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    George Cascaval

    Hi Owen, 

    Any way for affiliates to directly set up their own 3rd party conversion tracking (AdWords, Facebook, etc) for the products they advertise or can this only be done by contacting vendors and asking them to add the codes to their "thank you" pages?

    Thanks

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    Owen Allen

    George,

    As an affiliate, you can use the tracking methods described here - we can help you track the order form and confirmation page. If you want to track a page that's created and hosted by a vendor, such as their thank you page, you'll have to work with the vendor.

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    George Cascaval

    Thanks for your reply Owen. 

    "As an affiliate, you can use the tracking methods described here - we can help you track the order form and confirmation page."
    Yea, I meant the order confirmation page when I wrote "tank you" page in my initial message. 

    How can I set up my own tracking directly on order confirmation pages (AdWords conversion tracking for example) or how can you help me with this, without me having to contact the vendors and asking them to do it for me?
    It's not clear how I would do this directly from this help page.
    The Integrated Sales Report is part of My Site in the Settings and My Site is something vendors fill out, not affiliates. 

    Thanks

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    Owen Allen

    George,

    A lot of the information in My Site is for vendors, but not all of it. As an affiliate you can go into My Site and configure Integrated Sales Reporting.

    Let me know if you have more questions, too.

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    richard wall

    Hi Owen

    i am also after some advise on the ISR reporting with Adwords, what i need to understand if we follow the steps above for "performing conversion tracking with google adwords" , does this give the ability to track  the order form and confirmation form of an offer we choose to promote.

    In reading the Steps and your answers the order and confirmation pages are the ones that clickbank control and not pages on the vendor,s site, is this correct ?.

    many thanks

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    Owen Allen

    Richard,

    That's correct. The order form and confirmation page are controlled by ClickBank, so affiliates can use this procedure to get information about their promotions.

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    richard wall

    Many thanks Owen for the reply.

    so if this is the case then can i then use the download feature of a csv file for collected data and import this into adwords to see what conversion came from which keyword/ad group and campain ?

    thanks

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    richard wall

    Sorry maybe a thick moment, looking at this again i presume the data would automatically show in adwords as we are adding our conversion pixels to clickbank direct , so would not need to upload any data from csv .

     

    thanks

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    Owen Allen

    Richard,

    You shouldn't need to upload data - once you've placed a tracking pixel, the data should be available through the relevant tool. For example, if you use a Google Analytics pixel, you'll be able to access the data through Google Analytics.

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    lakshmi grandhi

    Hi Allen,

    For the point 'Replace the Step 1 value with the Product Pitch Page URL ' under Tracking using Google Analytics, 

    Can you help me understand if i have to include the complete url of the vendors page or just website name? Eg: vendorspage.com/new/vsl or www.vendorspage.com/new/vsl or just /new/vsl?

    And, if we need to use the complete url .. should we use it as "www\.vendorspage\.com/new/vsl"

     

    Thanks In Advance !!!

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    Owen Allen

    Lakshmi,

    You have to include the full Pitch Page URL. I believe it should use the standard URL format, rather than any special format for Google.

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    Haitham Nimer

    Hey Owen,

    I am trying to add tracking number using Google Analytics. I already have an account, and have the tracking number for my website. However, as i understood from the article that i should update the goals and funnel, it is not obvious where exactly i should go?

    Would help support? 

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    lakshmi grandhi

    Thanks Allen. For some reason, i was not able to get the analytics tracked with any of the link types i mentioned above. Not sure whats incorrect though ... 

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    Owen Allen

    Haitham,

    On the ClickBank side, you just need to put in your Google Analytics ID. If you need additional help with the configuration in Google, then Google Analytics' help might be useful. You could also file a support ticket for help with your setup.

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    Owen Allen

    Lakshmi,

    If you're having trouble, you can file a support ticket for more assistance.

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    Victor Alexander Santana Jimenez (Edited )

    Hi, 

    I have the following tracking pixel URL:

    https://www,clkmg,com/api/s/pixel/?uid=XXXXX&att=1&amt=0.00&ref=

    I need to pass the "affiliatecommission" value to the "amt" parameter 

    Since every sale commision varies, I need to replace 0.00 with a placeholder or token that will insert the affiliate commission value dynamically.

    I need to pass the "receipt" value to the "ref" parameter as well

    Do you have any tokens for that?

    Thanks

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    Owen Allen

    Victor,

    At present, there isn't a way to rename the variables for a custom tracking pixel. However, I'll pass along that you'd like to be able to do so.

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    Victor Alexander Santana Jimenez

    Thanks Owen, I would really appreciate that!

     

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    Nate Jackson

    I would like to create a Facebook website custom audience that includes people who have visited the order confirmation page (product buyers). To do this i need a snippet of the Order confirmation page URL.  Are there parameters or snippets specific to the order confirmation page URL that are not included in the Order form URL that I can use?

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    Owen Allen

    Nate,

    There are a few good ways of getting the emails of your buyers:

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    Nate Jackson

    Owen, thank you for the reply.

    Just so I am clear, are item, cbreceipt, and cbaffi sent from the order form to the order confirmation receipt page?

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    Owen Allen

    Nate,

    They're passed to the Thank You page, which is the page that you create for users post-purchase.

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    Suraj Kartha (Edited )

    Hey Owen

    Appreciate the article on tracking, it's step-by-step and that helps :-)

    My question is, would you know what parameters are passed by ClickBank to AdWords if a sale occurs? Will I know the keyword and the ad that got me the sale once the pixel fires?

    Please let me know

    Regards

    Suraj

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    Owen Allen

    Suraj,

    ClickBank can only pass on information that we have, such as the affiliate, item(s), price, and customer information. You and Google AdWords can use that data to match keywords and ads to sales.

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    Suraj Kartha

    Hey Owen

    Thanks for the info :-)

    And once again, thanks for this step-by-step tracking guide, I was completely lost on the tracking part till I found this guide, so I greatly appreciate you putting this all together :-)

    Regards

    Suraj S

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    Bruce Hoover

    Thanks for a great step-by-step guide. I have a question regarding the Adwords set-up though? It appears they have switched everything to use tags. So is it possible to update this article to reflect that? Also can you show how you would pass the affiliateCommission parameter to the adwords script so that the conversion value is also recorded? Thanks in advance!

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    Owen Allen

    Bruce,

    I'll take a closer look; I plan to revise this article soon. I'll look into what parameters we pass using each tracking pixel.

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    Bruce Hoover

    Owen I figured it out. My account was given Beta access. I switched back to classic and I can follow the tutorial just the way you wrote. Sorry for the confusion.

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    Wesley Azzouz

    Owen,

    I am trying to understand how a tracking pixel I enter into Integrated Sales Reporting feature know which products to attribute the firing of the pixel to. If I want to know when a customer goes to an order form or confirmation page for a specific product, how does a tracking pixel in the ISR feature know to fire for that specific product? Is there way to associate a tracking pixel to a product?

    Thank you 

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