homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google AdWords
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: buckworks & eWhisper & skibum

Google AdWords Forum

Tracking Conversions by Keywords for Affiliates

5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3652060 posted 6:46 pm on May 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

I posted this in the affiliate forum, but have got no responses so I figured I would see if anyone here could help me...

Do the major networks such as Commission Junction and LinkShare allow affiliates to track conversions down to the keyword level in AdWords, Y!SM and AdCenter?

If yes, how do they do this and is it accurate?

I know that you need to insert tracking pixel(s) on your thank you/confirmation page for typivcal AdWords conversion tracking to work. Affiliates, in most cases, do not have access to this. So other thn negotiating a deal to have each merchant add your specific pixel to their landing page, how do affiliates track conversion by keyword?



SanDiego Art

5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3652060 posted 6:53 pm on May 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

In order to get keyword-level conversion data in CJ, you'll have to use the SID to either contain the keyword, or some reference to it (a number code that you have a lookup table that knows 0123 = keyword term).

Then you have to match up this CJ report, with data from the Search Engines.

You won't be able to "see" conversion in the SE unless you actually add the tracking pixel to the merchants' page.


5+ Year Member

Msg#: 3652060 posted 3:49 pm on May 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks SDA.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  

Home / Forums Index / Google / Google AdWords
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved