jghwebbrandSunday May 24, 2020 06:54 PM

Who gets the credit? I'm getting conflicting responses to my question in the QA forum

Kyle

Who gets credit in the following scenario?

I embed my affiliate id in a link to a WA training module in my website page. Someone clicks on that link and reads the training module. They do not sign up to be a WA Starter Member. They leave my website and do not come back.

A few weeks later this same person finds a different WA website that intrigues them. This person now decides to join WA as a Starter member.

Who gets the credit? Me because the person first went to WA with my affiliate tracking ID and my tracking ID follows them for a lifetime or the last website affiliate ID they came from and signed up from?

Thank You for your clarification!

George

KYLES RESPONSE:

Kyle about an hour ago

The last affiliate link they click ALWAYS gets the commission in affiliate marketing. So if they are not convinced by the first affiliate and go on to do research, the next affiliate always get the sale. ;)

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Good to know, although, I already suspected as much!

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As I mentioned previously the only affiliate program I'm aware of that "first cookie wins" is Thrive Themes.
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I am so glad to know this because I thought WA had a lifetime cookie. when someone clicks on my site and does not sign up but goes to someone else's site and signs up, I thought they would be on my lifetime cookie. But it doesn't look like I had it right. Good to know now.

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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Generally speaking, for any Affiliate Program, the cookie will remain for it's time duration, unless the visitor clears their browsers cookies or it get's overwritten by another cookie. The main one that stops WA from being lifetime, is when they clear their browsers cookies :-(
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LauraFuller Premium
Also very good to know. And don’t you think most people clear their browser cookies. Thanks bunches.

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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Only us WA'ers as we're building websites and need to see changes. Most Joe Blogs don't clear cookies, unless they have a tool for it, such as CCleaner etc.
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LauraFuller Premium
Then I’m thinking like an affiliate marketer. LOL

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CandP Premium
That was our understanding and is the most logical and fair outcome, in our opinion.
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ChrystopherJ Premium Plus
Thank you for the clarificaton :-)
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