You can set up your Affilimate account in a couple minutes and a few steps.
If you get stuck along the way or need technical help, you can reach out to us at any time using the Help Icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.
Here's how to set up your account:
- Install the Affilimate tracking snippet
- Verify your website
- Import your affiliate links
- Set up your affiliate network integrations
- Enable revenue attribution
Install the Affilimate tracking snippet
Affilimate's tracking snippet works just like Google Analytics, and can be installed in many of the same ways:
- Directly into your theme's footer
- Through a WordPress plugin
- Or through Google Tag Manager
For a guide to installing the tracking snippet, read our step-by-step installation guide.
Verify your website
Once your snippet is installed, you'll be asked to verify your website.
This helps us check that your snippet is installed correctly by checking for the script on your home page. This should take just a few seconds!
If you have trouble verifying your website, try the following:
- Clear any WordPress or site-level caching (e.g. WPCache)
- Clear any server-level caching (e.g. Cloudflare)
If you've done that and your site still doesn't verify, you can request manual verification by using our Support bubble.
Import your affiliate links
After your site is verified, we'll scan your website for affiliate links!
Depending on the size of your website, your server speed, and your host, this can take between one minute and several hours.
If your scan is slow, you can feel free to close the browser tab while it runs and you won't interrupt the scan. We'll email you when it's finished!
Once the scan finishes, you can review the affiliate links we found on your site. We'll rank them by the likelihood that they are affiliate links, and we'll also find cloaked affiliate links, too.
Push the Import button to begin tracking them.
Note: Our affiliate link scan depends on your sitemap existing in a few predictable locations like /sitemap.xml, or being listed in your robots.txt. If your sitemap is at a non-standard URL, please contact us and let us know so we can enable the site scan for you.
Set up your affiliate network integrations
Finally, you'll want to set up integrations with affiliate networks.
To get started, push the blue button that says Add your first integration.
You'll see a list of possible networks. Click the network you want to add (for example, Awin or ShareASale), and you'll find instructions for how to find your API keys and get connected.
You can find a complete list of affiliate networks and programs Affilimate supports here.
Enable revenue attribution
To get the most complete tracking for your website, you should enable revenue attribution through our Smart Label system.
For most sites, it's as simple as enabling Smart Labels in your Integrations settings.
For a step-by-step guide on how to get better tracking, read our guide to revenue attribution.
At this point, your Affilimate account is all set up! You can add additional websites, start running a few standard reports on your commissions, or check back tomorrow for your first set of on-site analytics and heatmaps.