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    Comfortably Numb John Powell's Avatar
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    Commission Duration: 0 days
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    Anybody know what this means? I have several merchants showing 0 days.


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    session cookie?

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    ABW Ambassador kse's Avatar
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    My understanding is that no cookie is used for tracking and you will only get a commission if the visitor buy's from the site in the session that is created by using your affiliate link. If the visitor closes the session and then revisits by any other method other then reusing your affiliate link you will not get a commission.

    I no longer work with merchants that have 0-3 days (and in most case must have a 30+ days)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpaw
    Anybody know what this means? I have several merchants showing 0 days.
    It means you're screwed if you put any of them on your sites.

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    If its programs like Amazon or Wal-Mart that is what you get. Meaning, you have to make the sale when you deliver the consumer to their site.

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    Session based versus return day tracking - if they don't buy in that same click *AND* sometimes that same window you won't get commission for the ensuing sale.

    According to Todd Crawford (back in 2004 when he worked at CJ)
    90% of conversions do not occur within the session (on average) Source
    So it's not a wise move to affiliate with any merhant who offers session based tracking.
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    ABW Ambassador kse's Avatar
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    Lands End is like this, to bad they would be a great program if they had a better return days, also last month they drop their commision by 20% as well

    Coldwater Creek is almost as bad they only have a 1 day return cookie.

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    Comfortably Numb John Powell's Avatar
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    Well I have 4 with the big zero. Barnes & Noble and OfficeMax are the most well known.

    I've been trying to get the full scoop from GAN support by phone all day with no luck yet. It used to be easy before the buy out.

    I was guessing it's a session cookie also. With all the talk a while back of setting PPC domain violators to zero I want to be sure. They could definitely word it more clearly if it's a session cookie.


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    Hello,

    0 cookie does mean it is a session based cookie. Once the consumer closes the window, the cookie expires.

    I will check on the support number and see if there is an issue.

    Thank you,

    Jamie

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    Comfortably Numb John Powell's Avatar
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    Thanks for the clarification Jamie. I'll probably just break with the 3 merchants that track with a session cookie.


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