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what is SID in CJ?

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by genkied, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. #1
    just wandering what is SID? what is the purpose of SID?
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    genkied, Dec 12, 2007 IP
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  2. mcjp6

    mcjp6 Active Member

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    the SID is an alphanumeric "code" that you choose that CJ allows you to append to your affiliate link. so if you are advertising in more than one way you can then track which way is converting. the sid appears in the transaction summary in your cj reporting.

    so you set differnet sid's for different web pages for example and again different for ppc so when you read your reports you know which method converted.

    all the best
     
    mcjp6, Dec 13, 2007 IP
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    Thanks for asking the question and I also didn't knew about it, but after reading from the above member answer I understood what is SID means, I am one of affiliate of CJ but never knew what is SID, Thanks mcjp6 for sharing it..
     
    alamest, Apr 24, 2012 IP
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    mhk0m1 Greenhorn

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    I also want to find the meaning.
     
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    mhk0m1 Greenhorn

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    I also want that information.
     
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    Thanks for the info for SID.
     
    DayaJosh, May 21, 2012 IP
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    Thanks a lot for your participation. Thanks
     
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    SID works as a sub id. It just lets you add extra information onto your link
    so you can track where your traffic is coming form.We can call it a tracking
    mechanism for you to see where your traffic is coming from.
     
    g r hasib, Oct 14, 2012 IP
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    Hello,

    Currently, my site generates a unique Customer ID for each user. The variable name for this in my database is CustomerID. How do I get the SID function of an Affiliate link to query this value from my database. So when a customer with a CustomerID of 55 makes a click or transaction through the affiliate link. The link queries my database for the correct CustomerID and inputs it into the SID value. This way when I run my reports I can see exactly when, where, and how much Customer 55 spent, so that I can reward him based on his transaction?

    What exactly do I put in the SID field of the link builder tool to get the affiliate link to query my database and return the specific SID# so I can identify my user when he or she completes the purchase?
     
    zachary.d.alexandre.3, Nov 3, 2012 IP
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    @zachary.d.alexandre.3 What you will need to do is query your database for the users ID before you are displaying you CJ code link. Once you have this id, you can display the link amending the SID of the user at the end. Cj will provide you with a link, which you can add ?sid=[somthing] to the end of, and generate [somthing] from your database tables.

    I know this is old news as of 2012, but maybe it will help someone else?
     
    SilentEntrepreneur, Jul 7, 2015 IP