Track Your Sales Conversions Like a Pro

Track Your Sales Conversions Like a Pro

Yet another upcoming feature we’ve added in LinkTrackr recently, that I did not mention in the previous post, is a revamped conversions page and file upload.

Previously, you had a report to view all your conversions in a pie chart format, as well as a table that showed you all the conversions in one table. However, we felt that it was still not giving you a complete picture of what’s happening with your marketing campaigns.

Plus, sometimes you record conversions in error, or incomplete conversions. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could edit the conversion? What if you missed out of tracking something and wanted an easier way to add it to your LinkTrackr reports?

Behold, the new features we’ve planned for Linktrackr!

View All Your Conversions Easily

With the new conversion tracking page, you can easily see the most important details of your conversion: Conversion Tracking Page

When you click “View / Edit” however, you see magic. Now we show you a complete timeline of the conversion, back  to the referring click. Plus, you can see all the important details including IP address and location:

Conversion Tracking Results

And yes, you can now also edit your conversion details, leave notes, or delete the individual conversion.

But that’s not all..

Easily Upload Your Conversion Reports

Previously, we did not allow you to manually add a single conversion, which can be useful. Although the file import feature was available, it was time-consuming and difficult for most users to get the data into the format we needed.

Now, you can add a single conversion pretty easily as long as you enter a Click ID, which is the key factor in tagging your conversion to the click.

Import Affiliate Commissions

You can also ignore the Click ID, but when you do that the conversion only shows up in summary reports.

Plus, a completely revamped file import feature allows you to easily add the reports you download from popular affiliate networks like Shareasale, ClickBank, Commission Junction and more.

Import Clickbank Commissions

All you have to do is download from the network, choose the predefined format, and upload your file. Conversions are added into LinkTrackr, but you can manually approve or reject each conversion first.

Importing Affiliate Commissions

NOTE: To use predefined reports you must not edit or modify the source file in anyway. Just upload it exactly as it is in CSV format.

Most of these feature are similar to our Shorty link cloaking plugin for WordPress. In fact, we introduced them in Shorty first, to test them out.

They work extremely well, and now we’re introducing the same features and workflow into LinkTrackr. We believe these new conversion tracking features will help you manage more conversions and affiliate commissions easily, from one central dashboard.

These new conversion tracking features and affiliate commission uploads are in development, and we expect to release them within the next 30 days.

New Features: Remarketing, Geo-IP Redirects, Click Timer & More!

New Features: Remarketing, Geo-IP Redirects, Click Timer & More!

We’re excited to announce a brand new set of features that you can use to fine-tune your marketing. You should already see it in your LinkTrackr dashboard since a few weeks ago, but let me explain how these features can help you.

Remarketing with Facebook, Adwords. Adroll & Perfect Audience

Remarketing for Affiliates

With the new remarketing feature, you can tag anyone who clicked on your affiliate marketing and use remarketing ads to promote related affiliate products to them. All you have to do is get the correct remarketing or pixel code, and place it in the relevant boxes.

When a user clicks on your cloaked affiliate link, the pixel will load in the background. Using your remarketing network, you can see the list or audience growing over time. Then, you can run ads to remarket to them.

This feature only allows you to remarket to those who clicked on the link, not those who purchased. To remarket to paying customers, you’ll need to place the remarketing code in the checkout pages which affiliates do not have access to. However, it’s entirely possible if you are promoting your own products.

Geo-IP / Country Based Redirects

Country Based Cloaking

With this new feature, you can maximize your ROI by sending traffic from different countries to different merchants, offers or landing pages. This is most useful for CPA marketing, since offers are tied up to countries.

For example, if a CPA offer only pays for American traffic, you are wasting any non-US traffic that you send. Now, you can redirect that traffic to a different offer that actually pays for them!

Expiration Timer / Click Limiter

Expiring Tracking Links

With the click limiter, you can have a cap on the total clicks you send to a landing page, and redirect all overflow traffic somewhere else. For example, if you are a solo ads marketer and need to deliver only 100 clicks to a client via email marketing, you can use this feature to deliver only what is required any not a click more.

With the expiration timer, you can set to redirect clicks to another URL after a certain time. This is very useful for promoting product launches. For example, you can send all traffic to the optin page prior to launch, and after launch redirect all clicks to the actual salespage.

You can also redirect all traffic back to your own website or a different affiliate product once the launch is over. The possibilities are endless!

We hope these new features can give you a marketing edge, but we’re not done. We’re speeding up development on easier ways to use your own domains, and revamping certain features like pixel tracking and postback tracking to make it much easier to use.

Stay tuned for more information on these, as well as separate tutorials on how to use each amazing new feature.

New Custom Domain Script for More Branding

New Custom Domain Script for More Branding

Previously, the only way you can use a custom domain in Linktrackr is to modify the CNAME details of a domain within your domain registrar’s control panel. This is still the best way to brand your tracking links, but new marketers may find dealing with CNAMEs a bit daunting.

So, we’ve added a simple script that you can upload to your website and use your existing URLs as your custom domain. Here’s how it works:

  1. Download the script from the custom domains page within your LinkTrackr account to get your customized script. This script will be pre-coded with your default tracking URL for example username.linktrackr.com 
  2. Upload the entire script folder to your domain using any FTP application, and rename the folder to anything you want. For example go or track or even just x.
  3. Enter the full path to your script folder in your LinkTrackr custom domains page, for example yourdomain.com/track or track.yourdomain.com if you’ve set it up as a subdomain.
  4. Set your domain as the Primary domain, and it will appear in all your tracking links.

Take not however, that link cloaking will not work with this method because all the script does is complete a permanent redirect to your default LinkTrackr URL.

A full set of instructions is also included in the script folder detailing step-by-step instructions to setup your custom domain script, as well as the requirements.

New Overage Clicks Billing Feature

New Overage Clicks Billing Feature

We’re excited to announce two new features for Linktrackr that have been requested countless times. In part of our push to get LInkTrackr to the next level, these two new features were released quietly last week. Let’s go into the details here.

New Overage Pricing Features

Previously, Linktrackr worked on a pre-paid system for overages. If your clicks were getting close to your monthly click limits, you had to buy more clicks in advance. We’ve corrected that to match what our users expect.

Now, once your account is over your click quota, we continue to keep tracking every single click, and bill you later for overages. Of course, you have the option to turn off overage billing, if you do not want that to happen.

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We send you a warning email when your click limit exceeds 75% of your quota, and another email when it has exceeded 90% of your quota. Therefore, there’s ample time for you to decide if you want to scale back on usage, or keep going past your limit.

If you’ve turned this off, you can still access your dashboard and look at your stats. However, your clicks will no longer be tracked and we will display a message at the top of your dashboard informing you as such.

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How Overage Pricing is Billed

With the new method, we’ve also reduced to the cost per overage click to just $0.0005. That comes up to just $0.50 for an additional 1,000 clicks above your monthly click limit. Overage clicks however cannot be more than 2x your monthly click limit. If you force to get a huge surge of traffic, you can upgrade to a bigger plan to accommodate for the surge.

You will receive a new invoice on the 3rd of the next month for your overage clicks in the current month. This invoice has to be paid separately from your normal monthly subscription. If your total billable amount is less than $1.00 no invoice will be issued. Instead, this amount will be deducted from your account credits.

Niche Website Builder Software – Nichify

Niche marketing website builders are a must-have tool for anyone serious about creating autopilot niche websites. Without a system, and the correct methodology, niche website building becomes impossible when you have hundreds of sites to manage and curate.

Niche Website Builder – Is WordPress Really The Answer?

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The most popular niche website creator today is WordPress, and the reasons are obvious. WordPress is free, open-source, highly customizable and is well supported by thousands of designers and developers. However, there are other hidden costs and issues to using WordPress as a niche affiliate website builder.

Here are the most obvious drawbacks of using WordPress, which most peopler overlook when they drool over the idea of WordPress being “free”:

  • It’s not really free – You need to pay for your own domain name, web hosting, niche WordPress theme, and email marketing software. You can find ways to squeeze the cost down to a minimal amount, but by doing so you generally compromise uptime and security.
  • Management nightmare – No niche marketers I know of has only one website. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hear of marketers building hundreds or thousands of niche websites. Imagine how much time you typically spend on a monthly basis updating your WordPress software, themes, plugins, and approving comments. Now multiply that by a thousand, and suddenly you realize the long-term costs of using WordPress is huge.
  • Constant security threat – Being one of the most popular open-source publishing platforms, its source code is open for everyone to hack. It’s a constant game of cat-and-mouse between hackers and the open source community to either exploit or fix vulnerabilities. Almost everyone I know who use WordPress as a niche websites builder have experienced a hacking episode or two. The cost of recovering your websites can be huge, and the cost of installing extra security measures to prevent hacking can be expensive as well.
  • Scalability costs – One of the most underestimated component of niche marketing with WordPress is the spiraling cost as you build more sites. You will soon need to pay for a tool like ManageWP, or hire freelancers to manage and update your WordPress niche sites.

So WordPress is good, it’s great to start with. Ultimately however, its not great for scaling your niche marketing efforts into a real business capable of generating thousands of dollars per month in bottom-line profits.

Manage Multiple Niche Websites With Nichify

After our nightmare with WordPress hackers and bugs, we decided that perhaps the world needs a better way to create and manage niche websites. When we decided to create our own niche website builder software, one of the things we focused on was multiple website management. As a result, Nichify is very user-friendly and switching from one niche site to another is a breeze.

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Right from the dashboard, you can see how each website is doing in terms of website visitors and optin subscribers. Click “Manage” to launch that particular site. Adding new sites is also easy. You need only one login to manage all your niche sites.

With Nichify we also decided to focus on 3 vital aspects of build niche websites: automation, email marketing, and content creation.

Niche Marketing Website – Affiliate Automation

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One of the biggest challenges in building niche websites for affiliate marketing is finding and promoting related affiliate products. It’s easy to do that when you first create your site. However, over time some advertisers go out of business, some switch networks, and others simple abandon affiliate marketing. You end up with tons of broken affiliate links that get tons of click, but generate zero revenue.

With Nichify, we have a built in affiliate link automation feature. All you need to do is enter your affiliate ID, and Nichify will automatically:

  • Convert keywords within your content into relevant affiliate links. We use our own contextual algorithm to match your page content to the most profitable affiliate products.
  • Display “Related Websites” at the bottom of each post, each embedded with your affiliate link and relevant to the content
  • Display banner ads and other affiliate tools automatically, also contextual

At the moment, Nichify only works with Ashadee. This is because Ashadee is our sister company and is the most equipped for Nichify. Other networks like ClickBank and JVZoo are the next top priorites, also it will require more data manipulation and even some manually copywriting by our team.

Email Marketing & Autoresponder Integrated Into Your Niche Website

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List building and autoresponders are a key aspect of any niche website builder. With WordPress, you would have to subscribe to a service like Aweber or iContact, generate your option forms, and integrate the option forms into your WordPress blog. This mean that right off the bat, you would be paying between $17 – $69 a month just to enable email marketing for your niche site. It may take you months to generate enough traffic to actually start getting optin subscribers, but you will be paying ever single month for your email marketing software.

With Nichify, we developed a built-in auto responder with basic email marketing features like sequential follow-ups, option forms, double opt-in confirmation, HTML emails and unsubscribe links. Now, you’re ready to start getting optin subscribers as soon as your niche website goes live, without incurring any additional costs. For most niche marketers, the basic features we have are more than enough, although we’re open to adding more key features in the near future.

Simple, Clean Niche Website Builder Interface

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As with all our software like Heylo, LinkTrackr and Ashadee, Nichify will focus on simplicity, ease of use and speed.

Nichify will be launched soon, and we’ll update our progress on this blog when its ready. Our team is putting enormous effort in updating our current system, adding multi-site capabilities and updating the user interface.

When it’s done, I hope Nichify will be the ultimate niche website builder software the world has ever seen!