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Adwords Conversion pixels with Affiliate networks using DirectTrack

Pixel not firing on conversion page

     
8:01 pm on Mar 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm got some AdWords campaigns running that send traffic to my landing page which links to an offer at my affiliate network provider. They - like many other affiliate networks - use the DirectTrack affiliate platform.

I've been trying forever to get my AdWords conversion pixel in place on the conversion page of the offer at my affiliate network provider. It never fires and I've tried various formats.

Anyone else able to get AdWords conversion pixels placed on the conversion page of an affiliate network using DirectTrack?

12:02 pm on Mar 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

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never heard of direct track. But I would imagine it's not possible to setup googles conversion tracking on an affiliate page since you would need direct access to the affiliate page's code. (not often provided by affiliate netword providers)

I've used clickbank in the past and their affiliate platform allows you to add a string to the end of your affiliate link.

I usually use "adwords" as my string so that I can see which sales adwords was responsible for.

7:41 pm on Mar 19, 2008 (gmt 0)

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never heard of direct track

DirectTrack is the largest affilate software platform and many affiliate network sites use it. CPA Storm is one (among others). They allow pixels to be placed on conversion pages of the affiliate product site, so that conversion tracking with third party campaigns (ie: Adwords) can occur.

My goal is to be able to tie a specific Adwords click to a sale (a conversion). This will allow me to know my ROI and what keywords I should be bidding on and at what CPC. The Adwords pixel placement would accomplish this.

1:12 pm on Mar 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I see. The other problem with that though is that google insists that their little logo can be seen on the tracked page - perhaps google is able to tell when it is hidden and thus the reason why its not working.
6:31 pm on Mar 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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My goal is to be able to tie a specific Adwords click to a sale (a conversion). This will allow me to know my ROI and what keywords I should be bidding on and at what CPC. The Adwords pixel placement would accomplish this.

just send a unique id in the query string from the destination url in your ad to your landing page and pass this same id as a sub id to the affiliate network.

you can then pull a report of sales by sub id from the affiliate network and track this back to the adwords ad / keyword that triggered the sale/lead/commission.