How to automatically place unique Click IDs to track Affiliate Links?
Auto Tagging: Click ID Placements and Click Tracking
In order to place unique click IDs into affiliate links we have different methods available.
1. Client Side Auto-Tagging
This method does not make use of any additional redirects and is thus preferred by ad networks since their policies regarding link cloaking can cause campaigns to get disapproved or even accounts to get suspended.
If you are making use of uncloaked affiliate links on your website and you want to set up paid ads on Google Ads or Facebook Ads we recommend to use this method.
2. Redirect URLs – Automatic Cloaking
When auto-tagging is turned off wecantrack will automatically replace the affiliate URLs with redirect URLs. When our WordPress plugin is used, the redirect URL will use the website domain for the redirect URL, if our WordPress plugin is not used, the system will use https://wct-1.com/r?data=… or https://offer-go.com/r?data=… as domains for redirect URLs, you can adjust this within the advanced website settings.
It is also possible to use one of your domains for redirect URLs (not the website’s one though). In case you want to set that up please reach out to us.
3. Cloaked URLs via WordPress plugins
If you cloak your affiliate links via WordPress plugins such as Pretty Links, Thirsty Affiliates, Redirection, Affiliate Links Lite, Lasso, The Affiliate Plugin, etc. our WordPress plugin will automatically place SubID parameters and click IDs within the redirect process. You only need to make sure that our WordPress plugin is active on the website.
4. Clickout API with Cloaked URLs via own cloaking methods
In case you cloak the affiliate links yourself, you can use our Clickout API to receive our click IDs or to provide our system with your own unique click IDs. Through the Clickout API you can also provide our system with additional data through the metadata and custom index parameters, which will enrichen your reports (e.g. with product names, deal titles etc.) and you will be able to receive information back from our system to automate content sorting on your website.
For example: You can send us product IDs with each click, we can then report back to you clicks, conversions and commission amount grouped by product IDs via our aggregation API, which you can then use to sort your content, fully automated.