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Track generated sales on external partner web site

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Hello,

I develop a plateform that redirect users to an external e-commerce website, to buy a product.

 

I wan tout track user sales on external web site what is the best solution.

 

My site is llike kayak.com which redirect customers to a partner web site to  buy à flight ticket, so how kayak do to track conversion on flight website(external)?

Thank you

PS: sorry for my english Smiley Wink

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July 2017

Track generated sales on external partner web site

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Hi Faidi Z,

The best and easiest way to track your sales on external websites is to have them add your AdWords conversion code to their thank you page. If the thanks you page is on your server, place the conversion code there.

I imagine what kayak does is set a cookie to identify the affiliate who sent the traffic. When the user checks out, the system would look at that cookie to attribute the sale to the affiliate.

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

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Track generated sales on external partner web site

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Hi Faidi Z,

The best and easiest way to track your sales on external websites is to have them add your AdWords conversion code to their thank you page. If the thanks you page is on your server, place the conversion code there.

I imagine what kayak does is set a cookie to identify the affiliate who sent the traffic. When the user checks out, the system would look at that cookie to attribute the sale to the affiliate.

Best of Luck!

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords

Track generated sales on external partner web site

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ill have to get  back on that,im not sure of the lagitimacy of redirecting anyones traffic to your site without permission from the REAL owner.

even for third party transactions.

Track generated sales on external partner web site

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Hi William W,

He is not redirecting traffic from other sites to his, he is directing traffic from his website to another website for purchase. This is basically affiliate advertising. In order to be successful with this, his website must provide additional value to the third party site with unique content on his own website.

 

Pete

 

petebardo -- Deadhead doing AdWords