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RT
I would like to start offering an "Affiliate" program on my website.
Can anyone offer a script that I can use to track clicking to my site
from an affiliate's link?
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Lee
RT said:

I would like to start offering an "Affiliate" program on my website.
Can anyone offer a script that I can use to track clicking to my site
from an affiliate's link?


No. You don't want to use a script for that, particularly not
client-side scripting. You check your server logs.

Jul 20 '05 #2
RT
Thanks Lee! I'm new at this...What would be the best way to give the
sending site the proper credit? Thanks again - RT

Lee <RE**************@cox.net> wrote in message news:<br*********@drn.newsguy.com>...
RT said:

I would like to start offering an "Affiliate" program on my website.
Can anyone offer a script that I can use to track clicking to my site
from an affiliate's link?


No. You don't want to use a script for that, particularly not
client-side scripting. You check your server logs.

Jul 20 '05 #3
In article <bc**************************@posting.google.com >,
ag*****@netscape.net enlightened us with...
Thanks Lee! I'm new at this...What would be the best way to give the
sending site the proper credit? Thanks again - RT

Most sites who have affiliates have ids for each site. A server-side
program grabs the affilate from the link and processes it, usually with
databases and other cool stuff that is totally OT here. :)

Check out amazon.com affiliate stuff - everyone has a link with their
own id in it. See my WildAtHeart site in my sig below for an example.

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many is research.
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Jul 20 '05 #4
client side scripting won't work well because it will be browser
dependent.
the best thing is to use a cgi script or join a paid tracking site or
of course battle with the hosts log file.
Jul 20 '05 #5

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