How to Create Tracking Links?

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Hi Warriors!

I'm in the process of launching a new marketing campaign. And I need to be able to track EVERYTHING: ads, links at the end of my articles, etc.

I know allows you to take a domain name and use it as a re-direct for an affiliate link. For example, if you're promoting a dog training product, you could buy a domain name called which redirects to or whatever. (I just made that up.) But your visitors/subscribers only see

I don't use 1ShoppingCart though. Does anyone know how I can do this, preferably for free? I already have Mike Filsaime's Power Link Generator, but it only allows you to make a link which isn't always appropriate if the people viewing it aren't already your subscribers and don't have a relationship with you.

I'd really appreciate knowing how to do this.

#main internet marketing discussion forum #create #links #tracking
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  • Profile picture of the author onlinemlmrockstar
    Hi Michelle,

    If you set up a domain with any provider, I use a few, but try ($9 a name) because this one allows you up to 90 subdomains.

    So you could have michellebiz(dot)com/dogs etc up to 90 subs.

    Just point that baby at your affiliate link by using the forwarding and masking options.

    Pretty self explanatory when you're there.

    Hope that helps.

    Christopher Reid
    • Profile picture of the author skydivedad
      Hi Michelle
      I've used Stat Counters free tracking service many times. A free yet reliable invisible web tracker, highly configurable hit counter and real-time detailed web stats. Insert a simple piece of our code on your web page or blog and you will be able to analyze and monitor all the visitors to your website in real-time. Hope this helps.
      All The Best

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  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    I am wondering, doesn't Google Analytics do all this?
    • Profile picture of the author Stangracer
      I am assuming you are doing affiliate marketing. Also that all your marketing links are sending traffic to a landing page and then to the affiliate offer.

      If you are looking to track conversions you can use some PHP code.

      You add a variable to your links: (squidoo page 1 for instance)

      In your Landing (review) page html code at the top you put this code:

      $page = $_GET['w'];

      Now in your clickbank hop link for the TID you do this:<?php echo "$page"; ?>

      You can set it up quickly on a different page and run a test to make sure it works...

      Go all the way to the clickbank order page and make sure your 'nickname.tid' appears at the bottom and you are all set.

      Then configure your actual pages once you are confident everything is working and test them all.

      There are a few ways to do this with php script, this is just one variation.

      There is tracking software that is available on the market.

      Some of the best free software is Tracking202 (service) and Prosper202 (self hosted software)...

      Good Luck.

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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    The Autoresponder I use allows me to track anything . just put the url in it and it will show you raw and unique hits .

    You can use this tracked url to replace any url.

    Now if you want o do it for free I have a free version of the ar .

    Just use it for tracking . If you use the ar for it's intended purpose it will require upgrading at 250 members .

    It also comes with another Im opportunity but to bypass this just simply get the ar the first time you are offered it . do not go through the additional steps .

    This is an affiliate link because it is the only way you can get the ar . Like I said just don't choose to participate in anything other than the free ar and it will never cost you a dime . You will never even have to give any payment criteria .

    FREE AutoResponder + List Building System!

    I beleive you will like the tracking features . I use them a lot .

  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Michelle, you might want to check this one out. I paid for it when it first came out, now it's free. ProLinkz is Now Free! (not affiliate)

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