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    I have done some playing around and found something i'm not sure about, let me try to explain.

    This merchant also tracks phone orders (good) on screen they show someting like: mention this code #XXXXX when calling.

    After visiting other affiliates sites, (same merchant) and clicking on their links to the merchant I noticed the code to mention stayed the same #XXXXX.

    So I thought cool, it keeps on carry'ing my code.
    LAter I was not sure anymore if that really was all that cool.

    Then I opened a other (cookie clean) browser to double check.
    I went to google, looked for a other affiliate site, clicked on a link and code #YYYYY was set.
    Then I went to my site, clicked to buy a nice ITEM, and the code still was #YYYYYY while mine is #PPPPPP.


    Questions are, does this mean anything?
    Are cookies set the same way?
    Is this good for me as a affiliate?
    I can think of why it could be good for me, but as many reasons why it could not be good for me.

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    Is my title wrong, or does the message don't make sense?


    I guess the basic question is, can a cookie be set to never be overwritten?
    If yes, is this good or bad?

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    Remy,

    Sorry I did not get to this sooner.
    The last affiliate still gets the commish but P code does not change. Here is how it works.

    The priority code is tied to the session ID, i.e. browser cookie, and not to the affiliate code. Consequently, the priority code should not change unless you move to a different browser or you delete the zZounds cookie. Once the telephone sale is made, we tie that sale back to the user's session ID. The priority code is simply a compressed alpha-numeric version of the numeric session ID. Using the session ID as a key then, we can associate the sale with the affiliate ID.

    Once this association is made, everything else works the same as though the customer placed a web order. The same restrictions also apply - 45 day cookie, if a user has clicked on multiple affiliate links, only the affiliate associated with the last clickthru will get credit, etc.

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    Ok, I understand now.

    Thanks Linda

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    Affiliate Marketing Consultant Linda - 5starAffiliatePrograms's Avatar
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    Remy,

    Glad it made sense. When I 1st tested and kept clicking different aff links and the code didn't change, I was concerned too until they explained how it works.

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    Hi Linda,

    I was wondering what the advantages are for using this session id to track toll free sales and not the aff id. Unless I am missing something, wouldn't it save the association step if the merchant just used the aff id?

    Interesting thread.

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    Affiliate Marketing Consultant Linda - 5starAffiliatePrograms's Avatar
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    Ian, I agree.

    Did it this way because they use this method to track ALL sales from all sources. They track for newsletter sales, SE sales and even other offline sales like magazine ads. So this works for all their tracking not just affiliate tracking.

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    oic, thanks for clearing it up!

    Ian Lee, M.Sc.

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