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Discussion in 'Making Money' started by DrzMedia, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. DrzMedia

    DrzMedia Regular Member

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    I have this website where the visitors will definitely purchase something from an affiliate, but there is no way to link to that affiliate's products without linking to the direct product link.

    I want to still link to the product but get credit for my affiliate. So is there a way to do this?
     
  2. ForeverNever

    ForeverNever Power Member

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    Are you saying you're scared of the affiliate seeing where your traffic is coming from? If that's it, then just forward to another page.

    Not sure I fully understood your post though.
     
  3. unlimitedpostings

    unlimitedpostings BANNED BANNED

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    Yeah, I would love to try and help, but I can't understand exactly what you're asking either.
     
  4. DrzMedia

    DrzMedia Regular Member

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    Ok, so I have an account with Linkshare and I'm promoting a store with their affiliate link which pays like 20% of the sales they make. I want to link to specific products in that store that I know my users will buy. I want to link to a certain product that company is offering but there is no affiliate link to link to the product it just links to the main store.
     
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  5. venn

    venn Junior Member

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    just ask your affiliate manager to create special link for that product for you....
     
  6. scubaslick

    scubaslick Regular Member

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    Maybe just drop a cookie and direct link to the product page?
     
  7. DrzMedia

    DrzMedia Regular Member

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    How do I drop a cookie? And is this illegal to do?
     
  8. misterajc

    misterajc Registered Member

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    It can be illegal (or at least a breach of your contract) if you do it wrong. So long as you only put the cookie there if someone actually clicks on the link to buy the product, then you should be OK. As for exactly how you do it, that probably comes under the heading of cookie stuffing, which we can't discuss in this forum. As someone said, discussing what you want to do with the affiliate manager would be a good idea.