How to Setup a CJ Data Feed

Learn how to create a product export in CJ Affiliate for your product-based niche website
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  • Lectures 18
  • Length 41 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

How to Create a CJ Affiliate Data Feed is an introductory course that will teach you the very basics of using CJ Affiliates product export feature to create data feeds. Data feeds are used to retrieve a catalog of products from an affiliate merchant, or advertiser, so that the data can be manipulated. In affiliate marketing these data feeds can be used to populate databases for an affiliate marketer’s website.

This course focuses on using data feeds for product-based affiliate niche websites. By the end of the course, you will be able to setup a product export to create your data feed. Note that this course does not teach you how to use the data feed or how to create a website.

This course will teach you:

  • How to signup for CJ Affiliate
  • How to add your first website to CJ Affiliate
  • How to choose an advertiser in CJ Affiliate
  • The basics of CJ Affiliate product exports
  • How to create the product export function in CJ Affiliate

This course is an introductory course with just over 35 minutes of teaching divided over 18 lectures. Each lecture is short and concise, allowing you to get directly to what interests you the most. The majority of the course are slides and screenshots that illustrate the topic clearly, or screenshare where the content will be demonstrated.

If you’ve considered an application or niche system that utilizes CJ Affiliate (formerly Commission Junction) then this course is a must to learn how to setup the data feeds.

What are the requirements?

  • Internet Access
  • Interest in Niche Marketing

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to create a product export or data feed in CJ Affiliate
  • In this course, you will signup for CJ Affiliate, learn how to select an advertiser and use that advertiser to create the product export

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone interested in product-based niche websites
  • Current CJ Affiliate members that want to understand product exports or data feeds
  • Entrepreneurs

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Section 1: Introduction

Overview of course and what you can expect

Section 2: Learn about CJ Affiliate

This lecture introduces you to the homepage of CJ Affiliate, the Reports tab and the Earning tab.

Section 3: Signup for CJ
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This lecture walks you through the process of signing up for CJ Affiliate


In this lecture, we review setting up your first website in CJ Affiliate

Section 4: Advertisers

In this lecture, we will discuss they key points you should look for when selecting an advertiser or advertisers for your product-based niche website


In this lecture I will select an advertiser and show you how that process works

Section 5: Create the Data Feed

In this section we discuss the data feed and its parts. This lecture introduces you to that as well as shares some info about the advertiser we selected


This lecture teaches you about the different export formats available, such as CSV and XML


We review the transport methods the CJ Affiliates uses - FTP, HTTP and email


This lecture puts it all together and we actually create the data feed for our advertiser

Section 6: Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Paul Buchanan, Web Developer

I am a professional web developer by night and corporate manager by day. I started professionally developing websites in 2009. Currently, I am a corporate manager by day and web developer by night.

When I started in 2009, I focused primarily on Joomla. I developed my business around building custom Joomla website that maintained their structure while including the client's customization.

In recent years, I began expanding to Wordpress and now work with both. For my niche sites, I have used various "niche generator" programs but now focus exclusively on Wordpress. I operate over a dozen product-based niche websites and several content-based niche websites.

I obtained my MBA from University of Phoenix is 2008.

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