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I genuinely believe I know more than anyone else on the planet about tracking online marketing campaigns, mainly because I've learned from messing it up more times than anyone else on the planet.

A simple iOS / Android traffic splitter in PHP

The following basic PHP code will split traffic by device with iOS traffic going to the first out link, Android to the second and leftovers to the third. <?php     $ua = strtolower($_SERVER);   ...

Option to Disable Adsense Ads

In some cases it is beneficial to provide a link or option for visitors to a site not to see the adsense ads the first time they visit a page. Ads...

Dynamic Tracking Tokens For Major Ad Networks

Google Adwords Search term insertion {keyword="leather couches"} {Keyword="Leather couches"} {KeyWord="Leather Couches"} {KEYWORD= "LEATHER COUCHES"} {device} {devicemodel} {placement} {creative} {adposition} {target} {network} {matchtype} Facebook No tokens :( Plenty of Fish pof.com {age:} {state:} {gender:} TrafficVance %KEYWORD% MSN Adcenter {KeyWord} = Order Fresh Fruit today {keyword} = Order fresh fruit today {Keyword} = Order Fresh fruit today {keyWORD} =...
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Setting Up Retargeting Pixels for Adwords and Facebook

Retargeting works by placing a image pixel or code snippet on your website. You can then launch advertising campaigns targeted at those specific users that have visited the page and "seen"...

Setting up Maxmind GEOIP2 Legacy Database with PHP or Javascript

This is the php code I use to access geoip data from Maxmind's geoip database: <?php $gpath = getcwd() . "/GeoIPCity.dat"; if (isset($_SERVER)) { $myip = $_SERVER; } if (isset($_SERVER)) { $myip...

How To Optimise Online Affiliate Marketing Campaigns

This is going to be another long post about a seemingly boring topic of optimisation. If you ask a hundred affiliates how they optimise a campaign 90% of them will tell...
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Daily Calcs Profit And Loss Spreadsheet Download For Affiliate Marketers

Here is the spreadsheet I use to monitor my profit and loss accounts on a daily basis. It's provided here as a downloadable spreadsheet but I would recommend setting it up...

Why postback pixels aren’t good enough

What is it with the increase in use with global postbacks? This is where you send the network an id and they send it back to you if it converts. It...

Passing Through Landing Page Variables

This was inspired by another post which is well worth a read at: http://affplaybook.com/blog/affiliate-marketing/the-ultimate-guide-to-landing-page-tricks/ So many traffic sources provide you with tags such as {keyword} {countrycode} {device} etc. You can add these variables to...

Scalling Prosper202

An excellent article from prosper202 on how to scale out to multiple servers efficiently: http://prosper.tracking202.com/blog/tutorial-how-your-current-server-setup-is-costing-you-big-time?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+prosper202+%28Prosper202+Development+Blog%29