We need an easy to find a referral credit link for DNA tests

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I had a non member contact me via private message from one of my profiles. They wanted to know how to get DNA tested.

I remembered reading in one of the posting somewhere to use a link that will give wikitree credit for the referal.

I searched everywhere and could not find a referal link to the testing companies. It may be out there and I'm blind but I sure couldnt find one very easy. I almost gave up looking after going back through many postings looking for it.

Finaly I found one " If your contact wishes to order a test kit from FamilyTreeDNA.com, please encourage them to use this link to place your order so that WikiTree gets the referral credit:  http://www.familytreedna.com/cj.aspx?ftdna_ref=600 "

My sugestion is to make the links to the testing companies easier to find. They should be on every profile that has DNA information attached. and also on the main DNA page.

If they are already there then they need to be more obvious, I swear I looked all over for them. I'm sure we have missed a lot of "credit" opportunities.

Thanks Darin

 

in Policy and Style by Darin Neves G2G2 (2.7k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway
The affiliate credit link for Family Tree DNA provided in this answer is no longer working.  Does anyone have an updated link?  Thank you.
The one at the top that starts with http://www...worked for me, but you can't click on the link that starts with Family Tree DNA:...
Thanks Henry.  This is the correct link:

http://www.familytreedna.com/cj.aspx?ftdna_ref=600

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Thanks for the heads-up.  I posted the folowing on the DNA category page and the DNA Project page, right at the top of each page:  If you know someone that would like to order a DNA test from FamilyTreeDNA.com, please encourage them to use this link to place the order so that WikiTree gets the referral credit: http://www.familytreedna.com/cj.aspx?ftdna_ref=600 Thanks!

by Kitty Smith G2G6 Pilot (542k points)
Wish I had known that.  I just ordered four kits for my family.
sending private msg
i must be having a brain cramp... i didnt notice that it was FTDNA.  I ordered from 23andme.  Thanks though!
Thanks, Kitty and Allen! We have affiliate links for all three (FTDNA, Ancestry, and 23adMe). I'll make sure they're all on the DNA page.

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