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March 4th, 2015, 11:48 PM #1Are Affiliate Stats Aggregator Tools Any Good?
As my affiliate business is increasing and I'm working with multiple networks, it's becoming more difficult to monitor my stats. There are tools out there to let you monitor your paid search campaigns, but I'm not seeing much that aggregates your affiliate stats. Is there anything like that on the market (that is worthwhile)?
For what it's worth, I've tried AffJet, and felt like the stats were lacking. Is there anything else out there?
March 5th, 2015, 12:04 AM #2
This is something that affiliates should absolutely stay away from:
1. No way would I ever give the necessary log in info for my network/indie accounts to a third party. Period. Never.
2. I just do not see monitoring a group of networks as that big of a problem or in the grand scheme of things too time consuming, or too difficult.
3. See number one.
March 5th, 2015, 09:23 AM #3
Thanks for the insight Phil. When I looked through the archives, I saw that other people felt the same way. I look at PPC solutions like Adstage, Wordstream, or Acquisio, and I wonder why there isn't something similar for affiliate stats. As far as being time consuming, I'd say that your experience could be different from mine, and mine different from someone else's. With everything else I'm trying to do, a tool that helps me better track stats would be beneficial.
I guess I could create my own tool using network APIs?
March 5th, 2015, 10:32 AM #4
"I guess I could create my own tool using network APIs?"
Talking with affiliates that's what they have been doing.
March 5th, 2015, 12:21 PM #5
Thanks Chuck - it looks like that's probably the best way to go.
March 5th, 2015, 12:27 PM #6
Have been trying to get a software developer we work with to put something together for a while now. Unfortunately, they have not had any extra time to put toward doing this.
We can pull in stats via network APIs - we just can't pull out the data in a pretty fashion.
Still have hopes for a self-hosted, non-third party system.Salty kisses, Sandy toes, and a Pirate's heart...
March 5th, 2015, 12:31 PM #7
I would have the same problem pulling in APIs - I'll get the info, but it's not going to be pretty. A self-hosted solution would be great, though.
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