Howdy all - My first post here!
I'm a dev guy, but I've been doing a bit of work for affiliates lately that are tracking conversions via Analytics. However, I'm finding that there are situations where tracking a simple redirect doesn't give me enough information. After a visitor redirects, I don't know if they actually made a purchase/action until later in the week/month when the company reports back to me via (generally) a download. So here's the question I'm hoping you guys have found an answer to:
How do I track beyond
the redirect with Google Analytics? I am tracking visitor behavior at a server level and can provide the unique session info back to Analytics after obtaining the conversion report from the affiliate companies. However, I'm just not sure how to report that information back to Analytics (up to a month after the fact) so that the "true" conversions will appear in my Analytics reports.
Any help? Even vague direction would be extremely useful at this point.