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April 27th, 2004, 01:14 PM #1
2 more merchants emailed me today. The first one said that a site upgrade has resulting in my links not working, so I would need to go redo all my links for them.
The second one was a little kinder, stating that tonight their site would be switched around, so after midnight my links would not work.
Is it that hard to give people a couple weeks, or days notice? I don't keep hours of my time free just on the chance someone might call and tell me all my links are invalid: I have a life.
This is my pet peeve, the only saving grace being that they did not switch sites during Novemeber or DECEMBER like several other merchants did.
* end of rant *Following everyone else is a GREAT way to become average.
April 27th, 2004, 01:31 PM #2
I agree there elbowcreek, this bugs me more than anything probably.
At least they let you know I have some merchants who don't and I have to test the links and discover myself and guess how long they were turned off for. Sometimes you can do a search and replace, others it's a case of build them all manually again.
April 27th, 2004, 02:24 PM #3
This doesn't sound too difficult to handle. I don't know if you guys use grep, but it's an excellent tool. I use wingrep to search and replace phrases in multiple files. So if a merchant changes to a new domain, you simply have to search and replace the domain name through your hundreds or thousands of files.
Could also do a search and replace through excel and regenerate your pages that way. Either way if it's not a major modification it's a cinch.
- ScottHatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
April 27th, 2004, 03:03 PM #4
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- January 17th, 2005
Seems like merchants switching things with less than 24 hours notice is bad biz at a minimum.
Even if it is easy to swith with wingrep (Snib, you have a link for that?). Switching things with such little notice seems a tad bait-n-switch. Seems to me likely that 85%+ of the smaller affiliates would ingnore the notice and keep pushing unmeasured traffic.
April 27th, 2004, 03:12 PM #5Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.
April 29th, 2004, 02:23 PM #6
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- Small Town in Tennessee
Was it Walter Drake? If it was, they DID tell us a few weeks back.
But we STILL gotta' drop what we're doing and change all our links. Not really something I could have pre-done.
I don't receive my datafeed 'till saturday, so all those links are going nowhere 'till then!