Tracking Affiliate Sales in Taboola

Automatically track and integrate all your affiliate sales and lead conversion data in your Taboola Ads campaigns to properly optimise your bidding, campaigns, ads and audiences.

Affiliate Sales in Taboola


Affiliate Sales in Taboola Ads

How to track sales in Taboola as an affiliate?

In order to integrate your affiliate sales data in Taboola you need to follow the next steps:

  1. Create your wecantrack account
  2. Connect your affiliate networks to the system
  3. Implement the wecantrack JavaScript snippet on your website
  4. Enable Ecommerce in Taboola settings

That’s it! It has never been easier… Use our 14 days trial period to see for yourself.

How to track sales in Taboola as an affiliate?

In order to integrate your affiliate sales data in Taboola Ads you need to follow the next steps:

  1. Create your wecantrack account
  2. Connect your affiliate networks to the system
  3. Activate Taboola Integration feature and implement the wecantrack JavaScript tag on your website
  4. Enable Ecommerce in Taboola settings

That’s it! It has never been easier… Test it for free to see for yourself.

How does the Taboola affiliate sales integration work?

By using our system, you can easily integrate your affiliate conversion data in your Taboola affiliate campaigns via Postback URL. Simply add your affiliate network accounts and your website to our system and we will do the rest!

In order to integrate your affiliate sales in your Taboola accounts, we track your sessions, clicks and sales and match them. The attribution is done automatically and once it’s done, our system will know what exactly it needs to import in your Taboola account in order to fully attribute the conversion data to your Taboola campaigns and ads.

The tracking of your data is split in two essential steps:

Traffic Data Tracking

Your traffic data is tracked by our JavaScript snippet, WordPress plugin or API connection. Those will also make the necessary adjustments on your affiliate links.

Sales Data Tracking

Your sales data is tracked by making use of the affiliate networks’ API endpoints. We will fetch the sales data frequently by accessing the networks with your API credentials.

How to track affiliate sale conversions in Taboola

In order to fully install our Taboola Affiliate Sales Integration feature, you need to follow 4 steps.

  1. Create a wecantrack account
  2. Connect your affiliate network account(s)
  3. Connect your website(s)
  4. Activate the Taboola Integration feature

For all steps we have detailed step by step guides on our Installation Guide page that will lead you through the process. Here is a video guiding you through all the steps:

The Outcome: Taboola with conversion data integrated

Taboola Ads manager campaigns with conversion data

By integrating affiliate sales in Taboola you are finally able to see the monetary performance of your campaigns and ads.

These insights will help you to find out what performs well and what you need to improve or pause in your Taboola campaigns. For example, you will be able to spot if an ad has a high CTR and it’s generating a lot of clicks but no sales are registered, while another ad has a very low CTR but a high conversion rate. You can easily stop the one that’s draining your budget and focus on the one that’s generating revenue.


Online Purchases as your campaign goal


Now that you have your conversion data integrated in your Taboola account, you can select the Conversion goal “Online Purchases” when creating your new campaigns. That will open the door for Taboola AI to optimize your ads performance based on your actual revenue and conversion data optimising your ROA’s in real time.

Affiliate Conversions as optimisation events


You can now select the ‘Complete Payment’ event, containing your affiliate conversion data, as optimisation event in order to get the most out of your TikTok campaigns. TikTok will then automatically optimise your campaigns based on actualy conversion data instead of impressions and clicks.

Campaign budget optimisation


Campaign budget optimisation uses your campaign budget to automatically find the best opportunities to achieve results for each ad group. Your campaign budget will be allocated in real time to achieve the best possible results and now with the conversion data in your campaigns this will be taking into consideration your actual sales performance to provide your campaigns and adgroups with the most optimal budget allocation.

Taboola campaigns dashboard with conversion data:


Benefits of tracking affiliate sales in Taboola

Decrease Unnecessary Costs & Increase ROAS

By integrating affiliate sales in Taboola you are now able to see the conversions and revenue performance of your campaigns and ads. This will help you to properly adjust your Taboola affiliate campaigns in order to eliminate cost drivers that kill your profits since the columns Conversion and Total Complete Payment Value will be filled in with your conversion data.


This means you can set up A/B tests to find out which ads and audiences perform well and which don’t. Based on the findings you can allocate your budgets to the ads that actually convert and are profitable on your Taboola Native Ads campaigns.


Additionally, since your conversion data will be registered within your Taboola campaigns, you can set up audiences that either include or exclude converters. A very helpful audience that is often likely to perform well is one that includes the visitors that clicked on an affiliate link and excludes the visitors that already generated a conversion. This way you will show your ads to users who showed interest in what you promoted but didn’t buy for whatever reason. Getting them to engage with your content again can be very effective since you know that those users are definitely interested in what you are offering.

Additional info for Taboola

Taboola was founded in 2007 and initially provided a recommendation engine for video content. By 2019, Taboola was used to provide 450 billion recommendations on a monthly basis due to adoption by major news websites, like the IBM-owned The Weather Company. Nowadays, Taboola is a native advertising platform and it’s based on the process of creating ads that match the form and function of their surrounding content. Promoted social media posts are native ads, for example, as is sponsored recommended content at the ends of articles. According to many native advertising examples and statistics, native ads drive 8.8 times higher CTR and 18% higher purchase intent than traditional display ads.

Taboola: 3 important things to consider

There’s a few important factors to consider before you start promoting affiliate products in TikTok. While the platform has an impressive number of users and time spent on app, there’s other things to consider before you can successfully run your campaigns. Here are our top 3 things to consider when running affiliate ads with TikTok:


  1. TikTok is the app for millennials and gen-z-ers, that means that most of the active users are aged between 16 and 24. That is the main topic to consider, your audience demographics. You will need to carefully analyse if your affiliate offer is targeted for this kind of audience and it will convert. For example, it’s not worth to spend your time promoting insurances or health products for seniors in this platform.
  2. Another important aspect to consider is that TikTok’s algorithms and tracking recommends videos based on location and behavioral patterns. At the same time, it’s very easy to target the audiences based on their interests.
  3. Last but not least, video ads is “the” preferred type of content for successful campaigns in Taboola and actually the only one you can use. According to 88% of marketers, video marketing provides them with positive ROI and it’s an important part of their marketing strategy.

What type of Ads can I create with TikTok?

There are 5 major types of ads you can choose from in the TikTok for business platform. We are going to list all of them below along with their unique characteristics, placements and purposes.

In-feed videos are in a way another form of native advertisement. Each 5/6 TikTok videos the user scrolls through an ad is presented seemingly fits the general feed. They are easily scrollable and not that intrusive for the user experience. We recommend this type of ad for affiliate marketing with TikTok.

Brand takeover is a type of ad that’s presented as a full-screen ad, it’s mostly presented when the user opens the app again and it’s sure to get the user attention as they are required to watch it. Unlike the rest of the ads it can be a simple image or an animated gif as well as a video.

TopView is a combination between the brand takeover and the in-feed video ads. These ads open as soon as the app is launched but they integrate easily with the users’ feed. Unlike in-feed videos, this type of ad take the whole screen.

Branded lenses and effects are another way to promote your affiliate product. Bigger brands invest in the development of custom brand-related lenses and effects that users can then use to create their own branded content. This is a type of ad not recommended for affiliates.

Hashtag challenge ads are the type where the brand needs to create a video with a distinct element (e.g. dance or audio), tag it with a branded hashtag, pay to sponsor that and people will create variations of the original. This is another type of ad more recommended for brand awareness and not for affiliate marketers.

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