If you’re new to Prosper202, it can be a bit confusing if you have no idea what’s going on. This post will fix that. After reading tons of Prosper202 related questions from newbie affiliates, it seems like most get hung up on the whole sub-id part. This is important because these sub-ids are what makes Prosper “work”.
Lets start with an example. This is what your stock affiliate link at NeverblueAds may look like.
Now let’s add a sub-id onto the end of it. Pretty much every network supports sub-ids, except Amazon.com I believe. For NeverblueAds, you simply add &subid= to the end of your link.
Note: Every network has it’s own way of adding sub-id’s. For your affiliate network, look at subids.tracking202.com. Better yet, ask your affiliate manager.
Where were we? Oh yea, here is how your affiliate link looks now:
When you give it to Prosper202 (version 1.6+), you add [[subid]] onto the end, like this:
Prosper202 will then create a unique NUMBER (ie. 35467) in place of the [[subid]]. In your affiliate network under the sub-ids, you will see TONS of these. Every click will have a numbered sub-id. When you first install Prosper202, it starts at 1 and incrementally moves up. The number 35467 means the 35,467th click Prosper has tracked.
Now Here Is Where The Magic Happens
When you get a conversion, a numbered sub-id is recorded for it. To complete the tracking loop, you must feed Prosper back the sub-ids that CONVERTED. This is important. In the Update tab, give Prosper the sub-ids that resulted in CONVERSIONS. Simply go to your network and download your-sub id reports. Open it with Excel or something similar. Sort by conversions. Give those sub-id’s to Prosper.
And boom, that’s it. Simple once you understand it, huh? If not, leave a comment! I will be doing many more posts on Prosper202 in the future since Prosper rules so much. 😀