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    Question How To Bulk Upload Links
    How do I bulk upload links? This feature was available in the old "Advertisers" interface, but the old version is now gone and I now can not find where to bulk create links.

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    Since GAN seems to have removed the option to upload URLs, does anyone know of a way to bulk URLEncode URLs?

    I am thinking of using this method to deeplink:

    Invalid Link

    However, manually URLEncoding each link will take too much time

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    Hello,

    Here are directions on how to bulk upload links:
    - Click on the links tab
    - Click Upload links located above your link templates
    - Upload your link template file

    Please contact our support team if you need further assistance: Contacting Support - Affiliate Network Help

    Thank you,

    Jamie

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    Thank you for the quick response.

    When I click on the Links tab, I get a list of all the links I have and a sidebar that allows me to find links. There is also an option to export the links as csv or text. However, I can not find an option to upload links. Can you explain in some more detail where to find this option?

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    Is anyone else able to see the "Click Upload links located above your link templates"?

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    Anyone?

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    Hi jantaro - It's not just you. I don't see it either and not sure what the "link templates" are for. I've never used that feature before. I ventured around a bit and didn't see any upload option either. Hopefully, someone else will be able to help you out.

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    Thank you very much, msladybug. Hopefully someone from GAN will come back with some more information

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    Hello,

    This feature is not yet available. Please see the latest platform announcement on our blog for more information regarding changes: Google Affiliate Network: A look ahead at Google Affiliate Network

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    Is there any other way to bulk create links? Otherwise I will have to let my GAN advertisers know that I won't be able to promote their programs until GAN gets its act together.

    I just love this: "The legacy 'classic' version of the interface is no longer available. This is the first step in focusing all of our efforts on innovating and launching brand new features"

    In other words, the focus is not on your customers, but on making life easier to your engineers

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    Hello,

    Product search within the platform is available to export specific product links along with data feeds via email or FTP.

    Thank you,

    Google Affiliate Network

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    I am aware of that, though it does not do anything to solve my business needs. Anyway, I have emailed my largest GAN advertiser and asked them to move back to CJ or even open up with Linkshare. I'd encourage other GAN publishers to do the same.

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    I was able to go to my account click on links, filter for the advertiser I want and download all of their links. I am using FireFox.

    What merchants are you trying to download in case that has something to do with it.
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    Chuck, I know that is possible, but previously you could upload say 100 advertiser links and have them automatically converted into affiliate links. I use contractors that send me hundreds of advertiser links that they want to have converted into affiliate links, and obviously I don't want to give them access to my GAN publisher platform.

    Anyway, I can probably find a way to do this in Excel. It is just the arrogance of Google that annoys me. I can understand why they are arrogant in search (i.e. Google Adwords) as they have a monopoly, but as an advertising network they should at least make an effort to satisfy their clients. That includes letting publishers know when features will be removed so that we'll have time to prepare.

    Also, anonymously responding to emails is customer service at its worst.

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    I haven't work in the affiliate side of GAN for a while. Are you trying to change each destination URL?

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    I am just trying to create hundreds of deeplinks.

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    Have you tried working with their datafeed?


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    No, but it would not work in my situation anyway. The easiest is to create the links in Excel, though I've got no idea how to URLEncode in bulk

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    The situation has been resolved. I got a friendly and helpful response from someone at GAN today. Contacting an advertiser about the issue seemed to do the trick.

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    I have to take that one back. It seems like the assistance I got from GAN only applies to the particular advertiser that I asked to push GAN. For the other advertisers, I have to contact each one to have them push their advertiser teams (if any) at GAN. They certainly know how to make things complicated.

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    Hello,

    Waiting see this feature likely tomorrow.

    Thank you,

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    Great news, can't wait to see this feature added back.

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    Hi,

    This just launched. There's now an "Upload links" button near the top of the Links tab for publishers. Be sure put your links in the new format, there's a link on the Upload page to download it. PM or post if there are any issues and I'll look into them.

    Brian

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    Tried the new spreadsheet today. It's similar to the old one, though somewhat inconvenient that you need to enter the advertiser's ID in each row.

    Anyway, I completed the spreadsheet, and got a confirmation page saying that the links had been uploaded successfully. It said a confirmation email would be sent out, but I still have not received it. It seems like the links were successfully created as they are in the system, but I'd prefer to get an email with the news links instead of having to manually download them from the GAN interface.

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    Sorry, I got the email, it just ended up in my Gmail spam and was listed as suspicious email. Kind of interesting to get email from Google and have it listed as suspicious by Google

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