Landing page rotation in Prosper202 - Help!!

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Hello Warriors,

I am trying to set up my multiple rotating LPs campaign in Prosper202 but it's not tracking the pages properly. Let me explain:

I already have the rotator in place and also the Landing pages I want to test, all uploaded to my server. I tested this and is working as expected so far. Then I created my campaign in prosper202 creating a set-up for every Landing Page including the rotator, got the LPs codes and inserted them in my LP's php files just before the </body> tag, I did not use the other outbound php code since I am using my own offer, am I correct? Finally got my tracking link for the rotate.php landing page I created on step #4.

When I check that link provided by prosper it rotates fine but no tracking is reported. Why is that? I presume is something to do with either the inserted tracking codes in my LPs, something to do with the rotator, although it's rotating ok, or with the fact that I didn't use those outbound php codes when getting LP codes.

Could you give me a hand with this, please?

Thanks in advance.
#landing #landing page #page #prosper202 #rotation #tracking
  • Profile picture of the author Gordon P
    The code you put before the </body> tag was the inbound code, right? If so that's fine.
    The outbound code is also needed, doesn't matter whos offer it is. The outbound code will measure the CTR of your LP.
    On your LP you will have one or more links which go to your offer, right? The <a> tags should then refer to the .php file where you put your outbound code before.
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    • Profile picture of the author tapiatom
      Originally Posted by Gordon P View Post

      The code you put before the </body> tag was the inbound code, right? If so that's fine.
      The outbound code is also needed, doesn't matter whos offer it is. The outbound code will measure the CTR of your LP.
      On your LP you will have one or more links which go to your offer, right? The <a> tags should then refer to the .php file where you put your outbound code before.
      Yup, it was the inbound code. How should I include the outbound link?...like creating a go.php file in the same folder I have my LPs?

      And those LP's are Squeeze Pages really, would that change my setup dramatically?

      Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gordon P
    Squezze pages are nearly the same. Except you would have a subscribe button instead of your offer. Depednding on which email provider you use, you can also get some statistics from them.
    But like you said, you could create a seperate file named go.php which only includes the outbound code. This file would be in the same folder of your LP. But remember, if you have more LPs name the files differently, e.g. go1.php, go2.php (and edit it in your LPs)
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    • Profile picture of the author tapiatom
      Originally Posted by Gordon P View Post

      Squezze pages are nearly the same. Except you would have a subscribe button instead of your offer. Depednding on which email provider you use, you can also get some statistics from them.
      But like you said, you could create a seperate file named go.php which only includes the outbound code. This file would be in the same folder of your LP. But remember, if you have more LPs name the files differently, e.g. go1.php, go2.php (and edit it in your LPs)
      Right, so if I have in the same folder all my files, let's say: lp1.php, lp2.php, lp3.php, rotate.php, count.php (linked to rotate.php) the go.php files would only be go1.php, go2.php, go3.php. But how do I link them to each of my lps? Is it from every lp script or from every go.php script?
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      • Profile picture of the author tapiatom
        Seriously thinking about taking the plunge and buy cpvlab once and for all. Can anyone eplain to me how the thing about hosting it work? I mean I have hostgator baby plan, would it work with that? would the business plan work with it?

        Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gordon P
    Yes, the files you listed would be ok. But you only have to put the outbound code into the go.php files.
    And from there you need to link each go file to the corresponding LP. So if you generated the LP code for your first page, you would only use this outbound and inbound code for this particular page. And the go.php file with the outbound code would be a link in your LP, such as <a href="go1.php">first offer</a>
    Hope I explained it easy...
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    • Profile picture of the author tapiatom
      Originally Posted by Gordon P View Post

      Yes, the files you listed would be ok. But you only have to put the outbound code into the go.php files.
      And from there you need to link each go file to the corresponding LP. So if you generated the LP code for your first page, you would only use this outbound and inbound code for this particular page. And the go.php file with the outbound code would be a link in your LP, such as <a href="go1.php">first offer</a>
      Hope I explained it easy...
      Seems really clear to me!...hope is the answer to my problems. I'll get down to work and see how it works. Might get back with questions though.

      Cheers!
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    • Profile picture of the author tapiatom
      Originally Posted by Gordon P View Post

      Yes, the files you listed would be ok. But you only have to put the outbound code into the go.php files.
      And from there you need to link each go file to the corresponding LP. So if you generated the LP code for your first page, you would only use this outbound and inbound code for this particular page. And the go.php file with the outbound code would be a link in your LP, such as <a href="go1.php">first offer</a>
      Hope I explained it easy...
      Got stuck again...When I am to link <a href="go1.php">first offer</a>, I am using an aweber form which after optin goes to a thank you page. How do I link that as href?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gordon P
    There should be a code (Outbound PHP Redirect Code) in your go.php file and not a link.
    Did you already watch these T202 Tutorial Videos ?
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    • Profile picture of the author MTVida
      Hi Thomas,

      I think I see where you're having problems. Let's take it step-by-step. First, you'll want to create a "go.php" for each one of your landing pages. Then go to step 6 in Prosper and get the outbound code for each of your landing pages, and paste them into the "go.php" files. I think you're good up to that point.

      So next, you'll want to create a separate web form in Awebber for each of your squeeze pages. This step is needed so that users can be directed to the correct go.php file for the lander that they opt in from. When you create the forms, your best bet is to enter the full path name for each go.php file, seeing how the forms are not hosted on your website. So, instead of simply directing them to href="go.php", you'll need to type the full URL, something like href="http://mysite.com/landers/go.php"

      Next, don't worry about creating a tracking link to your rotater .php file. You'll simply use the URL of your rotater as the destination URL of your ads. Then, you'll create separate tracking links in prosper for each of your landing pages, and plug those tracking links into you rotater script.

      You'll also need to pass any tracking variables from your rotater URL into your tracking URLs. This gets into some PHP functions that are a bit much to cover here, but this should get you started:

      Passing variables with PHP

      If all that sounds like a pain in the rear, I'll tell you quite honestly, it is. CPV Lab is really a much better option for this sort of thing, as is makes this whole process easier by leaps and bounds. I think it's a tool that you really should consider if you're going to be running lots of these campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author wrcato2
    Check you php code and make sure it ends:

    ; ?>

    I have seen a lot of copy and pasters miss this end code
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    • Profile picture of the author Valuable Solos
      When I rotate landing pages the URL remains the www.mysite.com/rotate.php not mysite.com/thelandingpageurl.html

      Is that what is supposed to happen? Does it effect the tracking?
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  • Profile picture of the author jonhkh17
    Hi
    if you plan to do rotate landing page, or offer even combine both and rotate, used cpvlab save you alot time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Valuable Solos
    I can't afford it yet. I want to get some winning campaigns first. I found this tutorial: Landing Page Rotation Script | Ad Hustler

    But I am not sure how I can append c1, c2, c3 & c4 to the end of the ?sub= so do I have to add them together or what I do &c1=cheese&c2=pasta&c3sauce&c4=mars ??
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    • Profile picture of the author Valuable Solos
      Just tried that tutorial and the rotate.php doesnt like the ? in my landing page url which is need for the page ID in Prosper 202 right?!?
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  • Profile picture of the author aaronjo
    Hey guys,

    I'm a lil confused about my Prosper202 tracking with lp's.. I've been direct linking and just started using landing pages. Would really appreciate some advice.

    so I'm running an offer on two dif networks on two dif traffic sources

    I have four set ups in prosper:
    network #1 for traffic source #1 & for traffic source #2
    network #2 for traffic source #1 & for traffic source #2

    so I'm putting 4 different inbound java script codes in each of my lp's
    as well as 4 different outbound php redirects in my redirect or "go.php" files.

    does this sound like proper procedure? it feels like I'm over doing it with all the different set ups. i wonder are they necessary to track both traffic sources on both networks?
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