Affiliate Management is very simple with LeadDyno. In a few clicks, you can create, monitor, and compensate your affiliates. By using automated affiliate emails and viral lead emails, you can automate the vast majority of your affiliate program.
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New Affiliate Setup
To create a new affiliate, click the Affiliate link in the Create dropdown menu.
Fill in at least an email address and consider adding additional fields.
The Affiliate's email address.
LeadDyno allows you to create different Affiliate Groups/Types and compensate them differently. This is useful if you have, for example, formal resellers that you wish to enter into a special agreement with.
First Name/Last Name
The Affiliate's name.
A custom affiliate code for this affiliate (will be part of their affiliate link, and can be used in discount-code style affiliate programs).
The affiliate who referred this affiliate. Used when setting up a Multi-tier Affiliate Program.
This field allows you to assign all traffic coming from a given domain to the affiliate. For example, if your affiliate has a blog a http://myfitnessblog.com, you could set this value to
myfitnessblog.com and all visitors that came from that site would be assigned to the given affiliate, even if they didn’t click on an affiliate link.
Note that this feature uses the “Referer Header” of the customer's browser, which has wide support in browsers today, but is not guaranteed to be available.
When you are done, click the Save Affiliate button.
Affiliate Overview Screen
After you create an affiliate, you will be taken to their overview screen:
On this screen, you can monitor the affiliate's progress, see how many commissions they are due and what commissions are upcoming, as well as see the specific visitors, leads, and purchases they have driven.
Unique Affiliate Referral Link
Affiliates will send traffic your way via their unique affiliate referral link, which will track the clicks, leads, and conversions that come from each affiliate. You can copy this link by clicking the Copy Link button.
Affiliates can track their own progress in real-time via their affiliate dashboard. LeadDyno creates a single sign-on link that you can send to your affiliate which will automatically log them in and show them their desktop: This link will take the affiliate to their affiliate dashboard. Here is an example:
You can also click on this link to automatically log yourself in as the affiliate, so you can see what their dashboard looks like.
Visitors, Leads, and Purchases Definitions
Here’s how we define these terms in LeadDyno:
- A Visitor is a site visitor that clicks from somewhere else on the web to your website. We track the original source of this click (ie. affiliate, pay-per-click ad, blog post);
- A Lead is someone who gives you their email address (ie. signs up for your free newsletter);
- A Purchase results from a lead who purchases your product.
For some online businesses, the lead and conversion occur at the same time. For others, the lead is gathered prior to a sales cycle that results in the lead converting. Both approaches are supported by LeadDyno. It’s also important to note that LeadDyno tracks every sale back to its original lead source - no matter how much time passes between the conversion and its initial click.