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    Problems with SAS code
    I've got a strange question. I run a Blogger based blog and I am having problems with SAS code errors. I'll put a link in and test it to make sure it works fine. Everything is good. I'll go back a few days later and I get a link error. I check the code and everything looks good, but I'll replace the link and it'll work fine...then it'll stop working.

    Here is the error page I am sent to:

    "There is an error in your link code.

    There is an error in your link code. Please get a new copy of the code from your account and replace the current code on your website.

    Shareasale.com manages the relationships between advertisers and affiliates, which is why you were directed to our site. Since the link that you clicked contains an error, you were not redirected to the site. "

    Has anyone else had this problem? It seems to happen when I update a post.

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    AM Navigator Geno Prussakov's Avatar
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    Did you check if the code changes when you update a post? It sounds like it does.

    Geno

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    It looks like Blogger is changing the code to include "amp" instead of the "&" signs. I'm wondering if there is a work around for it...it doesn't do it on every link, just some of them.

    Oh, and this is just when using the "create a custom link" feature in SAS.

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    AM Navigator Geno Prussakov's Avatar
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    If there is no way around it (I would not be able to reply to this one), you can always ask the AM to create a custom link for you on their side, and its code will look like your regular banner (or text) link code, and should not mess up like the custom links that you create by yourself.

    Geno

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    Thanks for the help! I'll email the AM and see if he can help with the custom links. Thanks!!

    -Mat N.

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    In the WYSIWYG editor Blogger thinks you're trying to display the text of the code, rather than what the code defines. Switch to the code view before adding your link and it should fix it.

    I just checked a link I added to one of my Blogger blogs several months ago and it still works no problems.

    If that fails, you can also upload the banner image to Blogger, then highlight and click the link icon and paste in the URL.
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    You could also cloak the affiliate link using a redirect page. This is my personal preference as it allows me to run my own link tracking algos.

    Using a bit of .htaccess, your links in your blog could change from

    http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=[bannerid]&u=[userid]&m=[merchantid]&.....

    to

    http://www.domain.com/links/[target id]/?afsrc=1

    Much cleaner looking and doesn't tip your hand, so to speak.
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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    I haven't had a problem with SAS links in Blogger blogs.

    I'm sorry to hear you are having this problem.
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    AM Navigator Geno Prussakov's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cbsturg
    You could also cloak the affiliate link using a redirect page. This is my personal preference as it allows me to run my own link tracking algos.

    Using a bit of .htaccess, your links in your blog could change from

    http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=[bannerid]&u=[userid]&m=[merchantid]&.....

    to

    http://www.domain.com/links/[target id]/?afsrc=1
    Excellent solution.

    Geno

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    An easy way to make those custom links more manageable in a WYSWYG editor is to run them through Tinyurl or Snipurl (both dot com) which gives you a much shorter (and less likely to be altered by an editor) link.
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