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    It's been a week since I removed all the banners and links of a merchant who dropped their cookie duration to one day. CJ terms to do not allow this to take place until after 7 days. I got a sale commission from a visitor going to this merchants web site and buying something yesterday. Of course, it could have been a return visitor, whose browser has not refreshed the page since their last visit.

    In all likelyhood which one of these scenarios do you think took place? a return visitor who did have a "refreshed" page, or the cookie duration paid off?

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    More than likely the sale cookie was set by cj.

    An un-refreshed page will only contain the link to the cj cookie maker.

    CodeJockey.

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    Don't forget google cache. Old pages die slowly.

    Just a thought. Need sleep.

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    Cookies!

    Watch for when the sales stop. If this merchant has been a consistant performer, you should see sales until the 7 days are up. If it's the cache, they'll stop when the new Google index settles (since the cache will be available on some of their servers until it's fully settled).

    But I'd have to say cookies are where it came from. When it's gone to something really low like a day or a week, there's a definite difference in sales (at least for me). Especially at this time of year, when people go "shopping around" more than usual, before they finally hit the Buy button!

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Watch for when the sales stop. If this merchant has been a consistant performer, you should see sales until the 7 days are up.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    That's exactly it. The cookies that were made before still have the same properties they did when they were placed in the oven. Which brings to mind a funny thing that just happened to me.

    The other day I got an email with the subject line, "Stop burning cookies!"

    I opened it because I thought maybe it was a piece of code to make your cookies uncrunchable.

    Nahhhh... they were talkin bout Christmas Cookies!

    yeeesh, I got it bad <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon18.gif>

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    DotTV just reduced their cookie from 30 days to 1 day!
    I would remove all their ads but I'm too busy trying to get 1 million hits

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    They just terminate my affiliation with them. Oh well. time to makes some more money.

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    Big Chuck, Notice how they dropped us before we could drop them with the 1 day cookie. I deserved to be dropped by them. I don't think I ever used them.

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    I got terminated by YardMart at Linkshare. Reminded me to check their stats. Sure enough after 14 months 2619 clicks I was within 9 dollars of reaching minimum. They had to pull the plug before being forced to pay up. Now if only those who haven't turned a sale in 2 years dropped me I could redesign my site. Guess they're content on just getting free traffic.

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