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    Can I link a Google adwords ad directly to a merchant using http://www.qksrv.net/click-111111-22222 or does it have to go thru one of my sites first?

    Would that be ok with Google and CJ?

    Need to make sure before I take the plunge [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

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    My understanding of Google, and CJ's TOS is the answer is "no". You should inquire with both companies, to make sure.

    Besides, you have to include the 1x1 pixel. How can you do an adword that way. If you just use the link you may not get credit.

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    Hmm.. never thought of that..

    Thanks!

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    I have seen some ad words that go
    directly to the CJ Advertiser.

    I'm pretty sure Google will allow it
    But, you have to put the word
    "Affiliate" in your Google ad.

    Also, you should email the
    Advertiser and get their Okay in
    writing --

    That it's okay to advertise Without the
    image pixel.

    There are LOTS of people that use
    the qksrv.net URL in pay per clicks
    (without the image pixel)

    As an alternative, you could use a Redirect
    to the advertiser.

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    quote:
    Anne
    As an alternative, you could use a Redirect to the advertiser.



    quote:
    From Google AdWords
    URL should not generate pop-ups, and should allow one click return to Google using the browser's back button


    Thanks for the suggestion Anne, but I think redirects ain't allowed [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img]

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    opps, didn't think about the
    back button.

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    redirect allows your own tracking as well...

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    Use php to make the redirect page. One click back takes you to the original referrer.

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    quote:

    Besides, you have to include the 1x1 pixel. How can you do an adword that way. If you just use the link you _may_ not get credit.




    You don't need the 1x1 pixel to track the sale. I've tested this myself & asked CJ directly. The 1x1 is just for impression tracking only.

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    I've had qksrv links in AdWords with no problem (except it's usually a fast way to lose money). You need to specify "affiliate" though.

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    Some merchants allow redirects, some dont.

    Some merchants specify in their terms: "if you send a vistor from your website to ours you get a commission" or words to that effect. So you might want to check the exact wording of the terms.

    In any event you will get 60 days to correct the situation if you are found in violation of the COC. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    quote:
    Some merchants allow redirects, some dont. Some merchants specify in their terms: "if you send a vistor from your website to ours you get a commission" or words to that effect.


    In affect, a redirect still constitutes a link "from your site". The redirect merely allows the shopper's browser to pick up your cookie before entering the intended merchant's site.

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    A true redirect would technically come from your site - it's a bit of a stretch, but I'll give you that one.

    But if you're calling going through qksrv a redirect from your site - you are wrong. It is not through your site, it's through CJ's.

    As far as Adwords goes, sending a customer straight to the merchant through a qksrv link could be viewed as a violation of your agreement in some cases.

    Read the merchants blurb under merchant details.

    All that being said, I use Adwords with great results using qksrv links.

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