Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jonsidneyb, May 3, 2012.
that link isn't an affiliate link
the site owner may get a kickback from the product on that page, but that link itself isn't an affiliate link
^^ Would you be so kind as to click on this? Thanks.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/tools/bb32/? - destination URL
cpg=ogpla - don't know, but would guess the the gpla bit relates to the referrer as being Google Play
&source=google_pla - identifies the source as Google Play
&gclid=CLH-5OHO468CFWUaQgodYVXNAg - Google's unique click identifier
So, personally, in this case I'd say no - there isn't an affiliate link in there (unless Google is working on commission ... lol).
I expect pretty much all of that "extra" in the URL relates to tracking through Google Adwords/search etc.
I think what Brandon meant is there's no obvious Affiliate Client ID listed in that link like you usually see with them dead easy, thought the same myself on first glance. But think this might mean Client ID (clid=), and this being their number (SU1-7WHO198CZTUaQOOdY0XSAa)
Not sure... though.
ThinkGeek is a Commission Junction affiliate partner. I'm guessing the links would resemble CJ more than anything else.
I'd say that may of been a search term from google adwords or google search, but I guess I could be wrong.
I don't think the link to the site is an affiliate links, and I know CJ doesn't work like that.
The links from the thinkgeek site may be affiliate links.
Also from what I saw before my first reply in the source is that it looks to all come from an amazon store. (at least the particular product in the OP)
Links like these are getting posted in my forum. So that people know if there is a financial interest by the posters things like this are not allowed unless it is disclosed. What I am hoping to find out if there is any money to be gained by the poster dropping these links. When I googled the item at Think Geek the link looks different.
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