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Looking for good program to manage my affiliate links, etc?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by goonieguhu, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. goonieguhu

    goonieguhu Junior Member

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    What programs do you use to keep track of the affiliate programs and products you promote? I'm ready to graduate from excel.

    Features I would love to have:
    1. Keep track of all products with accompanying html code.
    2. Keep track of sales and payouts.

    I saw Stat*sRemote.com mentioned in another thread. Looks good- costs around $30/month. This seems to do #2 but not #1.

    Another one I found was Personal Affiliate Manager but it looks pretty dated. Looks like it does #1 but not #2.

    Any other suggestions? It's really hard to search for this on Google since anything with "manage" and "affiliate program" brings up stuff to manage your very own affiliate program.
     
  2. jmhmedia

    jmhmedia Junior Member

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    I've used Stats Remote and it worth the money, they have been around along time and they support just about everyone. I don't think you'll find a better solution unless you pay someone to create a web based checker.
     
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    Stats*Junky.com may do the trick for you --- and it's free for now.
     
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    jmhmedia Junior Member

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    Thanks SS, I'll keep my eye on StatsJ - it's looks like better software than Statsremote but doens't support that many programs yet - still in beta.
     
  5. goonieguhu

    goonieguhu Junior Member

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    Thanks for the headsup on statsjunky- I just signed up as a beta tester, too. Hope they honor their promise to keep it free for beta testers for life.
     
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    nomad83 Newbie

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    Did you ever find the program that does this? I cant believe it's so hard to find!
     
  7. Comenius

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    I use Prosper202 and it's pretty slick. It's free. You just have to be comfortable installing it, which is nothing more complex that doing a manual WordPress install.

    The only caveat is that it requires a dedicated domain to run. You can't just slap it into a subdirectory of an existing domain, although you can put other things in other subdirectories of the domain you dedicate to it.
     
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    Comenius Junior Member

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    Also, I checked out StatsJunky and it's really, really cool, but no longer free. It has some amazing abilities to synchronize automatically the performance of your campaigns.

    That's one limitation of Prosper202--you have to manually import the CSV exports from your affiliate networks in order to track sales back to keywords.

    One thing neither product does well right now is track the Adwords/MSN/Yahoo ads that were used to generate the sales. You can kind of do that manually with Prosper202, but at scale their manual solution would be way too much work. StatsJunky right now has no ability to track ads at all.
     
  9. xpro

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    Also, checkout OpenX, Its a web application, but I think it does everything you need
     
  10. Rick4691

    Rick4691 Registered Member Premium Member

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    Have to agree with xpro - OpenX gives you a lot of control over multiple sites and campaigns from a centralized location. It also gives a certain level of cloaking.

    Set OpenX up on a domain with a somewhat commercial sounding name, like "joesinternetmarketing.com", and put up a page that says "We're sorry, but Joe's Internet Marketing is not accepting new advertising clients at this time."

    That makes it look like you're running an internet-ad clearinghouse service for multiple affiliates to anyone who starts snooping in your HTML.