Tracking Your Campaigns
Why You Need Prosper202
If there's one thing that everyone in the industry can agree on, it is that tracking is a vital tool for what we do. You have to keep an eye on your stats, or you'll go broke overnight. When an advertiser pulls an offer, a server goes down, or your ads stop showing for whatever reason, among dozens of other things that can go wrong, you lose money. Depending on the volume of traffic you're pushing, that could be a LOT of money. Tracking helps us not only keep an eye on our offers to make sure they're still running properly, but also weed out the poorly (or non-) converting keywords and urls so that we can focus on what actually turns a profit.
Split testing is one of the best things you can do for your success. Test, test again, then run another test. Use every possible piece of information you can to fine tune your campaigns until you're sure that every dollar you put into it is bringing you X dollars back. With Prosper202, you'll be able to track not only when people are clicking on your ads, but who is clicking, when they are clicking, where they are coming from, and much more.
Downloading and Installing Prosper202
While Prosper202 offers a hosted version of their software, Tracking202, you'll find things will run smoother, faster, and give you more control an flexibility when you use the Prosper202 self-hosted version. This is where the domain with SSL comes into play. Follow along with the steps below to install your Prosper202 software.
Step One: Log Into Your cPanel Account
• Typically by going to www/yourdomain.com/cpanel
Step Two: Create a Database for Prosper202
• Click MySQL Database Wizard under "Databases" (See Below)
• Fill in the details for your new database - leave the database set to localhost. Be sure to write down exactly what you enter on this screen.
Step Three: Create an FTP Login for the Domain
Step Four: Download and Unzip Prosper202
• Download Prosper202 from the Tracking202 website.
• Unzip the Prosper202 file to a Prosper202 folder on your hard drive.
Step Five: Upload the Files to a Root Directory
• Log in to your newly created FTP account. If you do not already have FTP software, you can download a free version of Coffee Cup FTP here. If you use Coffee Cup FTP, you’ll go to File > Manage Servers to enter the login credentials for the account. Then, click Connect
• Navigate to the public_html folder for the domain with SSL
• Drag the files inside the Prosper202 folder (on your hard drive) to the public_html folder on your server.
Step Six: Go To Your Domain, and Follow Prompts
Prosper202 is packed full of fantastic features, and one of those features is the support they offer. In fact, they even offer a full video series on how to use Prosper202. You can find the video series here.