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    ABW Ambassador superCool's Avatar
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    Linkshare BuyUrl column?
    Which link URL do you use for Linkshare datafeeds? superCool has been using Buy URL but that field is now blank on at least one of superCool's datafeeds. Looking at the documentation, the Buy URL is optional. It looks like the Product URL field must be the one to use eh? Seems odd to have a column called Buy URL that is not the buy link. my bad

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    6 | Product URL | Required | URL of the product page

    8 | Buy URL | Optional | URL of shopping cart with product

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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    Rhetorical?

    Just checking.

    Buy URL automatically adds the product to the merchant's shopping cart.

    FYI - LinkShare is not the only network to offer this...
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    isellstuff uses the product url.

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    You actually have to watch the feeds, some use both, some use buy, and some use product.
    Wally changed theirs awhile back and caught me off guard and I was wondering why sales stopped for them......
    Where's the Great Life of Affiliate Marketing Hiding?

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    Thanks Bob, this is a good tip, I've changed my code to look for empty product urls and use the buy url as a backup.

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    somewhat rhetorical and somewhat "word to the wise". this screwed superCool and it looks like it has also affected Bob in the past. some networks have "Product URL" type links that are not affiliate links at all - they just go straight to the product page. the feed processor superCool uses calls the column "Buy URL", so it seems like the natural fit.

    just had a "Urethra!" moment when this mystery was finally solved for the supes

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    Thank you superCool for bringing this up. Mayfly doesn't even notice there is a "Product URL" column until now. She uses "Buy URL" by default. Now you just give her an excuse for slow sales...

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    I always use the "Product URL" should I??? Any idea if "Buy URL" converts better?? (some what related question)

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