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[SolidMean] Comprehensive URL Parser [Paid] 1.2.1

Monetize your forum with practically any referral or affiliate program.

  1. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    SneakyDave submitted a new resource:

    [SolidMean] Comprehensive URL Parser - Monetize your forum with practically any referral or affiliate program.

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  2. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Dave - can you explain a bit more how this will operate faster than the normal eBay/Amazon parser? The technicality is a bit lost on me but its definitely something I'm interested in.
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  3. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    It's a bit faster in a couple different ways, but probably not that noticeable.

    The Amazon/eBay parser has to look through around 10 options (each) to see if a campaign ID or affiliate ID is set. This one only looks at the the affiliates you've chosen.

    The Amazon/eBay parser overrides the ProxyOutput class to catch the hash_error thrown by changing the proxy link. This addon rebuilds the hash to prevent the problem.

    I know the code base itself is smaller than the eBay/Amazon parser, so there's a slight memory benefit.

    I'll do some comparisons on my local machine to show the difference.

    But if the Amazon/eBay parser works well for you, I'd continue to use it. This add-on is geared toward allowing more affiliate options.
  4. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    Don't sweat it Dave. Already picked it up so I'm good to go either way. Was just curious about the technical aspects.
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  5. MattH

    MattH Active Member

    Can you add a feature to include and exclude specific nodes?
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  6. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Yes, that's a good idea
  7. MattH

    MattH Active Member

    Will it be able to change words into affiliate links too, ala skimlinks/words?


    Then you are in superhero territory..
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  8. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    No, dont think I'll try that. I think that would be quite a lot of overhead, maybe better for JavaScript on the client side.

    Might try some beta testing with it. But I think it'd be a hog on resources
  9. Rambro

    Rambro Well-Known Member

    I just copied over the tag for Amazon, but I'm a little confused on the setup for eBay. Should we use the replace or append for eBay? If we use replace, should we just edit the example rover url you use and swap out our campaign id's in there, is there some sort of link generator that eBay provides, or do we just type in the campaign id into the affiliate link box.
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  10. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Yes, eBay should use the replacer option. Use the example rover URL and replace the campid with yours, and remove or replace the publisher (&pub)t tag, it isn't required.

    If you belong to a different eBay Partner Network country than the US program, you'll want to change the placement ID.

    Using the eBay link generator tool will show you the values you'll need, but I'll put a better description of them, and examples on the support site.

    EDIT: I created a FAQ thread, and this explains how to use the add-on for eBay.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2014
  11. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

  12. markku

    markku Well-Known Member

    Does the Append Affiliates work with referral urls that end with &code=affiliateid



    And what if a site uses both &code=affiliateid and ?code=affiliateid ?

    I have one such site.


    but... also...

  13. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    It works with those, but the '?' And '&' you describe isn't a valid query strings.

    The '?' is a separator between the URI path and the query string, it will always appear before any '&', which is the separator between query fields.

    If you send me a PC with the affiliate program you're interested in, I can show you how it would work on my site.
  14. Breixo

    Breixo Active Member

    Hi @SneakyDave, I'd like to use your addon but don't really know how to setup for Aliexpress.
    I'm on portals.aliexpress.com program, how can I get the base URL?
  15. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Send me a PM with your aliexpress info, I'll give you an example, and set it up on my site for you to demo. Working on a new update that I plan to release probably tomorrow.
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  16. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    SneakyDave updated [SolidMean] Comprehensive URL Parser with a new update entry:

    11/14/2014 - Bug fixes and new features, one minor speed improvement

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  17. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Your purchase URL points to the edit page of the product manager ;)
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  18. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chris, fixed
  19. racersimage

    racersimage Active Member

    Updated today and now have a few of these errors.

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2014
  20. racersimage

    racersimage Active Member

    Looks like someone was trying to click on an Ebay link from 5 years ago, that may have been the problem due to the format that the Ebay links are these days or the fact that it was once re-written using a different re-writer on vBulletin.

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