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    SpiritHalloween and Google Base
    I just noticed that SpiritHalloween leads to Google base which then has a URL link to the SpiritHalloween site. This is the first time I have seen this. How does this setup track the sale back to us?

    I am not sure what the customer will think when he clicks through the product link on my site and then has to find the URL on the Google page and click again. seems weird. I think first of all it would kind of startle the customer to find them selves all of a sudden on Google.

    I don't know, it could be all well and good. time will tell.

    Has anyone here tried this datafeed?

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    I'm in the SpiritHalloween CJ program, and I just tried a couple of my links and they still go directly to the product page.
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    AffiliateHound, I just checked CJ and noticed they seem to redirect through affiliatetraction.com, are you seeing that?

    I just signed up for them on GAN to check, Not sure when they will send the feed through so I'll post back when I get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knight01
    AffiliateHound, I just checked CJ and noticed they seem to redirect through affiliatetraction.com, are you seeing that?
    No - I don't see that - I see direct to the spirithalloween site.
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    Hello,

    We are using Google Base feeds now for clients that have them in place. SpiritofHalloween is one of them. Please send me an example of the issue you are experiencing. Tracking remains the same.

    Thank you,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Google Affiliate Network Moderator
    Hello,

    We are using Google Base feeds now for clients that have them in place. SpiritofHalloween is one of them. Please send me an example of the issue you are experiencing. Tracking remains the same.
    Wait, the merchant datafeeds for the affiliate program will send affiliate visitors to Google base, not to the merchant unless the visitor clicks on the product link a second time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AffiliateHound
    No - I don't see that - I see direct to the spirithalloween site.
    Here is row 2 of the datafeed from CJ (I've removed http://www to avoid hotlinking. I don't actually see my pid in this, if it's there I need a mod to remove it.)

    SpiritHalloween.com spirithalloween.com Product Catalog 08/15/09 Pirate Gold Coins 12 Pack Pirate Gold Coins 12 Pack "If a pirate costume is your quest, be sure to fill up your treasure chest, satchel or leather pouch with our pirate gold! Buy one 12 coin pack for a small haul, or several for a truly impressive" 61bb539f-234c-46a6-8265-5fcbc91b3055 USD 0 0.47 0 .************/click-2632986-10437856?url=hits.affiliatetraction.com%2Fcgi-bin%2Fredir%3Fpd_link%3Di1-a54856-o5890-c82006%26redir%3Dspirithalloween.com%2Fproduct%2F61BB539F-234C-46A6-8265-5FCBC91B3055%2F **********/image-2632986-10437856 spirithalloween.com/images/spirit/products/processed/00169268.detail.a.jpg Accessories & Makeup YES
    It may be best to split this off of the GAN thread and move to CJ forum.
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    The links I tested we not from a datafeed - just individual products links originally pulled from the CJ "Get Links" section.
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    Sorry I can't assist with other network questions.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Google Affiliate Network Moderator
    Sorry I can't assist with other network questions.

    Thanks!

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    Jamie, I wasn't asking about other network feeds. I wanted to know about this quote:
    Quote Originally Posted by Google Affiliate Network Moderator
    Hello,

    We are using Google Base feeds now for clients that have them in place. SpiritofHalloween is one of them. Please send me an example of the issue you are experiencing. Tracking remains the same.
    Is traffic from GAN datafeeds being directed to Google Base?
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    Hello,

    We are taking feeds from Google Base. Same as all other traffic.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knight01
    Wait, the merchant datafeeds for the affiliate program will send affiliate visitors to Google base, not to the merchant unless the visitor clicks on the product link a second time?
    When I click through the GAN datafeed links for SpiritofHalloween the landing page is a page from GoogleBase, to make a purchase I would then need to click a link on that page to go to the SpiritofHalloween product page.

    Also, I just got notice from CJ that SpiritofHalloween has been deactivated. I do not know if it's permanent or not.

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    I Just checked the feed from SpiritHalloween I got last week from GAN and all the links are dead they all go to a base.google com page that says "Item Not Found This item has expired, been deleted, or been deactivated."

    So now I will be spending time finding and deleting all the product links I just added! Ugh

    Has SpiritHalloween been deactivated permanently from GAN and CJ?

    Tami

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tami
    Has SpiritHalloween been deactivated permanently from GAN and CJ?

    Tami
    They were quickly reactivated in CJ
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    the landing page is a page from GoogleBase, to make a purchase I would then need to click a link on that page to go to the SpiritofHalloween product page.
    Can we see an example of one of these landing pages?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knight01
    I don't actually see my pid in this....
    Your PID is the first number that appears after "/click-"
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidh
    Can we see an example of one of these landing pages?
    I just checked some of the links and they are now landing on the SpiritHalloween product pages. I wish now that I had made a screen shot of the GoogleBase pages.

    Maybe the GAN moderator/rep here can clarify: Was this a mistake, now fixed or were they trying something new and changed their minds?

    Tami

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