What is a custom affiliate tracking code?
Affiliates may want to track sales that they referred in their own systems, and not only in your installation of Post Affiliate Pro. Super Affiliates often sell hundreds of products, and they need the accessibility to track sales from multiple affiliate programs in one place.
Post Affiliate Pro has an optional feature (Affiliate Sale Tracking Codes), which can be activated by the merchant in the “Features” menu. After you have activated this feature, all of your affiliates will be able to define custom sale tracking codes, which will be inserted into your “thank you” page after the sale referred by the affiliate has been processed. To prevent merchants from inserting unwanted codes, each change or new tracking code has to be approved by the merchant.
How are custom affiliate tracking codes useful?
Custom affiliate tracking codes are more useful for your affiliates than for you, the affiliate program manager. Post Affiliate Pro gives you all the tools you need to stay on top of your marketing campaign. This feature allows affiliates to keep track of their campaign results with you. It is likely that some affiliates will have more partnerships with other merchants than you have affiliates working for you. In this case, affiliates who wish to stay organized can use their affiliate tracking codes to find out where and when they get successful conversions.
Warning: Affiliate tracking codes can cause damage to your thank you page. Approve them only after careful consideration of the risks involved.
Frequently asked questions
Why are custom affiliate tracking codes useful?
Affiliate tracking codes are useful for affiliates who promote multiple different affiliate programs and want all their commissions from all the affiliate programs tracked in one place (their own tracking platform), or for affiliates who would want to run their own affiliate program to promote your offers/products.
What are customized affiliate tracking codes?
Affiliate tracking codes are codes within advertisements that enable affiliates to specify their postback URLs/pixels which should be called once they get a sale in your system.
How to create affiliate sale tracking code
how to create new affiliate sale tracking code for a specific affiliate and specific campaign via Post Affiliate Pro API
If you want all commissions from all of the multiple different affiliate programs tracked in one place, try our Affiliate Sale Tracking Codes feature now.
Affiliate tracking is the process of operating, tracking, and controlling marketing activities that are provided by affiliate software.
A guide to different types of affiliate tracking
Affiliate tracking is crucial to monitor the performance of affiliates in promoting a business. Different tracking types and methods are available such as cookie tracking, postback URL tracking, per product tracking, and impression tracking. The best affiliate tracking software is Post Affiliate Pro which offers multiple tracking methods including IP tracking, lifetime commission, action tracking, and offline tracking. Payment to affiliates can vary depending on the method used such as Cost Per Sale, Cost Per Click, and Cost Per Lead. Using tracking methods can provide a better overview of the affiliate network and plan further actions.