23 Ways To Use An Ad Tracker
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The ad tracker was originally developed to provide a record of all hits to a site resulting from ad placements. This article shows a host of different ways to utilize an ad tracker.FOR AFFILIATES
#1. The Long Url Problem
Have you ever seen an ad where you are asked to click on an affiliate URL so long that it stretches over 2 lines, like this http://www/anysite.com/cgi-bin/dir1/dir2/.cgi?code=123RT&type=102
Do you think your reader will bother to do the necessary cut and paste to put it in a browser?
And that's probably one lost sale.
And even a one line affiliate link may exceed the permissible length for some ad posting requirements.
The solution: use a short tracking URL.
#2. Losing Your Affiliate Code
As an affiliate you may have your affiliate code embedded in a link something like this: http://www.abc.com/123
Some customers will bypass the affiliate code and just type in the home URL http://www.abc.com
(possibly because they think that they will be paying extra for an agent's commission)
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