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  1. #1
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    Groupon: National Deals, 10/6/10
    While our landing pages are regionally dynamic (i.e, they display the Groupon deal most relevant to where the consumer is geographically based...ah, IP magic), a bunch of affiliates have asked that we somehow aggregate our "geographically agnostic" deals so that it's easier for you to drive traffic to deals anyone can enjoy no matter what their location. There ARE restrictions (some of them are "buy today, spend tomorrow" for example), but they're clearly listed in the deal.

    While we are working on an automated solution to this, until then, we'll start providing them to you manually. Keep in mind, this is a brand new process for us, so if there are any kinks in it, please let us know

    $15 for $30 Worth of Halloween Costumes and Accessories from CostumeHub.com
    Offer good till: 10/8/10
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    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-YOURCJSID-10769835?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fcostume-hub-spokane
    $45 for One 16"x20" Gallery-Wrapped Canvas Including Shipping and Handling from Canvas on Demand ($126.95 Value)
    Offer good till: 10/10/10
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    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-YOURCJSID-10769835?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fcanvas-on-demand-los-angeles
    $25 for $50 Worth of Customized T-Shirts and Gifts from CafePress
    Offer good till: 10/10/10
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    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-YOURCJSID-10769835?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fcafe-press-nashville
    $17 for $35 Worth of Personalized Apparel, Gifts, and More from The Initial Baby
    Offer good till: 10/10/10
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    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-YOURCJSID-10769835?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fthe-initial-baby-philadelphia
    $20 for a Custom-Made Stationery Set at This Paper Ship
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    $40 for $80 Worth of Custom Photo Canvas Printing from CanvasPop
    Offer good till: 10/10/10
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    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-YOURCJSID-10769835?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fcanvas-pop-1
    $20 for $40 Worth of Costumes and Accessories at A Costume Ball
    Offer good till: 10/10/10
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    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-YOURCJSID-10769835?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fa-costume-ball
    $25 for $60 Worth of Personalized Gifts from RhinoGift.com
    Offer good till: 10/10/10
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    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-YOURCJSID-10769835?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Frhino-gift
    $25 for $75 Worth of Wine from Barclay's Wine
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    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-YOURCJSID-10769835?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fbarclays-wine-phoenix
    $15 for $30 Worth of Wigs and More at ShopDevious.com
    Offer good till: 10/10/10
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    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-YOURCJSID-10769835?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fshopdevious
    $15 for $35 Worth of Gourmet Coffees, Teas, and Gifts at Joe’s Coffee House Online
    Offer good till: 10/10/10
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    $20 for $40 Worth of Gourmet Gift Baskets and More from igourmet.com
    Offer good till: 10/10/10
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    http%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Figourmet-cleveland
    Last edited by CTanK; October 6th, 2010 at 02:52 PM.
    best,
    Carolyn Tang Kmet
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    Now I'm confused. I'm new to Groupon, and I just started putting what I thought was a generic text link ("A deal a day great things to do, eat, see, & buy in your area. Shop Groupon.com today!") that had a generic landing page, in various sections of my kitchenware site. I could not really test this, as I had joined Groupon a few days earlier, and whenever I click on any Groupon link, I get a landing page for my area.

    So, I guess what I am asking is, what kind of page are my visitors seeing when they click a link like what I posted above? And, as a follow up, do I need to change these links to links that you have posted (but there is no way I can keep changing these links on potentially hundreds of pages, every couple of days - I need a generic text link that will not expire in a day or two).
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    Howdy Okay, if a consumer clicks one of your regular Groupon affiliate links that you have on your site, they'll automatically be taken to the deal most relevant to their location (we base it on their IP). So if they are in Chicago and click on one of your links, we take them to the Chicago page.

    However, there are some Groupons that are slotted for one city, but are location-agnostic for the consumer. For example, the CostumeHub.com offer only appears on the Los Angeles landing page, but can actually be used by someone in Chicago.

    The national deals I posted would have to be changed every couple days, and because of that, they're not relevant to everyone. We just had more than a handful of affiliates ask for them so we thought we'd provide them as an option to everyone

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    Just to clarify, you never have to update those generic text or banner links

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    Great. Thanks for the quick response.
    Since June 10, 2012 a vegan aarf but still writing the Hound Dawg Sports Blog
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    CTanK - your offerings are ripe for some dynamic flash or java script driven ads that affiliates can use. These should update automatically with the daily deal for the geography of the visitor.

    PS even your numerous Google Ads could/should be doing this, rather than using the generic banners/text. As a customer I see your banners all over and they don't communicate anything new to me.
    Last edited by iolaire; October 7th, 2010 at 02:04 PM.

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    Goodness, you are absolutely right. Does this work?

    Groupon Daily Deals Widget

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    Yes, exactly.

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