Their assertions concern me. What do you think?
I did some testing, but it's a long story, and I don't know what it all means. Basically there are multiple redirects, there's HTTP or HTTPS in certain situations, sometimes forwarding to an HTTPS site and sometimes not, so I don't know.
I won't bother asking Shareasale. The only possible response to that question is that their tracking system has no current issues and is extremely accurate.
I wanted to reach out regarding ShareASale tracking links for the xxxxxxxx affiliate program. The team has discovered that to ensure the most accurate tracking across internal and external reporting platforms, ShareASale affiliate links should include the secure HTTPS protocol - versus HTTP. For example: https://www.xxxxxxxxxx.com. |
Unfortunately, this was not the default setting in ShareASale. While we know this is a manual effort we highly recommend that you check the tracking links that you are using and update all necessary links to be secured (HTTPS:// protocol) as soon as possible.
We ask this of you to ensure that tracking across all internal and external reporting platforms show no discrepancies or loss of tracking. It has been discovered by the xxxxxxxx team that unsecured affiliate links could potentially not track correctly in xxxxxxx's internal reporting platform when the affiliate link has to redirect to xxxxxx's secured website. We want to ensure we have the most accurate data available to ensure you receive all earnings for your referred transactions in ShareASale!
If you have any questions about the process, please let us know. Additionally, while we know this may take some time to update - please send confirmation to email@example.com once links have updated.
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