While we use referral-tracking based on cookies with a 180-days window, to make sure your sales get rightfully attributed to you, we moreover employ API tracking (with user ID instead of email ensuring precision) and coupon tracking (with or without a discount) systems. All free signups that come from you will be tracked and you can monitor any and all development in your FirstPromoter affiliate dashboard.
To ensure proper tracking, there are three layers embedded within our commission structure:
- referral links
- API tracking
- coupon codes
Referral links constitute an effective measure when it comes to tracking signups. However, since they work by using cookies (which are often THE source of problems in tracking), we’ve set up two more layers—API tracking and coupons—as a safety measure so that we can correctly attribute your signups.
API tracking means that every time someone signs up through your referral link, the system automatically marks that person as emanating from you. This means, that if they decide to buy—even past the 180-day cookie expiration date—you will still be attributed with a sale.
And to top that, if none of these methods have worked for you, you still have a coupon that you can offer to those of your users, who for some reason opted not to sign up through your affiliate links. In other words, if a customer signs up without using your referral link but uses your coupon, you will still trigger a sale.