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April 27th, 2007, 09:11 AM #1The Report on CJ Reports
Does anyone else find CJ's report system extremely confusing?
I've been trying to look back at past data to generate a progress report,
and after creating report after report, the resulting format seemed almost random.
Sometimes there was a clickable 'detail' to a transaction. Sometimes there wasn't. Somehow, one time I got a list of all events by date--which was nice, but none of the events were clickable. Sometimes, clicking detail brought up the advertiser's pop-up page, which is useless when you're trying to figure out what kind of link did what when for whom.
I feel foolish to admit I really don't even know what the difference is between a performance report and a transaction report. Why not just have a clear, easy to read...report?
April 27th, 2007, 12:48 PM #2
Their reports are pretty easy to read and understand. For transaction reports, it's basically a transaction-level report that features click dates, order dates, SID field, order ID, and lead description. There are a number of ways to run transaction reports, so I suggest running each one and figuring out the differences.
Performance reports are basically like executive summaries - You can sort by advertiser, your websites, or the specific link you're using on your site, and get a quick summary about number of clicks, impressions, leads, sales, and related stats. There's also a nifty graphical representation of the month. I use transaction reports for my own custom tracking spreadsheet that I've done, and only eyeball the performance reports occasionally.
April 27th, 2007, 12:49 PM #3
Oh, and be thankful you haven't tried figuring out LinkShare's reporting section... Now that's confusing.
April 27th, 2007, 04:49 PM #4Originally Posted by Joshua
April 28th, 2007, 10:35 AM #5
Does anyone find that CJ reports don't always agree with themselves? Sometimes a transaction shows up in one report, but not in another (even under the 'show all transactions' tab).
And sometimes I get a report (format) that seems especially useful, but then it seems to 'vanish' -- I can't find it again.
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