How do I set up a Remote Traffic Agent (RTA)?

  1. Download the RTA application - Download RTA
  2. Host the RTA on a windows web server
    1. We recommend a single IP/Domain per RTA install. Note: It's best if you are installing several RTA's that you don't use a single IP block. A single IP block increases the odds of the whole block getting blacklisted and therefore more RTA's being affected.
  3. Configure the Web.config file (You can edit this file with notepad)
    1. Configure your tracking domain on this line: <add key="trackingUrl" value="http://YOUR_TRACKING_URL/"/>
    2. Confirm the mode selected and enter the value where it says "<add key="Mode" value="1"/>". Mode 1 is standard RTA functionality.
  4. Test to ensure that the RTA is operational
    1. Enter the RTA's URL in your browser along with a campaign and affiliate ID. e.g., www.myrtadomain/click.ashx?CID=XXX&AFID=XXX
  5. Do either of the following
    1. Add the RTA domain so it can be randomly assigned as affiliates get creatives within the affiliate center
      1. Login to your account
      2. Hover over your name in the top-right corner
      3. Click on 'Domains'
      4. Under the 'Randomize Tracking Domains' area, enter the RTA domain
      5. Click the 'Add' button
    2. Add the RTA domain so it is assigned to a specific affiliate when they get their creatives within the affiliate center
      1. Login to your account
      2. Hover over your name in the top-right corner
      3. Click on 'Domains'
      4. Under the 'Assign Tracking Domains' area, select an affiliate
      5. Enter the RTA domain
      6. Click the 'Add' button
  6. Configure a campaign to use the RTA domains
    1. Login to your account
    2. Go to Campaigns > View All
    3. Open a campaign's settings
    4. Click on 'Settings' under the 'Publish' menu
    5. Select 'Custom' for the impression and tracking URL Format
    6. Replace the tracking domain and file name from the URL with Random domain token and the file name of the RTA. See the examples below.

'http://YourTrackingDomain/impression.track?CID=XXXX&AFID=[=AFID=]&ADID=[=ADID=]&SID=' 
becomes 
'http://[=RandomDomain=]/imp.ashx?CID=[=CID=]&AFID=[=AFID=]&ADID=[=ADID=]&SID='

'http://YourTrackingDomain/click.track?CID=XXXX&AFID=[=AFID=]&ADID=[=ADID=]&SID=' 
becomes 
'http://[=RandomDomain=]/click.ashx?CID=[=CID=]&AFID=[=AFID=]&ADID=[=ADID=]&SID='

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