View Poll Results: What is Your SMART solution for Affiliate Link Checking?
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April 1st, 2011, 10:09 AM #1
Affiliate Link check software required
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- September 17th, 2009
I am running some websites that earn commissions from different merchants on different networks (CJ, ShareASale, clickbanks,etc).
Most of my webpages are product review and I usually recommend different products from different networks on the same Webpage.
Most of the time, I use PopShop as the aggregator to extract product links as they work with almost every networks. But I also have to use link from datafeed or build custom link with AFfTrack value ( For example, SAS) - as PopShop might not able to keep updated with each new product. They also need data from merchants but delay is innevitable.
The challenge that drive me crazy is that I have thousand of affiliate links on my site which usually I have no idea which link is invalid ( merchant always expire outdated products). I tried to manually check each of this link but it's a treadmill work.
And human will make mistake on boring task.
And since I am reading REWORK by 37signal, in the chapter of Productivity, Jason said "Whenerver you're working on something, ask, 'Is there an easier way?'". I got myself punched!
So is there an easier way to check invalid affiliate link? So I can get report when any link on my site will:
* Go to a no more available product page
* Go to a error page on merchant
* Wrong link format that doesn't compliant (I think most of time, it's typing error when you copy & paste).
I found a website: affiliatelinkchecker.com
But I think what I need is something else, do you have any recommend softtware. Or maybe I should pay a programmer to develop a customized tool?
Thanks a lot !
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