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Discussion in 'CPA' started by mystery, May 22, 2009.

  1. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    Ok, I've tried to ask their support but still no reply from them. So this is a question to anyone using the service.

    To those of you who use the {keyword} feature at the end of tracking202 link, to track adwords keywords... (the link that should be used instead of your landing page url in adwords).

    1- Do you change {keyword} to reflect whatever keyword you are targeting? ie. each keyword has a specific link?

    2- I have one keyword in each adgroup. Two ads running for each adgroup. I've edited the keywords setting and changed the destination link to the one provided by tracking202 with the {keyword} at the end of the link.

    Should I change the campaign's destination url as well for each ad?

    3- I'm bidding on all three forms of the keyword. Broad Match, Exact Match and Phrase Match. Keyword, "Keyword" and [Keyword].

    Question: should I change the {keyword} at the end of the tracking link to match the exact match, phrase match or broad match? with commas "", without, or with []?

    Hope I'm making sense...
     
  2. macmastermike

    macmastermike Junior Member

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    1) only necessary when you bid on all 3 matches. then you use ={keyword}, ="{keyword}" and =[{keyword}]

    2) when you assigned a single keyword link to each keyword theres no need to insert it into the ads

    3) yes, see 1

    you should learn more about adwords before you start campaigns or you'll burn too much money...
     
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  3. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    Thanks Mike!

    So no need to change the campaign ads' destination urls if I've already changed it in the keywords destination urls. Right?

    But then should I leave my old main destination url as it is in the campaign ads?

    Or should I replace it with the url provided by tracking202 but without adding a keyword... ie. the link but without the ={keyword}?
     
  4. dinz

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    anymore good info on setting up for this? i m interested too :) tq
     
  5. Gathom

    Gathom Newbie

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    Hi,
    I have a question regarding this as well.

    In the LandingURL{keyword} , do you actually place the {} ? Or is the {} just to show me where to put the keyword?

    and..

    ..do you code your keywords? I.e: {a1} / {b1} - {a2} / {b2} - {a3} / {b3} ?

    I noticed when I added prosper202 into one of my good campagins I didn`t generated a single sale after 9 days. It can be because I did`t code my keywords...??
     
  6. crysis1

    crysis1 Junior Member

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    Have you seen stats junky if you have the cash it might be worth looking in to.
     
  7. Gathom

    Gathom Newbie

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    Hmm yeah.. looks great...!
     
  8. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    Gathom, according to adwords help center, you don't include the {}. These are just for indication purposes. just use: =keyword

    Also as per the examples in their help center, if you have a keyword consisting of more than one word, with spaces between them of course, you will notice adwords won't allow you to put spaces in the destination url.

    Replace spaces with %20 ... so if the keyword is: "load of crap", it'd be:

    =load%20of%20crap

    If I missed something, would appreciate pointing it out.

    Still waiting for an answer about the destination url in the campaign ads, not the keywords.

    Should I leave the old main landing page url as it is (not a tracking202 url), or should I replace it with the main tracking202 url but without indicating a keyword at the end?
     
  9. macmastermike

    macmastermike Junior Member

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    1) you MUST include the curly brackets!! otherwise it won't work: use ={keyword} NOT =keyword

    2) if all keywords have a destination-url it doesn't matter what's inside the ad-destination (except the link must work as the adwords bot follows it and will deactevate your ad if there's a non-valid url in there). i always insert the t202-url into the ad too.

    so my campaigns look like:

    keyword broad -> trackingurl/../xyz.php?kw={keyword}
    keyword match -> trackingurl/../xyz.php?kw="{keyword}"
    keyword exact -> trackingurl/../xyz.php?kw=[{keyword}]
    ad: -> trackingurl/../xyz.php?kw={keyword}-ad

    the "-ad1" shows me which ad was clicked when i do split-testing (doesn't work when you have destination-urls in the keyword - but when you have some keys that work you can start split-testing in a new adgroup)

    3) %20 is added automatically by adwords
     
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  10. mystery

    mystery Regular Member

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    why not:

    keyword broad -> trackingurl/../xyz.php?kw={keyword}
    keyword match -> trackingurl/../xyz.php?kw={"keyword"}
    keyword exact -> trackingurl/../xyz.php?kw={[keyword]}

    since the curly brackets should surround your target... are you sure of your setting? I'll assume so since you seem to be tracking well with no prob.

    Well, when I tried entering the keywords with space in the keywords destination url, adwords reported an error and told me I shouldn't use spaces in urls. Therefore, my setting wasn't saved.

    When I checked adwords help center, there was an example with a keyword with multiple words and it had %20 in between words. They didn't SAY we should do that, but it was there in the example.

    I need to know if I should include it since if it shouldn't be manually included, this will mess up my keywords.
     
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    yes i'm sure. cause if you write {[keyword]} you will see {[keyword]} in 202... adwords replaces the exact term {keyword}

    3) strange... always worked for me in adwords editor... i just don't know where you need the %20 as {keyword} gets replaced automatically (i also use it in the keyword-url...) so you can copy/paste the url quite fast
     
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  12. Comenius

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    Dang, that tip #1 is genius. Been wondering how to do that, and it's so simple. Thanks!! :)
     
  13. crysis1

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    I found this post on dp and we all know bhw world is much smarter was wonder your answers to these questions.


    I just started using the tool.After watching all the video and set up some campaigns, I found that

    - I need to go through the process of creating every text ad in order to generate a destination URL tracking link. And this is near impossible if I have lots of adgroups and most adgroups will have 2 text ads. So are there any better ways that I can make this process more effiecient? something like export all the already created text ads from Google adwords editor to tracking202, then assign the destination url. And i use a tool like EfficientPPC, which creates thousands of adgroups and text ads, it is quite efficient indeed, but how can i use it better with tra

    - Also, could you please explain to me what to do with CJ after I have the campaign started? So far, this is how I understand tracking202 (correct me if i'm wrong)

    1. after setting up the affiliate campaign and landig page, i get the code to put on the landing page, this code will assign unique subid which tracks the traffics

    2.then i gotta write text ad and for each ad I can generate a desination url to put in the adword campaign. (again, i don't see any tool to do it in "mass", creating each ad is crazy when you have hundreds of ad)

    3. The destination code is something like http://www.besthotproduct.net?t202id=5180305&t202kw= and for google adword I need to put {keyword} right after kw=, so tracking202 can track the keywords. And I assume I need to put the as the destinaton url for the text. However, should I add this as the keyword destination URL or leave keyword destinaton url blank?

    Would this be actual keyword ie: {bmw} or just {keyword}

    4. After this, I should be ok to upload the campaign.

    What to go from there?
    I have test click the affiliate and actually purchased something from my link to see if tracking works. I can see it is recorded in tracking202, but how do I check the SID detail in CJ? And does CJ report all the clicks with SID or they only show the ones that converted?