Category: Tracking

Lessons learned from writing a bespoke tracking platform 0

Lessons learned from writing a bespoke tracking platform

For a recent project I wanted to develop a tracking platform which was specifically designed to suit my needs. It needed to be simple to use, capable of handling seven figure audiences daily and built on technology I understand so it can be customised on the go. I decided to build it arround php / mysql giving each days data a new table. I also found that alot of the...

Loading a conversion pixel on click through 0

Loading a conversion pixel on click through

Mobile campaign optimisation throws up a number of issues in regard to tracking. One thing I’ve found really useful is to load a conversion pixel on click through from the landing page to the offer page. This can be a traffic source pixel which can then be used to give some indication of site/device/carrier quality etc. It’ll be tracking click throughs rather than conversions so it’s not perfect but it...

Mobile Multivariate Testing with SubID’s 0

Mobile Multivariate Testing with SubID’s

Due to slow page load speeds it is advised to keep tracking software to minimum when running mobile campaigns. This caused me a problem when trying to develop and optimise a mobile landing page. Because I wasn’t using prosper or any other tracking software I couldn’t plug in my custom multivariate testing scripts. I was direct linking straight to Neverblue’s platform which has multiple subid’s. I decided the best way...

Prosper202 Mod – Set preferences before crashing server 0

Prosper202 Mod – Set preferences before crashing server

Had a bit of an issue with Prosper crashing once the database got too big. I would log out and leave the analysis preferences set to my biggest traffic source and when I logged back in the server would crash as it tries to pull a report before you can modify the search critieria. I knocked up a quick mod so you can set preferences before attempting to run a...

Handling large volumes of data with Prosper202 0

Handling large volumes of data with Prosper202

IMO the default version of prosper202 isn’t really designed to handle large volume media buys. The latest version 1.7.2 does make it easier with a simple click to clear click data button but it can still prove difficult to pull off reports once the ammount of data you are analysising exceeds a certain limit. The dedi I use for Prosper is a twin Intel Xeon quad core with 24gb of...

Rotating Offer Pages and Landing Pages in Prosper202 0

Rotating Offer Pages and Landing Pages in Prosper202

It is really easy to setup rotation of urls in Prosper but if you actually want to track which url is doing better or you want to test different landing pages it can be a little more challenging. One way to do this is to set each url or landing page up separately and then use a php rotation script to divide the traffic. Direct Linking to an Affiliate Offer...

Tracking CPS Networks With Prosper202 and CPV Lab 0

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 performance based tracking system such as prosper202. TradeDoubler add &epi=[[subid]] Affiliate Window add &clickref=[[subid]] Affiliate Future add &tracking=[[subid]] Commission Junction add &sid=[[subid]] nb.it may need to be ?sid=[[subid]] if no other dynamic vars are in url Google Affiliate...

Prosper 202 Mods 2012 0

Prosper 202 Mods 2012

Prosper202 mods 1) increase session life – stops it logging you out every five minutes when you are trying to work add the following line just before session_start(); in 202-config/connect.php ini_set(‘session.gc_maxlifetime’,99999); 2) bypass adverts on first page – bit naughty but I prefer to jump straight into the spy section to see whats been going on. edit 202-login.php line 80: header(‘location: /202-account’);  to   header(‘location: /tracking202’); or /tracking202/spy/ 3) Change $...

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Prosper202 Hacks and Modifications

JiM’s Prosper202 mods 1) increase session life (stops it locking you out every few minutes) add the following line just before session_start(); in 202-config/connect.php ini_set(‘session.gc_maxlifetime’,99999); 2) Cchange the first page you see. edit 202-login.php line 80: header(‘location: /202-account’);  to   header(‘location: /tracking202’); or /tracking202/spy/ If you are doing email submits or any volume loging into spy is about as helpful as a kick up the arse so just change it to...