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How do I know if an Offer Went Through? **urgent

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by luke82817, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. luke82817

    luke82817 Regular Member

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    Hello, I am making a website that will contain affiliate offers. I am going to be offering free gifts for signups to my affiliates, but I am just wondering how I would do this? On some offers from my affiliate companies, i don't get paid till a signup reaches a certain page (mostly a thank you page). My question is, how am I supposed to know whether the signup went through ok before I give my guests their free gifts? Is there a way to tell while still keeping my traffic sources hidden? I know this is possible because I have been to sites that do this.

    Thanks!
     
  2. luke82817

    luke82817 Regular Member

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    I don't know if a solution could involve an iframe? But if that works then is there a way to still hide the website from the affiliate company even though itll be embedded in a window on my website? (I don't think so)
     
  3. pyronaut

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    Ask your AFF manager if they offer any postback feature.

    Maxbounty do i know that, CPALead do. XY7 doesnt.

    The most basic way is for that user to be signed in at the time. Or have some unique identifier (Could be IP i guess)

    Then you display the offer like

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    http://someofferthing/2345324/blah?subid=<?php echo=$youruniqueidentifier ?>
    
    You then send them through that link.

    You then ask your aff manager to setup a custom postback. Then you have to setup a PHP page for the postback to work basically. It will be like

    www.yoursite.com/postbackpage.php?uniqueidentifier=435345;offer=Acai Berry;cash=435345;

    Generally when networks do the postback they send a bunch of other shit that isnt needed.

    But basically. You need to send each user through a link with a diff subid. And when a user completes an offer, the network can send a post back to your site telling you which offer was done and by which subid(user).

    Best way is to contact aff manager. OR do it through CPALead cause they give you everything to begin with and have video tutorials on how to set it up.

    ALSO just to add. On that php page you also want to have it password protected.

    PM me if you need more help but im about to watch TV so be quick.
     
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  4. luke82817

    luke82817 Regular Member

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    Wow thanks! I will try this right away and let you know how it goes, but probably not till the morning tho since it's so late. Again, thanks!
     
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    Pyronaut,
    That was a very detailed and useful post. I didn't know that you could setup this type of postback service - I'll be using it from now. Enjoy your TV!
     
  6. pyronaut

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    No problem man. I would 100% reccommend CPALead for it. Although there offers pay less etc, they have all the tools to do this. Infact CPALead is MADE for incentivised sites etc.

    So they have an auto display thing that geo targets the users etc.