URL syntax tips for RedtRack

A Uniform Resource Locator (URL), colloquially termed a web address is a reference to a web resource that specifies its location on a computer network and a mechanism for retrieving it.

 

The most general form of this common Internet scheme syntax is as follows:

<protocol>://<hostname>/<pathname>?<query>

The elements of this syntax are as follows:

  • <protocol> Hypertext Transfer Protocol (Secure)
  • <hostname> An Internet host: by default RedTrack.io uses service domain rdtrck2.com. You can change it manually to your custom tracking domain and / or select default.
  • <pathname> A resource location path. This is usually a full directory path expressing the sequence of directories to be traversed from the root directory to the place where the resource is located, and then the resource's name. For example, if on a device there is a directory called “project1” and within it a subdirectory called “memos” containing a text file called “June11th-minutes.txt”, the URL path “project1/memos/June11th-minutes.txt” would refer to that resource.

 

Note! The slash before the <url-path> is required, and while it is technically not considered part of the path, it serves the purpose of “acting” like the slash denoting the root directory in many file systems. Also, the <url-path> may end in a slash, which means that the path refers specifically to a directory. 

 

  • <query> An optional query or other information to be passed to the server when the resource is accessed. In our case it is additional parameter(s) for the tracking containing RedTrack and network macros: sub1={sub1}. These macros should be united with "=". If there are several parameters, they need to be separated with “&” symbol: sub1={sub1}&country={country}. Is not obligatory parameter and can be skipped if it's usage is not required.

 

Important: this part should be obligatory divided from the previous part of the URL with “?” symbol - that means that the main link part is ended and additional parameters will be applied further.

 

 

Scheme below illustrates this common syntax and its elements using an example HTTPS URL:


  • <hash> - placeholders for unique parameters. For example #s2# in postback settings for MaxBounty network:

 

We advise to pass RedTrack {clickid} to a relevant affiliate network macro to enable conversion tracking while new Offer creation.

Offer template is the following:

http://advertiser.com/offer/index.html?myparam={clickid}

Postback template looks the following way:

http://rdtrck2.com/postback?clickid={partner_macros}

Where myparam from the offer template equals {partner_macros} from postback template. 

 

Should you have any further questions, please contact support@redtrack.io and our team will be happy to assist you. Happy tracking!

 

 

Have more questions? Submit a request

0 Comments

Please sign in to leave a comment.