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November 20th, 2008, 10:27 AM #1Promotional Dates / Expired
An Affiliate is sending out Promo emails, with links to Banners that are noted in the CJ interface as follows:
20-Oct-2008 - 16-Nov-2008
*** This promotion has ended. ***
Are these links still usuable?
Do I still get credit if a user clicks on banners / links noted as expired in the CJ Interface?
November 20th, 2008, 11:50 AM #2
- Join Date
- October 22nd, 2006
The promotion might have ended, but it still is a valid affiliate link. The user may not the get the offer that was being promoted, but if the user makes a purchase, you will still get the commission.
This is unless, the vendor has clearly communicated that these links should not be used any more.
November 20th, 2008, 11:58 AM #3
I got my first introduction to the ebb and flow of affiliate marketing. I got a message from CJ today about a merchant that had been deactivated.
Mind you, I just built a relationship with this merchant last week. No one knew anything then? I just found that to be very odd. Not bad, but odd.
November 20th, 2008, 07:55 PM #4
Companies get deactivated and then reactivated, read through the forum and there is a thread where we state deactivated and reactivated try to stay away from those. and post yours there, can anyone put the thread up, I have a url phobia.Wear Short Sleeves!!! Support the right to bare arms!
November 20th, 2008, 10:51 PM #5Originally Posted by jodyq
Magi - At first I was confused by your post. When you say "An Affiliate is sending out Promo emails" you are, I now presume, referring to a merchant. You are the affiliate. As to your question, unfortunately many expired links will go to an error page, rather than to a merchant page where customers could still end up making a purchase. Most expired links, however, seem to go to a page where the customer then sees what they want at a higher price than advertised, or without the 10% off or free shipping they thought they were getting, and can become rather upset. Bottom line - if you see an expiration date that has passed, don't use the links.
DerekForeal - As jodyq said, most merchants that are deactivated are reactivated within a couple of days. If they remain deactivated for a week or so, then their eventual reactivation becomes more unlikely.
November 20th, 2008, 11:11 PM #6Originally Posted by DerekForealWear Short Sleeves!!! Support the right to bare arms!
November 20th, 2008, 11:13 PM #7
It was DerekForeal's post raising a different issue that was off topic.
November 21st, 2008, 09:36 AM #8Originally Posted by AffiliateHound
But since you were confused, I'll use ur merchant lingo instead...
A Merchant is sending Out Email Newsletters with links that if u check in the CJ interface are expired ...
My Question was in regards to this ... are the links still trackable for sales / leads ... ?
some1 answered yes .. so im all set!
November 21st, 2008, 10:26 AM #9Originally Posted by Magi
My advice would be find new links or e-mail the merchant to let them know that the links they sent were expired and request new links. I can't imagine that they intentionally sent out expired links.
-rematt"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant." - Richard Nixon
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