1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

best way to track conversions?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by 7yearitch, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    142
    Occupation:
    dog food tester
    Location:
    growing on trees
    hi, guys

    after a lot of research, testing, and hard work i finally managed to get some conversions on my affiliate site. the thing is, i have 100+ articles on my site. and i put in the aff link to almost all the articles. i do use adsense to finance the content, but my main income is from the aff links.

    how do i track which page is contributing to the best conversions? according to my aff report, the overall conversions are quite high (almost 10%). if i can pinpoint the source of the highest conversions i might go into ppc and forego seo altogether. assuming it's viable. thanks for your help!
     
  2. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2014
    Messages:
    2,637
    Likes Received:
    680
    Occupation:
    Self employed
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    There is a tracking tool known as Improvely that claims it will help you track every sale so you'll know which pages and keywords are generating sales for you, although I haven't used it. I think there's a way to do it manually.

    Look at your affiliate reports and note which product sells the most. The pages promoting the products that sell the most are probably the highest converting pages.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    142
    Occupation:
    dog food tester
    Location:
    growing on trees
    thanks for the tip. i'm thinking of doing it manually though. the affiliate reports are quite useless. they only tell me how many impressions convert to clicks and then to sales overall, but no tracking id for individual links.
     
  4. keywordspot

    keywordspot Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    4,294
    Likes Received:
    1,480
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    contenu visuel
    Location:
    At Hill Station
    Great question, OP! You know my conversion tracking tool "Hubspot". But it's not freebies paid tool only. I think "Google Analytics" best to track your conversion goals. Past few months ago, I used google analytic for tracking my particular. So, OP take a look out "Google Analytics" or "Adobe Analytics". I am glad it was a helpful tip to you. - ramanan
     
  5. Nick Flame

    Nick Flame Executive VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,314
    Likes Received:
    4,377
    Google Analytics goal is a great free tool, but depends on what affiliate network you use and what they report. If they don't send you enough data no tracking tool will save you, since the actual sale takes place on their landing pages, where you will not have any code installed.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  6. Laubster

    Laubster Senior Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    1,008
    Likes Received:
    377
    Occupation:
    Self employed
    Location:
    I Travel A Lot
    Home Page:
    Depends on your AFF network and if they'll allow you to even track conversions. Most serious AFF networks will allow prosper202 or the more serious CPV Lab.
     
  7. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    142
    Occupation:
    dog food tester
    Location:
    growing on trees
    thanks, nick. where can i get more info on how to do that? i do use GA on my site. i just want to know which one of my pages are sending clicks to the affiliate site. i managed to find a vendor that converts really well, so im just looking to focus on sending more leads their way.