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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);   ...

Passing URL parameters (GET variables) on a PHP redirect

This was something quite simple that shouldn't have taken me as long as it did to figure out. I had traffic going to one url: http://myserver.com/lander.php?source=google&campaign=no1&c1=foobar I wanted to split the traffic to...
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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...

Firing a S2S tracking url from an image conversion pixel

Use this on your landing page: setcookie("cid", $_GET, time()+7*24*60*60, '/', '.mydomain.com'); This sets up a cookie so you can track a click id in www.mydomain.com?accid=123 You could also set this up track any...

Tracking CPS Networks With Prosper202 and CPV Lab

In the UK alot of affiliate marketing is done through cost per sale networks. The big ones being Tradedoubler and Affiliate Window. Here is how to integrate their backend systems with a...
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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"...

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...

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...

Direct Linking and Retargeting

Here is how to do it, you'll still need a server and a domain. Point all your traffic towards a php file i.e. http://www.mydomain.com/trackandforward.php Then place all your retargeting pixels in to...

Capitalisation of Links www.MySite.com Test

I thought an interesting split test would be to test if links that are capitalised get more clicks than ones that don't. For example: http://www.jamesbachini.com/ - standard (control) http://www.JamesBachini.com/ - Capitalised This was for...