Types of tracking links available on AffiliationSoftware

Types of tracking links available on AffiliationSoftware

One of the main tasks of AffiliationSoftware is to recognize and correctly track all commissions from your affiliates, to do so you can choose one of the following tracking links formats.

Available referral links formats


Redirect link (default)

Address all clicks to an internal AffiliationSoftware script that redirects users to the landing page. With this system the click tracking works automatically.

Example:
 https://affiliation.software/name/c?a=123&b=456

Mod rewrite

Identical to the Redirect link but with shorter and easier to remember URLs.

Example:
 https://affiliation.software/name/c123-456

Domain / subdomain

By pointing a domain or a subdomain of your choice you can change the main URL of your affiliate program and consequently also the URLs of the banners / links.
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Example:
 https://affiliates.yourdomain.com/c123-456

Custom RefID (plugin)

Allows the administrator and / or the affiliates themselves to modify their own RefID with a nickname or an identifier of their choice.

Example:
 https://affiliation.software/nome/cAlex

Direct linking (plugin)

Allows affiliates to use links that link directly to your website, which is very useful for SEO. It requires the integration of the click tracking code on each landing page of your website.

Example:
 https://www.yourdomain.com/?a=123&b=456

Clean linking BETA (plugin)

Allows affiliates’ websites to be tracked by linking directly a page on your website, without any parameters. It requires the integration of the click tracking code on each landing page of your website.

Example:
 https://www.yourdomain.com

Covering URL

Allows you to change the URL of certain banners/links, by masking it with a domain owned by you. Very useful for email marketing. It requires the uploading of a PHP script on your domain.

Example:
 http://yourdomain2.com/script.php?a=123&b=456

Custom parameters

AffiliationSoftware offers a wide range of plugins, for both administrators and affiliates, to add custom parameters and modify each part of the tracking URLs.

Examples:

Channels:
 https://affiliation.software/name/c?a=123&b=456&c=display

SubID:
 https://affiliation.software/name/c?a=123&b=456&s=custom1&s2=custom2&s3=custom3

Prefill:
 https://affiliation.software/name/c?a=123&b=456&p_name=NAME&p_email=EMAIL

Parameters:
 https://affiliation.software/name/c?affiliate_id=123&banner_id=456

Debug:
 https://affiliation.software/name/c?a=123&b=456&debug

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