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CJ - Only Javascript Links For New Merchants After June 23

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by TrustNo1, May 24, 2006.

  1. #1
    "Any publisher-advertiser relationships formed after this date (June 23)will only provide JavaScript links"
    SEMrush
    You can read about it after you login. Dumb.
     
    TrustNo1, May 24, 2006 IP
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  2. Art

    Art Peon

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    Odd, this'll make them vulnerable to adblockers.

    Edit:

    Perhaps I'm reading this wrong, but does this mean search marketers ONLY get search marketing links?
     
    Art, May 24, 2006 IP
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    Other way around... you ONLY get keyword links if you are listed as a SEM in your account. Anyone can add that to their account profile. They are saying you can't use any other link except for the one specifically set aside for PPC bidding. I assume this is so merchants can tell what traffic and sales come from which channel; natural or PPC.
     
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    alph Well-Known Member

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    I would think a javascript link would give them more flexibility for changing/removing links. If an advertiser drops you, CJ can disable your link automatically.
     
    alph, May 24, 2006 IP
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    GeorgeB. Notable Member

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    Now you post this after I sent over 200k impressions to CJ on a napster affilliate banner with plenty clicks and not a single commmish!
     
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    cj has never done well for me. YPN and Adsense are by far much more worthwhile.
     
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    Cj is stagnant for me..I read a few make some serious cash but not here. It be interesting to know what % are lost to phone sales.
     
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    You have to pick and choose; I don't promote anyone who pushes the 1-800 or live chat ordering on the cart pages.
     
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    if you were advertising your product, did the ads count as backlinks? now they won't?
     
    legal-nurse-consultant, May 24, 2006 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    I warned them that affiliates weren't going to like it... oh well... :)
     
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    vic_msn Well-Known Member

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    so we cannot use them with CPC engines and dedicate a website
     
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    I hope they will reverse the decision to go with javascript links, I don't like it at all. It will mean lower conversion because:

    • The links won't show up for people browsing without javascript.
    • The javascript will probably be loaded from some overloaded server, increasing load time for pages with affiliate links.
    This also sucks because:

    • It will be easier for search engines to see if a page has many affiliate links.
    • We will loose the freedom to redirect an affiliate link through a (counter) script.
    • I don't like CJ knowing everything about all page views with affiliate links.
     
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    wkw Well-Known Member

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    If they force affiliates to use JS ad code, it's highly unlikely you can blend the links into surrounding content in a natural way. I'm presuming it will be more like Adsense in that you shove the ad block into some portion of your page and have little control over how it looks, etc. The days when I could blog about the joys of farm animal sex and sneak a link into the paragraph for an online bovine dating service are over. (New Zealanders reading this can swap "bovine" for sheep"...)

    I can guess at some of the more obvious motivations they must see (particularly the advertisers) for this change, not the least of which being to try and reduce fraud. But if we're left with having to put their ads into discrete areas of our web pages instead of melding them into content, it's very much like the difference between brand placement in movies vs cutting to a commercial break when that movie is aired on TV. We all tune out the commercials in the break. We can't just tune out the fact that James Bond is wearing some particular brand of watch or driving a BMW. I do hope they've been testing this with some select publishers before now to have considered those downsides.

    As for designating yourself as a SEM affiliate and getting more flexibility, somehow I suspect the commissions for those links will be lower.

    I don't know how they'll end up implementing this based on the message they posted, but I don't think I'll like this change. And CJ has some very important advertisers which makes it that much worse.
     
    wkw, May 25, 2006 IP
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    As I see it the links will be similar to the smartzones javascript that you can generate to rotate through a few different banners. Is this correct?

    Not sure how it will work for text links though, if you try put a word in a paragraph with a js link the search engines won't like it. Also what about if you use CSS on the links?
     
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    So do existing links have to be swapped out for the JS links?

    What happens if you just use the CPC text links?

    ...Yet another reason why CJ needs to see a real competitor arise.
     
    nutkeis, May 25, 2006 IP
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    #18
    I've read that so many publishers opposed to these changes. I myself don't like it too. Did CJ do a survey among publishers before they decided to make the changes? Afterall, it is the publishers who are "working " for them and making them millions of millions of dollors. Think about it, if there is no publishers applying advertisers affiliate programs, which advertiser will join CJ and pay them?

    Shall we take a vote in this forum and let CJ hear our voices?
     
    atonca, May 25, 2006 IP
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    I think google will figure it out.
     
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    I like how they say "Recently released search engine ranking rules" as if it was from an official Google memo.
     
    nutkeis, May 25, 2006 IP