Pixel-based tracking allows affiliates to refer customers without the need for them to click an affiliate link. By placing the tracking pixel on a site, the affiliate can automatically register hits from visitors who simply view the page on which the tracking pixel is placed.
This shortcode allows to show affiliates the HTML code they can use to place a tracking pixel.
We support two types of tracking pixels: image and iframe.
Once a visitor views a page where the tracking pixel is placed, a cookie is placed in the visitor’s browser which identifies the affiliate as the referrer. If a transaction that can produce a referral is later processed, the transaction is credited to the referring affiliate.
Image Tracking Pixel
[affiliates_pixel] shortcode produces the image tracking pixel code.
Here is an example of this type of tracking pixel:
<img src="http://www.example.com/affiliates.png?affiliates=18" alt="" width="1" height="1" />
iframe Tracking Pixel
[affiliates_pixel type="iframe"] shortcode produces the iframe tracking pixel.
This is an example of an iframe tracking pixel:
<iframe src="http://www.example.com/affiliates.png?affiliates=18" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" width="1" height="1"></iframe>
Affiliate Area Example
Here is an example of part of an Affiliate Area which includes tracking pixels that affiliates can use. This example will show the tracking pixel codes to affiliates and can be placed on a separate page, or the part of the tracking pixels can be used to extend the default Affiliate Area:
[affiliates_is_affiliate] Welcome to your affiliate area ... Pixel Tracking Use this code to embed an image tracking pixel: [affiliates_pixel] Use the following code to embed an iframe tracking pixel: [affiliates_pixel type="iframe"] [affiliates_logout] [/affiliates_is_affiliate]