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

Why are my clicks not showing up in my CPA stats?

Discussion in 'CPA' started by mreza001, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. mreza001

    mreza001 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    1
    How come my CPA stats do not match the actual clicks I get on my links?

    I shorten my aff url using bit.ly and I am able to track how many clicks come through that url.

    So far today my bit.ly shows 15 clicks on my affiliate link, but my Neverblue stats only show 4. Why the difference?

    Is Neverblue real time or delayed stats? Are they not counting all my clicks for some reason?

    Any someone give me some feedback?

    Thanks.
     
  2. johnlc

    johnlc Newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Not sure about neverblue specifically, but most of the time stats are delayed.
     
  3. mreza001

    mreza001 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    1
    Well I'm running a campaign with Azoogle now and their stats are real time.

    However, I'm running into this problem again. Why is it that the CPA networks don't show the same number of clicks as when I'm tracking in real time with my bit.ly account?

    It shows like in the last hour with 7 clicks, but Azoogle only registers 2 clicks.

    Is there something wrong that I'm doing in that the affiliate id is getting lost or something, is Azoogle just not counting all of them and thus doing some sort of shaving, or since I'm doing a DMR some people are closing out the window before it gets to the offer (which might count as a click on bit.ly, but not on Azoogle stats).


    Is this pretty normal for all CPA networks to not account every click even if it doesn't convert? Or even if that click does convert they somehow not give us the credit?



    Anyone else can give some feedback or advice on this matter.
     
  4. Jeremy_AM

    Jeremy_AM Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    190
    they may be discarding duplicate clicks and clicks that aren't from real visitors (eg search engine crawlers)
     
  5. mreza001

    mreza001 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2009
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    1
    Since I'm blanking my referrer with DMR it is not shown where my traffic is coming from. So you think the clicks that are registered by bit.ly are duplicates?

    But from my testing it seems that all the networks are only showing like 50% of my clicks overall. What is up with that?

    So if in one day I get 80 clicks only around 40 or so show up on the CPA stats.

    So this is something we have to live with and we need to just increase more traffic to compensate for this?
     
  6. Jeremy_AM

    Jeremy_AM Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    190
    by duplicates i meant that if you have two clicks from one ip within a short amount of time, it may get counted as one.
    Linktrust-based networks do this for example.

    What we often see at our network, and something I have addressed here in a few threads, is that sometimes a person has 100 clicks and 30 of them are Google or Yahoo or other bots. We count all of those (for now), whereas some networks would count all of the dupes as one click.
    So that may be what you're experiencing. Bit.ly counting all of them and the network discarding dupes.