Tracking your Traffic

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In affiliate marketing there is a major mistake almost every person makes and that is not tracking your traffic properly . Specially when you are driving Paid traffic to your CPA offers it is very important to track each and every click you have sent to your offer  . No matter you use PPV,PPC , Or drive social traffic or you are doing media buys , The most important competent of your online advertising campaigns to have a proper tracking solution . Tracking is what lets you find what keywords and what creatives are working and converting for you and what keywords and creatives are not working for you . It also helps you to monitor behaviors of your visitors and collect data about them using which you can optimize your campaigns and increase your ROI.

 

As they say you have to spend money to make money it is very important to have best possible solutions for your campaigns .

For affiliate marketers there are two type of tracking solutions

  • Free
  • Paid

and there are three major tracking platforms i have tried and used.

  • Prosper 202  (FREE YOU NEED OWN HOSTING)
  • Bevo Media   (FREE NO HOSTING REQUIRED )
  • CPV LAB       (PAID . HOSTING REQUIRED )

Before going into details id like to discuss hosting part , Never  use shared hosting for your tracking platform and also try to get your own VPS for the best results. I  personally use beyond hosting and i also highly recommend you to use beyond hosting Because they are specially optimized for Tracking platforms and fast redirects , their  load time is very less as compared with other hosts , and most of Tracking solution creators (Prosper 202  ,CPV LAB    ) do recommend you to use beyond hosting so your tracking platform can work at its best.

Now coming back to topic here are my reviews about all three trackers i mentioned above .

Prosper 202

This is the first tracking platform i used when i started with CPA Marketing , at time i started using prosper202 , Prosper 202 was also offering free hosting so i availed opportunity , During this period i understood why you really need your own hosting , When a tracking platform offers free hosting many affiliates will jump in and start using availing this opportunity , But the disadvantage is that your load time will be slow which is not good at all specially when you are driving paid traffic that means you are losing traffic . Many users will simply close your tab as your link will take longer to open . This is a major disadvantage   in free hosting platforms .

This issue can be resolved by getting a VPS on beyond hosting .

Now coming back to prosper , It is a great platform and very easy to use , but there were some things which i really missed in it ,

  • landing page rotation

For affiliates testing their landing pages is very important and without proper testing you cant create a successful campaign  . Tough there are some custom scripts which you can use to rotate your landing pages but still it is a big headache at least for me , because i spent whole one day in setting up but it was all waste of time . so this is a major thing missing in prosper202.

  • Not able to track a complete funnel

This is something i missed when i was driving PPV traffic . I wanted to Create a PPV landing page and then from their when visitor clicks ppv landing page i  wanted to take him to a landing page where i can pre-sell offer and then finally send visitor to the offer page ( this is what i really needed for offer which have exit pop up on their landing pages ,Because Traffic Vance does nt allow you to have exit pop up on click through page .)

Other then these two problems 202 is a great tracking solution . And it works very well with beyond hosting  .

Click here for Prosper 202

 

Bevo Media

I have already written about Bevo Media and also have created a bevo media video tutorial  also . It is a very good tracking platform and at start when it was  launched i was amazed using it , And for a prosper user bevo media features were a blessing , Bevo media really made rotation a very easy task and within minutes you can create a campaign and it is a user friendly platform .  when it comes to negative side it doesn't have proper ROI Calculators at this time , It does offer you ROI Calculation with PPC but does not offers with PPV traffic .

Also as bevo offers free hosting and does nt support self hosted app this time ( i waited for 3 months and finally moved on to CPV LAB ).

Bevo also have got some great features which include Geo targeting, Day targeting,Landing Page Rotator and Offer Rotator . Also it does offers finger print tracking you can read more about features of Bevo Media  by clicking here .

There are a very few things missing in Bevo including  Self hosted version bevo can be a best tracking platform for sure ..

 Click here for Bevo Media

CPV LAB

id like to say i use it and i love it , it is a combination of great features which help you to maximize your earnings .tough it does cost $297 but its totally worth it . It is much more advanced then trackers we discussed above , They are way far behind in technology and ease which CPVLAB provides , I must say you will notice a huge difference in your ROI when you start using CPVLAB reason is simple it does helps you to optimize your campaigns like no one else . With its advanced features you can create a complete funnel before sending a visitor to offer page or you direct link offer or first send your visitors to a review mini site and from there redirect visitors to offer page , Everything is possible with CPVLAB no matter you use squeeze pages to collect emails and then send traffic to offer landing page CPV LAB will track everything for you . Other then that CPV LAB makes campaign testing and optimization very easy , Its reporting sections are much more advanced then bevo or prosper 202 , All you need to do is to tell CPV LAB what ctr you want , what ROI you want and it will automatically highlight bad keywords which you should remove from your campaign and also it does help you sort out landing pages with bad ctr in same way , So in this way all you will have to do is to  log into your CPVLAB and se e what keywords and landing pages  have low ctr and conversion , simply remove them and replace them with new ones and that's it! CPV LAB make your life easier .

You may add as much traffic sources and Affiliate networks as you want and its a very easy. Another benefit i have noticed is that code for all landing pages in CPV LAB is same so in case if you outsource your landing page creating tasks  like me , When ever i used to outsource this task before buying CPV LAB i had a to go through a very boring task , which was adding tracking codes in all landing pages , As all landing pages had separate codes so that was a great pain to add tracking code in all the landing pages . CPV LAB saved my time in this way too as they do have same code for all your campaigns so you have no need to add separate code for all the campaigns i just send code to my freelancncers and ask them to append this code in all LPS , This works because CPV LAB uses a intelligent tracking system using which it does have all information about campaign in the destination url it does provides you which is unique for each campaign , Destination url contains the all information about campaigns and when visited it will simply call database and redirect user accordingly .  This feature is a huge time saver here is an example lets say you have two campaigns A & B , tracking code we will put in landing pages of these two campaigns will be same but they both will have different destination URLS .

 

There are many other features In CPVLAB which could be included but i guess this post is been way too long and i dont want to bore you guys …

Now something about Support , Here id also include Beyond hosting support with CPV LAB Support , Literately both these companies have got topnotch customer support and when ever i leave a ticket within 5 minutes it's answered. I am Highly satisfied with support being offered by both these companies .

About Hosting for CPVLAB Id again say beyond hosting if you want to truely take advantage of CPV LAB features  beyond hosting is  a must .

You can track anything with CPV LAB Including click bank,amazon or any other affiliate network.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the article and tips, good job it’s very helpful.

    Cheers

    -Lee

  2. Thanks , and glad you liked it 🙂

  3. I use P202.. Tried Bevo but it was a pain for me switching over. I ended up going back to p202.. I will be investing in cpvlab though. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it

  4. Definitely , CPV LAB is the way to go …

  5. Thanks for the great article and review, any ideas how to fix my problem with Peerfly and ClickMeter working together:

    As you know, the html conversion code needs to be placed into the offer “Thank You Page”. I pasted the conversion code provided by CM into my PF back office tools (the only place available where PF asks for the SUBIDs or to paste my script).

    Peerfly Affiliate Mgr did a test, I see a “conversion” recorded in my Peerfly back office, however, only the “click” from the test shows up in ClickMeter and not the “conversion”.

    Any ideas why the conversion does not get recorded in my ClickMeter?

    Thanks, LB

  6. on you peerfly dash board click on Reports and select time frame like clicks and conversions during a week or what ever .. then you will see how many clicks you have got etc
    , now in order to view conversions you will see a small plus sign before offer name, click it and you will be able to see all your conversions etc

    hope this helps

    ~ kj

  7. Thanks Bro KJ.

    This article is very useful.

    I have just outsourced my landing page design and development to a contractor in India. At first, I didn’t know I needed to write the code for landing page. After reading your article, now I know what to do.

    Can I ask you a quick question, I will put 4 Affiliate Banners on my Landing Page and Aweber Thank You. Can I still use CPV Lab to track the data?

    Thanks again for sharing this great information.

  8. Glad it helped bro and yes you can still use CPV LAB to track that’s beauty of this tracker 🙂

  9. Hey KJ, you do rock…and so does this review. I’ve been told so much about these three options, but it’s been like that movie you’ve seen parts of 15 times, but never all at one sitting 🙂 I’m off now to see if I can find a discount on cpv lab and will be thinking grateful thoughts about you all the way to bank!

  10. Glad you liked it Gary 🙂

  11. I would love to see a review on linktrackr and how it compares to cpv lab in terms of ease of use and features

  12. Hey there thanks for your valuable feedback! i haven’t had any experience with linktrackr, but surely i will get it and post a review about it very soon 🙂

  13. Hey Kj, what if you want to promote a regular affiliate program, and all they give you is your unique affiliate URL. How can you track that in PPV, for example, if you don’t have access to the “thank you” page or SubID’s?

  14. Hey in that case best bet is to ask your vendor to place your pixel code on thank you page . I do work with many vendors who don`t provide subid tracking etc bit they are always happy to place my pixels . I use CPVLAB for this purpose.CPV lAB is quiet flexible in these cases.

  15. Hi KJ,

    I am about to set up a PPV campaign. I currently use shared hosting with hostgator but plan to switch to a VPS on Beyond Hosting. My question: Does it matter what domain name I use to upload P202? Also is a SSL required?

    Thanks a lot for the great info on your blog!

    keith

  16. Hey there thanks for stopping by , And it doesn’t matter what domain you use , Also SSL is not required ,

    Hope this helps

  17. I just started to venture into CPA and was convinced with CPVLab until the support person told me that it doesn’t support geo redirection. Do you do any geo targeting and is there any workaround for this? I couldn’t find anyone talking about this missing feature.

  18. Hey there i don`t know any name of any special script but there are many codes just try google .

  19. Nice Post, I’ll have to look at CPV lab. Enjoying your blog as I’m just learning this stuff.

    Rick

  20. Glad you liked it…

  21. Hey, nice post. I’m wondering if my landing pages should be hosted on a VPS?

  22. Yes that will load your landers fast 🙂

  23. CPVLab seems to evolve faster than the other options and the customer service is excellent.

  24. I am currently installed Propser202 free version. Now i am planning to shift to CPVLAB. So can i keep propser202 too. Or after purchase simply ignore Propser202. I am working in PPC trafic only

  25. Yes you can keep it , simply install CPVLAb in different sub-domain

  26. Hi

    I am using Business Plan webshosting in Hostgator. If I will use CPVLab, can I use Hostgator VPS hosting?

  27. Yes you can but to get most out of it i always recommend your own VPS shared hosting doesn’t work well for trackers

  28. Is cpvlab suitable for PPC traffic. If CPV is not suitable for PPC, Which tracking software is perfect for PPC tracking

  29. Yes it is a great tool for ppc too 🙂

  30. Hi there,

    This is very good article. Well, i just start my mobile cpa journey. So, do you think the cpvlab will do goo for tracking mobile traffic? Any recommendation based on your experienced are most welcome. 🙂

    Thanks!
    Regards.

  31. hi yes cpvlab is also good to track mobile campaigns and i use it personally for mob campaign tracking 🙂

  32. Thanks, for your reply. 🙂

    This is good news for me. I did checked iMobiTrax, and the software seems good but a bit expensive. I have decide to go with cpvlab. By the way, i found improvely yesterday. Do you have experience with this software (improvely)?

    Regards.

  33. Na never tried that i highly suggest cpvlab gets regularly updated and is amazing software , Dont forget we have $50 discount coupon for cpvlab as well 🙂

  34. hello! Instructive post and i was wondering if you plane to do a follow up post with new tracking platform? Lot has happened since 2012. Would love to show you TrackingDesk.

  35. Hey Laurent , Please get in touch with me so we can discuss the details 🙂