| If you're not tracking
Website visitors, you'll never know which advertising methods are
working for you and you'll waste a lot of time or money advertising in
places that don't produce results.
For tracking Website
visitors, you need to add a web tracking counter to your pages.
I recommend using a free
Website tracking counter called Site Meter. Not only does it track how many
visitors are coming to your website, it also gives you useful
statistics about where your visitors are coming from.
Website tracking counters
will only work if you have your own website. This means you can not add
a web counter to your assigned affiliate program website. This is
because you must paste a piece of html code to the bottom of your own
webpage. Site meter will give you this code for free when you sign up.
When you have your Website
tracking counter working, all you have to do is add a "?" to the end of
your web address followed by a word or number that reminds you which
site you posted your link to.
For example, to track an ad
from a classified site, I would use the following web address
http://www.affiliatesuccesstips.com?classad1. Now when I check my Site
Meter stats page, I can view how many people entered my site through
the "classad1" web address.
One of the major problems
with the web addresses that affiliate programs supply is that you can't
track your advertisements. SFI
Marketing Group has over come this problem to some degree but you
are still far better off having your own webpage.
For SFI Marketing Group
affiliates, you can track where your affiliate signups are coming from
by using keycodes. My assigned SFI Marketing Group Web address is
http://www.quickinfo247.com/214896. By adding a number from 1 - 999 to
this address, I can find out where my referrals are coming from. For
example, if I assigned the key code 25 to the address I used for an
ezine ad, It would look like this:
http://www.quickinfo247.com/214896.25 and SFI would tell me how many
affiliates came from the keycode 25.