Tracking WordPress Landing Pages With Prosper202
It’s no secret that many people use wordpress for landing pages. It’s a very versatile CMS that’s easy for a novice to set up, has many templates, is free, etc. Realistically, you could have a decent landing page with content up and running in a couple hours with no problem if you’re using wordpress and not too worried about looking very professional. There’s no reason to go much further into this concept as Nickycakes already laid it out pretty well in his post, Affiliate Product Blogs. Great, so once you’ve set up your landing page, how do you set up tracking on it?
Nickycakes loves using Prosper202 for tracking any ppc campaigns because it simply does pretty much everything you could possibly ask for in terms of tracking, and it’s completely free. It doesn’t hurt that the guy who runs it makes himself available almost 24/7 for questions and troubleshooting either! It’s got great shiny ajax graphs and stuff that make it really visually pleasing to not only see how much cash you’re raking in and what kinda roi you’re getting for each keyword, but have it look goood. This isn’t going to be a tutorial on how to set up prosper202 on your own hosting, and you can use their hosted solution, tracking202, which is also free, but worries many because the people running it, if they wanted, could potentially steal all your successful campaign data.
After you’ve done that, you’ll need to either point all the links to the offer on your landing page to the link that p202 gives you, OR create a php file that you will link to which will redirect the users to the offer. If you choose to go the php redirect route, which in Nickycakes’ opinion, looks a little better to the customer (not that much better as most customers willing to buy your affiliate products will be too stupid to know the difference), then you will need to create a file and paste the php code that p202 gives you inside. In order to keep track of things, make it the php file like 10.php if your post number is 10, paste the code inside, save it in the root of your wordpress page domain, and then your outgoing links from that landing page will be like http://www.yourlandingpage.com/10.php.
Once that’s all set up properly, you should be good to get your destination urls for your ads from p202 and turn on the traffic.
Hopefully this helps someone, as it took a little while for Nickycakes to figure this out and has proven invaluable for wordpress landing pages for a number of people, but doesn’t seem to be in any p202 documentation.
Note: To track the frontpage as its own landing page, switch the is_single() to is_front_page() in the code for wordpress.
Keep it real.