Save changes and click on Affiliate Links. Push New Affiliate Link.
Put your title and a destination (your affiliate) link. Click Save Link. In the Created URL section you’ll see your new cloaked link.
Make all your affiliate links as a “nofollow” (server side redirects) type. You can choose this option in the plugin Settings/Links appearence too.
Adding your affiliate link to your pictures or videos will increase the clickthrough rate, especially on mobile devices.
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When To Start Your Campaign
Never start your Ads Campaigns directly. First you need to worm-up landing pages. Why? Because Facebook likes ingagement. Contrarely, if your page has no likes, in addition bad reviews and comments it will effect your ads rate in a bad way. If your page is tracking visitors’ attention, people like it, it gives you more trust from the Facebook perspective. To do that you need to run an ingagement campaign constantly for your ads accounts. $5-10 a day would do.
Run this campaign for 5-7 days before you engaging your ads and it should be running at all times while your ads are online.
I would advise starting your campaign at 3AM EST, in this case it will be better optimized.
Analyzing Affiliate Links Statistics
Analyzing your data is very important for your success as an affiliate marketer long-term.
Without statistics, you’ll have no idea what ad, landing page, content, pictures, etc… are performing better and where you have to focus your funds.
Google Tag Manager
Use Google Tag Manager in addition to Facebook Pixels for sure. First register a free google email account, without it Google won’t allow you to use the TM.
To setup your TM open this link and click Create Account.
On the next page fill in an account name, your URL and where you are going to place your TM code. Click Create.
Then, read and accept Google Terms, click Yes.
You’ll see a window with your OWN code, copy this code and follow the instructions.
You can install it by yourself, however you have to put this code on every page of your website, when a new page has been created you have to put it there too. Alternatively, you can use Head, Footer and Post Injections plugin. Just download and install it on your WordPress platform, go to Settings, Headers and Footers, past the codes and click Save. The plugin will insert this code in all new pages automatically too. Very handy.
Go back to the Google Tag Manager, you will see your TM dashboard now. As you see, the container is Not Published yet. To publish it, click on Submit.
On the next page, add a name, description and click Publish.
When it’s done, go back to your work-space.
Your container is published.
Working With Tags
To start working with Tags click on Add a new tag.
- Give your tag a name.
- Create a folder where to keep it.
- Choose a Tag type.
- Choose a target to make this Tag fire.
Make yourself familiar with the tags. If you want, you can create your own, custom tags.
In our example, we’ll use Universal Analytics.
Select Track Type and Variable. We will use Page View in our example. Next, click on Select Settings Variable and choose New Variable.
Add your property tracking ID from Google Analytics first. Leave Cookie Domain Auto. You can use Cookie Domain option when you tracking multiply website with the same tracking ID.
Click Save in the right upper corner.
You tag is created, click Save one more time.
Next window will prompt you to create a trigger or to save the tag. Choose Create a trigger, because without the trigger your tag will not work.
Your previously chosen trigger All Pages (because we want to track all clicks on all pages) will be already there, just select in, or click on + on the right side to create a new one.
Your track is ready, click Save to apply it.
You will be redirected to your Google Tag dashboard.
To test how that tag is working click on Preview.
The Preview mode is online now.
To see if it works just open your website in your browser and below you’ll see the Tag panel with statistics.
Sometimes you want to track not just Page Views, because if your page is loading slowly people might leave it after a couple of seconds. To track it there are other options there. DOM Ready and Windows loaded. DOM ready means that some of the page elements were loaded, like forms, java scripts, etc. Windows loaded means that your page is fully loaded.
As you see, you have one page view in the statistics. It means that your tag manager is working in the previewing mode. To publish it online, click on Submit.