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    What am I not doing right to get datafeed?
    Hi,

    I've got the BettyMills datafeed -- the Sheds and Outdoors "super category" I think it is? -- on one of my sites. I haven't updated it for a long time.

    I went to your affiliates page, logged in, and tried to download the datafeed from the link I had established there. I got almost nothing in the download -- no product names, no images, and a lot of other stuff missing.

    So I tried the link for your entire datafeed -- and I got even fewer columns and less content.

    I even tried requesting the feed all over again, and got nothing usable, with lots of empty or missing columns.

    I can't recall having problems like this before. Is there something wrong with your datafeeds? Or am I misunderstanding what I need to do to get 'em?

    Thanks.

    Gary
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    Gary, I was told they had to whitelist your IP number. Hopefully it's clean with no other wording. I have asked and asked for a similar solution since mine varies hourly and shows text included.

    Think they need another way . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herb ԿԬ View Post
    Gary, I was told they had to whitelist your IP number. Hopefully it's clean with no other wording. I have asked and asked for a similar solution since mine varies hourly and shows text included.

    Think they need another way . . .
    Herb, I sent them a contact email via the affiliate site last evening in addition to this thread. Hopefully I'll find out more tomorrow, or the next day, or ...

    Anyway.

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    I should start a new thread called something like "Why I am giving up on the BettyMills datafeed."

    I've contacted BettyMills, I've contacted (or TRIED to at least) David Cusimano. To no avail.

    1. I've gone to the BettyMills affiliate interface and tried repeatedly to download a usable product datafeed -- both the entire datafeed and a category datafeed. To no avail.

    2. I've tried setting up and running the DYSE::BettyMills script from David Cusimano. It appears to be a couple of years outdated and won't retrieve and build the links from the datafeed. He hasn't responded. Giving up on that.

    Since most of the affiliate marketing I do involves merchant datafeeds and since BettyMills seems unwilling to help -- or just clueless about their datafeed problems, perhaps? -- I doubt I'll do much with BettyMills.

    Giving up on 'em!

    Gary
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    Gary,

    You must have missed my post over the weekend....
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    Hi Gary,

    Our processes have changed. If you can send us your IP that you will use to access our FTP server for the datafeed, we will get you whitelisted to access the datafeed.

    Please send it to affiliates@bettymills.com and I will get it, or send me a PM.

    Separately, we are still waiting to hear back from Cusimano.

    Thanks!

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    Victor, I just sent you a PM right after I post this -- but I am not sure I found the right IP address, so I hope my PM info will work.

    Thanks

    Gary
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    just responded.
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