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new links styles? (9 posts)

  1. indelible heff
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi guys, my links look totally different to those in the examples... I am using linkshare and the link portion of html looks like this:

    http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=zd9dESSndVM&offerid=146261.323660942&type=2&subid=0

    I thought it may be:
    http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=zd9dESSndVM&offerid=146261

    But what is really the wrapper part in this scenario, each time I think I have it cracked it wont open the links correctly it opens up itunes, just not with the link.... also the widgets Don't seem to allow you to play the songs - but I'm sure this is just down to my rubbish link!

    Guys - this plugin is very helpfull, thanks so much for your time and efforts.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/music-affiliate-pro/

  2. Brady Vercher
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi indelible heff,

    That link does look a little different. Is it from the US affiliate program? And how exactly did you generate it?

    - Brady

  3. indelible heff
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Brady, Thanks for your response...

    I go the link buy using the link finder tool within LinkShare under the iTunes US program.

    In particular i used the link Product LinkFinder, I search for a term say... "Hip Hop" and i restrict results to "Us iTunes...."

    The first hit for that term is "001. Magic Potion to Hip Hop, The Time Has Come (420462919) " and when i click it it open a poupup with the link code
    that looks like this
    <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=zd9dESSndVM&offerid=146261.420462919&type=2&subid=0"><IMG border=0 src="http://a780.phobos.apple.com/us/r30/Music/8b/1d/78/mzi.abqgmjgj.170x170-75.jpg" ></a><IMG border=0 width=1 height=1 src="http://ad.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/show?id=zd9dESSndVM&bids=146261.420462919&type=2&subid=0" >

    So I strip that back as prescribed to only the link portion

    'http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=zd9dESSndVM&offerid=146261.420462919&type=2&subid=0'

    Sorry if I went a bit O.T.T on my description :)

  4. indelible heff
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oh, if I were to do the same with another result I get

    http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=zd9dESSndVM&offerid=146261.406376141&type=2&subid=0

    so the part that remains the same labelled as the "wrapper" (but does not have prescribed url paramaters) would be:

    http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=zd9dESSndVM&offerid=146261.

    as I'm sure you're not surprised that doesnt work too well :)

    EDIT : I had only logically just come to this conclusion (as i had it without the decimal/period in place) and now having tested it with it connected....

    It seems to be producing these links now:

    http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=5bEuKyBiyPg&offerid=146261&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=1826&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Fartist%252Fmodestep%252Fid443583877%253Fuo%253D4%2526partnerId%253D30

    They work, both to the page, and they open up itunes on the correct page.

    Can you confirm that it looks good?... ill try make a purchase later if you think it is correct, at least others will know how to trim the links then.

    :D (fingers crossed)

    (20 minutes later....)
    Damn: They now seem to be all be going to the store front of itunes (in web and on itunes), I havent changed anything but the link are in this format:
    http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=zd9dESSndVM&offerid=146261.http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Fartist%252Fmodestep%252Fid443583877%253Fuo%253D4%2526partnerId%253D30

    Which doesn't look right now... LOL I am going insane.

  5. Brady Vercher
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm, that appears to be using the default wrapper defined in the code, which would attribute sales to me.

    Let's try finding your wrapper a different way--the Product LinkFinder in LinkShare doesn't produce the correct format.

    Instead, go to Links->Get Links in LinkShare, then click "US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store" in the list of links. You'll then come to a page that has a blue header and 4 buttons on it, the first one should say "Link Maker Tool." Click that button and it will open a page at itunes.apple.com. Near the bottom of that page, there's a blurb that says something like, "Your affiliate network is..." The link at the end of that blurb should be your wrapper.

    Let me know if that helps.

  6. indelible heff
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ahhh it will be because i have set it to give you a 10% share... I must have just got lucky and been the one in ten.

  7. indelible heff
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'll try your suggestion tomorrow, i have to go out tonight :( Thanks for your help, and I'll report back... again congrats on a great plugin.

  8. Brady Vercher
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the compliments and the 10%! They're both much appreciated.

    And let me know if those steps don't help you get your own link wrapper. It's a pity they don't make it easier to obtain.

  9. indelible heff
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, Brady your advice was very helpfull!,
    I took the code as indicated, (right where you said it would be) however it had a fullstop/period at the end I didn't know if this was to end the sentance, or part of the link.... it is not required (I thought this may be worth noting for future forum readers.)

    So now my links and your links are working on my site.... but the widget doesn't play the tracks, any ideas?

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