Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    5,468
    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.

  2. #2
    ABW Ambassador Paul_Ward's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Cambridgeshire, England
    Posts
    1,573
    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.

  3. #3
    ABW Ambassador Snib's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    5,303
    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.

    - Scott
    Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.

  4. #4
    Full Member
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Posts
    247
    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.

  5. #5
    ABW Ambassador Snib's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    5,303
    Sure thing, it's available at http://www.wingrep.com/
    Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.

  6. #6
    The slot machine that IS paid! Billy Kay's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Location
    Small Town in Tennessee
    Posts
    5,226
    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!

  7. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •