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    ...and a Pirate's heart. Convergence's Avatar
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    Merchant Tracking Software for Affiliates...
    Greetings!

    Over the years I have searched for 'better' way to track affiliate programs that I have joined / dropped.

    I always end up recreating my own database. Problem I have found is the incredible amount of time it takes to maintain any sort of database.

    Any suggestions, hints, tips that others have used or are using?

    Thanks all!

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    Any suggestions before the New Year? Either purchased software or ?

    Surely someone else tracks their past/current relationships with their merchants...

    Thanks, again.

    ~ Denis

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    I've looked at these 2 post about 6 or 7 times.
    My quess is that there isn't enough info as what all you are tracking.
    One program that I do use a lot to help with repetitive typing is Type It In Pro.
    I am an affiliate of theirs but this is a url type in if you want to check this out.
    I believe they still have the 30 day trail period.
    www . wavget .com
    Where's the Great Life of Affiliate Marketing Hiding?

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    Probably most people just use Excel.
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    Yup.

    Excel works wonders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Lawrence
    I've looked at these 2 post about 6 or 7 times.
    My quess is that there isn't enough info as what all you are tracking.
    One program that I do use a lot to help with repetitive typing is Type It In Pro.
    I am an affiliate of theirs but this is a url type in if you want to check this out.
    I believe they still have the 30 day trail period.
    www . wavget .com
    Hi Bob,

    Sorry for the delay in responding.

    All I want to track is the merchant program, network they belong to, uptime, join date, commission structure, my sites where links are located, monthly commissions, cancellation / dropped date (when I dropped them), etc, etc.

    Guess no one has written a program / script, yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by loxly
    Probably most people just use Excel.
    Yes, I currently use Excel - I have linked data from each of my stores to a summary page. I track everything from number of indexed URL's in SE's, last updates on datafeeds, content, merchants in a particular store / website, banners on two ad servers, and more. Problem is I am at almost 100 linked pages (each store has it's own detail page).

    I thought about going back to Access, but it's too cumbersome...hmmm, maybe I just need to try and not track so much...

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