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Final URL mismatch - affiliate

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Hi
I am an affiliate in Shareasale. I have the affiliate link

http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=1507715&b=394686&m=41388&afftrack=&urllink=wpengine%2Ecom

which is redirecting to wpengine.com

 

My final URL is wpengine.com

When I put the affiliate link in the tracking template, it says "Final URL mismatch". What does it mean exactly and what to do to fix it?

 

Thanks!

 

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Final URL mismatch - affiliate

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Check this thread on the topic;

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Ad-Approval-Policy/Final-URL-Mismatch/td-p/529145

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Did not help me. What I'm trying to do is being a violation of the policy?

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Final URL mismatch - affiliate

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Indeed, You are violating the Policy.

Look at this link for help about a destination mismatch violation;

https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6368661?hl=en

 

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What if I try to affiliate a product, but this time not using redirecting? I'll put an unique ID in the address.

For example:

https://www.zazzle.com/AnyStoreName?rf=238966409411607814

Final URL mismatch - affiliate

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Promoting the affiliate in using the structure you suggested is not allowed, I would strongly encourage you to search the community about affiliates before promoting any affiliate. (You will find many discussions).  There are practices Google does not allow, if used, could end up in a permanent suspension. 

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I see. Thank you!