It can seem daunting to go live with a new platform, especially one that requires some level of coding; however, we pride ourselves in making our integration process as simple as possible. We also have our Integration Team on hand to assist you every step of the way.
Screenshots of Webgains tracking and platform. MockUp Image by designwarrior.
Setting up The Tracking
The first task is the tracking code, we have developed many copy and paste solutions to allow you to easily integrate the tracking. If you are using Shopify or WooCommerce we also have plugins which are easy to install.
If you are not using Shopify or WooCommerce, we also have guides to assist with adding the tracking onto the most common platforms available including Google Tag Manager. Once added our team will happily assist in testing your site to ensure everything is correct.
If you are still uncertain on how to achieve this, then the team will be happy to arrange a call and guide you through it.
Creating a Product Feed
A product feed is a file with a list of products and the details for each. The feed allows each product to easily be displayed and advertised by your affiliates.
This task can be achieved through most third-party plugins. Once your integration has started, we will provide a guide on the requirements for the feed. The feed can be in either a CSV or XML format and each of the details for the product will need to be assigned correctly. For example, the price of the product within the feed will be called “price”, the product image will be called “image_link”.
You will then need to provide a link to the product feed so that we can ensure it is processed correctly. Once complete, the feed will be updated daily to ensure the most up-to-date products are available.
We recently published an article on our blog that explained what product feeds are, why they are beneficial to advertisers using affiliate networks, and how they can be generated. If you’d like to learn more about product feeds, you can read it here.
Description of Your Programme
The third task is the programme description, this is what publishers will see before deciding to pursue an affiliate partnership with you. This is your opportunity to sell your business to the affiliates and give them details of the opportunity you are offering.
Struggling for ideas? We’ll provide an example of a description and how it’s displayed.
The description can be changed anytime from your initial launch, so no need to worry about having anything set in stone.
The Creative Assets
Depending on who you want to work with you will need to provide various creatives in different dimensions. These are outlined during the integration and are easy to add to the platform thanks to our batch upload feature. This allows you to create multiple ads at once with the option to edit the properties of the ads, which is a real time saver.
Getting Your Programme Live
Once the integration has been completed, we’ll conduct a Q&A on the programme to ensure everything is ready to go. Once the programme is signed off, we’ll contact you for final confirmation before we set your programme live.
Your programme is now live – congratulations! We’ll provide you with some guides on how to use the platform and get connected with publishers on our network. We also provide a platform training call if needed.
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