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Persona Paper Referral And Link To A post At The Same Time?

Persona Paper has its own referral system . You can post your referral link someplace on the web or send it by email to your friends. When they join and publish their first article you get compensated for it.

This is great and works flawlessly. What am I asking is the following:

  • is it possible to combine a link to a post here at Persona Paper and your referral link in the same URL address?

For example:

Technically this is doable. It depends on the owners to implement it, of course.

What would the benefit be? To attract new members with your content and automatically make a referral.

What do you think?

MaeLou and EliteCodex , thank you very much for giving this proposition a second of your time.

Better and better. Bong!

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elitecodex wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:38 PM

You certainly can do this, but it won't have the intended effect you are looking for. The way the code is in the backend, it will load the article and everything after will be ignored basically. I do have an idea on how to help with this, but slightly differently. Wherein if someone clicks on the "register" button at the top from your post then your referral link will automatically be embedded. All other pages (like the home page) would not have any referral codes. There are times when people click on a referral link and navigate to another page and the referral code is lost.

Or we can save it in the session on the server side, which would probably be a better setup. Again, a long list of things we want to do and this is one of the things we want to tackle.

melody23 wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:39 PM

You have just made me think of something. A site I used to write on long ago used to place a link in a graphic at the end of all our articles that people could use to sign up, perhaps there is a way of doing that here and imbedding the referral link of the person whose article was clicked on. Its a little too technical for me so I will ask elitecodex if this is even possible because I honestly don't know.

elitecodex wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:44 PM

Actually it seems to not load the post at all, so it wouldn't do anything differently than using the referral link directly.

elitecodex wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:45 PM

Yeah that is similar to what I suggested above. Definitely possible but not currently implemented.

Lemark wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:49 PM

Thank you very much for your quick answer. Yes, some similar sites are using session cookies to track referrals.

Did you try my makeshift link? It actually brings you to the registration page. I guess the rewrite rules are made like this. maybe the 'article' tag lacks the L flag?

Of course, this is no priority whatsoever. Just an idea... I am sitting here, feeling sorry for myself with a fever and a running nose, browsing around the site ...

Lemark wrote on January 2, 2015, 4:50 PM

Yes, exactly. OK, leave it emoticon :smile:
Thanks again for your prompt response. I really appreciate it.

seren3 wrote on January 2, 2015, 6:04 PM

Well this post scrambled my brain a little. But the comments below sorted it all out. Regards!

paperdaisyflower7 wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:08 PM

ok now I understand lol

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on January 2, 2015, 8:58 PM

I'm not technical, but some way to attribute the referral to the writer like this would be wonderful! Posting referral links on other sites is a lot like planting needles in haystacks. Someone actually interested in joining is going to be here checking things out.

Lemark wrote on January 3, 2015, 4:58 PM

:) I apologize if the post is a bit too technical. After all I am a software designer and a web developer by trade.

Lemark wrote on January 3, 2015, 4:58 PM

Sorry again :) Check the reply above please.