Ad Tracker FAQ

1. Can you track which Urls result in sales ?

Yes: some ad tracking programs have an option to track specific 'actions' within your web site - such as a sales order. This is done by adding some HTML code to the page being tracked, which would be the 'Thank You' page for a sale. These include

Tracking Software: AdTrackZ , DynaTracker , ProAnalyzer,

Tracking Services: AdMinder, HyperTracker

Tracking a sale for an affiliate program is not possible with this method as access is not possible to the 'Thank You' page. You need a program which can follow the path of a visitor on to another site, for example ClickAlyzer

2. How can you track which payperclick (PPC) keywords result in sales ?

Use an ad tracker which can record sales. Then submit to the PPC a different tracking URL for each keyword.

3. Can you have your domain name in the tracking Url ?

Tracking software (programs which run on your own site) always use your domain name. For example AdTrackZ and ProAnalyzer

Tracking services (programs which run at a 3rd party site) generally use the domain name of that site for example

http://www.roibot.com/w.cgi?R123_abc

however you do have the option of using your domain name with AdMinder and HyperTracker

4. Can you shorten or disguise a tracking Url ?

If you have a tracking Url looking like this

http://www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin/a/b.cgi?mynewproduct

then you can replace it with a shorter Url such as

http://www.yourdomain.com/new.htm

by creating a 'redirect' file new.htm using this code

<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="refresh"
content="0"; url=http://www.yourdomain.com/cgi-bin
/a/b.cgi?mynewproduct">
</head>
</html>

Some programs will create this code for you.