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Some basic questions

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 1334 posted 5:13 pm on May 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

I wondered if someone could give me some basic advice.
I have a site selling a service and have been approached by a couple of other sites wishing to place adverts on their site for my site and to receive a commision for every conversion.
I obviously could provide them with the banner ad etc but I was wondering how we both keep track of the other.
How do I identify which customers have come from a particular site and what can I do to show the introducer that I'm not ripping him off.
Is there any software I can buy etc etc.
If anyone can point me in the right directiom to mug up on this topic I would be grateful.



WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 1334 posted 7:24 pm on May 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

You need an affiliate tracking system. Your affiliates each get their own link, with their unique id in it. The system tracks the user, sometimes with a cookie, after the referral.

There are lots of different was to do this. You can set up software on your site, you can pay for a service to do the tracking, or you can join an affiliate network.

These options have been discussed quite a bit recently, dig around in some of the threads in this forum for a better feel of what might work best for you.


10+ Year Member

Msg#: 1334 posted 9:12 pm on May 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

Affiliate software discussion


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