CJ have just launched their new Deeplinking tool which can be installed on Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, making us the only international affiliate network to provide a deep-linking tool across all major internet browsers. The plugins are aimed at publishers who want to quickly to obtain a deeplink-enabled link for the advertisers they are working with, without the need to necessarily logging onto their publisher account and locate one that has been enabled for this purpose. To launch installation, just click on one of the following links for the browser you want to run the tool with: Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Internet Explorer (32-bit version).
You can also click on one of the icons below to launch the Deeplinking download for that browser:
Please find below a guide in how to make best use of this application.
Once you have installed the CJ Deeplinking tool on your computer an icon will appear at the top of your chosen browser, and under the “Tools” menu (IE/Firefox).
Click on this to bring up the login window, where you can enter your CJ Username and Password or register to the CJ programme if you are not a CJ client.
Once logged in the below window will appear, it will show the URL for the page you are currently on, and give you the option to change your PID if you have more than one account with your programme. You can also enter your SID (shopper ID) which is used for cashback sites.
To produce a deeplink go to the Advertiser’s page you want to deeplink. If you are using IE or Firefox use the shortcut ‘CTRL+ALT+SPACE’ to bring the deeplink window back on screen with the current webpage’s URL in the ‘Page URL’ line. Chrome doesn’t allow shortcuts but you can just click the CJ Deeplinking icon and it will bring up the Deeplinking window with the URL of the active page you were on too.
You then can decide if you want your deeplink in a URL or HTML format.
If you chose a URL format you can’t produce any link text but can encrypt the URL. If you choose HTML you can choose whether the link opens in the customer’s current window or a new one and can also ‘Encrypt’ or ‘Hide tracking code on URLs’, as well as being able to create a link text.
With the HTML deeplink format you can also combine encrypting and hiding the tracking code of the URL as shown below (IE and Chrome only).
When you are ready to generate a deeplink, click on the ‘Create Deep Link’ button. If deep-linking is accepted by the advertiser whose site you are on, and you are already signed up to their programme this deeplinking message will appear. You can also click the “Copy to Clipboard” button to copy the CJ link code on the clipboard and then paste it on your website later.
If the following message appears it is because the advertiser allows deeplinking, but you are not signed up to their programme, a link is provided on this window which allows you to apply for the advertiser’s programme.
And finally if the below message appears it is because either the advertiser does not allow deep-linking or they do not have an advertiser programme with Commission Junction.
This tool is currently only available with UK advertisers but we are looking to expand this to other countries.
This concludes our guide and we hope you feel confident using our CJ Deeplinking Tool, if you have any questions please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.