I didn’t plan on making two posts today but I just found out about this and I think it’s a REALLY big deal for almost every affiliate or website owner.
Probably the most common question I get is about tracking. What do I use, what’s the best system, how do I like XYZ tracking solution, etc. etc. etc. Tracking (or lack of) is clearly a real problem for most affiliates, especially new ones.
Personally, I gave up on all the publicly available solutions a while back because none of them met my needs. The closest was StatsJunky but it had no way to compare costs & revenues and give me a detailed view of what I was earning (or losing) at the keyword level for every campaign.
But guess what? StatsJunky did finally add this capability. Unfortunately again for me, it didn’t support the particular traffic networks I use the most and was PPC-specific, not handling any other forms of paid traffic.
But, I’ve kept it on my radar as the closest commercial solution to what I would want for myself. All the while pouring money into the development of my own solution (which frankly still has some major problems and I’ve spent many thousands of dollars on it so far).
One big obstacle for many people regarding StatsJunky (or SJ as many call it) is that it’s a monthly fee. We marketers seem to LOVE monthly fees when we’re collecting them, but HATE paying them to anyone else. Seems like a double standard but hey, I understand people prefer to pay once for something instead of every single bloody month.
Well that’s what I’m so excited about… not only has SJ continued to develop and they are closer than ever to supporting everything I personally want & need in a trcking solution, but they’re also giving everyone the chance to pay ONE TIME FOR LIFE.
This is HUGE if you’re in any way serious about this business. If you are, you’ll have a tracking solution for years to come. Normally SJ is $79 PER MONTH but it’s there birthday so they’re making 1500 people this special offer:
NO monthly fees, EVER.
That means that you pay for less than 4 month’s of subscription and use it forever.
Unless you already have the ultimate tracking solution in place – DO NOT MISS THIS DEAL!!!
I truly believe that based on what I’ve seen being developed, SJ is the closest to what I would build myself. I’ve chatted with the founder at length and basically they aim to be THE preeminate tracking tool for ALL your business… we’re not just talking PPC here, but banners, organic, email, you name it they want to track it for you. And they’re the only solution that I’ve seen that seems to “get it” when I bitch about having to download & upload reports.
I’ve been saying for a long time… the data is already on two servers (one for cost, one for revenue). Do NOT make me download it from both sources only to upload it again somewhere else. DO IT FOR ME! I want to push a button, have everything downloaded (or better yet have it run automatically at a set time every day… which SJ does) and ready for review.
So anyway, check out SJ seriously. You’ve got until midnight on the 23rd, but I don’t know WHOSE midnight they mean… and they’re only doing it for 1500 people… so I just plain advise you not to wait. Definitely check out StatsJunky. The moment they support my traffic sources, I’m switching over to them. I haven’t had any development done on my own system in months because I just can’t bear to spend more money on it when SJ has already done a better job.