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PPC -> Landing Page -> Amazon. How To Track?

Discussion in 'Other Affiliate Programs' started by persiaseo, Jun 26, 2010.

  1. persiaseo

    persiaseo Junior Member

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    Hey Guys,

    Recently I started to create a ReviewAzon based website as my landing page to promote Amazon products. I am using PPC to bring traffic to my landing pages and there were some sales.

    I am looking for a method/application to track affiliate sales in keyword level to find out which keywords from which sources are converting into affiliate sales.
     
  2. Maverick DFZ

    Maverick DFZ Newbie

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    If youre using separate pages for each refferal you can set up goals in google webmaster tools, hope this helps

    If not, how does your system work in a little more detail and ill try and help more
     
  3. persiaseo

    persiaseo Junior Member

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    No I am not using different landing pages for different traffic sources. I have 1 landing pages and I bring traffic from Adwords/Adcenter/YSM to this page. On the landing page, there is a button which links to the amazon product with my aff. links. I want to know how I can track which keywords from PPC converts into affiliate sales. Is there any script/application that can do the job for me?
     
  4. persiaseo

    persiaseo Junior Member

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    Looks like it is a hidden gem! Nobody is going to answer, I also found an ebook which claims to teach you how to do amazon keyword tracking for $47!!!!

    Anybody wanna share?
     
  5. scb335

    scb335 BANNED BANNED

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    persiaseo, not sure if this is the easiest way to do it, but my method works for me so I'll share it with you in case you're interested.

    Basically, I create a sub-domain on my affiliate site that I'll use just for affiliate link redirecting.

    So, instead of a link that looks like this in my content pages:
    amazon.c0m/?blaghblagh-gibberish....

    My affiliate links look like this:
    sub.MyDomain.c0m/product-name

    And when someone clicks 1 of my links, they hit sub.MyDomain.c0m/product-name which sends them to the actual affiliate link

    Now, for stats tracking, I use Google Analytics, which lets me see which keywords (from PPC and organic search traffic) lead to hits on my sub-domain click-through pages, and that way I know which terms to focus more attention or money on.

    It's a bit convoluted and I wouldn't try setting something like this up with autoblogs or on any mass scale, but for a site that you're working hard with PPC it may be worth the extra effort to do.

    Hope that helps.
     
  6. persiaseo

    persiaseo Junior Member

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    Thank you for your time. Actually, This is not what I am looking for. The method you mention does not show you which keyword is converting into affiliate sales. It is only giving you an idea on which keyword has the best clicking rate on your affiliate rate. You won't find out which of the keyword is generating sales.

    It looks like to be more complicated than what I have thought. You don't have any access to the amazon's sales page|thank you page to insert your tracking code and since you can not generate Sub-ids on the fly in AMAZON, I think it is near to impossible to track amazon affiliate sales down to keyword level.
     
  7. Maverick DFZ

    Maverick DFZ Newbie

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    Tracking your affiliate links after they have left your site is impossible with amazon unless you are setting up different affiliate accounts for each product

    You could try suggesting adding ?ID= links at the "Let us know" link at the bottom of "View full report" in the affiliates user page but even if they took the comment on board this could take a while for them to bother implementing the idea

    There is a plugin for wordpress called the N1Nja Affiliate Plugin that could quite easily do what scb335 is mentioning, but as you have already said, this would only help you discover how many clicks you recieve per item, which is barely more info than amazon would give you directly

    N1Nja Affiliate allows you to redirect external links through your website, like domain.com/facebook sends you to facebook.com/username, or amazon.com/?affiliate from domain.com/amazon-product

    At least you could use this method to find any high potential products

    Hope this helps you a little
     
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  8. persiaseo

    persiaseo Junior Member

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    Thank you for your helpful info but it doesn't solve the problem. This guy claims that "Tracking Amazon in Keyword Level" is possible! I have no idea what it is and I don't want to burn my $47 just on an ebook that I have no clue if it is helpful or not. Maybe somebody could share this ebook!

    Code:
    http://www.nichefever.com/amazon-keyword-tracking.html
     
  9. philionaire

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    Have you looked into prosper 202 tracking? Its free software that lets you track what keywords are working and what arent.

    You need a domain (get a .info) and install the software on it. From there you get your traffic source - Adwords, MSN, YSM - then your keywords - and you can see whats converting.

    Takes a bit of time to implement and get used to, but pretty good for free.
     
  10. persiaseo

    persiaseo Junior Member

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    I know about Prosper202 but you need to put a tracking code in the "thank You" page to have the tracking working for you but in the case of Amazon, you don't have access to the order page to insert the tracking code. That is why it gets complicated to track amazon in keyword level.
     
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    Yeah, sorry, not sure about amazon. I was just thinking about CPA where you can add the tracking pixel to the offer page, thinking that the same principals applied, but I see where your going now. Its not like you can ask them to add it to each page of every product that they have for every person promoting them.

    Tried googling "ppc tracking amazon sales" and hit the same things as yourself. And the $47 ebook. Did find a $7 off coupon, but still, its not like you want to pay $40!

    Also seen quite a bit about how you can add up to 1500 sub ids on various sites, but they ranged from 2004 to 2008, so dont know if that still applies.
     
  12. persiaseo

    persiaseo Junior Member

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    It looks like it is nearly impossible to track amazon down to keyword level.

    How about creating an amazon aStore? Anybody tried to to see if you can track the sales in keyword level?
     
  13. floob

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    Amazon lets you create multiple tracking id's, (limit of 100).

    If you could send each keyword to a clone page with a different url & tracking ID, then you'd know what's working. I'm not smart enough to figure that out though, maybe some fancy coding can get you there. Obviously this wouldn't be great for seo, but for ppc only maybe?

    Anyway, that's all I can think of.
     
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    I have a product posted on multiple pages on my affiliate website and I need to know from which page the sale was made. Is it possible to track when a click turns into a sale.

    I want to see from which page on my website a camera is selling. I have the same camera posted on several pages and want to see which one is making the sells.

    Could your suggestion of goals in google webmaster tools work for this???

    THANKS
     
  15. coolname

    coolname Newbie

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    also looking for this so would be great if someone can offer some insights