Authors Taking Their Own Commissions?


#1

I am very curious as to what is going on here. I just noticed after becoming an affiliate that authors are able to take their own commissions? When I refer somebody to a theme such as this one: http://themes.laborator.co/#theme=oxygen

When they click to buy the theme from their demo, a new referrer is put into place. If this is the case, it is rather upsetting. I would like to see something put in place to not allow things like this to happen. I find it unfair to the affiliates who work hard to push the authors/Envato’s themes only to get our referral link overwritten. Is that how this works?

I’d appreciate any help and answer to this question. I’ll also be looking into this a bit more by digging around cookies in place after clicking both the original referral link, and the buy theme referral link. Hopefully it does not get overwritten.


#2

unfortunately for u magic do not really exist evanto cannot control all external link from everywhere they will have absolutely no way to track if a link have been previously clicked somewhere else.


#3

No, the cut goes to the person whose link was clicked first. That is mentioned in the Affiliate Program terms. Check it out here.


#4

Much appreciated! I missed the fine print. :slight_smile: