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Using 2 CJ website profiles to track PPC

Discussion in 'Commission Junction' started by mad4, Aug 10, 2006.

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    At the moment I just have 1 website profile set up for each site I manage. Yesterday I suddenly thought maybe we could set up a new website profile but just for PPC ads.

    When a user arrives from a PPC ad I can set a cookie which alters all the links to have a different PID so I can track all sales from PPC ads.

    Maybe everybody else already does this?:eek:
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    mad4, Aug 10, 2006 IP
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  2. Micromag

    Micromag Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have done it and it worked,

    But after some time I deleted one of the PID and today I prefer to track all my sales from PPC and from my websites on just one PID.

    I didnt like the reports generated for 2 different PIDs they are to many separated in same cases. So today prefer to track sales from PPC and from non-PPC using the SID tag.

    Maybe this is a personal decision, I would not tell you that have just one PID choice for both is he best choice as I *think* the official way to deal with it is to have 2 different PIDs (not sure about it)

    But I think having 2 Different PIDs is not good when you decide to run reports integrating a same advertise in 2 different PIDs
     
    Micromag, Aug 10, 2006 IP
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    Thanks for the information. I have implemented this today so we will see how it goes.
     
    mad4, Aug 11, 2006 IP
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    Micromag Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if you know this, but it is a useful information and may help someone here:

    in CJ + AdWords you can just implement in your ads destination urls like:

    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-[PID]-[AID]?SID={keyword}



    for example lets say your PID=12345678 and AID=98765432, your destination url may be:

    http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-12345678-98765432?SID={keyword}



    if someone click on your ad triggered by the keywords "buy a car" and make a sale in your advertiser, the SID for this commission will be tracked as buy+a+car
     
    Micromag, Aug 11, 2006 IP
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    I didn't know this. Will take a look. Thanks :)
     
    mad4, Aug 12, 2006 IP
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    Thanks Micromag usefull stuff man :) If I get into PPC will consider this.
     
    dcristo, Aug 14, 2006 IP