their own discretion and if you as a publisher only took the time to read the fine print on the terms of each and every one of your programs you would understand. Mr. Publisher, it's YOUR FAULT! Makes sense in that way. It's up to us to know these things. And yes, those non tracking links will report normal impressions and clicks. An no, there is no way you can tell from your reports that you're using invalid codes. And yes you need to use your ESP to feel whether it's your traffic not converting or if it's you choosing a stinky PID in your account.