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Admin Dashboard
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The Reporting Admin
Track and Strack
  Report Breakdowns
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Offers Admin
The Offers Admin
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Affiliates Admin
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Advertisers Admin
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Customers Admin
Customers Admin
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Payments Admin
The Payments Admin
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API Overview
GET /service/ping
GET /service/set_currency_exchange_rates
POST /advertiser/add_advertiser
PATCH /advertiser/edit_advertiser
GET /affiliate/get_links
GET /affiliate/get_single_link
GET /affiliate/search
GET /affiliate/decode_trackingcode
PATCH /affiliate/edit_affiliate
POST /affiliate/add_affiliate
POST /affiliate/affiliate_login_ips
GET /creative/get_creatives
GET /creative/get_creative_fields
GET /creative/get_creative_rules
PATCH /creative/delete_creative
PATCH /creative/edit_creative
PATCH /creative/edit_creative_rules
PATCH /creative/undelete_creative
POST /creative/add_creative
POST /creative/add_creative_rule
POST /creative/delete_creative_rules
GET /offer/check_orderid_exists
GET /offer/get_commission_changes
GET /offer/get_conversion_caps
PATCH /offer/activate_offer
PATCH /offer/edit_landing_page
PATCH /offer/edit_offer
PATCH /offer/pause_offer
PATCH /offer/set_commission_change_payouts
PATCH /offer/set_enabled_affiliates
PATCH /offer/set_offer_categories
PATCH /offer/set_offer_countries
PATCH /offer/set_offer_goals
PATCH /offer/set_offer_groups
PATCH /offer/set_offer_marketing_types
PATCH /offer/store_offer_ips
POST /offer/add_commission_change
POST /offer/add_landing_page
POST /offer/add_offer
POST /offer/add_tracking_domain
GET /report/profitloss
GET /report/transaction
PATCH /customer/lock
PATCH /customer/unlock
GET /customer/export
PATCH /customer/forget
GET /transaction/transaction_payout_preview
PATCH /transaction/transaction_update_revenue_by_orderid
PATCH /transaction/transaction_update_revenue_by_transaction_hash
POST /transaction/process_void
POST /transaction/process_chargeback
POST /transaction/process_reversal
GET /transaction/click_details
Creatives Admin
The Creatives Admin
Add New Creatives
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Tracking Code
Code Builder
Track and Strack
Setting Rules
  Default Creative Types
Creative Types
Image Banners
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Page Peels
IM Popups
Footer Ads
Page Ads
Communications Admin
The Communications Admin
Add News Item
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Signup Questions
Configuration Admin
The Configuration Admin
Affiliate Signup Postback URL
Edit Affiliate Text
Edit CSS Colors
Freeform Date
Affiliate Custom Signup
Tracking Code
Tracking in NATS For Networks
Void Conversions Remotely

A Link Group (otherwise known as a Smart Link) is a way for an affiliate to split traffic across multiple different destinations. This split can be targeted, optimized, or random. Link groups get their own tracking link and support pass through and dynamic values just the same as regular tracking links.

Performance Metrics


Random is the simplest link group. You add links to the group and traffic is randomly distributed across all links in the group. This is not affected by percentage random or any other settings


Optimized links choose the best performing link based on your specified performance criteria. You may base your optimization on epc, rate of conversion, or rate for custom event types if any exist.

  • Stats Scope - Specifies if you want to consider all of your traffic, all of the traffic network wide, or just traffic to this specific group.
  • Stats Date Range - Specifies the time range to include in the optimization.
  • Hit Threshold - Specifies the minimum number of hits required for each of the possible landing pages before the best performing link will be used.
  • Percent Random - Specifies what percentage of traffic will continue to to be distributed randomly while the rest of the traffic is optimized.


Targeted links allow you to direct traffic based on date and time, country, and device type. Links get added to the individual targets just like you add them to any other link group.

  • Hours - Restricts this target to only specific hours of the day
  • Days - Restricts this target to only specific days of the week
  • Authorized / Unauthorized Countries - Restricts this target to geoip location
  • Device Type - Restricts this target to specific device types

Targeted links can be either randomly distributed or optimized by epc.

Adding Links

There are three places to add links to an existing group:
1) From the link groups page, paste a link, choose a group, confirm that it is correct and hit 'Add Link to Group'.
2) From the edit link group page, click 'Add a New Link'. Paste in the link, confirm that it is correct and hit 'Add Link to Group'.
3) From the linkcodes page for a specific offer, click 'Group'. This will bring you to th link groups page from method 1 with the link already in place.

Deep Linking

Individual links can have deep links hard coded into them. For example, using the following linkcode to link to

Affiliates can also manipulate the query string. For example, the affiliate can pass the variable extra_var=1234 to a landing page by appending a question mark and the variable assignment to their linkcode: 

Similarly you can deep link the link group tracking link and have the details pushed through to the individual links For Example will go to


Model Link Group

An admin can flag one link group as the 'model' to use for other affiliates without manually setting it up on each account. Once a model has been chosen, you can continue to edit that model, and either push those changes to all affiliates using the model, or update specific affiliate accounts to check for changes. From the admin you can create the model link group on any affiliate that does not already have it. There is also a configuration option to create the model link group on all new affiliate accounts. This config can be found in the configuration admin on the "Affiliates" sub page, under the "Signup" section: "Model Link Group on Signup".