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12:08 pm on Oct 19, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing a sharp decline of my leads and sales with my affiliates and the only thing I can imagine is mentioned in this article:

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My landing page for most affiliates get more unique visitors but the conversion is lower than ever before. Does someone knows a solution because I don't understand the solutions mentioned in the article. This topic should be a growing concern for this market.
6:29 pm on Oct 19, 2019 (gmt 0)

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This not good because it can affect everybody.

I use a home rolled affiliate system where affiliates can display banners and links and when there visitors click though to purchase, the referring affiliate can be tracked to receive commission. Direct referrals will not be affected because the sale is recorded with the affiliate ID in the landing link. But my system does use cookies to accredit later visits to purchase, so that any referrals will be good for 30 days.

I am not on the list of 2,560 affiliate trackers so I won't be affected, but I don't see how blocking affiliate tracking can be good for anyone, including Firefox users because it's not about privacy at all. Without affiliates making those recommendations the visitor may never find what they wanted in the first place. I think that this blocking only reinforces my impression that the Internet is being inherited by idiots.
9:49 pm on Oct 21, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I'm afraid it won't be Firefox only in the near future. Few networks I'm using have poor results but the lead campaigns I'm running on my own website are still good. It's just a form to fill out name, mailaddress and telephone number. The company/partner gets the mail with the data and they pay for it. Problem is that those other networks don't accept this way of partnership.