Affiliate Network Settings


After loading a trusted affiliate network or creating one manually, there are several optional settings available within the affiliate network configuration. Below you can find an overview of each option:

Append click ID to offer URLs


With this option enabled, all offers created and grouped with the related affiliate network have Voluum’s clickid automatically passed in the offer’s URL and appended at the end of it. This option is intended to save time when adding offer URLs to offer elements created in Voluum. This mainly applies to networks supplying offers with a dedicated parameter for tracking clickids already mapped to the end of the offer URL’s query string. 



Voluum Note:

 Keep in mind that you need to pay attention how your offer's URL is configured while using this option. If you select one of the defined affiliate networks in the offer's configuration and use the defined {clickid} token in the offer's URL, the {clickid} value will be always appended at the end of the offer's link.




Example:

When you have defined the affiliate networks entity and next, you want to add an offer in Voluum, you need to take into account that the Append click ID to offer URLs option has an impact on the offer's configuration. Take a look at the following sample offer's URL defined in Voluum:
 
https://offerurl.com/click.php?campaign_id={campaign.id}&aff_id={affiliate_network_id_token}&c1=




When you select the Append click ID to offer URLs option in the affiliate network's configuration, the {clickid} value, for example c384EFV6JHQODRN70575OK6UG5,  will be added at the end and the offer's URL will look as follows: 

https://offerurl.com/click.php?campaign_id=1337-900c-4c78-k458-e9243463c745&aff_id=1337&c1=c384EFV6JHQODRN70575OK6UG5

Moreover, if your offer's URL is already set with the {clickid} token at the end of the offer's URL in Voluum, the {clickid} value will not be added twice.



If you didn't set the {clickid} token in the offer's URL at the end of the URL like in the below example:

https://offerurl.com/click.php?campaign_id={campaign.id}&c1={clickid}&aff_id={affiliate_network_id_token},

it would mess up the offer's URL configuration and as a result, you would get the offer's link as follows:

https://offerurl.com/click.php?campaign_id=1337-900c-4c78-k458-e9243463c745&c1=&aff_id=1337c384EFV6JHQODRN70575OK6UG5

where 1337 is the {affiliate_network_id_token} value and c384EFV6JHQODRN70575OK6UG5 is the {clickid} value. Obviously, this setup is incorrect and would not allow you to register conversions of the offer.




Accept duplicate postbacks


By default, Voluum will not accept a duplicate postback request (conversion) if another postback request with the same {clickid} value was previously registered without a unique transaction ID (txid). This avoids registering duplicate postback requests as unique conversions and therefore skewing your reporting. 

Setting up the Accept duplicate postbacks option will override the default setting and, as a result, postback URLs with the same {clickid} and empty txid will not be discarded as a duplicate.



Voluum Note:

 It is not recommended using the Accept duplicate postbacks option unless you are sure the network processes outbound postback requests reliably. This is because some requests are sent twice simultaneously, and this could otherwise result in false positives – especially with client-side postbacks (pixels).


Voluum Tip:

 If an offer’s funnel has multiple sequential conversion steps – or “upsells” – you should assign a unique txid value to each unique postback URL/pixel applied for each step. For more information on "upsells", go to the Multiple conversions per clickid (Upsells) article.

Only accept postbacks from whitelisted IPs


With the toggle turned on, you can whitelist a selection of IPs for inbound postback requests. Any inbound postback requests (conversions) originating from IPs that are not whitelisted will be discarded by Voluum.



Voluum Tip:

 The IPs used for outbound postback requests on the network side can usually be provided by your Affiliate Account Manager. It should be a public IP of the affiliate network's server that sends the inbound requests.


To add a list of IPs, enter a single IP per line. 




 










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