Thanks A Lot 32Red !!

Discussion in '[Archived] 32Red Affiliates' started by TheGamblingGuru, Nov 12, 2009.

  1.  
    TheGamblingGuru

    TheGamblingGuru Turning Over Stones

    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Jeeze, this will really be easy...thank you so much for this 32Red. I only have about 289 affiliate links out there in cyberspace and on my sites for 32Red that need to be updated now! :mad:

    Why oh why do programs do this $hit? I guess they think we as affiliates have absolutely nothing better to do with our time than to just spend it updating links that should have been left the hell alone with in the first place!! :mad:

    Why couldn't 32Red just set up a re-direct from the old "B-Tags"?? This is ridiculous!!
    ____
    ____
     
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  2.  
    Engineer

    Engineer Super Moderator

    Messages:
    2,442
    Likes Received:
    195
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2006
    It would take about 20 minutes to set something like this up. Maybe their tech team can do this before the big switcheroo.
     
  3.  
    inspiration

    inspiration Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    167
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    99,99% bet they will not do just that.

    you have to change their links or flush

    :mad:
     
  4.  
    triple777s

    triple777s Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Yeah 99% of online casinos won't offer to do this for affiliates because it defeats there purpose, to make as much money off us as possible without paying anything back in return. They are hoping that a huge amount of affiliate forget or just don't bother to change the links that way any players that signup under the "old" links will be 100% theirs, no affiliate to pay anymore....and nothing we can do about it cause we were told to change links....
     
  5.  
    TheGamblingGuru

    TheGamblingGuru Turning Over Stones

    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    I'm sure you are correct Dave. I just can't think of why 32Red would not have done this in the first place. Surely their tech team members are bright enough to figure this one out. Or do they not want to figure this one out.

    Could there be other ulterior motives there as Pat mentioned? I hope not, as they are truly a very well respected brand among the player community and have won the CM Award for the past 6 years.

    So why would an award winning company such as 32Red not be more user friendly to their affiliates by implementing a few lines of code to forward all of the old B_Tags to the new site....hmmmm

    It does make one wonder, doesn't it!
    ____
    ____
     
  6.  
    TheGamblingGuru

    TheGamblingGuru Turning Over Stones

    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Hello...*Bump*...Anyone home at 32Red here?? :mad:

    5 days since I posted this in 32Red's section here and still NO Response from a 32Red Rep...I don't call that being on board here at AGD!!
    ____
    ____
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2009
  7.  
    greek39

    greek39 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2007
    Something to consider and likely in part true IMO. However, 32Red is a pretty solid program one of ten I put my trust behind. What is bothersome is the need to change something that is not broken.

    Why change a good tire for the same tire I have no idea?

    greek39
     
  8.  
    Aaron_32Red

    Aaron_32Red Affiliate Program Representative

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Links

    Hi everyone,

    Apologies for not replying sooner, but the first post appeared to be a general statement about affiliate programs - I didn't want to barge in on a discussion. :)

    Unfortunately the change in links was necessary for the migration to the NetRefer platform. We have tried to give affiliates as much notice as possible and we will continue to remind affiliates to change links and to offer all the help we can during the transition.

    Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this, but I'm sure you'll grow to appreciate the improvements NetRefer offers.

    All the best,

    Aaron
    32Red Affiliates
     
  9.  
    TheGamblingGuru

    TheGamblingGuru Turning Over Stones

    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    Hey Aaron, this is your section of the forum here at AGD, so just jump on in anytime someone posts in here buddy. :)

    Aaron, I think we can understand the migration to NetRefer but what I and I'm sure others don't understand just as Dave also mentioned above is why can't you guys just simply setup a re-direct from the old "B-Tags" for all of us affiliates?

    That question was the last sentence of my first post here in this thread. I really don't think you guys really get how difficult it is to go back to different websites where we have published articles and scattered your links in there amongst 50 articles or more.

    If it were only a matter of changing out a couple of banner links or a couple of text links then that would be no big deal but to have to go back to various websites and sift through keywords that may have one of your links attached to it is major work my friend..:mad:

    I also think that you guys should be more willing to try and work out a re-direct from our old links especially considering the fact that you guys have been nominated for Casino Operator of the Year. That's the way I see a "Casino Operator of the Year" acting in regard to their affiliates anyway.
    ____
    ____
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009
  10.  
    Aaron_32Red

    Aaron_32Red Affiliate Program Representative

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Hi GamblingGuru

    Thanks for your reply.

    While I don't know the full technical details, this is how I understand it. :)

    The old affiliate system used fixed BTags to track your registrations, e.g. "http://www.32red.com?BTag=32REDBANAFF12345".

    To allow complex tracking of clicks and banners, the new system NetRefer creates a unique string at the end of the URL to indentify which banner was clicked, which section of your site the banner was on etc. As each string is unique to that click, so it’s not possible to redirect the old tags.

    A large percentage of our affiliates are now using linking methods to allow the tracking to be changed easily, for example, instead of linking to "http://www.32red.com?Tracking=12345", you would link to "www.yoursite.com/32red.php" - they then use some special code inside the php file to redirect to our site with the tracking code. This way, if the links change you only need to change the link in one place.

    While I know this is ‘closing the barn door after the horse has bolted’ – it may help for other programs in future?

    Once again, I apologise for the inconvenience.

    Aaron
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2009
  11.  
    Simmo!

    Simmo! Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    177
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Rob: you need to use a redirect script ;)

    Create a text file with your links in, one per line, with a code then a simple php script that reads the file based on a code.

    Example text file (ie: afflinks.txt):

    PHP:
    32red|http://resources.32red.com/redirect.aspx?pid=10377&bid=1546
    888|http://www.888.com/?sr=390487&flag=000
    code|link
    code
    |link
    etc
    Example PHP (ie redirect.php):

    PHP:
    $lines file($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/afflinks.txt');
    foreach (
    $lines as $line) {
     
    $parts explode("|",$line);
     if (
    $parts[0] == $_GET['site']) {
      
    $loc $parts[1];
      }
    }
    if (
    $loc) {
     
    header("Location: ".$loc);
     }
    Then on your site link using "/redirect.php?site=32red" where 32red is the code of the casino that corresponds to the first part of each line in your aff file.

    From now on, you'll only ever have to update aff links once in your text file and the whole site will pick it up.
     
  12.  
    inspiration

    inspiration Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    975
    Likes Received:
    167
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    I thought it was like this

    32red|32red online casino|http://etc the affiliate link|

    First part in bold must be unique !
     
  13.  
    TheGamblingGuru

    TheGamblingGuru Turning Over Stones

    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    :emoticon-0167-beer: :emoticon-0126-nerd: :emoticon-0150-hands

    Thank you Simmo for taking the time to explain that to me, this will be very useful info to hang onto, I really appreciate that my friend... :emoticon-0142-happy
    ____
    ____
     
  14.  
    mojo

    mojo Banned

    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    I cannot see the banner images in the new program. I can't choose one because I don't know what they look like.

    Is it me?

    I don't have much time left to change all the banners. It won't happen. :(
     
  15.  
    bc518

    bc518 Affiliate Guard Dog Member

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    I don't like Netrefer system.

    I have used Simmo! small tool for a year. It's great! It helps me to manage a few sites. Thank you, Simmo!
     
  16.  
    TheGamblingGuru

    TheGamblingGuru Turning Over Stones

    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    21
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2009
    How the heck have you used Simmo's "small tool" for a year? :confused:;D
    ____
    ____
     

Share This Page