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Help with affiliate tracking/ blanking referer

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by lesaurus, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. lesaurus

    lesaurus Junior Member

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    Would someone please be able to help me with this.
    I am starting a CPA campaign. It will be mostly whitehat methods but i want to blank the referer. I also want to track so that I know what methods are working.

    I know how to do a DMR and domain forwarding, I am also aware of tracking202 with prosper who also blank the referer.

    Just want to know the best most simplest way to go.

    If I use DMR, is the sub Id passed on so that i can see the stats in my Affiliate networks dashboard.

    If I use domain forwarding is the referer blanked?

    Is tracking202 just for use with PPC campaigns or can you track affiliate sales as well

    Your help and advice would be most appreciated thanks.
     
  2. oldenstylehats

    oldenstylehats Elite Member Premium Member

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    Tracking202 or Prosper202(self-hosted) are the way to go. They can do affiliate sales tracking with completion pixels as well as PPC tracking. The blanking is pretty good, though not perfect. It takes time to setup, but once you've got it going, it is a great option.
     
  3. lesaurus

    lesaurus Junior Member

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    Thanks oldenstylehats

    But doesn't tracking202 spit out a link for you to use that looks like www.redirect.tracking202 etc
    I want to redirect through a domain with a nicer sounding name such as www.acai-madness.com. If I were using PPC which is what tracking 202 is designed for it would not be a problem as i could set the display URL to something a bit more enticing and still use the tracking URL as the destination URL. However I am using different methods to generate traffic, forums, craigslist etc and wont have the option to do this.

    I just want my lead to see "get your acai berry here - www.acaimadness.com"
    Then when they click the link to my domain they get redirected directly to the landing page of the offer - with tracking - do you see what i mean?