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    The 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?

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    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.

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    Oh, and be thankful you haven't tried figuring out LinkShare's reporting section... Now that's confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua
    Oh, and be thankful you haven't tried figuring out LinkShare's reporting section... Now that's confusing.
    Yeah, CJ is a cakewalk compared to LS.

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    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.

    *sigh*

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