Goals Tab


(malverd) #1

Hi,

I have got Piwik downloaded & running fine. I want to track when a user clicks on an affiliate link and what search engine and keyword they used. I tried to set up a Goal, because it looks like this would be the best way to handle an affiliate link in PPC (i.e. a link that does not go to my webpage.) I just can’t seem to get this working and hope somebody can help.

Thanks

UPDATE:
I had Hostgator ‘white list’ the domain per another posting here, but it still doesn’t work.


(Karlsson) #2

check:

http://forum.piwik.org/index.php?showtopic=7791

(malverd) #3

[quote=Karlsson @ Aug 24 2010, 04:52 AM]check:

http://forum.piwik.org/index.php?showtopic=7791

[/quote]

Thanks for the link. It’s still a bit confusing. Is the Goals section the right one to be trying to set up an affiliate link?
Say I have the following affiliate link which resides on a web page I have no control over.

hxxp://link.affiliate_company.com/cpa.php?12345.67890

12345.67890 being my affiliate id number. What information do I need to put in the URL to collect click information on a PPC campaign (Google, Yahoo, Bing) that can be processed by Piwik. I would like to collect which search engine, the keyword that triggered my ad to be shown, and match type information (broad, phrase, exact.) Much like Google Analytics does.

Thanks


(malverd) #4

[quote=malverd @ Aug 24 2010, 04:27 PM]Thanks for the link. It’s still a bit confusing. Is the Goals section the right one to be trying to set up an affiliate link?
Say I have the following affiliate link which resides on a web page I have no control over.

hxxp://link.affiliate_company.com/cpa.php?12345.67890

12345.67890 being my affiliate id number. What information do I need to put in the URL to collect click information on a PPC campaign (Google, Yahoo, Bing) that can be processed by Piwik. I would like to collect which search engine, the keyword that triggered my ad to be shown, and match type information (broad, phrase, exact.) Much like Google Analytics does.

Thanks[/quote]

Bump.

Anyone know how I can do this? I have read the instructions, but don’t understand.

Thanks


(Matthieu Aubry) #5

This URL format is not very helpful, it would be better to have named parameter (eg. partner=YOUR_ID).
You could then use campaign tracking as briefly explained in: http://dev.piwik.org/trac/ticket/604