When accessing an affiliate link to a theme demo page (the one with the envato header), we can see in the url the parameter
Then, on the envato header we can see the same pattern.
The envato logo links to a URL with
&ref=USERNAME as well as the button “Item details”.
So my questions are:
- Does the “Buy now” button also transfers the affiliate ?
- What if the theme demo has a button in it to buy the theme within the demo file? In that case the link won’t have the
refparam in it. Will it still count as an affiliate link?
- If it works by using only cookies, why is the
refparameter necessary in the envato logo and “Item details” buttons?
I know this might be a bit technical, but the page detailing how the affiliates work doesn’t provide much information and only talks about “cookies”.