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    shortened url's are not bieng tracked by CJ.. please help
    Hi,

    I have posted some deals from cj.com.

    I trimmed the url's using tr.im and also by tinyurl

    In the tr.im statistics they show lots of clicks, but cj.com statistics show zero clicks and zero sales.

    I called CJ people and they said that they cant guarantee that they can track URL's clicked in any other form than the one ones they provide.

    It doesnt make sense to me. when we use tinyurl, it is ultimately forwarding the person to my affiliate link right...

    Somehow it doesnt seem to work.

    Could anyone provide me a solution. I need to use short URL's and I cant live with those 3 line url's. I cant use HTML in all the places that I advertise.

    Please Help.

    Thanks
    SA

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    I haven't tested tracking of any specific shortened aff links, yet. But I did install this nifty Firefox plugin (LongURL). Lets you mouse-over the link & see the full url.

    There's been a bit of 'iffy' stuff on the web over the years about these url shortening services including this abestweb thread:
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=49710

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    But I did install this nifty Firefox plugin (LongURL)
    Is that the exact name as I can't find it?


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    Comfortably Numb John Powell's Avatar
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    Got it now thanks. I mostly wanted to see what it did with my own shortened urls. I have my own script and the domain is the same so the LongURL add-on isn't triggered which is good.


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    It doesnt make sense to me. when we use tinyurl, it is ultimately forwarding the person to my affiliate link right...
    You tested the shortened link by clicking on it to see where it takes you, correct? Also, the affiliate link itself isn't 3 lines of code, there is only one url you should be putting in the box to shorten the code.

    Always check your link after creating it.
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