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    I just added a new merchant and I noticed that impressions are not tracking with cj. These links were directly obtained from cj. I do see clicks though, but if impressions are not tracking then how do I know if sales are accurately tracking since you said (TODD) that you need impressions for correct tracking. Here is the link:

    Free shipping at
    <a href="http://www.qksrv.net/click-********-*******" target="_blank" onmouseover="window.status='http://www.*******.com';return true;" onmouseout="window.status=' ';return true;">
    *******.com, the web's most popular ******** store!<img src="image-******-********.gif" border="0" width="1" height="1">


    From what I see; the image part does not contain, the qksrv.net part. I believe that is causing the lack if impression tracking. BUT, this link was obtained from cj. All of the links from this merchant are like this????

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    Run a test purchase off one of this merchnats links. You can always reverse the sale if the merchnat doesn't do it for you! See if it tracks. Then post the merchants name here so this subject can get more heat.
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    quote:
    !<img src="image-******-********.gif" border="0" width="1" height="1">

    There is an error here.

    The impression tracking 1x1 transparent image should be pulled from http://www.qksrv.net/image-******-********.gif

    As far as I can see the sale will track fine but impressions will not track at all.

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    That code was definately modified. The impression tracking url should look like this www.qksrv.net/image-123456-123456

    Here's what you posted above.

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    !<img src="image-******-********.gif


    Your version has a ".gif" at the end which will invalidate the source url.
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    WEll,
    I just went back into cj to look at this merchants links. Since last night the ones that I looked at were changed to the correct image format.

    Akiva, Believe me I DID NOT alter that link!! I would not even know where to begin. LOL (unless I did by mistake)

    This merchant is very new and everyday they seem to be adding links and new information; So maybe they figured out that what they had inserted was incorrect.

    Last night they had this:
    <img src="image-******-********.gif" border="0" width="1" height="1">

    Now, they have this:
    <img src="http://www.qksrv.net/image-******-********" width="1" height="1" border="0">

    This is correct now, right??

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    infoseeker, merchants do not insert anything to generate a tracking pixel. CJ's system generates that code automatically. Could it be that your HTML editor inserted the .gif?
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    I know which merchant you are talking about here, and yes, many of the links generated through the CJ interface do not come with a tracking pixel.

    Is it just a cute trick to give the merchant the impression that their EPM is better than it is? Or is it just a small part of a bigger picture?

    My greatest fear is that the CJ folks may get their paws on the BeFree system too. If that happens, this five-star CJ publisher will soon be happy to supersize your order for an additional 39 cents

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    Here is an example of a simple banner link I just generated. Note that no tracking pixel is included witht he link. THe only changes I made here are the * to allow plain text display here, and XXX's to obscure the ID numbers and merchant information:

    <*a href="http://www.qksrv.net/click-1234567-1234567" target="_top" >
    <*img src="http://www.qksrv.net/image-1234567-1234567" width="88" height="31" alt="Buy XXXXX at XXXXX.com." border="0"></a>

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    quote:
    Originally posted by Chief_Beef_aka_Fy_Dolla:
    Here is an example of a simple banner link I just generated. Note that no tracking pixel is included witht he link. THe only changes I made here are the * to allow plain text display here, and XXX's to obscure the ID numbers and merchant information:

    <*a href="http://www.qksrv.net/click-1234567-1234567" target="_top" >
    <*img src="http://www.qksrv.net/image-1234567-1234567" width="88" height="31" alt="Buy XXXXX at XXXXX.com." border="0"></a>


    I bolded the impression pixel for ya. Yeah banners do not get seperate tracking pixels. The banner itself is loading from CJ and when it's served is recorded as an impression
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    Akiva,
    "infoseeker, merchants do not insert anything to generate a tracking pixel. CJ's system generates that code automatically. Could it be that your HTML editor inserted the .gif?"

    Yes it is very possible that happened. Thanks

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