AFFILIATE TIPS AND TRICKS!
Although it's perfectly fine to place a few banners on your website(s) and link directly to our homepage, many of you will want to be more aggressive in your marketing. Here's a few tips and tricks you may want to use to finesse the way you promote us:
UNDERSTANDING THE LINKING CODE?
Every page on Jockstrap Central is affiliate enabled, you'll just have to know a little HTML and have a little understanding about how the linking code works. Here's a standard linking code that will take your visitors to our homepage:
<a href="http://www.jockstrapcentral.com/?AID=XXXXXX">image or text link</a>
This is a typical HTML a href tag that tells a web browser where to go if a user clicks the image or text link between the open and closing A HREF tag.
The XXXXXX refers to your affiliate account number. You'll have to replace it with your actual number (without the AID.) So, if your affiliate account number was AID12345, then you'll just replace the XXXXXX with 12345. The AID (Affiliate account number) is absolutely neccessary and you will not get credit if this is left out of the code
LINKING TO THE JOCKSTRAPCENTRAL HOMEPAGE
Most people are happy linking to the homepage, after all it gives visitors a good overview of everything we have to offer. To link to this page is simple, just use the linking code above and that will give you credit for any sales made from the traffic you send our way:
LINKING TO OTHER PARTS OF JOCKSTRAPCENTRAL
To link to a different page (like a specific product page) simply go to the page in a browser and copy the URL from the address bar. There's two simple rules, if the URL has a ? (question mark) in the address then you simply add &AID=XXXXXX to the end of the address. If there is no ? (question mark) in the address then just add ?AID=XXXXXX to the end. This is your new linking code. Just remember to replace the XXXXXX of the example with your affiliate account number!
For example, If you wanted to link to our Go Softwear Black Snap Jock product page you would just go to that page and find the following url in the address bar of your browser:
...you can see from the link above that there is already a query string after the url (the part followed by the "?") So you would just have to add the "AID=XXXXXX to the URL like so:
Here's the full html code:
<a href="http://www.jockstrapcentral.com/productdisplay.php?product=03006&AID=XXXXXX">image or text link</a>
If you have any questions, or just want us to test your links to make sure they work properly, then please don't hesitate to contact us
HOW DOES IT WORK?
It really isn't too complicated. Our pages read the query string with the AID and BID codes. A simple invisible pixel tells AffiliateShop to place a cookie on the customers computer. When the customer gets to the end of the checkout, a similar graphic checks the cookie to determine who gets the commission.
BANNERS, PROMOTIONAL GRAPHICS AND PHOTOSETS - WHERE ARE THEY?
We provide an arsenal of banners, large format graphics (great for blogs) and photosets which add quality content to your websites. Just remember to use your add links that include your affiliate code to all photos and text links. Here's where you can find affiliate contest:
You can find all our latest banners here http://www.jockstrapcentral.com/affiliate-banners.php
You can find all our latest large format promotional graphics and exculsive photosets here: http://www.jockstrapcentral.com/affiliate-contest.php
As as affiliate, you will automatically go on our affiliate newsletter where we let you know of promotions, sales, new models, exclusive photosets and more.
BANNERS, CAN I MAKE MY OWN?
There should be no reason to make your own, but you're welcome to do so. If you find that you need a custom sized banner, rather than make your own, just let us know and we can make it for you. We know how to market our website and have access to our logos and branding.
CAN I USE JOCKSTRAP CENTRAL PHOTOS ON MY SITES?
Yes, you may use our unaltered photos for the sole purpose of promoting Jockstrapcentral.com. We provide lots of high resolution photosets and large promo graphics here on this page: http://www.jockstrapcentral.com/affiliate-content.php