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How to setup prosper202 on wordpress website?

Hi,

I'm trying to setup prosper on my site, I have installed the next plugin:
prosper202trackingplugin, But now I see that it says it's only possible to track pages and not posts?

I have set up a campaign but I can't see any details about clicks and etc within prosper. I want to see only organic SEO traffic in the reports.

Is there any guide on how to set up prosper on wordpress? I'm really confused...

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  • I'm not quite sure what you talking about. I know of no Wordpress plugin named Prosper202 and I just checked the 'Add Plugin' from one of my WP sites and there is no such plugin.

    Prosper202 is used to develop a tracking website just as Wordpress is used to develop a blog web site.

    Prosper202 is not something you install into Wordpress.

    What is the name of this plugin as seen from within the wordpress 'Add Plugin' page? or were did you download it from?
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  • That's the name of the plugin :"Prosper202 Tracking Plugin"
    You can find it here:
    http://customrequest.com/prosper202-t...

    The only purpose of it is to make it easier to assimilate prosper on a wordpress site.

    I know that when you want to work with prosper you need to put some code on your site in order for it to track it. If you use this plugin you don't have to use any code.

    If I'm wrong then great :) Because that was my question from the beginning, how to use prosper??? Specifically on a wordpress site?
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    I played around with this plugin (http://customrequest.com/prosper202-t.... Seems to work OK, Although I did have one page that never gets recorded in Prosper202. It's and 'About' page, which may have been auto generated using another plugin.

    The plugin is not written to track posts, only pages.
    But I made a change to the original script and now I can track posts and pages.

    To change the code, login to your WP site admin, that has the WP Prosper202 plugin installed. On the left side menu click on 'Plugins'. Find the plugin 'Prosper202 Tracking Plugin' in the list and under it click on 'Edit'.

    In the text box displaying the code look for the function 'function track_prosper()'
    In this function, UNDER this (NOT REPLACEMENT!):

    if(is_page($page_id))
    {
    echo '<script src="'.$result->trackUrl.'" type="text/javascript"></script>';
    }

    add this:

    if(is_single($page_id))
    {
    echo '<script src="'.$result->trackUrl.'" type="text/javascript"></script>';
    }

    These two IF statements cause the URL from the Propser202 landing page code, which you generate from Prosper202 step #6, to be inserted onto the WP page when a page or a post is displayed. This means when ONLY one page or ONLY one post is being displayed. The 'front page' is NOT tracked. If you have your WP front page displaying 5 posts, when the home page is displayed the Prosper202 LP URLs are not added to the front page so no SUBIDs are generated in Prosper202.

    Also NOTE: the referer listed for a SUBID in Prosper202 is the page the surfer was on BEFORE coming to the page/post being tracked.

    To see LP views use, in Prosper202, look on the 'Overview' tab, 'Group Overview' subtab, and then set 'Group By' to 'Landing Page'.

    NOTE: if you want to track each page individually then you will need to follow the instructions below for each page/post you want to track. Optionally you can track pages as a group by supplying a comma separated list of all page/post IDs in the Prosper202 WP plugin.

    As for details on how to setup the WP LP in Prosper202:

    Create a plain text file, perhaps using the name of your website as the name of the file.

    Add one line for each page or post you want to track maintaining a blank line above the page/post name as you add other lines to the file.

    Go to your website front-end (the public side, in other words the part of your website you see when not logged in) and copying and pasting the link of each post/page you want to track into the plain text file under the page/post title. You can right-click on the link when you see it on your page then click 'Copy Shortcut' or 'Copy Link Location'. Or you can just go to the page/post you want to track and copy and paste the URL from your browser address bar into the plain text file under the name of the page/post.

    Log in to your WP site (admin side) that has the page/post you want to track.
    Click on either 'Posts' or 'Pages'.
    Hover your mouse over the link for the page/post.
    Right-click on the link, then click on 'Copy Link', 'Copy Link Location', or something like that depending on the browser you are using.

    Paste the link into the plain text file under the page/post name's URL you pasted from above.

    The link will be something like:
    http://mysite.com/wp-admin/post.php?p...
    In this example the '91' is the ID for this page/post, this is what you will use in the WP Prosper202 plugin to identify the page/post.

    Next log in to your Prosper202 site.

    NOTE: you only need to do steps #4 and #6 either once for each group you are tracking or once for each page/post you are tracking. If you tracking several pages as a group then you use step #4 and #6 once for each group (doesn't matter which page/post you use as long as it's one in the group to be tracked), then in the WP P202 plugin you will supply page/post IDs on a single line separated by commas.

    Go to Setup --> Step #4
    Add your landing page to P202, note: this assumes that you have already added the affiliate network and affiliate campaign for the product or service you are prompting using steps P202 #2 and #3.

    Next, in your P202 site, go to step #6 and generate your landing page code for each group or page/post you are tracking.

    P202 will generate something like:

    The part you need to add to the WP P202 Plugin is:
    http://p2.mysite.com/tracking202/stat...
    Copy and paste this into the plain text file under the respective page/post name.

    OK, so now you have told Prosper202 about each of your landing pages or groups of pages. You now also have all the information that you need to provide in the WP Prosper202 Plugin.

    Go to your your WP site, admin log in, be sure the Prosper202 plugin is activated. If you made the change I recommended above and typed it incorrectly your WP may have deactivated the plugin.

    Go to the 'Prosper Tracking Settings' under the 'Tools' menu.

    You can use something like 'Post/Page - {title of page or post}' for the 'Account - Name', without the quotes or you can just copy the page/post title from the plain text file. The WP P202 plugin sorts it's list of entries alphabetically in ascending order, so if you prefix the account name with 'Post - ' or 'Page - ' then your accounts will be grouped by pages first then by posts.

    Next enter your page/post IDs. If you are tracking pages/posts individually then enter the ID of the page/post. If you are tracking a group of pages/posts then enter all page/post IDs, separated by commas.

    Next, enter the tracking URL from your Prosper202 site that you generated using P202 steps #4 and #6.

    Click the create account and your done!

    Click the create account and your done!
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    Something I just noticed is that the plugin is not written to accommodate the random number generator which I am guessing is used in combination with the redirection script (used to cloak your affiliate links) which are also generated from P202 step #6.

    But, this part is always the same "&202cb='+cbr202+'" were cbr202 is a random generated number (cbr202=Math.random()*10000000000000000)

    Since this is always the same for every LP URL that P202 step #6 generates, it only makes sense to include it in the plugin.

    So, in the same function as before 'function track_prosper()':

    change this:

    if(is_page($page_id))
    {
    echo '<script src="'.$result->trackUrl.'" type="text/javascript"></script>';
    }
    if(is_single($page_id))
    {
    echo '<script src="'.$result->trackUrl.'" type="text/javascript"></script>';
    }

    to this:

    if(is_page($page_id))
    {
    $cbr202 = rand(1,10000000000000000);
    echo '<script src="'.$result->trackUrl.'&202cb='.$cbr202.'" type="text/javascript"></script>';
    }
    if(is_single($page_id))
    {
    $cbr202 = rand(1,10000000000000000);
    echo '<script src="'.$result->trackUrl.'&202cb='.$cbr202.'" type="text/javascript"></script>';
    }


    Then instead of using affiliate links use the outbound code from P202 step #6, either the PHP version or the HTML/Javascript, but not both. The way to use this outbound code is to create either a php or html page. For example, create the page myaffiliateredirect.php and place the outbound php code in it, with nothing else. Or create the html page myaffiliateredirect.html and place the html/javascript code it it. Then on your WP landing page instead of using your affiliate link from whatever affiliate network just link to your call to action text or image with the php or html page you just created. You can place these pages on your WP site usign FTP. These are NOT pages that you create from within your WP admin panel.

    For example:
    Create a folder on your WP site named 'r', for redirect, but it can be whatever you want, short and sweet is usually best, though.

    Then upload the redirect page to the folder.

    http://mysite.com/r/myaffiliateredire...

    Using the Prosper202 scripts in this fashion will keep visits together.

    In other words if you don't use the inbound and outbound scripts together, what you will end up with is one SUBID generated when the WP landing page/post is viewed as as single page/post then another SUBID is generated even when the same visitor clicks on your affiliate link, which you also have setup in prosper202.
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    On way to test that everything is working correctly would be to post your WP landing page links to your Facebook or Twitter page then click on them. In prosper202 you should see the 'referer' listed as either Facebook or Twitter, which ever one you posted your links to.
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  • Wow great answer, thanks!!!

    I have a couple of questions based on the information you have provided:

    1- On step two that you described (creating the PHP file and etc.) I'm not sure, is it a must? I'm using pretty link to hide my links... What will it do if I will follow your instructions? Or not follow...?

    2- Now I'm watching prosper stats, and I see my clicks on the affiliate links on my page, but not any other information like: How I reached the page, what keywords I used and etc. What should I do?

    3- I'm using Market Health to sell their product, I can give them a pixel to track my sales, Should I just give them what I get in step #8?

    This are my missing pieces in the puzzle, after that I should be right on track :)

    Thanks a lot and hope you will answer this questions :)
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  • I’m happy to help!
    #1 - The P202 redirect php script is associated to an affiliate campaign that you entered. The inbound and outbound scripts tie the page view to the outbound click so that both of these show under the same SUBID in P202. If you don't use the redirect script then you will have to SUBIDs showing in P202 for the same visitor.

    #2 - If you are using the inbound script then the referer will show. The referer is were the visitor ame from. If you are testing your own links since you are entering them directly then there is no referer. If you want to see a referer when you test your links, post the links to your Facebook or Twitter account then click on the link in your post. Most traffic should show a referer, but one traffic source such as LeadImpact (PPV/CPV) uses adware to monitor the browser activity for keywords or urls that are typed in and do not directly interface with the browser so again, from LeadImpact you will not see any referers. Whether or not a keyword shows up depends on whether or not you are using the {keyword] token from the traffic source with your landing page URL. For example with LeadImpact all you need to do is check the box check the 'keyword pass through' and '?keyword={keyword}' is automatically updated and appended each time the web surfer is shown my ad, so the keyword gets passed to my landing page.

    One thing to note here is that I use the WP Redirection plugin instead of PrettyLink. I was told by the makers of PrettyLink that, at least the free edition, no longer supports parameter forwarding, this would be the keywords.

    In using the WP Redirection plugin, I use three redirects for each P202 link. Strictly speaking, this is not needed, but just in case someone manually enters the URL or I make a typo, using these three redirect for each P202 link should catch most errors.

    I use a structure like this:
    mydomain.com - the main Wordpress or Joomla content website or blog
    wp.mydomain.com - uses redirection plugin, this subdomain only handles redirects
    p2.mydomain.com - Prosper202 tracking domain

    Let's say I'm promoting 'Ring Tone Master', I'll abbreviate this to 'rtm'.
    I'll have a subdirectory on my main domain (mysite.com) named rtm. In this directory will be any and all landing pages that I am using for the 'rtm' offer.

    After you have entered your landing page into P202 Step #4, then used step #7 to get l inks and you select 'Landing Page' as the method of promotion, instead of 'Text Ad' you will get a link such as:

    http://mysite.com/rtm/rtm5.html?t202i...=

    All of these redirect are type 301 and are RegEx expressions.

    Redirect #1 - catches the keyword sent from the traffic source that has been appended after '?keyword=' and appends it to the P202 link '$2'.

    (/rtm5/rtm\?keyword=)(.*)
    http://mysite.com/rtm/rtm5.html?t202id=7956&t202kw=$2


    Redirect #2 - is used when NO parameters are specified, so no keywords are passed, the '$' signals the end of the line.

    (/rtm5/rtm$)
    http://mysite.com/rtm/rtm5.html?t202id=7956&t202kw=nodata


    Redirect #3 - Is used something is passed other than keywords.

    (/rtm5/rtm)([^\?].*) - matches everything after '/rtm5/rtm'
    http://mysite.com/rtm/rtm5.html?t202id=7956&t202kw=$2


    The second set of parenthesis represents what is passed to p202.

    So, if I will be receiving keywords from my traffic source the link I give to my traffic source will be somethiing like:

    http://mysite.com/rtm/rtm?keyword={ke... token}

    There is NO file named http://mysite.com/rtm/rtm, this is just a redirect to the actual landing page.

    Also note, that the inbound script must be on the landing page, this is what fires the SUBID to be generated so that a click on a redirect page, say 'ringtonemaster.php' also hits the same SUBID in P202 and redirects to the Vendor page that was supplied for the RTM P202 Campaign.

    #3 - P202, step #8, yes you want to give them, preferably, the 'Universal Smart Pixel'

    Hope that gets you going.
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  • Unfortunately I haven't succeeded to make it work.
    I'm so damn frustrated! Went through your explanation a dozen times!
    Watched the video tutorials way more, but still nothing makes it work!

    I even went to Odesk, hired two different guys, both of them left because I want
    to track SEO and not PPC!

    Is there any other way you can help?
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  • with google gone SSL you will never know what the ref is nor see any keyword a user has searched.

    It would look like they just had your linked bookmark.

    So the other thing your looking to do is just track your pages not post.
    well just create a simple LP and go to #6 and grab your code.
    go to your WP appearance editor, make sure your in the theme your running.
    then Page Template
    paste your lp code on top.

    it will track only on the page not post.
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