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Tracking CPA Completions

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by BabyBoy06, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. BabyBoy06

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    Recently I decided I wanted to start an incentive website but since I don't have enough of a budget to purchase FSRevolution quite yet, I've decided to take an alternative route. The only issue I am having is exactly how can I track the offer completions?

    For example: The alternative route will still be on the path of incentivizing offers (that are, of course, incentive friendly) - BUT - is there any way I can track offer completions based on IP addresses without having to code anything? For instance, one person goes and completes 3 offer's. Now when I download the CSV from the affiliate network (or track who completed the offer through some other method) - how can I tell who completed what.

    The only solution I can figure is have each person who is interested contact me directly and I will from there assign them a "personalized" affiliate URL (giving them a custom SubID in which everytime someone completes the offer, they use the affiliate URL with their SubID and this'll tell me who exactly completed the offer.)

    Any other suggestions would be appreciated...
     
  2. artswerdstone

    artswerdstone Power Member

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    Ask the person who completes your offer to input the "third word of the page" that he can see after he completed the offer, or something similar. Of course, once you have to check the "control" page and choose something unique and easy to find.
     
  3. BabyBoy06

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    ^^ That is a good idea but I need something a bit more solid. We'll have to see what others say before I can make a final decision...
     
  4. aaappp3

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    Some CPA networks, like neverblueads, have a postback url you can use to track completions.
     
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    Have you tried adtracks? I haven't set it up yet but I believe you can track individual conversions per offer.

    I could be way off though.
     
  7. BabyBoy06

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    aaappp3: I've realized that a majority of these networks have a "postback" feature, but wouldn't I need to have something coded in order for it to be relayed back to my site and everything? I'm not really looking to have something coded and all of that, at least not yet.

    WhiskerBiscuit: I'll check it out...

    ximscreamingx: I haven't heard of it, but likewise, I'll check it out and let you know...
     
  8. BabyBoy06

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    I've tried to understand the script WhiskerBiscuit but I can't get it down solid. My PHP knowledge isn't that good to actually be able to modify the code to add the stuff to my database. Great post though if I can say so.

    ximscreamingx: It seems adTracks is in BETA stage and its not entirely what I was looking for.

    If anything, WhiskerBiscuit had the right idea of what I wanted (something like a postback that would automatically insert the data for the completed offers into a database.) Anyone got a script that can help me? Thanks...
     
  9. Whisker

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    Append a user detail at the end of an open subid link(&subid= ) which will track cpa side. This can be done by populating a panel of subid links via mysql db, and then when the specific user clicks through one of those, the username/userid etc will be appended onto that so you can see exactly who completed which offers.

    The cheapest script I know that does this function is
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    http://shiftcode.com
     
  10. BabyBoy06

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    ^^ Yeah but my PHP skills aren't that advanced. I may have to hire a programmer for a few hours to use this code and implement it into the system I want to use. In any case, I'm not big on ShiftCode for the reason being that apparently it lacks features or whatever. But I'll check it out in any case.

    Thanks WhiskerBiscuit... anymore suggestions that I could use?
     
  11. artswerdstone

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    Ask for a copy of the confirmation e-mail of a subscription, if the action was an enrollment or a trial order.
    You can verify the e-mails manually once per day.
     
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    ^^ Good idea... still looking for anymore suggestions just in case there is one other idea that is smarter :p
     
  13. artswerdstone

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    Not all networks are equal. Probably you need a system that fits all the networks, independent of the provided technical features. You will want to complete those offers once (not from your IP) to learn what happens in each case. Then you will see what point to check particularly for each network to have a good proof of completion.
    Think less and look more, so you will easier find the solution.
     
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    ^^ I'm confused, mind detailing a bit more please :)
     
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    Complete a couple of CPA offers to learn the experience of it.

    That will give you the idea about what you have to do.
     
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    yeh i was thinking of using redirs to track submits by IP.
     
  17. BabyBoy06

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    Yeah, well I want to track CPA's based on their IP address and have a cookie placed on their computer with a unique code. This code will assign them a unique "key" that everytime they complete a offer, it will present that key to the offer id and also use their IP. If that makes sense.

    Still seeking suggestions though :)
     
  18. n8800

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    lol i have the money to have something like this built but i havent been able to find anyone to do so...

    But i have been looking for a alternative to shiftcode but so far i've come up with nothing... I have a fully built script but its missing the signup tracking part!
     
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    n8800

    I'm looking at getting something like this done, maybe we can talk about it.

    A few guys chipping in may be the answer

    Anyone interested PM me and I'll get everyones details to each other and set up some communication method so we can make this happen

    oscar....