How to Track my Affiliates' Performance

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If you are a merchant and you need to track the performance of your affiliates, ClickMeter is the right service for you. 
You can track sales in real-time, ensure third-party data reliability and share results with your affiliates.

If you have or want to configure a marketing channel based on CPA (Cost Per Acquisition) or CPL (Cost Per Lead) and you don't want to use an affiliation platform or network then ClickMeter is a great alternative for you starting from $29/month.

Most well-known affiliate platforms are very expensive and less flexible than ClickMeter. In fact they do not offer all the configuration possibilities as well as redirect and optimization features we do. Affiliate networks like ShareASale or Commission Junction are even less flexible and they do not allow you to retain your affiliate community, so once an affiliate signs up they are not owned by you but by the affiliate network. Since ClickMeter is a general purpose tracking service the only downside is that we don't manage the "administrative" part of the process: affiliate subscription and payment.

 

Setup affiliate tracking

Below we'll show you how to track your affiliates' performance step-by-step. With ClickMeter you can track as many affiliates and campaigns as you need at no extra cost.


1) Create a conversion code and name it with the conversion goal. E.g.: "sales"
http://support.clickmeter.com/entries/29483473-How-to-track-conversions (video)


2) Create a new campaign for each of your affiliate and name it with the name of the Affiliate. Eg.: "John"
http://support.clickmeter.com/entries/28143548-How-to-create-a-new-campaign (video)


3) Create one (or more) tracking links for each of your affiliates and name with the name of the creative collateral you plan to share. Eg.: "Banner link".
Each link must be included in the corresponding campaign you created previously. For each tracking link associate the conversion code you create earlier. The same conversion code can be associated to all tracking links.
http://support.clickmeter.com/entries/28297963-How-to-create-a-tracking-link (video)

4) Create a guest account for each of your affiliates. Name it with the affiliate name. E.g.: "John"
Share the unique campaigns in "CAN VIEW" mode with each affiliate, allowing them to access just their performance reports in real-time and read-only mode: http://my.clickmeter.com/accounts

5) Distribute the tracking links to all your affiliates so that they can start to promote your products or services.

 

Useful tips:

A - Depending on how many affiliates you need to manage you can perform the previous tasks manually or automatically using our API:
http://support.clickmeter.com/categories/20135008-ClickMeter-API 

B - Tracking links domain and logo can be personalized to have an even deeper integration with your website:
----> LOGO: http://support.clickmeter.com/entries/51844269
----> VANITY LINK: http://support.clickmeter.com/entries/22508292

C - Value, commission and parameter tracking,
is possible, and recommended with ClickMeter:
http://support.clickmeter.com/entries/29411787-How-to-track-conversion-value (video)

 

Contact us:

We understand that setting up all that may not be easy. Although you have a great flexibility in designing your affiliate program and tracking it with ClickMeter, you may have additional questions. Please do not hesitate to contact us and an expert team of marketing managers and engineers will be ready to help you through the setup process: [email protected]

 

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