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In CJ what about:
_ Encrypt Link? (pros and cons)
_ Hide tracking code in link?
_ What's the SID?
_ What's the reason for redirects? SEO?
_ What kind of redirect should I use?
_ Does the merchant get all my keywords in the referrer field?
_ is there some way to test that purchases are getting tracked?
I couldn't find any good resources in the CJ help (not to mention their ridiculous half-window help screen) in the hour or so I looked around.
Who's got some advice?
I cant answer all your questions very well, but maybe I can a least confuse things a bit more :-)
_ Encrypt Link? (pros and cons) (I cant think of any cons, but the pro's are keeping things neat and making it more difficult for prying eyes.
_ Hide tracking code in link? (Same as the above really.)
_ What's the SID? (Shopper ID, allows you to pass a variable to CJ who will pass back transaction information back to you pertaing to that ID.)
_ What's the reason for redirects? SEO? (Reason is CJ cant track using first party cookies without redirecting through their own servers. In short they cant track without redirects)
_ What kind of redirect should I use? (Are there mutliple kinds?)
_ Does the merchant get all my keywords in the referrer field? (I think CJ can see your key words, but I dont think the merchant can.
_ is there some way to test that purchases are getting tracked? (Yes, do a test purchase and see if it was tracked :-)
SID -- so, I CAN populate it if I want some extra tracking info, but leaving it blank is fine?
Testing -- I just don't want to send the merchant hundreds of clicks and find out I didn't set something right, and I'm not getting any conversion credits.
thanks for reply
a lot of aff links I see go to an intermediate page that redirects to the merchant. Why do they do this?
oh, and 3 - to make it tidier. If you stop selling widgets through program A and move to program B, you don't have to change all your pages, only the redirect pages :)