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DVRPOWER-DIRECTV-TIVO
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<a href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=156279&c=ib&aff=34692& ev=906abdb141" target="ejejcsingle"><img src="http://www.dvrpower.com/affiliate/pics/dvrpower-logo-415x115-v1.gif" border="1" hspace="5" vspace="5" alt="Graphic Size 415x115 "></a>


In the above link what needs to be changed for each person that signs up for the affiliate program?

what are the different parts in the above code?
ii= ?
c=ib ?
aff= ?
ev= ?

I want to create the link/graphic codes for them and probably just have them replace their own code.

Thanks


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POSTED ON: October 5, 2008 @ 14:53 GMT -7




E-junkieGuru
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ii= The original Item ID we assigned for your product when first created (this value remains static, so it will always refer to that product even if you specify a custom Item ID value).

c=ib - Does not change for Affiliate links, determines cart behavior to apply for that link.

aff= The Affiliate's own account ID on E-junkie (this will be the same for all links issued to each Affiliate).

ev= A hash of ii, aff and the account ID of the Merchant operating the Affiliate program for that link; this is different for every single Affiliate link and only obtainable via the Affiliate's own Admin screens on our site.


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POSTED ON: October 5, 2008 @ 17:04 GMT -7




DVRPOWER-DIRECTV-TIVO
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Ok so EV is the number that changes for each item or does it stay the same for all items for a specifiec person that signs up to be an affiliate? You said it is a hash code taking into account the item number so I am afraid that it changes for each item.

I want to take my graphic and create a link code in one combined html code and give it to affiliates that sign up. In other words just tell them to erplace the EV value in the link with their own code?

How is the item sold identified back to that affiliate? Is it the EV code or the website it came from?

Thanks


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POSTED ON: October 5, 2008 @ 17:42 GMT -7




E-junkieGuru
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EV is unique for each combination of product, merchant and affiliate; EV is different for every Affiliate link we issue and is not the same for any two links. This is to ensure that Affiliates play by the rules and get their complete, correct link code directly from our Affiliate Admin and do not try to "game the system" to their own unfair (and possibly fraudulent) advantage by guessing at link code values.

To accomplish what you describe, I think it would be better to simply instruct your Affiliates to get their code directly from us in the usual way, and show them how to find the standard link text we issue, "Click here to view more details", and replace that with your own IMG tag.


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POSTED ON: October 6, 2008 @ 14:43 GMT -7




lemonbar
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How can they possibly game the system?

A link sells an item and some affiliate gets credit.


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POSTED ON: October 6, 2008 @ 15:28 GMT -7




E-junkieGuru
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Oh, you know, just think like a crooked notorious hacker or the sort -- register for an E-junkie login to join one Affiliate program and get an Affiliate account ID, then generate thousands of links with every possible permutation of link values, script some robots to see which ones actually work and generate a whole bunch of sales thru those links on a bunch of phished PayPal accounts near the end of the month, collect lump-sum commission payments from at least a few of our thousands of Merchants who might pay out before the fraudulent purchases are discovered...

At least with the unique hashed value, it's really not practical to auto-generate link-value permutations by brute force that way -- that'd be far more work than getting codes the proper way through our Affiliate Admin manually, which itself is way too much effort for crooks just looking to turn a quick buck.

That leaves you with only legitimate Affiliates who will bother to make the minimal effort required to participate and play by the rules on an ongoing basis. And seriously, if a legit would-be Affiliate can't be bothered to do the trivial "work" of manually copy-pasting ready-made link code from us into their page, do you think they'll put much effort into making any sales for you?


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POSTED ON: October 7, 2008 @ 14:58 GMT -7
MODIFIED ON: January 14, 2009 @ 13:06 GMT -7




lemonbar
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I dont think a Nigerian would do that.

I get the nicest emails from them saying how they want to help me become rich.

lol


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POSTED ON: October 7, 2008 @ 16:42 GMT -7




ashkor.t
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Tyson,
Would you please help me with this?
I have sent an email, you have not responed just yet, so I am going to post as well.
It seems that I am not the only one that is having this trouble.
I can not get the link for fund raiser to work for me.
I have placed tags and links in my website before and never had this kind of trouble.
I have gone to create code, I copied and pasted using firefox and the opera browsers.
I have set my cookies, I have set my java, I have set my pop up blocker, I have used three kinds of blogs, I have placed in my website as a link and a banner inside of the site.
in all situations the result is the same, It goes no place. This is the link I have for this product:

<a href="https://www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?ii=38093&c"><img border="0" src="http://www.bedzzzinn.com/images/fundbanner.jpg" width="475" height="70">

This is the banner link, now it seems that my affilliate ID should be in there some where.
The banner does come up, it is visible, but when you click on it, it comes up a blank page.
Now it does seem to me that the fund raiser product does belong to this company.
I am not going to place my ID# in this post, lets just say it is #65789, where about in this code would I place my ID#, does it need to be added to the code that is in this post, my
ID# does not appear in this tag.
If you could would you please give me an example fo what it would look like if my ID# was 65789, maybe this could help me. I do not believe that this is a fruad, I just think that the link is made up improperly and just links to no place.
I sure would appreciate it if you could give me some help here.
you can send me an email through: ashkor.t@gmail.com
I have just joined and I am sure I will need a friend in the bizz, would you mind keeping in touch with me, I promise not to get rude... Koreen


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POSTED ON: October 13, 2008 @ 11:35 GMT -7
MODIFIED ON: October 13, 2008 @ 11:51 GMT -7




ashkor.t
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It is Koren again, now that I can see the break down of the links I can see part of the trouble. The second part of the link works good, gives the image, the first part of the link is where the trouble seems to be, it goes to no place.
Do you have an alturnative link that may work for me, can you give me an example of what it would look like with my ficticious ID#65789 so I can place my ID# in it's place, sure would like to get credit for my work here.
Thank you, Koreen ashkor.t@gmail.com


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POSTED ON: October 13, 2008 @ 11:57 GMT -7




E-junkieGuru
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Koreen, the Affiliate link code you provided appears to be incomplete. You need to follow these steps to get your complete code:

* Log into your E-junkie Affiliate Admin;
* Click Get Affiliate Codes;
* Select "Bedzzz Inn Inc" as the Merchant (they sell the Fundraiser software and manage this Affiliate program;
* Click Get Affiliate Code button for that Merchant;
* Select "Order Info - Fundraiser 1.0" as the product;
* Click Get Affiliate Code button for that Product;
* Copy ALL of either the Hop Link code or Direct Link code you find there;
* Paste your link code into your site or other pages, wherever you wish.

If you have further questions, please contact that Merchant directly, as we only provide the software service they use to manage their own Affiliate program independently.


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POSTED ON: October 13, 2008 @ 12:41 GMT -7




GoToGuyEnt
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Tyson,

I'm going back to the original question about building links for affiliates and I have a question:

I'm looking at the affiliate hoplink code for my own products and also for other vendor's products and I only see the following values being passed to e-junkie in the link:

ii=Product ID
c=Cart Instructions
aff= Affiliate ID

The 4th hashed value only appears in the direct order links.

Does this mean that I could, in fact, generate hoplinks for affiliates on my site that replace the affiliate ID?

Thanks,

Andrew


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POSTED ON: November 13, 2008 @ 17:08 GMT -7
MODIFIED ON: November 13, 2008 @ 17:10 GMT -7




E-junkieGuru
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Yes, as we have more recently added better abuse-prevention measures since the time we implemented the ev= hash value, that value had become little more than "decorative security theater", so that fact and the recent requests to remove it have led us to delete the ev= hash from Affiliate links (though of course all previously-issued links that had ev= will continue to work -- we simply ignore that parameter now).

Thus, if you have the account ID number of an Affiliate's E-junkie account (or if you can tell them how to obtain that) and if they have joined your Affiliate program, then you could now theoretically provide link instructions on your site that would bypass the Get Affiliate Codes function in their Affiliate Admins.

One key thing to bear in mind is that the ii= value is the original Item Number we assigned to each new product when it was created, and which remains the "real" ID of that product in our database even if you customize the Item Number to something else; if you are configuring products with your own, custom Item Number IDs, those custom IDs will not work as ii= values. In that case, I think the easiest method to obtain the proper IDs would be to join your own Affiliate program and find the ii= values in your Affiliate Admin > Get Affiliate Codes.

BTW, you might notice we also added some new Common Affiliate Program Settings in Admin. These allow you to configure an across-the-board commission percentage and issue just one common Hop Link to each Affiliate for all of your products, and you can also specify the URL of a page on your site to which Affiliates could refer for more info/instructions. Any product-specific Affiliate link settings would take precedence over the "default" Common settings, and if you delete product-based Affiliate settings while having Common settings, any old Hop Links issued would continue to work as equivalent to a new Common Hop Link.


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POSTED ON: November 13, 2008 @ 18:23 GMT -7




GoToGuyEnt
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Tyson,

Thanks for the update. This is VERY helpful information and the new improvements will make it even easier to help get new affiliates up and running.

I have one FEATURE REQUEST which I think would be pretty easy to implement. It would be helpful if the affiliate's ID was prominently displayed on the main Affiliate Login page so affiliates don't have to parse an affiliate link to find their Affiliate ID. The Affiliate ID should also show up in the Manage Affiliates admin section too.

I know that some of my potential affiliates won't be tech savvy enough to do that without a lot of hand-holding.

Thanks again for the detailed info,

Andrew


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POSTED ON: November 13, 2008 @ 23:01 GMT -7
MODIFIED ON: November 13, 2008 @ 23:08 GMT -7




E-junkieChef
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Andrew, those suggestions make sense. We'll get these done soon.


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POSTED ON: November 13, 2008 @ 23:20 GMT -7
MODIFIED ON: November 13, 2008 @ 23:20 GMT -7




GoToGuyEnt
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Any updates on when we might see the Affiliate ID display in the login area of the affiliate's admin section and also in the seller's affiliate management page?

These two features would be tremendously helpful for me when helping some of my less tech-savvy affiliates get setup with promotional links.

Andrew

GoToGuyEnt...
I have one FEATURE REQUEST which I think would be pretty easy to implement. It would be helpful if the affiliate's ID was prominently displayed on the main Affiliate Login page so affiliates don't have to parse an affiliate link to find their Affiliate ID. The Affiliate ID should also show up in the Manage Affiliates admin section too.

I know that some of my potential affiliates won't be tech savvy enough to do that without a lot of hand-holding.

...


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POSTED ON: March 20, 2009 @ 13:41 GMT -7
MODIFIED ON: March 20, 2009 @ 13:42 GMT -7


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