It is assumed you have already setup your advertiser account and have created campaigns. If not, please follow the Advertiser Getting Started Guide here.
Read through the steps below to get started.
What is install/conversion tracking?
Install/conversion tracking allows you to track the install performance of your campaigns in relation to your spend. This enables you to make decisions about campaign budgets and the effectiveness of ads based on the install/conversion achieved when assessing performance for campaign optimization. There are two ways that install/conversion tracking can be implemented, depending your circumstances:
Campaign Server Side Postback
For campaign server side postback install/conversion tracking, a track ID and click ID parameter should be appended to the campaign landing URL. This allows Leadbolt to successfully identify the click responsible and appropriately attribute an install/conversion to your campaign. The process to set up this type of tracking is:
- Append the [TRACK_ID] and [CLK_ID] tokens to the campaign landing URL, assigning them to an appropriate GET parameter. Example:
Please note, your landing URL must be capable of receiving and processing these parameters and their related token values.
- Obtain the install/conversion tracking postback URL by clicking on the “Conversion Tracking” option under the campaigns setting menu:
- Place the server-side postback URL on your server and call it when a install/conversion occurs ensuring you append the received track ID and click ID parameter values from the landing URL.
Select the server-side postback option:
Campaign Tracking Codes (HTTP/ HTTPS)
Campaign Tracking Codes are a client side install/conversion tracking method using html based tracking codes. This method is most suitable for mobile websites. The set up this type of tracking is listed below:
- Obtain the campaign tracking code by clicking on the “Conversion Tracking Code” button:
- Copy and insert this tracking code (HTTP/HTTPS) into the html source of webpage/ WebView displayed when an install/conversion occurs.
Select either Tracking Code (HTTP) or Tracking Code (HTTPS) as relevant:
HTTP and Postback Response Codes
The following process is followed for all install/conversion calls:
- When we successfully receive an install/conversion call on our servers we immediately respond with a HTTP 204 response code.
- All other HTTP response codes including timeouts should be considered unsuccessful and retried as relevant.
- For successfully received install/conversion calls, we subsequently process the received install/conversion data and attribute campaigns as appropriate.