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December 9th, 2006, 10:08 PM #1
Google Checkout Tracking Issue Addressed--Fix Now Available
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
Now it's up to all merchants using Google Checkout to implement the appropriate code.
I learned about this from Matt Cutts' blog.
I would be interested to know if any merchants impacted by this have been notified by their respective network, especially CJ.
December 10th, 2006, 12:09 AM #2Thanks for posting this Snowman
Here's my comment to Matt:
It’s good to see that this fix has been implemented, but I have to ask. What took so long? Merchants working with Google Checkout have known about this problem for over a month. It only came to a head because Commission Junction revealed in an email that affliate tracking was not working for several merchants (e.g. eBags, Petco, Golfsmith, eCost and Starbucks Store). You can read the whole thread about this at:
Once this information was revealed the sh#t hit the fan, as affiliates realized they were losing thousands of dollars in commissions, not to mention the affiliate networks were probably losing hundreds of thousands if not millions of dollars. There is no way the Google Checkout system should have been rolled out during the busiest shopping time of the year without adequate testing of affiliate tracking. Now obviously the lion share of the blame has to fall on the merchants and affiliate networks for failing to do this, but Google needs to take at least some of the blame for not putting a fix in place earlier.
– Todd Martini
December 10th, 2006, 12:25 AM #3
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