I have a perplexing question I can't get answered from Commission Junction or Google!
We have a lot of affiliates that help sell our products. I see some of these publisher URLs in our GA data. I'm wondering how they go there if the links from Commission Junction are different (like a redirect).
I decided to look at a large publisher who only uses affiliate links to our site and strangely enough I do see about 1/3 the amount of traffic and sales recorded that I see in the Commission Junction tracking.
If this publisher is only using affiliate links - and the same type of links at that, why do they show up partially in our GA results? Shouldn't they match entirely or not show up at all - in other words does GA track these affiliate links or not?