How to use the Traffic Source function : Helpdesk

How to use the Traffic Source function

The traffic source function is a tool used to save a specific string of parameters and macros for use when generating tracking links for affiliates or for adding permanently to their affiliate login to append automatically when pulling their links. This tutorial will demonstrate how to set this up. 


Step #1 To navigate to this tool please go to Affiliates > Traffic Sources > Add Traffic Sources


Step #2  The first part of this section will allow you to automatically add a postback url so that when you add a traffic source to the affiliate's tracking link it will automatically place a postback url in everflow for them. You can view this postback in the Affiliates > Postback section. 


Step #3 The next section is for adding parameters and macros that will automatically be added to the affiliate's tracking link when pulling it. You add them in here(no need to put the & or = sign in at this point, our system will do it automatically).


Step #4 This screenshot demonstrates how this functions when pulling the tracking link for the affiliate:

            A. Select from this dropdown menu the traffic source

            

            B. Now you can see the traffic source automatically appended to the tracking link. 


Step #5 You can now add this to automatically be locked on an affiliate's account so that when they pull their own links in their affiliate login it will put these parameters and macros on their links. You can do this by going to Affiliates > Manage > Click on the affiliate's name > scroll down to "Traffic sources" and select the one you would like to add > click Save





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