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CJ Direct Linking in Adwords

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by bmf4436, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. bmf4436

    bmf4436 Newbie

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    I know Google won't allow me to use a CJ link as the destination URL and the advertiser link as the display. I've seen affiliates direct linking to advertiser sites and am trying to figure out how they do it. Is this cloaking, using frames, etc?
     
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    MontyzPython BANNED BANNED

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    I use a meta refresh from one of my sub-domains or sub-pages.
     
  3. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Have you tried to change your individual kw destination url? That usually works for me.
     
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    You can also use a TinyURL type redirect service.. plus after you have set up the campaign you can then edit each KW individually and actually direct link to the CJ / AFF landing page.. this is a hole in the Adwords system at the moment
     
  5. bmf4436

    bmf4436 Newbie

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    So, if I edit each KW individually and set the display as the advertiser name (http://www.advertiser.com), and then my destination URL as the actual CJ URL (http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-294...) this will work? Doesn't Google consider this a re-direct? If I use a metarefresh or TinyURL-type redirect, does CJ still track the pixel?

    Thanks for the info. Very insightful
     
  6. premiumsource

    premiumsource Senior Member

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    No, you have to set both, your display and destination URL as advertiser.com and then change your keyword destination to whatever you want it to be.





     
  7. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    If you guys have never checked out adwords editor try it because you can mass upload ad groups(one keyword per ad group) which will have the direct destination url and append the keyword on the end of the affiliate link to track.

    like http://affiliatelink.com&subid={keyword}
     
  8. bmf4436

    bmf4436 Newbie

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    Thanks for helping. This is great information!
     
  9. bmf4436

    bmf4436 Newbie

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    Getting killed on quality score and the ads aren't showing. Guess I could increase bids, but not sure if that will really help
     
  10. nj1485

    nj1485 Registered Member

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    Try getting a new domain and start a new campaign. If you are starting out, try the content network before search. CTR and QS are not as critical on the content network.

    If you really want to use search, then as a minimum have about us,privacy policy,disclaimer, contact us pages. In addition, add at least six relevant articles. I have found that this will get at least an "ok" QS.

    Try that and see what happens, then tweak. Hope I helped.
     
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  11. mypmmail

    mypmmail Junior Member

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    sorry ... i don't really understand
    can someone help me on this.

    if i set the destination url to the advertiser site, i thought this will not captured as a lead generated by you?

    how does the advertiser recognise it your link in this case?

    thanks for any further explanation .....
     
  12. premiumsource

    premiumsource Senior Member

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    that's why you need to set your 'keyword destination url' as your affiliate url.

     
  13. mypmmail

    mypmmail Junior Member

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    thanks premiumsource!!!

    i got what you meant, finally .....
    that's really kind of a dumb question by me rite? :D

    i did a search for similar topic after this .... it seems that some people says it's against the tos, is it?

    does anybody actually had any problem trying to do this?
     
  14. tekg0r

    tekg0r Junior Member

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    It often depends on the niche as well. If too many advertisers in the niche, they are tougher on this stuff QS wise.
     
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    ronnylua Newbie

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    How do I know which are the affiliate programs in CJ that allow direct linking via PPC?
     
  16. nundinator

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    Most advertisers will list their PPC policy in their "keyword link" section.

    Go to Get Links : Keyword Link ยป Link Detail and see what they list for their usage recommendation, protected keywords, recommended keywords, and non-compete keywords.

    Also read through the advertiser's program description and special terms. Some advertisers don't want you to use their domain in the display URL.
     
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    matthewajumper Newbie

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    You are allowed to have two different destinations in Adwords text ads. Don't tinyurl your aff links. just paste them into the destination because they are a redirect. As long as you put the final destination in the display url, your ad will be ok.