Affilimate has three powerful ways to help you know which of your articles led to the conversion you see in your Dashboard:
Here's how to use these three features together for the best, most accurate picture of your content's performance
Different affiliate networks and programs track different pieces of data. Some of them track the referring URL. The referring URL is the URL on your website that referred the conversion.
For example, if you have an article about the "Best Blenders Under $100" with the URL slug /best-blenders and someone clicks a link to an affiliate program from that page, the referring URL is your domain name + /best-blenders.
Some of the integrations Affilimate works with include this information by default, such as Awin:
If you see a Referring Page in your Dashboard without a lightning bolt, that means we connected it to your content using the Integration alone.
Smart Labels (Dynamic SubIDs)
If you see commission with lightning bolt next to the Referring Page, that means we tracked it using a Smart Label.
When you create an affiliate link on many networks, you can specify a SubID (also called a campaign ID, or tracking label) to help you attribute the conversion.
With Smart Labels, we create those for you automatically, so that you get more data about where your conversion came from with each commission.
We also use Smart Labels to track extra data like:
- Which page the link was on
- Which position the link was in
- Which link itself was clicked
Learn how to enable revenue attribution for your affiliate commissions here.
Sometimes, an affiliate network or programs requires that you pre-generate SubIDs.
In that case, you can configure a Label Rule in Affilimate that will link your pre-generated SubIDs (or tracking labels) to a piece of content.
This is particularly helpful with networks like Amazon, or programs where you're using a widget instead of a deep link.