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Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:00 pm Post

What's the deal with unpredictable BBCode? Idiots like me have to do a lot of editing.

For the record am I still not convinced that DMJ is a separate entity. ;)

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Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:31 pm Post

I totally am!
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So am I!
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Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:21 pm Post

TURTLES!! NOTHING BUT TURTLES!!

KB, have you noticed that the L&L forums resemble Monty Python skits more with each passing day? All we are missing is a good fish slapping.

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Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:08 pm Post

[quote="KB"] although I don't see why you couldn't be part of the affiliate program no matter what language you speak, so you may need to let us know what the problems are.[/quote]

Are you providing any materials to help fans/localisers/resellers set up a website? Like the images you use on your website, for instance (screen captures, etc.).

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Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:55 am Post

Hola!

As you complete the affiliate sign-up process, you will gain access to a few prepared Scrivener logo and/or screenshot links to our online store. If you want to create your own link, or copy an image from our website to link, then please feel free to do so. Ensure that you do use the link details eSellerate provide though, as I am sure they use this to track successful orders via the affiliate.

All the best,
David

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Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:05 pm Post

Hola David,

Thank you for the information. It's time I begin to really explore and set up this idea.

I remember a nice image of a corkboard, a typewriter, a paper bin and maybe other elements depicting the functional nature of Scrivener. When the moment arrives, I will ask you about it if I can't find it.

Thank you and gracias.

Pablo.

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Thu May 20, 2010 1:42 pm Post

Hi, just signed up for this programme and put the link on my blog. But I'm not convinced this works as well as some other affiliate programmes I'm part of. I'm still new to all this, so no expert by any means.
But when you click on the links, you are taken straight to a 'buy now' page. That's OK, but I think people would actually prefer to find out more about the application first.
I have links to the Thesis theme on my blog, for example, which take the reader to sales and information pages, rather simply to a buy now button.
At present, I just have a Scrivener logo in my sidebar. If people know nothing about the app, but click on it to find out more, all they get is the option to hand over their credit card. They need to be taken to a sales page with good information and a chance to demo the software.
I don't know what you can do about this, as it seems to be the way that esellerate works. But other programs do appear to be more flexible.

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Thu May 20, 2010 2:33 pm Post

David has been looking into this recently - eSellerate have been helping him set up a landing page. It should be up any day, although I'll wait for David to reply with an update.
Best,
Keith

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Thu May 20, 2010 3:16 pm Post

Hello Simon,

After clicking the accept button to your sales affiliate request, the next thing I did was write an email to eSellerate. Excerpt below:

"Have Digital River got anywhere with the server issue yet? Every time a new sales affiliate joins, I wish we were offering them a better landing page!"

We are definitely thinking along the same lines. At present a landing page with more Scrivener information has been developed (cut down version of http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.html), but eSellerate are having a problem with one of three servers that are used to facilitate this service. Their technicians have escalated the issue to Digital River. Once everything is okay behind the scenes, and I have learned how to communicate the landing page to sales affiliates, a better solution will be offered.

The best workaround I have seen thus far is this: http://www.daveulrich.net/blog/?page_id=2,
with our friend Pablo going the whole hog: http://www.scrivener.es/

We hope to provide you with a landing page soon where the only onus on you is to offer a Scrivener button on your website. Thanks for the prompt.

All the best,
David

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Fri May 21, 2010 12:27 pm Post

I see you've prompted them into action - much better now.

Now all I have to do is put some traffic your way..... hmmmm.

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Fri May 21, 2010 12:38 pm Post

Hello All,

Sales affiliates should have recently received an email (or two) relating to a landing page update. When following the email prompts for each Scrivener licence type, choose 'Scrivener Landing Page' under '2. Choose Landing Page' rather than the defaulted 'EZ Landing Page'. You will notice that the HTML code under '4. Paste the following HTML to your web site' changes. This is the code that you should now use on your website if you would like a page of information related to the Scrivener application displayed when someone clicks on your sales affiliate link:

All the best,
David
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Fri May 21, 2010 12:39 pm Post

Good luck with that traffic Simon! :D

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Fri May 21, 2010 3:47 pm Post

Thanks for the reminder, DMJ.

Everything up and running...