If you have such deep pockets that you don't even care to track your expenses -- enjoy it now because it ain't gonna last.
The difference between making some extra cash and making a living online depends in part on your expenses. You cannot afford to keep tossing good money after bad.
But when you're talking about online advertising, how do you know where your best "bang for the buck" is coming from?
You need to test and track! (Even if you think you know what I'm going to say, keep reading!)
If you're not tracking your marketing the way you know you should, I'll bet it's because it's too freaking hard. Okay, not rocket science hard, but it's a pain in the butt. I know -- I've been there! You have so many other things to do that ad tracking gets left to later...
...and later...and later...and it NEVER gets done! Meanwhile, your profits are not nearly where you told your spouse they'd be, are they?
"Things are gonna turn around real soon, honey,
I'm launching a new product next week!"
Sounds familiar, doesn't it?
But it doesn't matter how many stinking products you launch -- how many affiliate programs you join -- how many ebooks you plan on writing...
If your expenses suck you dry, you die!
And before you start getting all hoity-toity with your, "I get my traffic from blogs, and article writing -- I don't have to pay for it!" spiel, stop and think...
Is your time worth NOTHING? If you spend your time writing articles and you don't even know which ones bring in the traffic, how in the world can you INVEST your time wisely in the future?
You're spending dollars or you're spending time to get visitors to your site...
...and if you're not tracking that, you're wasting one or the other -- or both!
But right here, right now, I'm going to show you the easiest way to track your advertising so that you KNOW without a doubt where to spend your time and money.
Why Advertising "Campaigns" Are Vital
I do alot of work with "traditional" direct marketers and one of the key things we always do is track every single campaign -- through a special key code on an advertisement or our direct mail response forms, generally discreetly placed in the corner of the response device. And with telesales, we allocate a special in-bound number for specific campaigns.
This is always done specifically for the purpose of tracking our advertising spend.
When we find a WINNER we'd run hard with that promotion ...
... and when we find a LOSER, we'd drop it like a rock!
This is exactly what we WANT and NEED for our online marketing as well!
Now many service providers (Google, affiliate systems) provide some form of tracking at this level -- but the problem is that you end up with a variety of tracking mechanisms -- this doesn't make life easier, it actually can complicate it.
After looking at so many different options for our own - and our affiliates - needs, one of our Partners recommended I look at a software package which allowed me to track ALL my advertising through one facility -- PLUS much more.
I pursued his recommendation and was totally rapt ... and moved quickly when given the opportunity to make this available directly to our affiliates and custmers.
Introducing Cloak and Tracker ...
The main screen in Cloak and Tracker
A Real-World Example
Let me give you a real-life scenario to explain how Cloak and Tracker can help you gauge the effectiveness of your online advertising.
Here's the Cloak and Tracker-generated link for an example product:
You've decided to advertise in an ezine, run some pay-per-click advertising, and add a sig line to your posts in a popular forum. Here's all you do to keep track of your advertising...
...think of a "tracking token" that will identify each market you advertise in (in fact, even each advertisement in each market) and tack that onto the end of the redirect URL. Those might look like this:
What's cool about Cloak and Tracker is that when you have tracking turned on, every time someone clicks one of your links, that event is logged to a file -- yes, even the tracking token is recorded!
So at any time you can view the tracking data and see which products are getting the most action -- and which advertising methods are pulling in the most clicks!
See exactly which links are bringing in the traffic!
You can make up tracking tokens on the fly - no need to figure that out ahead of time. Use the same redirect link as always, but just make up a tracking token in an instant and add it to the end before using your link in emails, instant message chats, forums, etc.
That's What Cloak and Tracker Does For You
In minutes all of your advertising links can be tracked. The Cloak and Tracker software works on Windows and Macintosh computers and the redirect scripts work on almost any server that runs PHP (almost everything these days).
Can you point and click and type? Then you have all the skills needed to make Cloak and Tracker work for you. And if you're a little nervous, don't worry, a PDF document and several video tutorials (38 minutes worth!) are available to walk you through the process. (Watching the walkthrough video is all most people will need to get going.)
Other Uses For Cloak and Tracker
With Cloak and Tracker, the developer created a way to easily track your advertising, but I also did something else by accident -- he discovered what some "gurus" had been keeping a secret...
If you "cloak" your affiliate links, your profits will increase -- some marketers have reported a 30% increase!
This is what happens when you cloak a link -- it starts out long and ugly, and turns into a nice, short, friendly-looking URL.
Which URL would you rather click?
Both of those links can lead to the same place, the Five Golden Money Rules campaigns within the Wealth Traders affiliate program, but the second URL is much more "clickable" -- it's just better looking.
Not only that, but notice there's no apparent affiliate ID? In fact, just by looking at it there's no way to know whether that link will take you to a review of the product, the download page, sales page, etc.
It's totally cloaked!
Want another fantastic (profit-producing) use?
Cloak and Tracker is great for putting links in ebooks. Sure you can use a regular affiliate link, but imagine this nightmare scenario...
You create a special report or ebook that includes an affiliate link to a product or service and then something changes -- maybe the company of the product you're promoting goes out of business, or maybe they drop their affiliate program.
Yikes! You're sunk! You have dozens, hundreds, maybe thousands of copies of your ebook floating around and they all include a link that's no good.
Except, if you use Cloak and Tracker to create the links in your ebook, you can always change the redirect URL on the back-end. So if one company goes out of business, you just swap out the old URL for a new URL and you'll continue to make money from that link!
Just A Quick Aside
Just so you know who's behind Cloak and Tracker, the developer's name is Jay Jennings and he's a programmer who's been marketing online for a few years now -- full time since May of 2004.
He says his main focus is to create software products that help do a specific job and then package those tools up for others to use. So you know that if you buy one of his products it's a work-horse -- it's something he uses in his own business.
Take A Look At These Features
Cloak and Tracker was designed to be quick and easy to use! Here's a list of features that make it the right choice...
Different profiles for different sets of links. Do you want to create redirect links using different servers? No problem! With Cloak and Tracker you can create multiple profiles with different links for each one. That will help your business stay organized.
Create tracking campaigns instantly. If you have a brainstorm while you're posting a message on a forum, you can include a link to your product with a brand new tracking token -- on-the-fly! Once you have a link set up in Cloak and Tracker, you can add different tracking tokens as fast as you can think of them.
Use any folder name for Cloak and Tracker files. You can put Cloak and Tracker in just about any folder you want on your web site, that way you can "customize" the link to help increase your click-through rate.
Add links in seconds. When you want to use a new link, enter it in the Cloak and Tracker form and in two clicks it's on your web server waiting to be clicked. It's so easy to add new links it won't slow down your workflow.
No MySQL database needed. Sure there are some nice reasons to use a database -- so Cloak and Tracker uses it on your desktop, where you don't have to do anything to make it work. On your server? No database is needed, so there's less work for you to do to get started.
See your tracking results with bar charts and line graphs. Some folks are "numbers people" but most of us like visual representation of data -- so pull up all your tracking data for each link in a bar chart to check the effectiveness of your campaigns. Drill down for even more information, all the way to the IP address of the person who clicked!
Create remote views for JV partners. Give an affiliate a cloaked link to use and let them add tracking tokens -- then point them to a password-protected page they can use to see which of their campaigns are doing the best. This added-value service can make your affiliates very happy!
This Is The Real Deal!
You can order right now with no risk because we always stand by what we sell. We'd rather give a refund than have an unsatisfied customer. That's why we offer a ONE YEAR money back guarantee!
Buy A Link Cloaker or Ad Tracker
Until You Read This!
There are other tools available that appear to do more or less the same job, but there's a big difference once you look at the details. I'm not going to "bad mouth" anyone, but before you decide on one or the other, make sure the other choice matches up to Cloak and Tracker.
1. Cloak and Tracker can work on multiple web servers - as in dozens, or even hundreds if you want. There are some products out there that restrict you to just a SINGLE site. Who wants to be restricted like that?
2. Cloak and Tracker doesn't require you to give me the private login information to your site. That's highly confidential and nobody should be asking you for it.
3. Cloak and Tracker doesn't use unethical practices. If you're a "fly-by-night" character, that may be okay, but not for people who are building a solid business that will stand the test of time.
4. Cloak and Tracker doesn't require specialized server software. Do you have XYZ installed on your web server? Who the heck knows!
5. Cloak and Tracker doesn't require you to figure out how to create a MySQL database. You're a marketer, not a geek, you shouldn't have to mess with stuff like that.
6. Cloak and Tracker is not a hosted solution. You don't need to worry about someone's server going down when you run the software yourself -- and you don't have to worry about paying a monthly fee.
7. Cloak and Tracker gives you a way to let your JV partners see their data. That gives you an advantage over other people.
8. Cloak and Tracker shows you tracking data using bar and line charts. Most other cloaking software doesn't even do tracking, and those that do, just usually give you a string of numbers at which to look.
You may find some link cloakers/ad trackers that have some of those features, but Cloak and Tracker has the best combination of features with the fewest restrictions of anyone else currently on the market.
You Must Be Able To Track Your Advertising
Cloak and Tracker can do the job remarkably well, and here's maybe the best news...
$74.95 $27.00 and can be downloaded and put to use right now! Yep, you can buy it today, and start cloaking and tracking your links in minutes!
Are You Ready To
Effectively Manage Your Advertising?
Get Cloak and Tracker right now and you can have your links cloaked and being tracked in less than 30 minutes. And it'll only take you that long if you stop for dinner!
Please don't let the low price put you off -- this could be the piece you need to really find out where your advertising dollars make the most sense.
Order online anytime - even at 3am in the morning!
To your success!
P.S. - Notice the lack of bonuses? People tack on bonuses (usually worthless) to try and convince you to buy. But I believe that Cloak and Tracker speaks for itself and bribes aren't necessary. Go ahead and download it now!
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