Filters

 

The Filters page allows you to set filters for your campaign. You can determine how approved and unapproved transactions are handled. You can also set up redirection for the unapproved traffic. After you make your changes, select Update.

This help page teaches you how to handle the following:

  • Duplicate Impressions and Clicks
  • Blocked Click Traffic
  • Traffic Caps Location (Campaign and Affiliate)
  • Click Geo-Targeting
  • Conversions Fraud Control

 

Duplicate Impressions and Clicks

The Duplicate Impressions and Clicks section lets you determine how duplicate traffic is handled. Before you specify how duplicate traffic is handled, you should understand the following:

  • Unique impressions
  • Unique clicks
  • How to Manage Duplicate Traffic

Unique Impressions

unique impression is an impression that does not have the same IP address as any other impression found within a specific time frame specified in the settings. Campaigns may be configured to record affiliate’s unique impressions instead of total impressions. When enabled, only unique impressions will be counted in the Impressions column in reports.

The uniqueness of an impression can be valid for days, hours, or minutes.

Unique Click

unique click is a consumer click from a computer that does not contain a cookie on it. A click is only considered unique if a cookie is not found for the campaign on the consumer’s computer.

Campaigns can be configured to combine or separate unique and duplicate clicks. The setting to separate unique and duplicate clicks is enabled at the campaign level. When the setting to separate unique from duplicate clicks is enabled, all unique clicks are recorded in the Click column and all duplicate clicks are recorded in the Duplicate Clicks column.

How to Manage Duplicate Traffic

To manage duplicate traffic, do the following:

  1. If you want to record all the impressions, select Record All Impressions.
  2. If you want to record only the unique impressions, select Record Unique Impressions.
  3. If you marked Record Unique Impressions, enter the number of days, hours, or minutes you want the uniqueness to be valid for in the Uniqueness valid for field.
  4. From the drop-down box, select the time frame you want the uniqueness to be valid for.
  5. If you want to combine all the clicks in your reports, select Combine Unique and Duplicate Clicks.
  6. If you want to separate the click in your reports, enter Separate Unique from Duplicate Clicks.
  7. If you want identify a click as a duplicate when there is no referrer, mark If no referrer is present, separate the click as duplicate.
  8. If you want to allow duplicate click IP addresses, select Allow Duplicate Click IP Addresses.
  9. If you want to filter duplicate click by their IP addresses, select Filter Duplicate Clicks by IP Address.
  10. If you selected Filter Duplicate Clicks by IP Address, enter the number of days, hours, or minutes you want the filter to be valid for in the Filter valid for field.
  11. From the drop-down box, select the time frame you want the filter to be valid for.
  12. In the Redirect filtered traffic to field, select the location that filtered traffic is to be redirected to.
  13. If you selected Campaign in the Redirect Filtered Traffic To field, do the following:
    1. Find the campaign you want to redirect traffic to by selecting Select Campaign.
    2. In Campaign Search, if you want to include dead campaigns in your search, mark Include Dead Campaigns.
    3. In the Campaign field, enter the name of the campaign or browse to the campaign you want by selecting Search.
    4. If you want to add the cookie parameter to the redirected campaign URL, mark Propagate Cookie Parameter.
    5. If you want to add the tracking parameter to the redirected campaign URL, mark Propagate Tracking Parameter.
    6. If you want to add any additional data to the redirected campaign that was added to the original campaign tracking link, mark Propagate Additional Data.
  14. If you selected URL in the Redirect filtered traffic To field, do the following:
    1. In the field, enter the URL.
      1. Note- for information on landing page tokens, see Landing Page Tokens
    2. If you want to add any additional data to the redirected campaign that was added to the original campaign tracking link, mark Propagate Additional Data.
  15. If you selected Landing Page in the Redirect filtered traffic To field, you can add a cookie to the landing page by marking Write cookie.

Redirect Duplicate IP Traffic to Redirect.com

This option allows you to redirect your expired clicks that you are not able to monetize from your own efforts.  LinkTrust has partnered with Redirect.com and traffic will be redirected to offers at Redirect.com.  You may receive a credit towards your account fees for your traffic based upon sales results from your clicks to Redirect.com.

 

Blocked Click Traffic

In the Blocked Click Traffic section, you can redirect blocked affiliate's traffic to the following locations:

  • 403 Forbidden Page
  • Campaign
  • URL
  • Redirect.com

Redirect Blocked Affiliates to 403 Forbidden Page

If you select 403 Forbidden Page in Redirect Affiliates to, blocked affiliate traffic is redirected to a 403 error page instead of being redirected to another campaign or URL.

Redirect Blocked Affiliates to a Campaign

You can redirect blocked affiliate's traffic from one campaign to another campaign by doing the following:

  1. In Redirect Blocked Affiliates to, select Campaign.
  2. Find the campaign you want to redirect traffic to by selecting Select Campaign.
  3. In Campaign Search, if you want to include dead campaigns in your search, mark Include Dead Campaigns.
  4. In the Campaign field, enter the name of the campaign or browse to the campaign you want by selecting Search.
  5. If you want to add the cookie parameter to the redirected campaign URL, mark Propagate Cookie Parameter.
  6. If you want to add the tracking parameter to the redirected campaign URL, mark Propagate Tracking Parameter.
  7. If you want to add any additional data to the redirected campaign that was added to the original campaign tracking link, mark Propagate Additional Data.
  8. If you want to block traffic from public proxies, select Block all Clicks from Public Proxies.

Redirect Blocked Affiliates to a URL

You can redirect blocked affiliate's traffic to another URL by doing the following:

  1. In Redirect Blocked Affiliates to, select URL.
  2. In the field, enter the URL.
  3. If you want to add any additional data to the redirected campaign that was added to the original campaign tracking link, mark Propagate Additional Data.
  4. If you want to block traffic from public proxies, mark Block all Clicks from Public Proxies.

Redirect Blocked Affiliates to Redirect.com

This option allows you to redirect your expired clicks that you are not able to monetize from your own efforts.  LinkTrust has partnered with Redirect.com and traffic will be redirected to offers at Redirect.com.  You may receive a credit towards your account fees for your traffic based upon sales results from your clicks to Redirect.com.

 

Traffic Caps Location (Campaign and Affiliate)

In the Traffic Caps Location section, you can redirect any additional traffic from a campaign or an affiliate that has reached their traffic cap to the following locations:

  • 403 Forbidden Page
  • Campaign
  • URL
  • Redirect.com

Redirect Capped Traffic to 403 Forbidden Page

If you select 403 Forbidden Page in Redirect Capped Traffic to, all additional consumers receive a 403 error page instead of being redirected to another campaign or URL.

Redirect Capped Traffic to a Campaign

You can redirect capped traffic from one campaign to another campaign by doing the following:

  1. In Redirect Capped Traffic to, select Campaign.
  2. Find the campaign you want to redirect traffic to by selecting Select Campaign.
  3. In Campaign Search, if you want to include dead campaigns in your search, mark Include Dead Campaigns.
  4. In the Campaign field, enter the name of the campaign or browse to the campaign you want by selecting Search.
  5. If you want to add the cookie parameter to the redirected campaign URL, mark Propagate Cookie Parameter.
  6. If you want to add the tracking parameter to the redirected campaign URL, mark Propagate Tracking Parameter.
  7. If you want to add any additional data to the redirected campaign that was added to the original campaign tracking link, mark Propagate Additional Data.

Redirect Capped Traffic to a URL

You can redirect capped traffic to another URL by doing the following:

  1. In Redirect Capped Traffic to, select URL.
  2. In the field, enter the URL.
  3. If you want to add any additional data to the redirected campaign that was added to the original campaign tracking link, mark Propagate Additional Data.

Redirect Capped Traffic to Redirect.com

This option allows you to redirect your expired clicks that you are not able to monetize from your own efforts.  LinkTrust has partnered with Redirect.com and traffic will be redirected to offers at Redirect.com.  You may receive a credit towards your account fees for your traffic based upon sales results from your clicks to Redirect.com.

 

Click Geo-Targeting

The Click Geo-Targeting section lets you identify authorized and unauthorized countries that the campaign may receive transactions from. You can also redirect unauthorized countries to another location. You can redirect traffic from an unauthorized country to the following locations:

  • 403 Forbidden Page
  • Campaign
  • URL
  • Landing Page
  • Redirect.com

Redirect Unauthorized Countries to 403 Forbidden Page

If you select 403 Forbidden Page in Redirect unauthorized countries to, an unauthorized country's traffic is redirected to a 403 error page instead of being redirected to another campaign or URL.

Redirect Unauthorized Countries to a Campaign

The Authorized Countries section allows you move countries between the unauthorized and authorized columns and specify where to redirect unauthorized countries.

To set up redirection for unauthorized countries, do the following:

  1. In the appropriate field, select your authorized or unauthorized countries and move them to the appropriate field using the green arrows.
  2. In Redirect unauthorized countries to, select the location you want to redirect the unauthorized country to.
  3. If you selected Campaign in the Redirect unauthorized countries to field, do the following:
    1. Find the campaign you want to redirect traffic to by selecting Select Campaign.
    2. In Campaign Search, if you want to include dead campaigns in your search, mark Include Dead Campaigns.
    3. In the Campaign field, enter the name of the campaign or browse to the campaign you want by selecting Search.
    4. If you want to add the cookie parameter to the redirected campaign URL, mark Propagate Cookie Parameter.
    5. If you want to add the tracking parameter to the redirected campaign URL, mark Propagate Tracking Parameter.
    6. If you want to add any additional data to the redirected campaign that was added to the original campaign tracking link, mark Propagate Additional Data.
  4. If you selected URL in the Redirect unauthorized countries to field, do the following:
    1. In the field, enter the URL.
      1. Note:  For information on landing page tokens, see Landing Page Tokens.
    1. If you want to add any additional data to the redirected campaign that was added to the original campaign tracking link, mark Propagate Additional Data.

Redirect Unauthorized Country Traffic to Redirect.com

This option allows you to redirect your expired clicks that you are not able to monetize from your own efforts.  LinkTrust has partnered with Redirect.com and traffic will be redirected to offers at Redirect.com.  You may receive a credit towards your account fees for your traffic based upon sales results from your clicks to Redirect.com.

Specific Unauthorized Country Redirects

The Specific Unauthorized Country Redirects allows you to handle traffic from unauthorized countries individually. To redirect traffic from a specific country, do the following:

  1. In the Redirect traffic from field, select the unauthorized country.
  2. In the To field, select Campaign or URL.
  3. If you selected Campaign in the To field, do the following:
    1. Find the campaign you want to redirect traffic to by selecting Select Campaign.
    2. In Campaign Search, if you want to include dead campaigns in your search, mark Include Dead Campaigns.
    3. In the Campaign field, enter the name of the campaign or browse to the campaign you want by selecting Search.
    4. If you want to add the cookie parameter to the redirected campaign URL, mark Propagate Cookie Parameter.
    5. If you want to add the tracking parameter to the redirected campaign URL, mark Propagate Tracking Parameter.
    6. If you want to add any additional data to the redirected campaign that was added to the original campaign tracking link, mark Propagate Additional Data.
    7. Select Add.
  4. If you selected URL in the To field, do the following:
    1. In the field, enter the URL.
      1. Note:  For information on landing page tokens, see Landing Page Tokens.
    1. If you want to add any additional data to the redirected campaign that was added to the original campaign tracking link, mark Propagate Additional Data.
    2. Select Add.

Note: You can also create multiple locations to redirect specific unauthorized countries.

Redirect Specific Unauthorized Country Traffic to Redirect.com

This option allows you to redirect your expired clicks that you are not able to monetize from your own efforts.  LinkTrust has partnered with Redirect.com and traffic will be redirected to offers at Redirect.com.  You may receive a credit towards your account fees for your traffic based upon sales results from your clicks to Redirect.com.

 

Conversions Fraud Control

The Conversions Fraud Control section allows you to set fraud control settings to better prevent fraud in your campaign. If a transaction matches any of these settings, the transaction will be considered an unapproved transaction and the affiliate will not receive credit for the conversion.

Note: Conversions Fraud Control only applies to CPA/CPL campaigns. If you are in a CPC campaign, you will not see the Conversions Fraud Control section.

To set the fraud control settings for the campaign, do the following:

    1. If you want to block traffic that have mismatched click IP addresses and conversion IP addresses, mark Unapprove transactions when the Click and Conversion IP's don't match.
    2. If you want to block IP addresses from a known public Proxy, mark Unapprove transactions when the IP is from a public proxy.

If traffic comes in from a known public proxy, the affiliate will not receive credit for that transaction.

    1. If you want to look for conversions that occur in less time than the campaign requires, do the following:
      1. Mark Unapprove transactions when the Click to Conversion time is less than.
      2. In the Unapprove transactions when the Click to Conversion time is less than field, enter the appropriate number.
      3. From the drop-down field, select Minute(s) or Second(s).

      For example, if you know that it takes five minutes for a transaction to convert, set your conversion time at less than four minutes. So, if a transaction converts in less than four minutes, the affiliate will not receive credit for it. This allows you to detect automated transactions.

    2. If you do not want to track duplicate merchant reference IDs from the last 90 days, mark Do not track transactions with Duplicate Merchant Reference IDs within the last 90 days.
      1. Note: This option requires a merchant reference ID.
    3. If you want to block traffic when the confirmation pages do not match, mark Unapprove transactions when the Confirmation Page domain does not match.
    4. In the field, enter each valid domain for the campaign.
      1. Note: Make sure each domain is entered in on separate lines.

When the confirmation pixel fires on the confirmation page, the confirmation page sends back the page refer. If the page refer does not match the domain listed in the field, the affiliate will not receive credit for that transaction.

Promo Code Enforcement

The Promo Code Enforcement option allows you to better manage your promotional codes for the campaign.  This enforcement feature applies to all affiliates assigned to this campaign. You have the choice to unapprove transactions or not track transactions with specific promotional codes based on your white list or black list of promotional codes. This section allows you to create a promotional code white list or black list and then allows you to determine how transactions are handled based on those lists.

For example, there is three valid promotional codes for this campaign. You want to restrict all other promotional codes from being used. Under Promo Code Enforcement, the promo code enforcement option would read as follows:

Unapprove transactions when Promo Code is not (White List) on of the following: enter the valid promo codes in the field.

Now only transactions with the specified promotional code are approved for the campaign. By default, all transactions without a promotional code are always approved. This feature only applies to transactions with a promotional code.

Note: Each promotional code must be entered on a separate line.

Note: Creating a promo code black list under Promo Code Enforcement disables your affiliate promo code white list created on the affiliate campaign page for this campaign.

To set up Promo Code Enforcement, do the following:

  1. Mark the box under Promo Code Enforcement.
  2. From the first drop-down menu, select Unapprove or Do not track.
  3. From the second drop-down menu, select is not (White List) or is (Black List).
  4. In the text box, enter the promotional codes that you either valid or invalid.
    1. To create a white list that applies to a specific affiliate for a specific campaign, do the following:
      1. From the top menu, select Affiliate.
      2. From the left menu, select Search.
      3. On the Affiliate Search page, search for the affiliate you want to create a white list for.
      4. From the search results table, select  for Affiliate Details.
      5. From the left menu, select Campaigns.
      6. Under the campaign you wish to create a white list for, select  for Campaign Edit.
      7. On the Assigned Campaign Edit page under Promo Code White List, enter the allowed promo codes for this affiliate of this campaign.
        1. Note: Each promotional code must be entered on a separate line.
  5. Select Update.

In order for the promo code to work, you must place this parameter in the confirmation pixel: promocode=(Promo Code being used).

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