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MONICA_135645
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Referral Code Question
Aug 11th, 2010, 1:35pm
 
I was reposting an ad to my cards and I noticed the website changes the code when the & sign is in the code and adds the word amp; after the & sign  Do we still get the referral credit if it is like this or does the code have to have the & next to gcu=affid?  
 
Example:
from: pid=601754&gcu=42639858604
to: pid=601754&gcu=42639858604
 
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Re: Referral Code Question
Reply #1 - Aug 11th, 2010, 5:10pm
 
This is an interesting question and a good observation.
 
In the example you outlined, where your link would have the amp inserted into it, the tracking would not work properly and you would not receive a commission.
 
If you want to share what website you are trying to publish to that is changing your links, other readers may appreciate that info!
 
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Reply #2 - Aug 12th, 2010, 2:36pm
 
Hi Miles, yes this happens with Craigslist which I use often for GCU and other affiliate companies I promote.  I dont know if it is new but on another POD I would get several referrals a week then it stopped and I couldnt figure  out why.  I found and read on their forum that the code had to have an exact sequence of letters and the aff id.  I then noticed that even though I posted the code correctly when I would go back to edit my add this amp; would be inserted right after everthing that had the & in the code.  I dont know if this is something craigslist just started doing a month or two ago but I noticed my referrals almost stopped.  
 
 
 
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