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Looking Back to the Future: 2014 in Review

 2015 is upon us, and although we don’t have our hoverboards or time traveling DeLoreans, this year is shaping up to be monumental for GeoRiot.  As we move into the new year and approach our 5th birthday this February, we wanted to take a look back at all of the incredible milestones that you helped us achieve in 2014!

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New To Tradedoubler? This Blog’s For You.

From time to time, we’ll receive a question from a client that highlights a bigger problem or issue. When this happens, we’ll often turn our answer into a blog post in the hopes of better reaching others who may be running into the same question.

Today, we’re looking at the process of navigating the many affiliate programs within the Tradedoubler network.

Those familiar with Tradedoubler, know they manage several iTunes / App Store Affiliate Programs across Europe and Latin America. What you may not know is that there are 39 country-specific programs in total. Thirty-nine? That’s a lot of individual programs to apply for and get set up with.

While we generally encourage signing up for as many affiliate 

programs as possible, Tradedoubler is the exception. This is due to something 

Tradedoubler does called “crossboarders.”

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georiot.co ‘Performance Reports’ Added To Dashboard

After pushing GeoRiot.com 3.0 in January, we shifted our focus inward and began phase two of the renovation: rolling out the new GeoRiot dashboard. Within today’s release you’ll find updated support for your georiot.co links, new filters for your existing reports, and our new Performance Reports feature, a central stats page for all of your affiliate campaigns.  Here, you can easily check the status, monitor the performance and receive optimization tips for each of your georiot.co links individually.

Here’s a quick look at some of the new features our updated dashboard now offers:

“The GeoRiot Boost” is an in-depth look at the four key metrics of your georiot.co links. To check the boost for any of your links, click “View Report” from any link found on your “Links” page. You’ll then be shown the Performance Report with all of the relevant metrics for that particular link.

    1. Total Traffic: Total number of clicks we’ve helped you serve for this link.
    2. Lifetime Reach: The number of different countries from which you saw clicks!

 

    1. Translated: This is the percent of clicks that would have resulted in an error message if we hadn’t translated the link for you!

 

  1. Affiliated: This is the percent of clicks that you were able to affiliate with your affiliate tracking parameters.

“Export It!” Are you a spreadsheet kinda person? We’ve got you covered. From the individual georiot.co stats pages you can export your clicks over time and by country to .CSV for slicing and dicing however you want.

“Filter Your Traffic” It’s now even easier to analyze your click traffic with the ability to filter any report by traffic source and advertiser (in preparation for our rollout of support for Amazon and their Associates program).

“GeoRiot Recommends” is a feature you’ll see a lot more of in future updates, but we’re excited to give you a sneak peak. Are you getting a lot of traffic from France but not set up to earn those commissions? We’re on it and we’ll let you know what our experts recommend in order to boost your revenue. You’ll find our optimization suggestions in the bottom left corner of Performance Report pages.

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Out with the OLD, in with the NEW

We’ll be the first to admit that our “GRID” based linking system was NOT the easiest to use, or understand.

Having to find the GRID value that matched the right traffic source in your dashboard, that was then associated with the country your link was based on, was not what you wanted to deal with after jumping through all the hoops of getting signed up and approved by the various affiliate networks.

Well, after today we hope to never have to say “GRID” again. We are on to something better, and much simpler to use — “TSID”.

While it doesn’t sound as cool as it’s predecessor the technology behind it is.

With the “Traffic Source ID” you simply reference the ID of your traffic source and leave the rest to us. We’ll parse out iTunes link, identify your assigned affiliate tracking parameters and rebuild the link and pass it along faster than ever.

This means that you’ll find all the link building tools at the traffic source level (instead of 45 options at the country/ affiliate program level) in the GeoRiot dashboard.

Of course, everything is backward compatible so your old links will continue to keep earning you international commissions.

As always, please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.

More info on the new TSID:

The Link Maker Tool is saying that my “Your affiliate network is: DGM (Partner ID: 1002)” and my links now end with “partnerId%3D1002.” Is that wrong? 
Previously we needed to pass in the partnerId parameter to the Link Maker tool to build the proper GRID based links. Now, because we don’t pass in a partner Id value the Link Maker tool simply defaults to using DGM / partnerId=1002. This is expected and nothing to worry about. These links work perfectly well and, as always, we pass them on to the user built specifically for their country and store and the relevant affiliate program.

How do I define my “base country?”
Your base country is still defined as the country that the iTunes link is based on. For example:
US – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/
UK – http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/
Australia – http://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/

Does this work for all types of links (Quick Build, Find / Replace, Search)? 
Yes!

Can I now use a link from a country that doesn’t have an affiliate program?
Yes! Links from China, Russia, India, etc. will now all work properly with the TSID system

 

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GeoRiot & MobileAppTracking Bring World Class Tracking to App Store Affiliate Program

At GeoRiot, we believe tracking and earning commissions are both important. We don’t see any reason why you should have to choose one over the other, which is why we’re stoked to announce that GeoRiot has teamed up with MobileAppTracking by HasOffers in a partnership that joins the two best-class services!

Historically, an app developer linking to their apps in the App Store, had two options with regards to leveraging its placement: enlist the help of a tracking service to capture valuable conversion metrics, or affiliate the link to create a additional revenue. But you couldn’t easily do both.

Until now.

By itself, the GeoRiot service provides app developers the ability to leverage each of the regional iTunes / App Store Affiliate Programs simultaneously to maximize revenue from an activity they are already doing – linking to their products in the App Store.

Now with MobileAppTracking integration, when the audience interacts with an advertisement, they are seamlessly redirected though the MobileAppTracking platform for attribution. The platform then redirects the user through to GeoRiot where our coding ninjary (yeah, we just made that word up) goes to work building and affiliating a local link for that user, based on their country. The user is then sent on their merry way without disruption, faster than the blink of an eye!

By joining forces with the folks at HasOffers, we’re combining their top-notch tracking capabilities with our industry-leading iTunes / App Store affiliate platform. The result is two world-class services working in tandem to offer you insightful metrics and affiliate commissions for every click.

Contact us or HasOffers today for a demo and more information.