In this case you earn commission or not ?

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Hi every one
i have a question about affiliate marketing, if you promote a product and someone clicks on your affiliate link but didn't buy at that moment, but after he bought the product with visiting directly the official website. Do you earn commission or not
Thanks in advance !
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    As visitors click on your affiliate link, most of the time cookies are dropped on their PC or Laptop. The expiry date of the cookie varies according to the affiliate network. Amazon cookies last 24 hrs but if the visitor adds products to cart, it lasts 90 days. So you should check the policy of that specific affiliate network.

    In your case, you should earn commission even if the visitor goes to the vendor website after some time but before the cookie expires.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by IMCrescendo View Post

    i have a question about affiliate marketing, if you promote a product and someone clicks on your affiliate link but didn't buy at that moment, but after he bought the product with visiting directly the official website. Do you earn commission or not
    It depends on three main things ...

    (i) How long the cookie-duration is (examples: Amazon = 1 day; ClickBank = 60 days);

    (ii) What sort of cookie-recognition system the vendor uses: e.g. "most recent cookie gets the sale accredited" (ClickBank's system) or "original cookie gets the sale" (some other vendors);

    (iii) Whether the customer has used the same computer, and/or browser, and/or any cookie-clearing/spyware-clearing software which might have removed the cookie (intentionally or unintentionally on the part of the customer).

    (That's assuming that it is a cookie-based system, of course. Some affiliate schemes use IP recognition instead, and that's a whole different story again. Most, though, are based on cookies.)

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