I covered organizing in the previous post, now I’ll go through the whole process of setting up the first campaign. This whole process can get very frustrating (believe me, I know) but you should be done in a 1 hour tops.
I’m using Prosper202 version 1.7.2 (there might be changes from previous/future versions).
I already went through steps #1-5 in yesterday’s post, so today we continue with #6.
6. Get LP Code
Note: there might be other ways to do this, but I was told by our programmer this is the best one.
Since you’ll be using multiple landing pages and you don’t want a redirect file for each individual landing page, we’ll need to edit the redirect code so it can handle multiple redirects from one file. It will look something like this:
Download the php file (don’t forget to remove .txt extension).
This will now redirect based on from which landing page the visitor came from.
If you’d like to add new landing pages just copy this section:
// Describe the Landing Page
$tracking202outbound = 'http://yourprosper.com/tracking202/redirect/lp.php?lpip=002&pci='.$_COOKIE['tracking202pci'];
… and modify the ’002′ and the URL to your link (generated by Landing Page: Outbound PHP Redirect Code). This way you can link to goto.php from any landing page.
Now open all your landing page files and add this link for sending the visitor to your offer:
<a href="goto.php?lpid=002">Sign up!</a>
Or any other lpid (the above examples are ids 001 and 002).
Test out your links by clicking on them and if they work, continue with the next step.
7. Get Links
Select Direct Link Setup, choose all your settings from the dropdowns, add your CPC (you can update it anytime) and any tracking IDs you want to track (i.e.: city, ads) and click Generate Tracking Link. Use this link in your ad.
Note: you don’t need separate links for landing pages when using a rotating script (when you use the same URL for multiple landing pages).
Clear Clicks Data after testing
Once you setup and tested everything, you’ll probably want to clear the clicks data. Go to phpMyAdmin, click on your database and you should see this:
Click “Empty” on 202_clicks and 202_clicks_spy.
You should now be almost ready – only ad creation left. To be continued …