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    Smile I made a sale today!
    I finished my website and started advertising today and made a sale. I was so excited!

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    By the way...what does this mean on the last URL clicked?
    /?gclid=CPra-qiRlowCFRU2UAodSU9pdg

    Does this mean that this was from a Google ad or what exactly does this mean.

    I guess I need some pointers about where my sales came from.

    Thanks.

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    That is a code that Google appends to the URL.
    Use the "&afftrack=" parameter in your SAS links to track the links your clicks/sales come from.

    Congrats on your first affiliate sale. I danced around the house when I made mine. Now onward to your first $100 day. You are on the right network.

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    Good work! As UncleScooter said, use the afftrack variable. Try setting your site up so you can pass a variable from each keyword, then pass the variable to SAS via the afftrack variable. This way you can track the individual keyword that generated the sale (and weed out the keywords that don't convert)...
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    bluewaves, congratulations and best of luck with the future ones!!

    It is SO important to be rewarded for what you do, and you are truly blessed to have that sale roll in so fast. Others wait for weeks or even months...

    Grats again!!

    Geno

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    Congrats on that first sale! It kind of gets you excited doesn't it.

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    Congrats! The first sale is always special. Now get back to work so you celebrate your first $1,000
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    &afftrack info
    Quote Originally Posted by UncleScooter
    That is a code that Google appends to the URL.
    Use the "&afftrack=" parameter in your SAS links to track the links your clicks/sales come from.
    So on the webpages that I just made, I really didn't use the "&afftrack=" in my links because I didn't know what that did. So would that have told me it came from Google?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Rice
    Congrats! The first sale is always special. Now get back to work so you celebrate your first $1,000
    Wow...I can hardly imagine a thousand...that would be amazing.

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    Exciting
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    Congrats on that first sale! It kind of gets you excited doesn't it.
    It's actually my first sale off my new website. I had 2 sales prior, but wasn't using my own website as a landing page. Yes...it's exciting...!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eathan
    Good work! As UncleScooter said, use the afftrack variable. Try setting your site up so you can pass a variable from each keyword, then pass the variable to SAS via the afftrack variable. This way you can track the individual keyword that generated the sale (and weed out the keywords that don't convert)...
    Can you write me an example? I'm a visual learner. I have to see the example.

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    I'll try.

    Say I have just 3 keywords. Oddly enough they're:

    keyword one
    keyword two
    keyword three

    I assign them each unique IDs for Google and Yahoo.

    keyword one = g1 & y1
    keyword two = g2 & y2
    keyword three = g3 & y3

    When I link to my site from Google I assign a URL specific to each.

    keyword one = http://www.domain.com/?k=g1

    When the visitor hits my site the k variable is captured and later inserted into the Shareasale link.

    http://www.shareasale...blah...blah...&afftrack=g1

    Then when a sale comes into my Shareasale account I see g1 and know that sale came from my bid on "keyword one" on Google. o3 would be "keyword three" on Overture.

    ---edit--- Oops, that should have read "y3 would be "keyword three" on Yahoo." I still of think of Yahoo Search Marketing as Overture... ---end edit---

    Hope that helps. As for how to capture and pass the variables, that's up to you.

    Also, if you're using Googgle Analytics and your system expects variables, you may want to turn off the thing where Google attaches their own arbitrary variables to your outbound traffic. They sent us a ton 500 errors when they started that annoying little trick...

    Good luck!
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    Congratulation bluewaves1 on your first sale....more to come.





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    So how much was the sale for (or rather, what commission did you get)?

    Geno

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    Congrats, hope you have many more to come!
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    Congratulations bluewaves! I'm sure it's only the first of many
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    Congratulations to you on your first of many, many more to come!
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    Congrats!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geno Prussakov
    So how much was the sale for (or rather, what commission did you get)?

    Geno
    I had another sale this morning. I have $28.35 sitting in my commission pool. I know it's not a lot, but I'm excited about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluewaves1
    I had another sale this morning. I have $28.35 sitting in my commission pool. I know it's not a lot, but I'm excited about it.
    Hooray for you! It's always just astonishing FUN when you see the commissions come in, isn't it?

    Keep up the good work!

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    As someone who just recently made their first sale, it feels good doesn't it? Congrats!
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    I was just reading these old posts. Three years later and I'm making a full time living on the net. I never would have thought so.

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    Isn't that cool? Congrats on being one of the ones that stuck with it and came out on top
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluewaves1 View Post
    I was just reading these old posts. Three years later and I'm making a full time living on the net. I never would have thought so.
    that is really cool!

    superCool sometimes thinks he should throw in the towel, and then someone like you comes along....not sure if superCool should thank you or curse you

    how bout a nice big fankth? that's superCool for "fankth"

    don't be a stranger around here bluewaves1

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