Why am I getting a “400 Bad Request” error?
If you’re getting this error, it’s probably because you’re trying to test a tracking or rotator link in the address bar of your browser while using a Sub-ID token that includes the “
For example, if your affiliate network uses a token like
and you try to test your tracking link from the address bar of your browser by entering something like this…
...that will generate a “400 Bad Request” error because the “
” character is illegal.
That tracking link would be a perfectly acceptable you used it from inside your affiliate network because the network will replace the
token with valid data before ever using the link with ClickMagick.
But, if you use that link directly in your browser’s address bar, that illegal token never gets replaced with a valid Sub-ID value and you’ll get the “400 Bad Request” error.
For more information about this, check out this article:
Article 420 Last updated: 04/25/2020 7:21:28 PM