Setting Up Conversion Tracking
After clicking on one of your ads, users are redirected to your web property and will hopefully move through your funnel to complete a desired action. This action could include making a purchase, filling out a form, submitting email information, or some other event. In any of these cases, the successful action is referred to as a conversion. Conversion pixels are used to count the number of users that completed an action, and attribute that conversion information back to the campaign.
To start, click the Conversions tab from the left rail. Click New Conversion and enter a name for your conversion pixel. If you have a revenue value associated with the conversion enter it in the Default Revenue box. This is solely for self-organization, and the default is $5.00. Once you have given the conversion a name and a revenue value, select Save.
The next step is to get the conversion pixel and place it on your landing page/website. Click the grey gear drown down, in the "Actions" column next to the Conversion Name and select Get Tags.
Here you will be able to copy the script exactly as it should be pasted onto your site.
Place the pixel on your website's conversion page, before the closing body tag.
Once you have updated your website with the new version of this page, users that arrive at this page in the future will be counted as conversions. If any revenue amount was attached to your conversion pixel that revenue value will be counted each time someone reaches the page.
Next, you will need to link your conversion pixels. Conversion Tracking settings can be found on the General campaign setting tab, right before the Advanced settings. To turn on conversion tracking, click edit and select “on”. This will bring up all of your conversion pixels and tracking options. Find the one you set up for your campaign and select it. If you haven’t already created one on the conversions menu, you can also create one by clicking on the +New Conversion button. Or if you think this campaign may lead to conversions on multiple different pages, select all appropriate pixels.
Tracking Conversions with Dynamic Values
In some cases, the revenue value of a conversion will not be the same every time and it is necessary to account for a dynamic revenue amount. This is quite common in situations where the user will be filling a shopping cart with various items and the payout is a revenue share between the advertiser and the agency/affiliate.
In these cases, the advertiser would insert the revenue amount into the conversion pixel for each conversion. When creating a pixel that is going to use dynamic revenue, the advertiser can leave the default value at 0.00. Regardless, the default value will be ignored if revenue is passed dynamically at the time the pixel is fired.
To track dynamic revenue from a conversion, the advertiser must obtain the appropriate macro from their shopping company and place the macro at the end of the conversion pixel starting with a "/".
<img src="https://clickserv.sitescout.com/conv/144188c2bb62a178" border="0">
Pixel With Dynamic Revenue:
<img src="https://clickserv.sitescout.com/conv/144188c2bb62a178/[INSERT-REVENUE-HERE]" border="0">
Example: (This will record a revenue of $46.12)
<img src="https://clickserv.sitescout.com/conv/144188c2bb62a178/46.12" border="0">
If you are tracking dynamic revenue with Postback Conversion Tracking, the link will look like this:
The following link explains how to set up postback conversion tracking: Postback Conversion Tracking.
Once you create your postback conversion link, simply add the value in the space that says [insert-revenue-macro-here] and include the & before pb=.