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  • This service is expensive for beginners. You will not get any results unless you continue to spend money. Product that has been posted will not appear on your website when your quota is up and continue to spend money to keep appearing. Stay away from any datafeed service, better using API Service.

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  • Plugin Author datafeedr

    (@datafeedrcom)

    Hi goodvibe!

    I’m sorry to hear about your experience. Thanks for sharing.

    Products should remain on your site even if you reach your total API requests for the month. You just have to disable Product Set updates here WordPress Admin Area > Product Sets > Configuration to prevent products from being removed.

    We have a number of customers who don’t have an active subscription with our service yet continue to promote their Datafeedr-imported products on their sites. The important thing to do is to disable automatic updates. Once Product Set updates are disabled, your store will remain on your site for FREE, forever! πŸ™‚

    It can take time to generate revenue especially if your website is new. If it was as simple as building a site and getting sales without any marketing or promotion, we would have kept Datafeedr all to ourselves. πŸ˜‰

    But the reality is, you will need invest a lot of time and energy into building your content and driving traffic through whichever channel(s) you choose.

    Our service can be expensive if you are just getting started and don’t have any long-term marketing plan. However we are much cheaper than some of the alternatives out there such as indix.com, fmtc.co or semantics3.com which are more expensive.

    Hope this helps!

    If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

    Thanks,
    Eric

    FREE?? SERVICE ALREADY PAID IN ADVANCE! There is no quota usage logs plus no user forums, its a big question mark if thΓ­s service really useful for user.

    Plugin Author datafeedr

    (@datafeedrcom)

    Hi

    Let me clarify my point above… let’s say you purchase a subscription to our service and import products into your site. Then, after a couple of months, you decide to cancel your paid subscription with us, your products will continue to remain in your store if you have disabled Product Set updates here WordPress Admin Area > Product Sets > Configuration.

    Of course you will have already paid some fee to access the products in the first place. I should have been more clear about that point. But that’s what I meant by, “will remain on your site for FREE”. You won’t continue to pay yet the products will still be in your store.

    Does that help clarify my point?

    Regarding quota usage logs, you can always see your API usage by logging into your “Member’s Area” here: members.datafeedr.com

    Our documentation is here: datafeedrapi.helpscoutdocs.com

    All of our support is by email and you can email us any time at help[at]datafeedr[dot]com.

    We reply to every support request we receive.

    Thanks,
    Eric

    Also You remove the affiliate ID on the product with @@@ when the user has run out of quota or cancel subcription. STAY AWAY from dishonest service like this. You got this feed for free from affiliate network too!

    • This reply was modified 5 months, 2 weeks ago by  goodvibe.
    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    @goodvibe THIS would have been a good question to answer.

    Also You remove the affiliate ID on the product with @@@ when the user has run out of quota or cancel subcription. STAY AWAY from dishonest service like this. You got this feed for free from affiliate network too!

    I’ll leave this review open but I have blocked @goodvibe and deleted all of that user’s fake reviews using sock puppet accounts.

    I’ll let the author reply then close this review. Until the original poster behaved so egregiously (sock puppet accounts) there was nothing wrong with this review. That last question needs to be answered by the author.

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    Pinging @datafeedrcom as I really want his reply here.

    Plugin Author datafeedr

    (@datafeedrcom)

    Hi @goodvibe and @jdembowski,

    The affiliate link is stored with @@@ in place of your affiliate ID within WooCommerce. Your affiliate ID is added dynamically when the product is displayed on your site.

    This was intentionally done to prevent you from using extra API requests if you needed to change your affiliate ID.

    Here’s an example…

    Let’s say you add your affiliate ID to your site for Commission Junction. Then you import 10,000 products from Commission Junction into your store. For the purposes of this simple example, we’ll say importing 10,000 products roughly requires 100 API requests.

    Importing 10,000 products is a time and server intensive process and also uses up many API requests.

    Let’s say that you mistyped your affiliate ID or want to change it to some other ID.

    If your affiliate ID was “hard-coded” into every affiliate link, then you would have to re-import all 10,000 products again wasting your time and eating up your API requests for the month.

    But since our plugin dynamically adds your affiliate ID, changing your affiliate ID is a simple one-step process that doesn’t require using any more API requests or waiting for 10,000 products to update. It’s an instant change.

    This is why, when you view your affiliate link on a single product “edit” page in the WordPress Admin Area you will see @@@ in place of your affiliate ID.

    I hope that clarifies why @@@ is present and why dynamically replacing @@@ with your affiliate ID was done to actually save you time and save you API requests.

    If you have any questions about that process, please let me know.

    One last thing about that… if you disable the Datafeedr API plugin, the code required to perform the dynamic replacement of @@@ with your affiliate ID will be disabled, too. So you should keep the Datafeedr API plugin activated to allow the dynamic search and replace to keep happening. If you absolutely need the Datafeedr API plugin deactivated but still need your affiliate links to be dynamically generated, I think I could provide a little code snippet for you to use.

    Hope this helps!

    Eric

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Brute Squad and Volunteer Moderator

    That’s a good answer. πŸ˜‰ Thanks! Now I’m closing this review.

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