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Bing Ads + Prosper202 + Maxbounty. How to set it up properly?

Discussion in 'Tracking' started by bulgarianbgm, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. bulgarianbgm

    bulgarianbgm Affiliate affiliate

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    Recently I start using Bing Ads PPC to promote few health related offers from MaxBounty.

    I am using Prosper202 to keep track of everything but unfortunately I am facing some difficulties.

    My set up is as follows. User Clicks on Bing Ad -> Goes to my domain that has a PHP redirect -> Prosper202 Direct LInk for the offer -> Affiliate Link Provided by MaxBounty.

    My problem is that Prosper202 does not record all Keywords (Queries). I am attaching a screenshot to see exactly what I mean. I think that the problem is in the redirect PHP that I am using. Can someone provide me with a clear detailed guide on how to set up properly tracking between Bing Ads, Prosper202 and MaxBounty?

    Prosper202.png
     
  2. prosper202guide

    prosper202guide Affiliate affiliate

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    you seem to be saying that when you provide the p202 tracking URL to the traffic source then the keyword is passed into p202 as expected, but when you redirect through your landing page (or redirection script) it does not.

    it's not possible to tell you exactly what's going on because you've been a little too vague. however, i would say the keyword is being passed to your script but you are not reading it in and then appending it to your tracking link. if you have something like keyword={keyword} in your initial tracking URL then you need to read it on your redirection script with something like this:

    $keyword = isset( $_GET['keyword'] ) ? $_GET['keyword'] : '';

    and then append that to the p202 tracking URL:

    $p202_url = 'http://prosperdomain/tracking202/redirect/dl.php?t202id=12345&t202kw=' . urlencode( $keyword );

    something like that. assuming you are doing a direct linking campaign and depending on what you're actually doing with the redirection script. and of course there may be "c" variables to add to the URL and so on.
     
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2013
  3. bulgarianbgm

    bulgarianbgm Affiliate affiliate

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    So my Destination URL on Bing looks like this: http://MYDOMAIN.com?QueryString={QueryString}&MatchType={MatchType}

    The PHP redirect script is as follows:
    And the MaxBounty Aff Link: http://www.mb102.com/lnk.asp?o=XXXX&c=918273&a=138269&s1=[[subid]]&s2=[[c1]]
    /Please ignore the XXXX as I want to hide the offer ID. The important bit is what I have set as s1 and s2/

    Could you let me know what PHP code I should add?
     
  4. prosper202guide

    prosper202guide Affiliate affiliate

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    not sure why you'd be sending the user typed text to MB, but if that is your plan then you'd use this code to put it into the c1 variable, and also use it as your keyword parameter in p202:

    PHP:

    <?php

    // assuming you LITERALLY use this: http://MYDOMAIN.com?QueryString={QueryString}&MatchType={MatchType}

    $usersearch = isset( $_GET['QueryString'] ) ? urlencode$_GET['QueryString'] ) : '';
    $matchtype  = isset( $_GET['MatchType'] ) ? $_GET['MatchType'] : '';

    $redirect_url 'http://tracking.MYDOMAIN.com/tracking202/redirect/dl.php?t202id=465'
            
    .'&c1='.$usersearch
            
    .'&c2='.$matchtype
            
    .'&t202kw='.$usersearch;

    header("Location: $redirect_url");

    ?> 
     
  5. bulgarianbgm

    bulgarianbgm Affiliate affiliate

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    Works like a charm.

    I am sending over Subid to Maxbounty instead of the QueryString as it makes more sense and provides me with more data about conversions at etc.
     
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  6. marketingbro

    marketingbro Affiliate affiliate

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    @bulgarianbgm So did all of your keywords that weren't showing up when visitors redirected to your Max Bounty offer end up showing up consistently?

    I am just getting into paid traffic and I have never heard of Prosper202. I was thinking about paying the $99 a month for Voluum as I have found amazing reviews and watched a couple of videos on it, but seeing an ad tracker that's free sounds more appealing.

    Also, have you had any other issues with Prosper202? Particularly analytical related.
     

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