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Using Affiliate Network Revenue Reporting APIs

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It's simple and takes just a few minutes to set up your account to automatically import data from supported affiliate networks. Follow these steps to allow Click Precision to match revenue, products and traffic to gain valuable data so you can make critical decisions regarding your spend and focus on the campaign, adgroup and keyword level. Organic traffic revenue is imported as well!

To set up revenue reporting APIs, login to your Click Precision account. Go to "Account" and APIs. Select the network, such as Linkshare under Revenue Reporting API Connections and add the token values, and depending on the network, the SID value. Read more about each network to see the steps.

 

The current growing list of supported revenue reporting APIs include:

cj.com (Commission Junction)
Commissionsoup.com
icommissions.com (iCommissions)
impactradius.com (Impact Radius)
linkoffers.com (Bankrate)
linkshare.com (Rakuten)
shareasale.com (ShareASale)
[FTP] premiercentral.com (First PREMIER Bank)


cj.com (Commission Junction)

1: Navigate to api.cj.com and sign in with your existing cj.com account. On the "Get Started" menu, you will see your developer key. It looks something like this and will likely be multi-lined.

Your developer key is:
008904ba396a170b49e89220705417a876552470915bd98da4...

2: Copy and paste the key into the token field in the form and press "add".

Commissionsoup.com

1: Navigate to https://www.commissionsoup.com/ and sign in with your existing Commission Soup account. The API key is available at https://www.commissionsoup.com/affiliates/account/api-key.aspx

2: The API Key should be added to the Token form field at Click Precision. Press "add".

icommissions.com (iCommissions)

1: Navigate to affiliate.icommissions-login.com and sign in with your existing iCommissions account. From the "System > API" menu, you will see your API key.

2: Copy and paste that key into the token field in the form and press "add".

impactradius.com (Impact Radius)

1: Navigate to member.impactradius.com and sign in with your existing Impact Radius account. Click on the "Gear Icon" and then "Technical Settings". Go the the sub-menu "API Access".

2: Read-Only Auth Token should be added to the Token form field, and Read-Only Account SID needs to be added to the SID form field at Click Precision. Then press "add".

linkoffers.com (Bankrate)

1: Navigate to linkoffers.com and sign in with your existing Linkoffers / Bankrate publisher account. From the "My Links" menu, click on "Data Feeds". Select the API Key value.

2: Copy and paste that token into the token field in the form and press "add".

You will need to repeat this step for each domain in your Linkoffers account.

linkshare.com (Rakuten)

1: Navigate to linkshare.com and sign in with your existing Linkshare / Rakuten account. From the "Links" menu, click on "Web Services". At the very bottom you are looking for Security Token.

2: Copy and paste that token into the token field in the form and press "add".

You will need to repeat this step for each domain in your linkshare account.

shareasale.com (ShareASale)

The instructions are currently being updated.

[FTP] premiercentral.com (First PREMIER Bank)

First PREMIER Bank does not provide a reporting API, however you can utilize FTP upload reports with Click Precision's automated daily reporting.

To begin receiving FTP reports, request daily FTP reports through your program manager at First PREMIER Bank. Once you verify that reports are being uploaded to your server, connect Click Precision by adding FTP credentials as well as the revenue amount we should assign to approved applications. Declined leads are also imported by subtracting the total apps vs payable apps columns.

Add the FTP connection info, including server address, username and password. Click Precision will scan the directory for .csv files, and fetch ones that match the text, for example: 1_HN_SIDDAILY. The number of approved apps are multiplied by the revenue amount that you specify, and the offset of net apps and payable apps are used to determine the total declined leads. You can also specify a variable that does not run through Click Precision that may be included in reports. This variable will be assigned as direct access/bookmark traffic.

 

 

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