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    Building Links Offline
    Most affiliates don't know that you can create links for many Performics merchants without generating a tracking link in the ConnectCommerce interface. This is accomplished through the use of a url parameter aptly named 'redirect.' This message contains a list of template links that you can use as a basis to create tracking links to any landing page for the advertisers listed below.

    Not all Performics advertisers are listed here because some sites are not equipped to work with deep linking (somewhat hard to believe in this day and age, but true). Also, if you do not have a relationship with an advertiser your link will not work (try it and see).

    I'll use PC Connection as an example.

    1. Grab a url from PC Connection's website. Url encode this url. If you need a simple way to do this, follow the instructions on this site (http://www.albionresearch.com/misc/urlencode.php):

    http://www.pcconnection.com/ProductDetail?Sku=6946163

    becomes

    http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcconnection.com%2FProductDetail%3FSku%3D6946163


    2. Replace 'YOURPUBID' with your Performics publisher ID any of the template links provided below (I'm using an ID for a demo publisher account). If you need to figure out what your publisher ID is, go grab any link out of ConnectCommerce and copy the PUBID value from the tracking link:

    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378282

    3. Append the encoded url at the end of the tracking link with the additional parameter '&redirect=':

    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...FSku%3D6946163

    You can use this method to link to any page on the advertiser's site. If you do not see a Performics advertiser listed below assume that they do not support this feature. I know tracking will work properly for the advertisers listed below, I can't vouch for any advertiser not listed.

    Contact me if you are interested in a specific merchant that isn't listed and I can look into whether they can in fact support it (and don't realize it), or whether it will require them to modify their web site or business policy.

    As always, let me know if you have questions. I expect this might be pretty obvious to a lot of you out there but if what I've explained isn't perfectly clear to you let me know.

    Happy Linking,
    Larry Adams
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    Larry,

    Is this listed on the drop-down menu as "Upload your own link" - or is that something completely different?

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    The upload feature will create a unique tracking link for every landing page you provide. There is a spreadsheet template that you can download from the UI.

    The method I described in my earlier post will use only one tracking link per advertiser. The only thing you give up is tracking granularity and we're working on that.

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    This is great information - thanks so much!

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    Updated List of Template Links for Offline BYOL
    Here is the updated list. I seem to have lost the ability to edit the original post, so please use this list instead of the one above. See the top of this thread for instructions on how to use these template links to build deep links to any landing page for any of the below advertisers.

    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011412690 Activa Sports
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378467 Aerosoles
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364749 Ann Taylor LOFT
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350038 ArtGazebo
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350039 Ashro.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378274 Autoanything.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350040 Back Be Nimble
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378277 Blair
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400808 Britannica
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400055 BuildDirect
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350041 Chinaberry
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350042 Chocolate Source
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378498 CKU (Calvin Klein Underwear)
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350047 Classic Closeouts
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378285 Colonial Candles
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378289 Design Within Reach
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350067 Duncraft
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362926 Eastern Mountain Sports
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400065 Eddie Bauer
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400072 Eddie Bauer Outlet
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378517 Finish Line, Inc.
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362930 Flax art & design
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362931 Folica.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378460 FootSmart
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350069 H2O Plus
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400812 Home Decorators Collection
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400813 Home Decorators Collection Outlet
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400820 Hudson's Bay Company
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364753 irobot.com (Roomba)
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350074 Isabella
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378453 It's Your Lucky Day
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362934 JC Whitney.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350076 Lizell Office Furniture
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400848 National Pet Pharmacy
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364755 Newport News
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350080 Nirvana Chocolates
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364763 Norm Thompson
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400187 Northern Tool & Equipment
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364765 Orvis
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364790 Patagonia
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378282 PC Connection/ MacConnection
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400850 Petfooddirect.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378449 Puma
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364586 Quikbook
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362935 RefurbDepot.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011412679 Road Runner Sports
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364768 Sahalie
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011349894 Sears.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400188 Smith & Hawken
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400852 Soft Surroundings
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400853 Soft Surroundings Outlet
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364772 Solutions
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378511 SpeedoUSA
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364778 Spiegel
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378293 Spilsbury
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400856 Swell
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362936 T.Shipley
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400857 The Container Store
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378315 The Home Marketplace
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378462 West Marine
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350082 Wood Classics
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364593 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011377929 Yves Rocher
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011377948 Yves Rocher Canada
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400908 Zones.com
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    Larry, I edited the first post to point to your list farther down the page, let me know if you want other changes made!
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    Quote Originally Posted by l_adams
    Here is the updated list. I seem to have lost the ability to edit the original post, so please use this list instead of the one above. See the top of this thread for instructions on how to use these template links to build deep links to any landing page for any of the below advertisers.
    Nice Larry!

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    Any update on this list?
    I don't see officemax has it?

    Quote Originally Posted by l_adams
    Here is the updated list. I seem to have lost the ability to edit the original post, so please use this list instead of the one above. See the top of this thread for instructions on how to use these template links to build deep links to any landing page for any of the below advertisers.

    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011412690 Activa Sports
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378467 Aerosoles
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364749 Ann Taylor LOFT
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350038 ArtGazebo
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350039 Ashro.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378274 Autoanything.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350040 Back Be Nimble
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378277 Blair
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400808 Britannica
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400055 BuildDirect
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350041 Chinaberry
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350042 Chocolate Source
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378498 CKU (Calvin Klein Underwear)
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350047 Classic Closeouts
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378285 Colonial Candles
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378289 Design Within Reach
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350067 Duncraft
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362926 Eastern Mountain Sports
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400065 Eddie Bauer
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400072 Eddie Bauer Outlet
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378517 Finish Line, Inc.
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362930 Flax art & design
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362931 Folica.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378460 FootSmart
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350069 H2O Plus
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400812 Home Decorators Collection
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400813 Home Decorators Collection Outlet
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400820 Hudson's Bay Company
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364753 irobot.com (Roomba)
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350074 Isabella
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378453 It's Your Lucky Day
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362934 JC Whitney.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350076 Lizell Office Furniture
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400848 National Pet Pharmacy
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364755 Newport News
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350080 Nirvana Chocolates
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364763 Norm Thompson
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400187 Northern Tool & Equipment
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364765 Orvis
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364790 Patagonia
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378282 PC Connection/ MacConnection
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400850 Petfooddirect.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378449 Puma
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364586 Quikbook
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362935 RefurbDepot.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011412679 Road Runner Sports
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364768 Sahalie
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011349894 Sears.com
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400188 Smith & Hawken
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400852 Soft Surroundings
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400853 Soft Surroundings Outlet
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364772 Solutions
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378511 SpeedoUSA
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364778 Spiegel
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378293 Spilsbury
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400856 Swell
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011362936 T.Shipley
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400857 The Container Store
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378315 The Home Marketplace
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378462 West Marine
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011350082 Wood Classics
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011364593 Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011377929 Yves Rocher
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011377948 Yves Rocher Canada
    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011400908 Zones.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by a15648
    Any update on this list?
    I don't see officemax has it?

    Unfortunately OfficeMax doesn't support deep linking at the moment.

    -larry

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    it is a pity... officemax has good deals very often

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    Does anyone have an updated list - or is this still pretty current.

    As an aside - I can't believe how poorly thought-out the user experience on Performic/ConnectCommerce is...

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    I can never reliably get BYOL to work. I have the BYOL link. I add the URL to the end with a redirect. And half the time I get the home page. The other half of the time I get "broken link" and have to wait half an hour to activate.

    The annoying thing is that Performics told me they're moving away from Product Showcase, which I like for deeplinking. I can automate the creation of the links using the PSC format, and it works fine. But BYOL is inconsistent at best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CalGal
    I can never reliably get BYOL to work. I have the BYOL link. I add the URL to the end with a redirect. And half the time I get the home page. The other half of the time I get "broken link" and have to wait half an hour to activate.

    The annoying thing is that Performics told me they're moving away from Product Showcase, which I like for deeplinking. I can automate the creation of the links using the PSC format, and it works fine. But BYOL is inconsistent at best.
    I need to do "deeplinking", and I'm interested in what this "Product Showcase" is; can you point me to where I can read about it, or explain a bit to me? I need this for PC Connection. I'll try the BYOL described here, but if it's inconsistent...

    Thank you,
    Ben Cipollini

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    Ann Taylor Deep Linking
    I noticed that Ann Taylor Loft was on the list for deep linking, but wondered whether Ann Taylor also supported this. Can you help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shopstyle
    I noticed that Ann Taylor Loft was on the list for deep linking, but wondered whether Ann Taylor also supported this. Can you help?

    I took a look and for now, Ann Taylor does not support deep linking. I'm not sure if it is a policy issue or a technical one. I'll try to find out more.

    Larry Adams
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    Quote Originally Posted by l_adams
    go grab any link out of ConnectCommerce and copy the PUBID value from the tracking link:

    http://clickserve.cc-dt.com/link/tpl...00000011378282
    What are we supposed to do with the link id (lid=) portion of this? I tried building a link using this format for Kohl's, and it comes back with:

    This link is not active.

    Please go back to the previous page.

    at first I tried your link id w/ my pubid and urlencoded direct address, then I substituted in a link id that I built for Kohl's under my profile. Neither seems to work for deep linking.

    Any idea what I could be doing wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BargainJack
    What are we supposed to do with the link id (lid=) portion of this? I tried building a link using this format for Kohl's......
    Nevermind, I should've read the thread closer.

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    There are some new programs at performics (v glad to hear)... any chance of either getting this updated here... or (better!) get a place where we can dowload this at a whim (yeah, yeah, yeah - pant, pant)

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    Larry - Are any of the Lane Bryant Catalog, Roaman's, Chadwicks family of sites participating in deep linking? If not, are there any plans for a BYOL option?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusanWeber
    Larry - Are any of the Lane Bryant Catalog, Roaman's, Chadwicks family of sites participating in deep linking? If not, are there any plans for a BYOL option?
    Does anyone have, or know how I can get, an answer to whether the family of Lane Bryant Catalog, Roaman's, Woman Within etc. participate in deep linking? In addition to the message I posted above 3 weeks ago, I also sent emails 2 weeks ago directly to Larry and Amy, the affiliate manager of these programs.

    Any help would sure be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusanWeber
    Does anyone have, or know how I can get, an answer to whether the family of Lane Bryant Catalog, Roaman's, Woman Within etc. participate in deep linking? In addition to the message I posted above 3 weeks ago, I also sent emails 2 weeks ago directly to Larry and Amy, the affiliate manager of these programs.

    Any help would sure be appreciated.

    Susan, I'm looking into it. Sorry for the delayed response.

    -larry

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    Larry,

    It's been 33 days since I asked if the family of Lane Bryant Catalog, Roaman's Woman Within etc. participate in deep linking. You said you were looking into it. How long does it take to get a yes or no answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusanWeber
    Larry,

    It's been 33 days since I asked if the family of Lane Bryant Catalog, Roaman's Woman Within etc. participate in deep linking. You said you were looking into it. How long does it take to get a yes or no answer?
    The reason they don't support it is a technical limitation of the web site. I'm looking into whether they plan on making any changes down the road that will support BYOL. For the near term, it will not be available.

    Larry

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    Quote Originally Posted by l_adams
    The reason they don't support it is a technical limitation of the web site. I'm looking into whether they plan on making any changes down the road that will support BYOL. For the near term, it will not be available.

    Larry
    Larry,
    Thanks for the answer. At least I finally know that there is nothing else that I can do at this point.

    Susan

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    Larry - If a Performics advertiser supports BYOL, does it necessarily mean it will also support URL redirect?
    Thanks.

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