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If you see a comission appear in your affiliate account, is there a way to track whether that person arrived via advertising method 1 or advertising method 2?
Also, what if you have a ton load of advertising methods, can this be accurately tracked? So therefore you can concentrate on areas which are working for you?
Or if you are using a web site and not PPC straight to the affiliate, you can use different landing pages on your site.
Both of these methods can be extended to cover hundreds of different campaigns, if necessary.
Unfortunately, no, I can't do it this way. The links to the merchant from me can include:
- Links from my website (I have click counters on these)
- PPC from search enging 1
- PPC from search engine 2
So as there are a number of ways to get to the affiliate link, I only have the information of how many times a particular link has been clicked. But what I need is to know which advertising method a particular buyer came from.
Surely there are people who do this?
For example, if I create a series of web pages to promote products from MerchantX, my links on the "blue" page for "product 2" might be
Then, whenever I see a sale, I can check which "sub" code was used, and then I know where the sale came from (in this case, the web site, blue page, product-2 link).
This is especially useful for Google AdWords campaigns.