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    Testing Links and Tracking
    Hi all,

    Just wanted to see how guys went about testing links and tracking?

    I'm slowly starting to send visitors to some of my affiliates and the the CTR from my site to the affiliates is reasonable (ranging from 4% - 7%), but could be better. Now the clicks are showing up in my CJ report (Performance by Link ID), but given the number of clicks for one particular merchant I would have expected/hoped for about 7 sales, even assuming 1% conversion. Now obviously I need to look at why these are not converting but before I do that I thought about doing a test sales.

    How do you guys go about that? Should I test it or get a friend to test? Do you just cancel after the sale has appeared? Should I let the affiliate know that this is a test sale?

    Also, when you run the link performance report on CJ and then click on "Detail" in the right hand column, which takes you to a new page, should you see any details there? Mine are all blank regardless of which link detail I am trying to view (the column headers are there, just no details!).

    Thank you for reading :-)

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    How do you guys go about that? Should I test it or get a friend to test? Do you just cancel after the sale has appeared? Should I let the affiliate know that this is a test sale?
    Ask the merchant to look at your links and send them a list. Also that you will run a test and send them the results.

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    Thanks Chuck, test done and success!

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