Originally Posted by random user
Possibly a silly question, but...
Does the forum just get credit for purchases or does the forum also get credit for just "hits" from the forum?
Looked into this and the answer is 'yes' to both questions. "Referrals" are closely monitored (site gets one point, to make something up) and if there is a 'Referral' that results in a sale you get 'two points.' (Again, making up numbers.)
Point is it helps the 'whom-ever' direct their advertising. Fly fishing board, why spend money pushing drift rods/gear? Well, some .....
But that's what pays for the electric power to keep this Fora on line. "No free lunch," save for us logging in/posting.