After countless questions from affiliates, merchants and my staff I thought I’d do a post on how tracking works from a very core level. Then we’ll take that knowledge to debug problems when they occur. We’re going to get into the nitty gritty of how the Internet works. However don’t get scared, I’m going to put it all in very simple terms you can understand.
Outcome of reading this series of posts for you should be to understand how tracking works and then debug (solve, in programmer parlance) them once problems arise.
This series is for you if:
This series is not for you if:
In the beginning… (queue sci-fi movie intro here)
I remember when I first started in affiliate marketing and someone asked me…. Did you place the pixel?
I thought to myself… What’s a pixel?
Of course I didn’t ask what it was because I didn’t want to sound stupid.
This is really here for all you people that are just too afraid to ask or don’t know what you don’t know.
[On a side note I just got a email with the subject line Ho-liday. Think I opened that one? Not that I’m looking for a Ho, but sure was curious… The power of good copywriting]
Now back to the task at hand.
What you’re going to learn over the next 7 posts (I guess I shouldn’t say learn, what I’m going to post and hope you’ll learn maybe be a better title)…
Some of you are going to read this and say WOW that’s a little over my head. Trust me I’m writing this for people that are un-exposed to these things. Consider these all at the for grommet (surf term for noobies) level.
Here goes -
That’s a lot to cover in 7 posts. But I think we can make it fun and I hope you stick with me.
Because guess what? If you ask me how something works and want me to debug it I’m going to send you one of these links J
See you tomorrow or whenever I get around to writing post 1. I hope tomorrow.