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    Question about cookies
    Quick question I hope someone can answer...

    Some merchants offer persistant cookies for the case where someone visits their site through your affiliate link and they don't make a purchase at that time, but return days, weeks, etc later (depending on the duration of the cookie) you still get credit for the sale.

    What happens if that purchaser who originally clicked your link visits the same site a days later through another affiliate link? Who gets credit for the sale? Is it the last affiliate that had their link clicked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by valuewatcher
    Is it the last affiliate that had their link clicked?
    Yep.

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    Thanks! That is what I figured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valuewatcher
    Thanks! That is what I figured.
    Thats why some folks cookie stuff, others hawk coupons via cart abandonment education, and BHO force cookies at every popup. Last cookie gets the worm.
    Webmaster's... Mike and Charlie

    "What have you done today to put real value into a referral click...from a shoppers viewpoint!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecomcity
    others hawk coupons via cart abandonment education
    What is hawking coupons?


    Quote Originally Posted by ecomcity
    BHO force cookies at every popup.
    Who is BHO?

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    Quote Originally Posted by valuewatcher
    Who is BHO?
    They are so-called "Browser Helper Objects". This might help: http://www.generation.net/~hleboeuf/bho_a_d.htm

    Geno

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