New Blog Post - 3 Tips for creating referral links (something new)
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:38:25 AM
This new post from our Z blog includes a referral link that includes coupon codes!



Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:02:42 AM
I already knew about rf and tc codes, but I didn't know there was also a promo ( pm= ) code. Well, I'll be darned! Thanks for pointing out the post.
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:04:56 AM
Oh cool!
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:08:20 AM
I do have a question though, what happens when the code expires and someone clicks the link... I guess it wouldn't be good to use in sm posts that are going to hang around long term?
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 6:08:57 AM
Shellibean_on_zazzle wrote:
I do have a question though, what happens when the code expires and someone clicks the link... I guess it wouldn't be good to use in sm posts that are going to hang around long term?

What the devil does "sm" stand for?
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:04:04 AM
The promo code isn't actually a new thing; I think they just updated an older blog post to reflect the shortened URLs?
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:05:14 AM
colorwash wrote:
Shellibean_on_zazzle wrote:
I do have a question though, what happens when the code expires and someone clicks the link... I guess it wouldn't be good to use in sm posts that are going to hang around long term?

What the devil does "sm" stand for?

Social media?

When I've used promo code links, it's been places where I have enough control that I can get rid of them / modify them once a sale has expired.
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:34:17 AM
Felosarix wrote:
colorwash wrote:
Shellibean_on_zazzle wrote:
I do have a question though, what happens when the code expires and someone clicks the link... I guess it wouldn't be good to use in sm posts that are going to hang around long term?

What the devil does "sm" stand for?

Social media?

When I've used promo code links, it's been places where I have enough control that I can get rid of them / modify them once a sale has expired.


yes sm=social media which is where I do the majority of my promoting...
and Fuzzy, that makes sense but I would probably just forget to go back and adjust them.

Edit: although I can see how they will be useful if I ever build an email list for my affiliate site.
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:22:28 AM
Shellibean_on_zazzle wrote:
yes sm=social media

Watch out for abbreviations. "SM" is used for less savory things.
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 9:20:09 AM
Felosarix wrote:
The promo code isn't actually a new thing; I think they just updated an older blog post to reflect the shortened URLs?


Promo codes are not new to me but how to add them to my url is. Stick out tongue

Fuzzy wrote:
When I've used promo code links, it's been places where I have enough control that I can get rid of them / modify them once a sale has expired.


I think to go back and change them for blog posts are a waste of time. I'd just make it clear in the post that when the expiration date is.
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:40:42 PM
No need to take them out after they've expired, the referral links still work, they just no longer deduct the promo savings.
(I know you guys haven't looked much at Nifty because Nifty supports promo codes and explains all about them. Maybe Nifty has other stuff you don't know about?)
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:23:43 PM
Lynn-Marie Gildersleeve wrote:
Fuzzy wrote:
When I've used promo code links, it's been places where I have enough control that I can get rid of them / modify them once a sale has expired.


I think to go back and change them for blog posts are a waste of time. I'd just make it clear in the post that when the expiration date is.

I agree concerning blog posts; wouldn't have fit the way I used to blog anyway.

I do post the expiration date when I use promo codes in links elsewhere.
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:26:53 PM
HightonRidley wrote:
No need to take them out after they've expired, the referral links still work, they just no longer deduct the promo savings.

Let's just say I'm exceedingly picky about stuff like this.

HightonRidley wrote:
(I know you guys haven't looked much at Nifty because Nifty supports promo codes and explains all about them. Maybe Nifty has other stuff you don't know about?)

True I haven't - because I'm just not going to use third party tools, no matter how great they're supposed to be. And no, I don't care to explain why.
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:41:51 PM
Here's a thought for Zazzle to consider :

When a promotion is introduced and applicable product pages display the promotion (code and expiry date) why not have the promo code (the 'pm' data) embedded in the rss product feed data at the same time for the duration of the promotion? It can then be picked up and displayed, and then dropped when it expires. (At the moment it's not an item in the rss feed).

Two immediate benefits of this approach, for promotion based on rss feeds :

- we wouldn't have to concern ourselves with tidying up promotional links; once the promotion is over the pm code disappears from the feed (and any promotional message we've set up to echo the promotion no longer appears to potential customers)

- we would be able to promote ANY product to which the pm code applies automatically, rather than prepare links for individual product or groups of products that include the pm code and that have to be tidied up once the promotion expires.

The structure of such an rss item would require a bit of thought but worth it for the main advantage of automatically detecting and informing customers of prevailing promotions.

Dave


Posted: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 4:53:15 AM
HightonRidley wrote:
No need to take them out after they've expired, the referral links still work, they just no longer deduct the promo savings.
(I know you guys haven't looked much at Nifty because Nifty supports promo codes and explains all about them. Maybe Nifty has other stuff you don't know about?)


Darlin' you are correct. I just never seem to find the effort it takes to look thoroughly at your tools. Though I do see they look great!

Fuzzy, I here you about the third party tools issue. I used to rely on a tool from a designer on my blog and then the poor man up a died without any hint he was ill. It was truly a sad experience for me and others. he was the most generous of souls. And then there was the issue with our blogs... YIKES!

I also read somewhere that HightonRidley does not add his own referral codes nor strips money off the users end.

Dave... you ought to write to Z with that one.
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