Voluum Documentation

Tracking Spicyoffers Offers With Voluum

Spicyoffers is a Swiss-made affiliate program exclusively for hand-picked members only. They offer a selection of offers from, well, "spicy" verticals. Tracking their offers with Voluum requires only a minimal setup that shouldn't take you more than a few minutes.

Prerequisites

First: sign up to Spicyoffers. Get approved. Become a part of the Spicyoffer team.

Second: have a Voluum account. Active and running. And with it, a little bit of knowledge of how to create a campaign funnel. Here, check the Getting Started guide.

Third: this one is optional. Enable an SSL certificate on your Voluum domain. This will allow you to have a fully secure campaign funnel and not to scare people with big "Non-secure" notification in their web browser. Read the Enabling SSL for a Dedicated Domain to learn more.

Fourth: read this guide.

I. Apply for an offer in Spicyoffers

Signing up to Spicyoffers is a start, but then you have to select an offer you are going to promote. In order to do that, do the following:

  1. In Spicyoffers, go to the Offer Marketplace tab.

  2. Once you have located an offer that interests you, click the Subscribe to offer button.

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  3. Wait for your offer application to be approved.

  4. Once approved, click the Create link button in the Subscribed offers tab. The new pop-up window with the link builder settings will appear.

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  5. In the pop-up window, provide a meaningful name for your link.

  6. Click the Copy link button to copy it to the clipboard.

  7. Click the Use Global Postback radio button.

  8. Click the Update my link button.

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You have successfully copied a tracking link that you will use as an offer URL in Voluum. You can view and edit your links at any time by going to the My links tab in your Spicyoffers account. The tracking parameters will be added to this link from a Voluum template later on.

II. Add an Affiliate Network Element to Voluum

Affiliate network elements in Voluum are used to organize you offer elements and to configure tracking tokens automatically. You will only need to do this once, and then you will be able to use this affiliate network element in other offers that you will add to Voluum. In order to add this element, perform the following steps:

  1. In Voluum, in the TRACK tab, go to the Affiliate networks tab.

  2. Click the New affiliate network button.

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  3. Select the Spicyoffers template from the Trusted affiliate network templates section.

  4. Click the Load template button.

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  5. Configure other options, accordion to your needs, and click the Save button.

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III. Add an Offer from Spicyoffers to Voluum

You have obtained a tracking link from Spicyoffers. Now you need to submit it to an offer element in Voluum that you are going to create. To do that, perform the following steps:

  1. In Voluum, go to the Offers tab. The Offers view will appear.

  2. Click the New offer button. The New offer form will appear.

  3. Provide a meaningful name of your offer in the Offer name text field.

  4. Paste the tracking URL that you have created into the Offer URL text field.

  5. Select the Spicyoffers affiliate network element that you have just created.

  6. Copy the tracking parameter and add it to the end of the offer URL after the & character that you also need to add. You final offer URL should look like this:

    https://w.myspicylinks.com/index.php?id_promo=5024376_4&promokeys=865d1050c9b0dda79cee039abfabc1ed&clickid={clickid}
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  7. In the Postback URL section select and copy to the clipboard only the name of your Voluum domain. You will use that domain to set up a postback in Spicyoffers in the third part of this guide. Spicyoffers will configure all necessary tracking tokens for you.

  8. Click the Save button.

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Once you have added an offer element to Voluum, you can go to Spicyoffers again and set up postback settings in the last step.

III. Set a Global Postback in Spicyoffers.

Adding an offer in Voluum allows you to direct your traffic towards this offer. But you want to know if you were successful, if your traffic is converting - and you want to see it in Voluum. To do that, you need to set a target that Spicyoffers will send information about conversion. This target is known as a postback URL.

Luckily, Spicyoffers is integrated with Voluum in a way that allows you to skip most part of a manual setup. The only thing that you will be required to do is provide your Voluum domain name. One that you have copied to the clipboard when adding an offer element. To set up postback settings in Spicyoffers, perform the following steps:

  1. In Spicyoffers, click the account icon and select the My account option from the drop-down menu.

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  2. Go to the Global postback tab.

  3. Select the Voluum radio button from the list of trackers that are integrated with Spicyoffers.

  4. Paste the copied Voluum domain name into the Insert your Voluum postback domain text field. Do not add any parameters, protocol names - just the domain name.

  5. Click the Save button.

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That is it. That was the whole setup. You can use the offer element that you have added to Voluum in your campaign funnel.