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Advanced Tracking script for cash incentive CPA offer

Discussion in 'CPA' started by blackhatsuccess, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. blackhatsuccess

    blackhatsuccess Newbie

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    I have a cash incentive CPA offer from a network. It is a free survey offer that pays out $5.60. At the end of the survey it asks for name, email, street address with zip, etc.

    I want to make a tracking url script that tracks users who complete the survey, so I can pay them or give them a soft incentive. It is other than the tracking link the CPA company gives us(I'm not sure if it can track the completion of the survey). Can anyone give pointers as to how to create the script or if someone can create it for me for a fee?

    I tried posting a job for the script on vWorker(formally known as rent-a-coder) but I've only got one bid for $1500. I know that is a total rip off and it seems like the person was trying to take advantage or something.

    Please advice, thank you
     
  2. squark

    squark Junior Member

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    Best bet is if you can have your network or publisher drop a pixel... Then you can have first-class tracking.

    Outside of that, you could iframe it and track navigation changes. Security restrictions won't let you know which pages they're navigating to... But you could make a rough approximation based on how many nav changes have been fired. Won't work if it's a variable number of pages, frame-busting, or the user randomly goes back or navigates to pages like privacy policy, etc. It's a total hack... But it may be closest you get without the network or publisher helping you out.
     
  3. THUNDERELVI

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    If I may ask, what kind of offer is that and in what CPA network?
     
  4. blackhatsuccess

    blackhatsuccess Newbie

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    It is a Quiz Jungle offer. I pmed you the link to the network.

     
  5. blackhatsuccess

    blackhatsuccess Newbie

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    Well, basically I have a tracking url from the network like this:

    wwwwdotinstantdollarzdotcom/clickdotphp?p=33869&c=37485&email=&subid=

    If I put a "subid", like the users address, name, etc, would that be sufficient to track whether they completed the offer or not?

     
  6. squark

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    It depends on what you mean by "completed." If you just need to track if they did enough for you to get paid, then yes, that will work. Most networks will have either a pixel they can fire or a script that can be placed to notify you.

    But your commission getting triggered and the user completing the offer are usually 2 different things. Completing the offer means following the entire lead path. That's harder to track because you usually can't get your pixel placed at the end.

    So if it's option 1 then you're all set and it will be pretty easy to track. If it's option 2 then you'll need to jump through some hoops (see my earlier post).
     
  7. blackhatsuccess

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    Got it, makes sense now. My affiliate manager just told me that he can report back to me the entire tracking ID that my system inserts in place of [SUBID]. For example, if your system inserts the tracking ID "user1offer1" for a click and the user completes the offer, our reports will tell you that subid "user1offer1" generated a lead. Based on the trackingID your system inserts, you should be able to decipher and then credit the right people based on that information (ie. crediting user 1 for completing offer 1).

    But can the user cheat by hitting submit button without filling out the entire form? It would create an error on the form...however could it create a report of the user anyways?


    Also my manager mentions that he can arrange automated postback of leads. He goes on saying(in quotes), "However, your(my) system has to be advanced enough. If you are unable to program a solution yourself, there are cash incentive scripts for rent on the Web, as well as rent-a-coders that should know how to create a GPT script"


    I don't understand all this entirely but I'm getting a better idea. I will mention to him what you said about pixels and if they have scripts in place.

     
  8. Akkimik

    Akkimik Regular Member

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    I would also like to know what cpa network is that.

    Thanks!
     
  9. nesterdwarf

    nesterdwarf Regular Member

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    Hey blackhatsuccess,

    Just a FYI, but the tracking pixel and the postback are essentailly the same thing, they communicate with your server telling you the offer has been completed. Also, if you are interested, I have a script that does exactly what you need. If you're interested, hit me up and maybe we can work something out...

    ND
     
  10. Rasputin78

    Rasputin78 Regular Member

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    PM me the cpa company name too please , Thanks
     
  11. blackhatsuccess

    blackhatsuccess Newbie

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    Hi Nester, thanks for the clarification. I'll see what my affiate manager can do with the post backs.

    In the meantime I'll hit you up if I need that script.
    Thanks for the offer

    V
     
  12. blackhatsuccess

    blackhatsuccess Newbie

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    Sure thing. When I get to my home computer I'll pm you the link to the company.