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Do affiliate work with Parallel Tracking in Google ads or Bing ads [closed]

For affiliate offer to work, a user need to go through the affiliate link and it a mandatory. if user did not went through the affiliate link then the commission will not get generated for affiliaters....
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Limiting what affiliate's Google Tag Manager can inject into my site

I am managing a website where we sell products. We have an affiliate program. I want to facilitate the affiliates the tracking for them to optimize the campaigns. Currently we display a different ...
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Do I need AdSense for an ads.txt? [closed]

I have signed up to be a game publisher with various platforms, and they all require that I add information to an ads.txt file. When I looked it up, all the articles mention Google AdSense. I don’t ...
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Can I add utm tracking parameters to affiliate clicks via a cloaked link?

I own an affiliate blog through which I started earning commissions in the last couple of months. With that said, I'm having a hard time tracking my converting articles. Whenever i get a commission ...
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Server Side Amazon Affiliate Ads Possible?

Is it possible to have server-side Amazon Affiliate ads - from my server, in order to bypass ad blockers? If I use the code supplied by the Amazon Affiliate tools, I get something like this (...
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Can Google Analytics count visitors from social media through our site to an affiliate link?

Is there are any way to track how many visitors come from a social media channel like Facebook to a landing page and from here to an external page (although an affiliate)?
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Is there any way to remove mixed content warning from my blogger website after adding affiliate banners?

Is there any way to remove the mixed content warning from my blogger website after adding affiliate banners that are served over HTTP but my website is https? I am trying to add Amazon affiliate ...
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What URL will Google index when affiliate URLs first 302 redirect and then have a canonical?

Look please at this setup: There is a main vendor on the main domain, https://example.com. There are different (many) affiliates, having own subdomains, sub1.example.com, sub2.example.com, Affiliate ...
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Is it necessary to hide affiliate links?

I currently include affiliate links on my pages. The links go to PHP files that in turn redirect to the affiliate pages using the following header code: <?php header('Location: http://www.affiliate-...
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Redirecting affiliate link: is it okay to add nofollow and noreferrer only to the affiliate link and not the pretty link?

I run a Wordpress website and normally use the plugin Thirsty Affiliates to redirect/cloak my affiliate links with a prettier link. Wordpress adds the noreferrer and noopener attributes to the pretty ...
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Having many redirected affiliate link with 301 Redirection

We have many affiliate link like below. example.com/123.html example.com/456.html example.com/789.html example.com/555.html example.com/666.html ....more than 1000 URLs All these links are 301 ...
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Content relevant affiliate links - use nofollow?

My site offers basically expert articles on various subjects. Visitors often ask something like "OK, but what do you recommend i buy?" So I decided to use an affiliate program. I make links to open ...
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Affiliate networks: what work do they involve on my store?

I run a fairly successful online store. I would like to join an affiliate network to drive more traffic to my site, and I would like to know what sort of technical effort this involves. Let's say ...
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Affiliate networks: how are they implemented?

How do affiliate networks work, at a technical level? I am an experienced web developer, so no need to simplify. My current project has required me to do some research in the world of affiliate ...
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Affiliate Custom Campaign Parameters reports in Google Analytics

I am using an affiliate software which automatically passes custom parameters for all affiliate traffic. This custom parameter variable name doesn't match with standard Google campaign parameters. ...
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How can I earn from the internet? [closed]

I have done some searches on the best ways to start earning from the internet, But I found it's very interlaced and found many controversy. Some say affiliate earns good, some say no and says it's ...
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Multi country Amazon affiliate links

I know how to create Amazon affiliate product links in my YouTube video descriptions. The problem is that (AFAIK) the affiliate links are to the Amazon.com site. Many of my viewers are coming from ...
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Proxy Sale - Affiliate Fraud on Thank You page

I have implemented CPS affiliate sale tracking pixels on thank you page using GTM and tracking sales through GA. When I checked conversion path in GA, I suspect there might be proxy sales happening ...
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Can I take images directly from Google for my affiliate site?

I have an affiliate site and I am new on this platform. I want to add images into my site. Can I take images from Google directly without changing anything for them?
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Is it legal to mention some affiliate companies as our sponsors in website?

I have registered a few affiliate marketing companies to make some addtional money. There are 125*125 banners are displayed in right side of the website for them. Let assume that they Bluehost, ...
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Find which /?src=<affiliate> is reponsible for goal conversions

I would like to know which source / affiliate link are responsible for a goal conversion. In Google Analytics, I tried Conversions > Goals > Reverse goal path. But unfortunately, all I see is that ...
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How can affiliate sales be tracked across a users various devices?

Someone, with who I will have an affiliate link partnership, has put a link to my e-shop: http://www.example.com/?source=userA. I'd like to track my sales that happen thanks to his link. What ...
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Is legal to make a post promoting an affiliate link for a product or service I did not test?

Can I put affiliate links on my site without first testing the product or services?
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Can Google Analytics UTM tags allow me to track affiliates as a class while giving enough detail to pay individual affiliates?

I have a website with google analytics and ecommerce tracking enabled. I was thinking about giving potential affiliates a unique utm tag so we can track clicks specifically from those links and then ...
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Affiliate links bad for SEO?

I was wondering how bad are affiliate links for SEO. I remember several years ago, I thought it might be a great idea to make a few extra bucks with eBay affiliate program on my ecommerce site. ...
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necessity of collecting SSN's for 1099's (re Affiliate programs) [closed]

first post here, and hopefully I'm posting to the correct Stackexchange (if I'm posting in the wrong place, let me know!) My question is basically this: I have an idea for a web service that would ...
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Is rel="nofollow" necessary for a sponsered link through a redirect script disallowed by robots.txt?

Paid links (e.g. affiliate links) should have the rel="nofollow" attribute added them to prevent passing on PageRank. But is this necessary if the URL is already blocked by robots.txt? Example: Let's ...
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Why do websites openly state that some links are affiliate links?

I have seen websites openly state that some of their links are affiliate links and that they will be earning a small commission each time someone clicks through their link and purchases. I am ...
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Unexplained spike in Affiliate conversions

I've been seeing a massive conversion spike in affiliate sales (Pepperjam single advertiser). But no change in traffic. I'll show three months below, but I could just as easily go back years and the ...
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Will changing my Amazon Affiliate links affect my SEO?

I recently downloaded the plug-in Eazy Azon to enable geo-linking for my Amazon Affiliates. I have one post in particular that is highly ranked on Google. According to Easy Azon, I need to replace ...
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Make affiliate links to my site on a separate domain?

I am working on a project that works like this: My site is brand.com. I sell some products on this site and in order to promote it I allow webmasters to signup for an affiliate program. So they can ...
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Why are redirected URLs displayed in SERP?

I use a permalink redirect mode for affiliate links. Something similar to www.example.com/out/google → this will 302 redirect to google.com. All these redirected URLs display in search using the ...
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Commission Junction links are registering tons of (probably false) clicks

I have a sidebar of commission junction ads, and they are plain text links (a-tags) with rel="nofollow" attributes in them I'm getting hundreds of "clicks" per day in my daily stats on CJ's dashboard....
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Monetise website via Amazon affiliate? Or other means

I have an idea for an information based website that would potentially drive a large amount of traffic to a particular destination. Initially I wanted to drive traffic to the products own website but ...
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What do the different parameters in an Amazon Associates (affiliates) URL do? (Why use the Associates interface?)

I know it's possible to turn any Amazon link into an affiliate link simply by appending your Associates tracking ID to the end of the Amazon URL, so this: amazon.com/gp/product/B002RPCOH8/ becomes ...
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Redirect to an affiliate using PHP or JavaScript redirect?

I was asked to introduce a unified self hosted URL-Shortener/Forwarder/Tracking Service for an website that earns money from affiliates. One example I found was one of the bigger german sites for ...
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Google penalty resulting from duplicate content and backlinks on dealer websites

We have a dealer network that sells our products, as a bonus we give them an extra 25% off our products from the normal wholesale price if they put our products on their site. We recently got hit ...
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Use Google Analytics UTM codes and referral at same time

I have two different affiliate networks sending me traffic, all tracked using UTM codes; network A medium=affiliates source=affiliatenetworkA network B medium=affiliates source=affiliatenetworkB ...
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Does Google Analytics show Bing or Yahoo search keywords under organic when traffic was sent by an affiliate?

This is a very specific problem and I have two questions to ask regarding it. Recently, it came to my attention that an outside affiliate was buying PPC search words for a term on Yahoo and Bing. ...
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Affiliate backlinks with 301 redirect not displaying in Webmaster Tools

I have an affiliate program that is hosted on a different site and server. It is an eCommerce site that accepts payments for my products. So all my affiliate links are pointing to this eCommerce site ...
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Tracking affiliate referrals and sales with Google Analytics events

OK this is my situation. I did a lot of reading about GA events and I'm not still quite sure how I will be implementing this. I have a website that is accepting affiliates. I sell lots of genuine ...
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Is Amazon Affiliate program rewarding also leads from partner vendors (vendors "hosted" by Amazon)?

I would like to join the Affiliate program of Amazon and I am wondering, if the comissions are paid only for the products sold and shipped by Amazon itself or if I can "link" also to the products of ...
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How to tell which advertiser is a commission from in CommissionJunction.com?

I recently joined CommissionJunction.com and I signed up for different advertisers. The problem in reporting is that it shows the commissions and leads, but not who the lead is from. Is there a way ...
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Are Amazon affiliate links bad for SEO?

Example: For a PC game review website would it be bad for SEO to have one Amazon affiliate link in addition to the game review? Since these links would be coded in the form of <iframe> would ...
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Can you track PayPal purchases across sites?

Basically, I want to sell stuff as an affiliate, but I would like to keep the user on my site and do the checkout on my site for usability purposes. If a user buys something from a shop on my site, ...
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Amazon affiliate and multilanguage

I do not know where else to post this question, I hope this StackExchange site is the right one. I have a multi-language site (blog), with several reviews pointing to amazon affiliate product page. ...
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Amazon Affiliate search using a movie title

I am currently working on a movie trailer site. I have over 300 movies and I do not want to add an amazon affiliate link to each one individually. Does amazon offer any sort of api that will allow me ...
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Doing affiliate program with shops who don't have a program already set up

I am developing an online shop which has managed to agree with other shops to a comission per sale. Now, the problem, is these other shops don't have any kind of affiliate system. So my question is, ...
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SEO Google Publisher Network

I'm just about to start a new business which creates niche affiliate sites. I'm curious about the impacts to me from Google of all the URLs being hosted with the same Analytics tags, Webmaster Tool ...
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How to measure the conversion rate of your Amazon affiliate program?

I plan on selling products through the Amazon affiliate program. What I know I can track is: -what products people view on my website (default Google Analytics pageview behaviour). -what affiliate ...
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