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Setting up tracking

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by tstamp, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. tstamp

    tstamp Newbie

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    Alright, this is my first post, and I sincerely hope it's in the right spot to ask this question. I am thinking about hiring out some people to post ads on Craigslist, Backpage, USFreeAds, etc.

    How do I ensure they do the work they are being paid to do? I've not done this before and am relatively new to the IM realm. I could conceive of having upwards of a dozen people placing these ads. It would be nice to know what to look for from those who have done something similar.

    I also would like to know the best way to give each of these people a link to use in the ad so I know who actually sent the traffic to my site. Perhaps even such that I would know which of the contractors placed the ad and what site it was placed on. For example, "Joe" places an ad on Craigslist and Backpage. I want to know which clicks came from which site and also that Joe is the one who did it.

    I am not wanting to spend money on software to track this sort of thing. I want free even if it means a bit of record keeping on my part. Hopefully someone here can point me in the right direction.
     
  2. bluehatface

    bluehatface Regular Member

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    Excel for the most part. Get them to send the URLs of the listing so you can verify.

    As for tracking, you can add a query to the web request e.g. "?joe" and store it in a cookie

    Hope that helps point you in the right direction.
     
  3. stevenjoh

    stevenjoh Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i think u can give each poster different cloak link like bit.ly
    for example user "joe" with Link 1
    user 2 "john" with Link 2

    i hope it help