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  • photocoen



    I’m new to A/B testing and I have installed it to see what kind of Amazon Affiliate link is better.

    The two different ads have the same base link, but with different endings for some reference. Or they have the same end point, but one of the links is shortened.

    How does and when does the Goal link count?

    Adventurous greetings,

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  • Plugin Author Gaya Kessler


    Hi Coen,

    Right now you can only set up one outbound link per test. So each variant will have to point to the same outbound link in order to count as a conversion.

    I am thinking about supporting different tracking goals per variant, but I need to think this through.

    The goal link is checked directly on it’s value. If the href of a link is the same as the goal of the test, it will count as a conversion.

    Feel free to ask further questions.

    Kind regards,

    Thread Starter photocoen


    Heya Gaya,

    Can that href contain wildcards?

    I have the same product linked on the two tests, but they are showing as two different formats. So the end link on Amazon should be the same. But I don’t know how to distill the right link to add to the test.

    Maybe you can help?

    So these are my to links to the same product:

    <iframe style="width:120px;height:240px;" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" src="//"></iframe>

    and the second one:

    <script type="text/javascript">
    amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "landcruadvent-20";
    amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual";
    amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart";
    amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon";
    amzn_assoc_region = "US";
    amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links";
    amzn_assoc_asins = "B0002Z9T0A";
    amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit";
    amzn_assoc_linkid = "66ca136aa8598bce394b8ff90c94c3b9";
    <script src="//"></script>
    Plugin Author Gaya Kessler


    Hey @photocoen,

    Wildcards in urls are not supported, though I think that’s a great idea, I’ll put it on the backlog.

    Regarding the rest:

    Currently I do not support iframes and their content.

    For the second one: depends on the output of the script what I can intercept from the clicks. Could be that it output a link, then it’s alright, but could also that it output something I can’t track.

    I can plan Amazon affiliate support for later, but it’s not something I am planning to do soon.

    Kind regards,
    Gaya Kessler

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