How to check the operation of an partner tool
You can easily and simply check the operation of any Travelpayouts affiliate tool presented in your user profile.
In this article, we will look at how to check the presence of your partner marker in the tool's code and the data flow into our statistics when interacting with it.
Checking the marker in the tool code
The code of partner tools located in the Travelpayouts dashboard always contains a partner marker.
With its help, our system tracks and remembers which of the partners attracted the user and to whom Travelpayouts will attribute the payment, in case the user purchases a travel service.
At the same time, there are situations when you need to make sure that the tool code contains the correct marker (for example, if you bought someone else's site or contacted a freelancer to place partner tools).
To check the marker, open the page of the site that contains the partner tool is. Right-click on the partner tool and select Inspect in the drop-down menu (the name may be different in different browsers).
A window with the code will open at the bottom of the page.
There, find the script code that starts with <script src= " / / tp. media/ , it should be just below the block with the code of the tool that you clicked on.
Find the shmarker parameter in it.
If this parameter contains your marker, then everything is fine. If it contains someone else's marker, you need to copy the tool code from your dashboard again and paste it on the site page using the editor you use you manage the site.
Now you can proceed to checking the input of data in statistics.
Checking the flow of data into statistics
We do not prohibit you from clicking on your own links and making purchases through them. Therefore, to check the operation of links and widgets, you must follow a few steps.
- Place the affiliate link on the website, in social network post or in the forum signature.
- Open the affiliate program statistics (from the link you posted) in your user profile. Remember the values in the table.
- Follow the link. You should have the advertiser’s website open and there should be no error messages.
Refresh the statistics page in your user profile (information about the click will appear in the report in less than a minute). In the Click column, the numerical value will increase.
By performing the above steps, you can check the operability of any tool.
If the values in the statistics do not change, carefully check the placement of the tool.
The support team can also help you solve this problem. Just send an affiliate marker (a link to a page with a dysfunctional tool) and describe the issue in detail to technical support specialists.
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