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    short urls
    Can we use short urls on CJ product links like for example TinyURL or bitly etc and are there any issues associated with using them?
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    We use our own URL shorty software without any problems...
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    Am managing a CJ affiliate program where we use a special tracking system with custom URLs and it works fine. Would think you can do the same provided the merchant allows URL redirects.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick View Post
    Would think you can do the same provided the merchant allows URL redirects.
    OK,I think that is the difficult part as I would have to contact each merchant first and find out if they allow it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glittered View Post
    OK,I think that is the difficult part as I would have to contact each merchant first and find out if they allow it.
    Can't say I've ever contacted a merchant over this...
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    You can see when you go to create a link if the Destination URL is changeable. If not then you will have to contact the merchant and it may take some time for them to get it changed.

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    It would not be an issue as most bigger coupon sites use a redirect mechanism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Hamrick View Post
    You can see when you go to create a link if the Destination URL is changeable. If not then you will have to contact the merchant and it may take some time for them to get it changed.
    Chuck, I'm trying to work out what you mean, can you explain more? I can't see this option when looking at the Link code popup on CJ?
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    Ok, I see it now, it is on the link details popup (Name) and not the get html popup (Get Links) like this:

    Destination View Destination Page
    Advertiser allows URL redirects for this link.
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    It is on the get html popup (Get Links) if allowed by that merchant and enabled for the program. I just checked two merchants I manage, one was enabled and the other wasn't.

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    >> URL shorty software

    how to set one up ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vrindavan View Post
    >> URL shorty software

    how to set one up ?
    Which I could help - had it setup years ago for our needs...
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