We track up to 10 key performace indicators indicating the quality level of the clicks traffic you generate for us.
If your clicks traffic meet or beats our minimum requirements, we pay you for the high quality traffic you are sending us.
If your clicks traffic do not meet our minimum requirements, we do not pay you for the poor quality traffic you are sending us.
Poor traffic quality will cost you dearly in payout income. Things like high bounce rates, low views per page and so on are clearly marked on your clicks report showing you where to improve your marketing to earn the payouts for the traffic you generate. High bounce rates, and other negative quality traffic metrics are all due to a simple fact: the intent of the visitor clicking on the link.
So it goes like this: the advertisement ( banner, or link ) that the visitor is viewing on these networks must match the content on the destination page that you send them on our website. We have a lot of pages with product and services information, and we make it easy to link directly to those pages that match the copy of what you are promoting on your networks.
The bottom line is if you are showing an ad selling website design to someone on a website and they click on that ad, they expect to see information about website design immediately on the page they end up on our website. Website users are impatient, and may not go looking around on the website for the information; they just leave which is what a bounce is. Bounces directly affect your average page views per click, driving it down well below our required threshold. And so on, it's a ripple effect affecting all the other quality metrics we measure.
So all you have to do to assure good quality traffic from clicks you generate is to market carefully and properly by trying to understand the audience that you are marketing to. Do they want to actually buy a product? If so, are you taking them to the right information page on our website?
Your clicks / traffic are captured and store, and the clicks report shows you the quality and payout analysis for the traffic you bring us. Our reporting is real-time... which basically means the reports are prepared when you access them. However, if you are accessing the same report multiple times a day, it will be cached for performance reasons. Cached reports have a date and time stamp indicating when the report was originally prepared. Right now, click reports are cached for 3 hours, which basically means if you access your report within any 3 hour window, you will get the copy prepared in the last 3 hours. Please note, cached reports do not mean that your clicks/traffic data is not been captured properly.
The clicks report shows you the commissions/payout you earn during a period, default to the current month cycle. At the end of the month, what it shows is processed automatically and a commission record is created for you, which you will find on your commissions page, marked as due. Then our auditors review your due commissions for the month and review your clicks report for any sign of fraud. This happens every month between the 1st and 12th of the month. If everything checks out, the auditor approves your commission and payment is issued immediately, usually made by Paypal, unless you changed the payment method on your account.
Spoofs are cross-bleeds in traffic referrers. In the simplest form, this means more than one affiliate "claiming" to refer the same visitor at the same time ( time period ), which would be physically impossible. For example, you may claim that you are sending a visitor from one ip address to our website from your website, while at the same time, the visitor is seen coming from the same ip address to our website from yet another website, but this time by another partner. Spoofs only result from automatic traffic exchange systems, which as you know are not acceptable to us.
The clicks report only shows clicks that come from online sources ( i.e. websites, or blogs where you are marketing on ) as defined by the presence of an HTTP_REFERER dataset in the click data we receive.
For example, if you are marketing on twitter, the HTTP_REFERER data that is passed along with the click will be set to twitter.com, so we know where the traffic is coming from. To mitigate fraud and manipulations, all clicks that do not have a valid HTTP_REFERER dataset are automatically discarded by our system. Note that this technical limitation unfortunately negatively affects clicks originating from offline email programs like Microsoft Outlook, and Mozilla Thunderbird.
If you are testing your links and do not see any clicks data in your report, make sure that you are clicking on links ( text or banners ) on an online source to make sure that a valid HTTP_REFERER dataset is passed along with the click data.
Click fraud and click fraud rate are standard metrics in measuring and reporting online ad performance. If you take the total number of clicks, and subtract the total number of unique clicks, what you have left is click fraud. For example, if your campaign generates 10 clicks ( i.e. total clicks ), from 3 people ( i.e. total unique clicks ), that means you have 7 clicks left ( i.e. click fraud ). Fraud is a harsh word, but that's the industry term, not our own. All it means is that some of your 3 people must have clicked more than once, to generate those additional 7 clicks. On our system, we allow a certain rate of click fraud ( i.e. 40% ) because you cannot totally eliminate click fraud from online traffic. However, industry average is 28%, so our cutoff of 40% is more than generous.
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