Clickdealer and Voluum

Clickdealer provides offers from a wide variety of verticals. Their focus is on convenience, risk-reduction and ease of use. Tracking their offers with Voluum takes just a few clicks and you will learn how to do that from this guide.

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Before You Start

Before you go any deeper, make sure you have the following:

  • An active Clickdealer account.

  • An active Voluum account.

Having those two allows you to do things described here while you read about them. That will make everything even easier. So, sign in to both accounts, find yourself a quiet place, 15 minutes of peace, and here we go!

I. Add a Clickdealer Affiliate Network to Voluum

The first thing you need to do is to add an affiliate network element to Voluum. In order to do that, perform the following steps:

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

  2. Click the New affiliate network button.

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  3. Select the Clickdealer affiliate network template.

  4. Click the Next button.

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  5. Click the Copy button next to the postback URL to copy it to the clipboard.

  6. Click the Save button.

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II. Configure Postback in Clickdealer

Postbacks are used to pass information about conversions that have occurred on an affiliate network platform's side. You have already copied Voluum's postback URL to the clipboard while you were creating an affiliate network element. You now have to submit it to Clickdealer. In order to do that, perform the following steps:

  1. In Clickdealer, go to the Tools option in the menu on the left and then select the Global postback option.

  2. Paste the copied postback URL into the Global S2S postback URL text field. Your postback URL looks like this:

  3. Click the Save button.

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Caution

Voluum Note: Testing your postback via the build-in testing tool in Clickdealer will not work because Voluum rejects all postback request that do not contain a valid click ID value. And this tool is not able to generate one because this value is specific for Voluum. To test your postback settings and your whole campaign funnel, you must follow the visitor's journey from a campaign URL to a postback URL. Read the Step 4: Testing Your Campaign article to learn more.Step 4: Testing Your Campaign

III. Get an Offer From Clickdealer

At first, you need to get an offer, so you will be able to promote it in your traffic source platform. To do so, do the following:

  1. In Clickdealer, click the Offers option in the menu on the left and then select the Browse offers option.

  2. Change any filtering criteria, if needed.

  3. Select the offer you want to promote by clicking on it. The offer's detail view will appear.

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  4. Tick the box next to the I agree text.

  5. Click the Apply for offer button.

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  6. Select the traffic type that you will use to promote your offer from the Media type drop-down menu.

  7. (Optionally) Provide any notes regarding your campaign.

  8. Click the Apply button.

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    You have now applied for an offer. This offer is visible in the Pending campaigns view. Once it is approved, it will appear in the My campaigns view.

  9. Go to the My campaigns view.

  10. Click on the offer that you have applied for. The offer details view will appear.

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  11. In the offer details view scroll down to the Get tracking links section and select the creative that you want to use from the Creatives drop-down menu.

  12. Click the Copy URL to clipboard button.

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IV. Add a CLickdealer Offer to Voluum

In order to add an offer element to Voluum, perform the following steps:

  1. In Voluum, go to the Offers tab.

  2. Click the New offer button.

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  3. Select the Clickdealer affiliate network from the Affiliate network drop-down menu.

  4. Provide the name of your offer in the Name text field.

  5. Paste the copied offer URL from Clickdealer in the Offer URL text field.

  6. Copy the tracking parameter and add it at the end of the offer URL after the & character.

  7. Once you have provided any additional options that suit your needs, click the Save button.

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You have now correctly added an offer element in Voluum. You can use this element in your campaign funnels

ClickDealer Tracking Tokens

Token

Parameter

Description

#s2#

s2

Click ID

#price#

Payout