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Using An Ad Tracker Is Key To The Affiliate Marketer
By William R. Nabaza of, Mon Jan 2nd

There's a lot of money in affiliate marketing. This is true,however, only to those are seriously and zealously working onhis affiliate program. Success in affiliate marketing varies inevery individual affiliate and for the most part, it depends onhis will and perseverance. No matter how good an affiliateprogram is, it will not prosper if the affiliate marketer doesnot pay the price of hard work. One must exert extra effortespecially on the aspect of promotion. Nothing will happen ifthe links or banners would just lie idle in a web page, anaffiliate must be able to convince the visitor to click it andproceed to the business site to buy the products. Noclick-throughs means no income for an affiliate marketer.

You can actually generate a full-time income by means ofaffiliate marketing and you can do it at home, and yes, evenwhile you sleep. You must have a good web site to begin with. Itmust have good promotional and informative contents, pleasingdesign, inviting banner ads and all other important elements inan affiliate marketer's web site. It would be great if you haveexhausted other means of advertising such as newsletters, emailmarketing, message boards and ad listings such as GoogleAdWords. You just have to go online once in a while to checkyour site and update it and to watch over the development ofyour marketing program. Does this sound so easy? It can be thiseasy if you have planned your affiliate program well and havetaken all the steps towards success carefully and diligently.Now, there's a tool you can use to help you go through theprogram with ease and confidence, the Ad Tracker. For manyexperienced and successful affiliate marketers, the Ad Trackeris a key to a successful affiliate marketing program. Whatprecisely is an ad tracker? It is a marketing tracking softwareor program that allows you to trace and take note of everyclick-through made by visitors of your site and by othercustomers who got your referral link. There are ad trackingservice providers as well, so you will just have to pay them todo the tracking for you. With the ad tracker, you can keep aneye on the progress of your marketing campaigns even offline.This tool or program is especially helpful if you are engaged inseveral affiliate and pay-per-click programs and have placed adsin emails, pop-ups and pop-unders, message boards, autoresponders, Ezines, forums, several web sites, surveys andvarious ad

service providers.

Of course, you don't want all your efforts to be put to waste soyou want to make sure you are getting paid for your hard work.Likewise, you want to make sure every dollar or cent youdisburse in your advertising campaigns is wisely spent. With thehelp of the ad tracker, you will know accurately how many andwhich of your links where clicked on, how many clicked on yourlinks, how many of your emails were opened and how many of thosewho opened your email clicked through the business site andpurchased a product, how many products were purchased, which ofyour banner ads or links brought the most leads and sales andmany other pertinent facts and figures you need.

Sales records and all data stated are necessary in any businessas this could determine if your affiliate program is still worthcontinuing. This would also help you determine which of yourmarketing strategies is most effective and which is mostbeneficial for each product or service you are promoting.

Every decision and plan you make must be well grounded on facts.That decision or plan of action may not be the best, but it issomething not to regret about when you had valid reasons forcoming up with such decision or plan. You cannot just decide toterminate your affiliate program, just because you don't earnbig in an instant.

If you are serious with affiliate marketing, again and again,keep in mind that your success lies mainly on promotion and yourhard work. If you don't seem lucky enough to convince many ofyour site users to buy the products, don't be disheartened andjump into a conclusion that your affiliate program is a failure.If it works for others, it could work for you, too. Know whetheryour advertising techniques are effective or not, which worksbest for your program and which doesn't. Get an ad tracker tohelp you know all these and you'd surely be on the right tracktowards success!

About the author:William Nabaza of specializes in domains,webhosting, webmaster's tools, netpreneur's articles andresources. Stands out as a freebie provider, businessopportunity provider and the like. Visit his site at or contact him directly more free articles here:

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