1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Tracking Conversions For Free To Paid Members On A SAAS Sold Via The Web

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by donkeykongbutter, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. donkeykongbutter

    donkeykongbutter Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    So, I have a client in which I am trying to setup full conversion tracking for. His website sells a web based server and gets people to sign up as a free member as the primary conversion goal. I need to know how to track free to paid membership conversions and link this back to the traffic source, ie. keyword, campaign, referrer, etc. What do you guys use for this?
     
  2. donkeykongbutter

    donkeykongbutter Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2008
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    2
    bump-
     
  3. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,177
    Likes Received:
    1,563
    Occupation:
    Search Engine Marketing
    Location:
    The Internet
    There a billion ways to track this....

    So here's a few simple methods:

    1. Using Google Analytics:

    http://support.google.com/analytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1033867

    --> Then setup Goal Tracking in Google Analytics

    2. Setup a database:
    -> prevent duplicate user IDs
    -> log free username ID
    -> log a paid user's name
    -> if free username + paid username = match = you have a conversion

    Have your website script grab the tracking url data and inject it into the database along with the free users name or paid if they go directly to paid offer.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013
  4. thedorf

    thedorf Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,193
    Likes Received:
    700
    Occupation:
    what? I gotta have a job?
    Location:
    BHW - Where else?
    Nevermind, I like the_demon's ideas in the post above mine.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1