Closed Bug 677608 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago

Old affiliates links redirect to mozilla.org/contribute

Categories

(Firefox Affiliates Graveyard :: affiliates.mozilla.org, defect)

defect
Not set

Tracking

(Not tracked)

VERIFIED FIXED

People

(Reporter: abuchanan, Assigned: cmore)

References

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Details

(Whiteboard: [it])

There are (probably many) buttons around the internet with links like this,
www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=29092&t=64

For example, the "Get Firefox" button at the bottom of this page,
http://www.javalobby.org/articles/activeobjects/


Since Spread Firefox has passed away, those URLs redirect to mozilla.org/contribute.  As a clueless end user, this probably doesn't make sense, as I'm likely expecting a download button.  Possibly you're missing out on downloads/users.

So, maybe you want to implement a different (or special case) redirect?

At the least, it seems worth looking at how much traffic is hitting these URLs.
Assignee: nobody → cnovak
Thanks for flagging this Alex. We'll get these redirects going to the right place.
Target Milestone: --- → 1.1
Should we redirect these to the Firefox download page instead of contribute?
Whiteboard: [it]
Cmore, agreed. I think sending them to the download page is the right call. 

Back in the summer Shyam found the code repository for the images on sfx-images.mozilla.org:
http://svn.mozilla.org/projects/spreadfirefox.com/affiliates_buttons/tags/production/firefox/3.6/

You'll see there are some subfolders there for other locales, and those are just the 3.6 images.

This other directory may also have buttons that are still in use on blogs and websites:
http://svn.mozilla.org/projects/spreadfirefox.com/affiliates_buttons/tags/production/affiliates/Buttons/

Would it make sense to redirect all of these to Affiliates as well?
Assignee: cnovak → chrismore.bugzilla
Target Milestone: 1.1 → ---
Depends on: 698615
No longer depends on: 698615
Depends on: 698615
Chelsea: This is done!

1) Spreadfirefox.com is redirected to affiliates.mozilla.org

2) Old Affiliate links (http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=29092&t=64) are redirected to the Firefox download page.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Awesome!
(In reply to Chris More [:cmore] from comment #4)
> Chelsea: This is done!
> 
> 1) Spreadfirefox.com is redirected to affiliates.mozilla.org
> 
> 2) Old Affiliate links
> (http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=29092&t=64) are redirected to
> the Firefox download page.

QA verified on prod.
1) spreadfirefox.com redirects to affiliates.mozilla.org
2)
[23:06:30.022] GET http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=29092&t=64 [HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently 45ms]
[23:06:30.071] GET http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/ [HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently 94ms]
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Hey guys, 

I got a report from Asa that his old spreadfirefox affiliate buttons are re-directing to the "how to become an affiliate page" and not to the Firefox download page.

"http://www.spreadfirefox.com/?q=affiliates&id=4&t=209 is directing people to 
https://affiliates.mozilla.org/en-US/?q=affiliates&id=4&t=209 and not to mozilla.org/firefox"

Can we look into this and see why this redirect isn't working?

Many thanks!
C
Status: VERIFIED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
I've reopened bug 698615 that resolved this 4 months ago.
Can you cc me on that bug when you get a sec cmore?
Fixed!
Status: REOPENED → RESOLVED
Closed: 8 years ago8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: Websites → Firefox Affiliates
Bumping to verified per comment 10 - thanks cmore!
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
Product: Firefox Affiliates → Firefox Affiliates Graveyard
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