Sharing affiliate referral URLs/links
it’s incredibly easy for our affiliates to generate and share their unique affiliate referral URLs/links anywhere. Below are some commonly asked questions and answers on how they can generate or create their own referral links, and where they can share them.
How do I generate affiliate referral URLs/links?
There are two ways that affiliates referral links can be generated:
- The affiliate can add their unique affiliate ID or WordPress username to the end of any URL or product page on our website. For example: http://hedonistk.com/product-1/?ref=123
- The affiliate can generate their own referral link from the Affiliate Area by pasting the page URL from any page on our site into the Page URL field and clicking the Generate URL button:
Can i promote Hedonistk products if i don’t have a website?
Yes! Whether you have have a website or not, you can promote our site and products on social media, offline, or anywhere else using any of the supported affiliate referral URL formats.
How can my affiliates share my site or products specifically through social media?
Affiliates can use their affiliate referral link to promote our products via any social media platform (including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and more).
Can affiliates track the performance of where their marketing efforts are focused?
Yes! Affiliate referral URLs can include a campaign parameter which helps affiliates track and monitor the performance of their affiliate links.
Affiliates can name each campaign in the Affiliate Area when generating an affiliate referral link. The campaign name will be automatically appended to their affiliate referral link. Here are a couple of examples of what the affiliate referral link looks like with a campaign parameter added:
Our affiliates may wish to use campaigns to place specific affiliate links in specific marketing channels — such as in an email, on a particular social media platform, or on their own website (if they have one).
The campaigns created by the affiliate are visible in the Statistics tab when they are logged in to the Affiliate Area. This tab also shows the following campaign data:
- The number of visits through a specific campaign referral link
- How many unique referral links have been used for that campaign
- Whether the conversion was successful (a referral was generated)
- And what the conversion rate is for that particular campaign.
Some examples of campaign names an affiliate might use are: “Winter email”, “Twitter January”, “Facebook sale”, “Summer special”, and so on. This could be aligned with the marketing material we provide to our affiliates, or a sale or promotion we have scheduled.
Using this campaign parameter will allow our affiliates to identify where they should focus their marketing efforts for maximum sales and referrals.
Common questions on affiliate tracking
How is an affiliate tracked?
When an affiliate promotes our products and services they use a referral URL which typically looks like this:
When a customer clicks this link and lands on our website, the affiliate’s ID (123 in the example above) is stored in a cookie, within the customer’s browser. If the customer makes a purchase, the affiliate that the customer is tracking is awarded commission on the sale.
Is the affiliate tracked across all pages of the site?
Absolutely! Since the affiliate’s ID is stored in a cookie, the affiliate is tracked across all pages on the site.