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CJ.com Habits and Oddities

I'll make this quickie :D



3:13 pm on Dec 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I recentally began my PSEAM Business (Pay-per-click Search Engine Affiliate Marketing, yes I came up with that myself :D) and I'm off to a decent start. Only thing I'm flabbergasted about is the way CJ tracks things, now I know it's only been a few days, and I can understand discrepincies, but this is really, really odd. Here's what's happening:

On my "Home" CJ page, it lists my commision as one number. Lets say $22.25 (From 1 single sale)

When I run a new transaction report, it shows the sale, commision percentage, and my commision, which is, lets say $23.75.

Then, on the little summery bar in the top right, it shows my balance as $48!

(Note: these are all made up numbers, but reflect the same ratio as the pattern of my actual numbers)
How in the world can they all be different? Is it possible there's another sale proccessing? If so, why would it hit the summery first and not the transactions page? And why would the first sale be more on the transaction page then it is under "commissions earned" in quick stats? Does CJ take a portion of the commission?

Anyway, just looking for some seasoned CJ users to give me a heads up, thanks!

ps: This is my first thread! Yay! Love the board, long time lurker :)


7:56 pm on Dec 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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For what it's worth, I've noticed the same thing. Some reports (like custom reports) seem to show things before the "balance" bar or the reports like "50 Best Performing Links."

I think it's just something to do with the way CJ's databases and software work: they don't appear to be completely integrated with one another.

After a month or two, you'll know better what to look for. Myself, I just hit the custom reports for "This Month". That seems to generally be the most up to date.



10:32 pm on Dec 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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"new transactions" only show transaction for that day excluding bonuses and stuff. Got to "run reports" and run a report for the day and you will see the real figures.


11:43 pm on Dec 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I noticed that too. You must run a report for that day to see current commissions.


11:59 pm on Dec 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Ah, niftyness, thanks guys :) This is actually working out very well, with all your support of course :D

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