Tracking Your Leads

You can add variables to your SureHit's tracking links to see where your business is coming from, like Facebook, or an affiliate you are working with.

You can also track other things. For instance you can track which zip code your leads are coming from.

How To Add Your Tracking Criteria

This document shows you how to add 'Tracking Criteria' to your SureHits tracking links using a custom variable.
Tracking Affiliates

You can use a 'custom variable' to track affiliates. 

Lets say you were receiving traffic from Affiliate A and Affiliate B, etc.,  you can 'tag' your links so that you can track which affiliates were performing the best.

For instance, say you were receiving traffic from Affiliate XYZ. 
You can set your 'tracking link' that gets click on for this affiliate as:

Keyword, Zip Code & State Tracking

When you put your SureHit's tracking links on, social media sites, in your emails, or give them to your affiliates or promotional partners, you can track by Zip Code,  State or what Keyword generated the page visit.  

Inside the <form> tag, you can add a code that will be passed to the results page.

For instance: <input type="hidden" name="affiliate" value="XYZ" />

This can be accomplished by using server side code (asp, .net, php, etc) and javascript (which is the most difficult method).

Now, when the user goes to the results page, the affiliate variable (containing XYZ in this instance) will be available to "grab".

In "Step 2" SureHits Installation code, there is a javascript function available called getQueryStringVariable().

This allows the page to grab any variable from the query string (the part of the url after the ?).

For instance, the query string for the following url:
would be src=1010&zipcode=73013&affiliate=XYZ

If you see the Step 2 code, you will see:

getQueryStringVariable('statecode'), getQueryStringVariable('zipcode'), etc.

This is how you would know what state or zip code your pay per click leads are coming from.

If you need to track your affiliate, in the Step 2 code, there is a variable:  ni_var1=""

To track your affiliate you would need to change your lik to: ni_var1 = getQueryStringVariable('affiliate');
View Data

This data can be viewed by going to the Reports tab.  

The page defaults to a Daily report.  

Use the drop down box to the right and select Custom, then choose timeframe.  

Your report will show the data for the different traffic sources when you set up your tracking links accordingly. 

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