Commission Junction Monitor Documentation

Toolbar

With the buttons on the left you select type and style of monitor.

cj monitor

No monitor

cj toolbar

This button hides all reports. You can also hide (or display) the toolbar by double-clicking on the image in the header.

Websites Reports

cj toolbar

This button shows Websites reports.

Actions Reports

cj toolbar

This button shows Actions reports.

30 Day Charts

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This button shows 30 day charts.

90 Day Charts

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This button shows 90 day charts.

Yearly Charts

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This button shows yearly charts.

Toggle Sorting

cj toolbar

With this button you can toggle sorting by sales/leads or by commission.

Color Highlighting

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With this button you can toggle color highlighting on or off.

Show sales/leads with no commission

cj toolbar

This button toggles display of sales/leads with no commission.

Update all reports

cj toolbar

This button downloads all data and updates all reports and charts. Tiny Monitor automatically updates all reports, however, with this button you can force immediate updates. Normally you'll rarely need to force updates, use this button only if you want to force all the data to be downloaded now. Please note that complete update takes time and you might get some timeout errors. In such case simply reload the monitor page.

Update Daily Reports

cj toolbar

This button downloads data and updates reports that change each day: Today, Yesterday and This Month. Tiny Monitor automatically updates all reports, however, with this button you can force immediate update of these reports. Normally you'll rarely need to force updates, use this button only if you want to force the reports that change each day to be downloaded now.

Reload

cj toolbar

This button reloads all reports. No report is updated unless the cache files are missing or are outdated. This is the only button you need to click to reload the reports in normal circumstances.

Settings

Before you can use CJ monitor you need to enable it and provide some data. CJ monitor settings are located under the CJ tab in Tiny Monitor Settings.

cj settings

To enable CJ monitor select On. The icon on the right contains a link to the RSS feed. This link already contains the RSS feed password defined in the Tiny Monitor settings. Example of CJ RSS feed:

http://127.0.0.1/tinymonitor/index.php?rss=cj&password=admin

CJ Account Settings

In order to get data for Amazon monitor you must provide Developer Key for API to log in to the CJ account. Go to Web Services (sign in to CJ account). Enter the email address and password you use to login to the CJ Account Manager. Follow the instruction to create Developer Key (it is quite long). Copy Developer Key to the appropriate field below. Since the API provides only website IDs you can enter domains for each website you are using. These domains will be used in the reports.

cj account settings

Note

CJ Account Setting are everything you need to start working with CJ Monitor. All other settings will have default values and can be changed later.

When you start Tiny Monitor for the first time with CJ plugin enabled, it has no data yet. While the data will be downloaded, reports updated and charts created the web page might stop responding for a while. Be patient and wait until everything is in place. If get timeout error simply refresh the monitor page. The next time there will be less data to update so updates will be faster.

Important

If you see only the plugin header after the plugin was just enabled simply double-click on the logo image to display the toolbar. Then you can select displays and options. Once you set desired display the settings will be automatically saved in the browser.

Update Settings

Here you define how often Tiny Monitor will download and update CJ data. If you leave Update Time at default value of 480 minutes (recommended), the data will be updated every 8 hours. However, the actual data is updated once a day. So choosing more frequent update in Tiny Monitor will not provide new information until CJ data is updated. Please note that Complete Update Period is in days.

cj update settings

Use only cached files is useful for debugging and should normally be set to No.

Reports and Report Columns

For both table reports (Websites and Actions) you can select which reports and which parameters will be show.

cj settings reports

RSS Feed Reports and RSS Feed Columns

You can also select which reports and which parameters will be shown in the RSS feed.

cj settings rss reports

Highlighting

CJ monitor provides a nice feature to highlight rows according to the earnings. You can define up to 10 threshold values and colors. Once the earnings for some channel (website or action) are equal or above the threshold value the channel row will be colored with defined value. To select color simply click on the color field and select color from the palette.

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