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June 7th, 2007, 09:08 PM #1Homeclick Remodeling???
When I click on a link, I get a page saying they are remodeling and to come back later ... oh, but you can call their toll-free number.
Anybody know how long this has been going on, and if this is one of those remodels where you have to go back and replace every single direct product link?
June 7th, 2007, 09:57 PM #2
June 7th, 2007, 10:29 PM #3
I dont' know how long, but I know i looked a few days ago, and it was normal.
June 7th, 2007, 10:38 PM #4
This is par for the course for homeclick.com: Site down, links go to remodeling page, and no notice to affiliates.
They have had many issues in the past, and over the past couple of years, I have sent numerous emails to their affiliate managers (they've had two or three different ones since late last year), and have yet to receive a single response. Of course, they have no telephone number listed with CJ.
June 7th, 2007, 11:59 PM #5
The good news ... they are back up already. So they must have only been down for a few hours tonight while they installed the new format.
The bad news ... all affiliate links redirect to the home page. Grrrrrrr
June 8th, 2007, 02:44 AM #6
- Join Date
- January 17th, 2005
On their affiliate blog http://hdpaffiliateconnection.wordpress.com/ they said:
This message pertains to all affiliates participating in the HomeClick program:
This Friday (tentative but solid), HomeClick will be undergoing a complete face lift which will impact everything from the presentation to the backend database which means all URLs are going to change.
I realize that this creates quite a bit of legwork on your part (I handle PPC marketing in-house so I know what you are going to have to go through), but after months of decision-making, it became obvious that this was the right way to go.
For those of you utilizing the datafeeds, the process should be pretty straightforward since the feeds update every single day.
Please let me know if I can be of any assistance in helping you get up to speed with the new HomeClick architecture.
June 8th, 2007, 10:46 AM #7
kinda make you wonder if the pixel will stay in place
June 8th, 2007, 11:07 AM #8
Last night, their new product links through the CJ Get Links section went to error pages. Now, they direct to the correct product pages, but none of them have working images.
I, for one, did not know, or really care, that they have an affiliate blog. They are a "third tier" merchant for me, as I have only a couple of hundred of their product links on one or two sites, and would not spend the time reading their blog under noral circumstances. They should have sent an email announcement of their changes to their affiliates well in advance of their make-over.
June 8th, 2007, 03:02 PM #9
... and the links they've provided don't work. I just checked a few and they go to a Server Error page.
I've run into this before, so I played with the coding. The way they give it to you at CJ the redirect string is:
but it should be:
However, when you add all the extra CJ stuff after the product number, then the page redirects to:
Unfortunately, we no longer offer this exact item.
It may be discountinued, or other customers like you had problems which caused us to no longer sell it.
June 8th, 2007, 03:14 PM #10
Well, I was wrong. I tried it and their system is totally rejecting all CJ links, no matter what format.
I can go to a page in this format that displays a product:
June 8th, 2007, 05:14 PM #11
What a mess! After sending an email to the AM, and not receiving a response, I just went back in and checked the links at CJ. Now, the coding doesn't go to homeclick, it goes to an error page at chefscorner. What are they doing?
Even if you change chefscorner to homeclick in the code, the link still takes you to an error page.
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