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Native Ads tracking [php maybe?]

Discussion in 'Tracking' started by LucydMarketing, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. LucydMarketing

    LucydMarketing Affiliate affiliate

    Hi guys!

    I used to do a lot of affiliate marketing and I know how it works on the mobile world
    My problem is with Native Ads marketing.

    When I start new campaign on Content.Ad/MGID or any other native ads platform i need to put their events inside. right? for example:
    {campaign_id}, {category_id}, {click_id} and etc...
    so eventually my url will look similar to this:
    website dot com/index.html?clickid={clickid}

    But from the advertorial page the user needs to be redirected to google store or itunes.
    How can I "cut" the part after the question mark and "paste" it on the following URL?

    (why i'm saying it might be a php issue? I saw that some advertiser send their traffic into a redirect page with PHP ending and from this page the user gets redirected to itunes. but i'm not 100% sure it's connected)

    I hope my question is clear.
    Thanks is advance.
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  3. trackingdesk

    trackingdesk Moderator moderator Service Manager affiliate

    Hi - In order to get over this "issue" of capturing / forwarding those parameters, you should be using a tracking platform which takes care of this for you.

    Disclosure: I represent TrackingDesk tracking platform
  4. Certified

    RedTrack.io Active Member Certified Vendor Service Manager affiliate

    Hi, @trackingdesk nailed it. The best way is to use a tracking platform.

    in a nutshell
    - you add offers (items on google store / iTunes in your case) with all the relevant links etc on the one side.
    - add your custom landing page
    - you add traffic source with all the tracking macros on the other side
    - you add your custom domain (if you need)
    - create campaign inside a tracking tool with traffic distribution rules etc.

    As a result you get a tracking URL that you can use as a destination URL at MGiD for example. User goes to the tracking link, tracking link reads and stores the data and redirects it to offer (or google store / iTunes in your case).

    You can check this article on Medium for details and a nice process visual.

    Disclosure: RedTrack.io is a tracking platform. If you need help setting campaign - write our [email protected] and refer to this post. We also have a free plan with 50,000 events / month that will allow you to play around without spending additional money.