Postback / Callback Conversion Tracking

Feb 24, 2014
D wrote
Hi guys,<br /> <br /> I am interested in Post Affiliate Pro - but can't find an option I need:<br /> <br /> I can see the conversion tracking is made either by JS code or by an Image pixel, both on a thank you page.<br /> <br /> What I want, is to track conversions by a Server-to-Server postback/callback, to a url you provide.<br /> <br /> Please note: I don't mean to fire a postback call back FROM post.affiliate.pro after it has already registered a conversion but TO post.affiliate.pro for it to be the conversion indication instead of the Image/JS methods.<br /> <br /> Is that possible?
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Feb 24, 2014
Martin Vlk agent wrote
I understand you discussed in a chat with a colleague of mine. Let us know if there were any further questions on the topic.
Jul 08, 2015
Bright Valiant wrote
Take a look at <a href="http://support.qualityunit.com/762055-Callback-URL">http://support.qualityunit.com/762055-Callback-URL</a> and <a href="http://support.qualityunit.com/573712-Affiliate-Sale-Tracking-Codes">http://support.qualityunit.com/573712-Affiliate-Sale-Tracking-Codes</a> for finding out how to do this.
Jul 08, 2015
Martin Svitek agent wrote
Actually better answer on the initial post is this article <a href="http://support.qualityunit.com/428167-How-to-integrate-Post-Affiliate-Pro-with-3rd-party-affiliate-networks">http://support.qualityunit.com/428167-How-to-integrate-Post-Affiliate-Pro-with-3rd-party-affiliate-networks</a><br /> <br /> Essentially you can call the URL of the hidden pixel with all the parameters listed at the bottom of <a href="http://support.qualityunit.com/492724-General-sales--leads-tracking">http://support.qualityunit.com/492724-General-sales--leads-tracking</a><br /> <br />
Aug 28, 2015
Levy wrote
Hi Martin.<br /> <br /> <br /> &quot;Essentially you can call the URL of the hidden pixel with all the parameters listed at the bottom of <a href="http://support.qualityunit.com/492724-General-sales--leads-tracking&quot;">http://support.qualityunit.com/492724-General-sales--leads-tracking&quot;</a><br /> <br /> To be able to use this method you have to pass &quot;visitorId&quot; . How I can pass &quot;visitorId&quot; to tracking link so the #rd party can pass it back to me ?<br />
Aug 31, 2015
Martin Svitek agent wrote
Hello Levy,<br /> <br /> you don't really need to use &quot;visitorId&quot; if you can't capture it on the 3rd party site. You can use only the &quot;AffiliateID&quot; for example. The whole point is to let the software know under which affiliate it should save the commission. &quot;visitorId&quot; is the best option since it contains all the click information like the banner which was used, campaign, when the click was made, also information about first and last click and so on.<br /> <br /> VisitorId is essentially the value of the PAPVisitorId cookie created after the visitor clicks some affiliate link or lands on a website integrated with a click tracking code. One way of obtaining it is to use PAP javascript from the bottom of <a href="http://demo.postaffiliatepro.com/samples_tests/sale_tracking_docu.php">http://demo.postaffiliatepro.com/samples_tests/sale_tracking_docu.php</a> specifically:<br /> <br /> &lt;script id=&quot;pap_x2s6df8d&quot; src=&quot;http://demo.postaffiliatepro.com/scripts/salejs.php&quot; type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;&gt;<br /> &lt;/script&gt;<br /> &lt;script type=&quot;text/javascript&quot;&gt;<br /> PostAffTracker.writeCookieToCustomField('id_field');<br /> &lt;/script&gt;<br /> <br /> or if you wish to append the cookie value to some a href link then you can use instead this method:<br /> <br /> PostAffTracker.writeCookieToLink('id_field', 'papCookie');<br /> <br /> Example of how that works can be seen on <a href="http://demo.postaffiliatepro.com/samples_tests/cookie_info.php">http://demo.postaffiliatepro.com/samples_tests/cookie_info.php</a> where the Full cookie field is populated with the cookie ID which is basically the &quot;visitorId&quot; which can be used in the hidden pixel URL as a parameter.
Aug 31, 2015
Levy wrote
Hi Martin Novak. Thank you for respond. <br /> I am using REDIRECT us tracking method so I can not use Javascript. I want have corect stats so is any way to pass vesitorID to TARGET link ? It will fix all problems. <br /> <br /> P.S. I was be able to successful use API &quot;Actually better answer on the initial post is this articlehttp://support.qualityunit.com/428167-How-to-integrate-Post-Affiliate-Pro-with-3rd-party-affiliate-networks&quot; but again it registered sale, but not conected to click.<br /> <br /> Thank you
Sep 01, 2015
Martin Svitek agent wrote
It won't really be connected to click unless you pass the visitorId and unfortunately you can't pass that if you can't use the javascript or unless you set the cookie domain to be the domain where you want to capture it. At least that is how the things are today. I created a suggestion for the developers to either allow the cookie domain to be set per campaign or to append the generated ID to the destination URL. I will update this thread when there is something new about it.
Sep 01, 2015
Levy wrote
Thank you. Cookie domain will not work for this case because we talking about postback pixel &quot;serever to server&quot;.
Oct 29, 2015
Martin Svitek agent wrote
After adding few more functionalities we have completely revamped our articles dealing with 3rd party integrations like this topic is dealing with and created a few new ones. Links to all this articles can be found in this one central crossroad article <a href="http://support.qualityunit.com/215314-Postback-Callback-Piggyback-S2S-3rd-party-tracking">http://support.qualityunit.com/215314-Postback-Callback-Piggyback-S2S-3rd-party-tracking</a>