How to Make Your Own Tracking Links

Written by Tracie Johansen

Are you tired of promoting your site and your affiliate programs and not knowing what's working and what's not?

If your web host offers stats that at least let you know what page's people are going to. This will work for you.

Below you will find a simple HTML code to use to make your own redirect pages. You can use it for pages on your site and use a different name for them.

Sayrepparttar URL torepparttar 102554 page you want to advertise in a particular eZine or classified is put this link inrepparttar 102555 HTML code below in this area ofrepparttar 102556 code.

Now name it with a different name such as product2.html and save it to your web site files. Next upload this page to your site.

Now when you place your ad listrepparttar 102557 URL in it as:

This URL will redirect to: but will show in your stats as:

When you check your stats you will be able to see exactly how many hits you received fromrepparttar 102558 eZine or classified or wherever you placed your ads. You can also do this with your affiliate programs followingrepparttar 102559 same instructions as above. This will also make your affiliate links look better.

To keep track of your advertising, here is an example of a file to set up. Say you want to userepparttar 102560 same ad and test several different ways to promote it. Simply make your file like this.

Overcoming the Five Obstacles to Affiliate Success

Written by Bill Platt

Nearly every mass marketable product or service available online sports an Affiliate Program or MLM matrix to encourage small business people to sell those products or services to others.

For beginners inrepparttar online marketplace and even some pro's, these programs offerrepparttar 102553 best opportunity for earning substantial incomes to their participants.

Yet, despiterepparttar 102554 promise of Affiliate Programs and MLM's for making money online, fewer than 5% of all participants will ever be successful with them! Only one out of a hundred will ever earn more than $1000 per month fromrepparttar 102555 programs!

There are several factors contributing to these dismal numbers:

1. Failure to try 2. Failure to learn 3. Building sales without any concern about building a network 4. Building a network without any concern for sales 5. Failure to duplicate


Many people will argue this point. They argue that they tried andrepparttar 102556 program failed them. Yet, if you were to persist in your queries, most people's idea of trying is throwing a banner on their website or running one or two untested ads. Folks, that just does not cut it!

Being successful in an Affiliate Program, MLM program or anything else be it online or offline requires much more than a half-hearted, short-lived attempt at promoting a program.


Whatever endeavor is undertaken, success comes with knowledge. College is good at teaching folksrepparttar 102557 basics of hundreds of professions. Folks understand that in order to be a CPA, an attorney, a chemist, an engineer or any of a number of professions, they must learn a great deal of knowledge before they will be successful inrepparttar 102558 field.

Yet,repparttar 102559 same people will come online and believe they can turn onrepparttar 102560 computer and already know everything there is to know about running a successful online business.

To be successful as an online marketer, it helps to at least become acquainted with web design, graphics design, copy writing, marketing research, promotion, advertising, customer service and many other areas. It also helps to know about areas specific torepparttar 102561 Internet such as search engine optimization, web traffic patterns, direct email marketing, and networking with others.

As an online marketer, you should either have knowledge of these various disciplines or be prepared to hire on people who already possess these skills. Unless you have very deep pockets, you should be prepared to learn a few of these skills for yourself.


The largest advantage ofrepparttar 102562 Affiliate Program or MLM program isrepparttar 102563 ability to grow a network of affiliates underneath of you.

While you are able to sell a certain amount of products or services torepparttar 102564 consumer, a team of people who can sell just as many products or services as you can, will add to your full income potential. Due torepparttar 102565 nature ofrepparttar 102566 Affiliate Program andrepparttar 102567 MLM program, you will earn a small percentage from repparttar 102568 sales of all ofrepparttar 102569 people in your network of sellers.

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