, Setting up an Offer on RedTrack

Setting up an Offer on RedTrack

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  1. Introduction to Tracker
  2. All About RedTrack
  3. Getting Started with RedTrack
    3.1  Setting up a Traffic Source on RedTrack
  4. Setting up an Affiliate Network on RedTrack
  5. Setting up a Lander on RedTrack
  6. Setting up an Offer on RedTrack (You are Here)
  7. Setting up the Campaign on RedTrack
  8. Setting up a Domain on RedTrack
  9. Run-Through of RedTrack Series

All of the steps you have done so far were geared towards the actual offer. Details from this segment are responsible for turning all those data points into a single and most important piece of information, the one you are going to be liking the most: money earned.

, Setting up an Offer on RedTrack

I don’t actually remember my first dollar earned from an affiliate offer, seeing back then, there wasn’t tracking as intelligent as this one. But, if you are just getting started, I would like you to pause here and take notice of what you are doing right now.
The system you are about to put in place will allow you to track, in real time mind you, how much money do the folks who you never met, who may be half a globe away from you, are making you right now. I know that many of you are not first-timers in this, but I still think it’s cool.

Now to the point, let’s click Offers on top menu and that New button at the top left corner.

, Setting up an Offer on RedTrack

The fields here are pretty much self-explanatory, but you will now realize why we did this entire setup in this particular order. After filling in the offer name, you have to select the affiliate network from the drop-down menu. You can see on the slide that I’ve added 2 templated networks and the one we created earlier, all in a Networks tab. Now they appear in the drop-down menu and allows us to select them.

, Setting up an Offer on RedTrack

The payout field is where you put in the fixed payout option. If you remember, most networks don’t support dynamic payout macro (the sum token that was mentioned earlier) so you have to put in the payout value manually. It’s expressed in dollars per conversion so pay attention to the decimal points. I know that many of us would like to see millions in the profit tab, but if you see extremely large sums, make sure you got the decimal points right.

This next option is also a nice feature. Unique visits option allows you to set the number of times this offer can be shown to a specific user. Basically, you can prevent your offer being shown to traffic multiple times, or you can keep track of re-targeting them and thus converting some of them that missed it the first time around. You can also set a period instead of the number of visits. I like this option because it enables you to have a specific time frame where visits are tracked for the same user.

And here is another one; conversion cap. This option notifies you via email when the conversion cap, set by you, is reached. A cool feature that definitely helps you get specific data sets that you can compare later during the analysis.

, Setting up an Offer on RedTrack

These last two features are optional and if you don’t have specific parameters for them in mind, just leave the fields blank.

Offer URL is the field you need to pay attention to the most. To enable tracking on RedTrack, your offer URL needs to have the click id macro attached to it. It’s not as hard as it sounds, and here is how you do it.

Copy your offer URL and add &{macro id given by the network}={clickid}

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, Setting up an Offer on RedTrack


So, the offer URL is http://www.IAMATILA.com/lnk.asp?i=9253&o=918271&a=286398&l=9216 and the click id (in this case IAMATILA) is added like this: &IAMATILA={clickid}

As I said, it’s pretty simple and there is only one concern here, and it’s the one I mentioned earlier. Don’t have blank spaces anywhere in the URL and you should be good to go. There are other macros you can attach by simply clicking at them as shown in the blue boxes below the URL field.

The postback field will be automatically filled in with an appropriate link when you select the desired affiliate network. As you can see, data is pulled from our custom network and populated in the postback filed.

, Setting up an Offer on RedTrack

You can set location parameters if you are running the offer in specific countries and add other custom tags. Both of these are optional. Once you verified the validity of the data, click save and you are almost done with the setup.

, Setting up an Offer on RedTrack

Let’s move on to setting up your campaign.

  1. Introduction to Tracker
  2. All About RedTrack
  3. Getting Started with RedTrack
    3.1  Setting up a Traffic Source on RedTrack
  4. Setting up an Affiliate Network on RedTrack
  5. Setting up a Lander on RedTrack
  6. Setting up an Offer on RedTrack (You are Here)
  7. Setting up the Campaign on RedTrack
  8. Setting up a Domain on RedTrack
  9. Run-Through of RedTrack Series