Affiliate Reference Guide - Using Sub-IDs & Postback URL Tokens


If you're promoting affiliate offers through any of the popular affiliate networks, you'll probably want to track your sales using Sub-IDs and Postback URLs.

If you're familiar with Sub-IDs and Postback URLs and you're just looking for the correct format to add your Sub-IDs and how to customize your Postback URLs, here's a handy reference guide that covers all of the popular affiliate networks.

On the other hand, if you're new to this "stuff", please see our detailed step-by-step guide on Tracking Affiliate Sales With Sub-IDs & Postback URLs.


MaxBounty

To add a Sub-ID to the end of your affiliate link, just add:

&s1=[clickid]

To add additional optional Sub-IDs, you can also add:

&s2=value
&s3=value


In your Postback URLs you can use the following tokens:

#S1# - Sub-ID 1 (You MUST use at least this token)
#S2#- Sub-ID 2
#S3# - Sub-ID 3

For the commission amount, use the following token:

#RATE# - Commission amount

You can also use any of these for the "ref" value if you want:

#OFFID# - Offer ID


NeverBlue, Clickbooth, AboveAllOffers, Cash Network, GlobalWide Media, A4D, C2M

These networks all use the CAKE platform and work exactly the same way ...

To add a Sub-ID to the end of your affiliate link, just add:

&s1=[clickid]

To add additional optional Sub-IDs, you can also add:

&s2=value
&s3=value
&s4=value
&s5=value


In your Postback URLs you can use the following tokens:

#s1# - Sub-ID 1 (You MUST use at least this token)
#s2# - Sub-ID 2
#s3# - Sub-ID 3
#s4# - Sub-ID 4
#s5# - Sub-ID 5

For the commission amount, use the following token:

#price# - Commission amount

You can also use any of these for the "ref" value if you want:

#leadid# - Lead ID
#tid# - Transaction ID
#oid# - Offer ID
#campid# - Campaign ID


CPAWay

To add a Sub-ID to the end of your affiliate link, just add:

&subid=[clickid]

To add additional optional Sub-IDs, you can also add:

&subid2=value
&subid3=value
&subid4=value
&subid5=value


In your Postback URLs you can use the following tokens:

#subid# - Sub-ID 1 (You MUST use at least this token)
#subid2# - Sub-ID 2
#subid3# - Sub-ID 3
#subid4# - Sub-ID 4
#subid5# - Sub-ID 5

For the commission amount, use the following token:

#rate# - Commission amount

You can also use any of these for the "ref" value if you want:

#cid# - Campaign ID


HasOffers Networks

Many smaller affiliate networks use a platform called HasOffers. Some of these affiliate networks include Affiliaxe, Beeoption, BlackFox, KissMyAds, Mobidealer, PerformanceRevenues, YeahMobile, ActionAds, Adsup, Mobileader, Tapgerine, etc.

To add a Sub-ID to the end of your affiliate link, just add:

&aff_sub=[clickid]

To add additional optional Sub-IDs, you can also add:

&aff_sub2=value
&aff_sub3=value


In your Postback URLs you can use the following tokens:

{aff_sub} - Sub-ID 1 (You MUST use at least this token)
{aff_sub2} - Sub-ID 2
{aff_sub3} - Sub-ID 3

For the commission amount, use the following token:

{payout} - Commission amount


W4 (and other HitPath networks)

To add a Sub-ID to the end of your affiliate link, just add:

&c1=[clickid]

To add additional optional Sub-IDs, you can also add:

&c2=value
&c3=value

In your Postback URLs you can use the following tokens:

xxc1xx - Sub-ID 1 (You MUST use at least this token)
xxc2xx - Sub-ID 2
xxc3xx - Sub-ID 3

For the commission amount, use the following token:

xxpayoutxx

You can also use any of these for the "ref" value if you want:

xxtransidxx - Transaction ID
xxrandxx - Random number
xxcidxx - Creative ID
xxprogidxx - Campaign ID


LinkTrust Networks (XY7.com, ClickPromise.com, etc.)

To add a Sub-ID to the end of your affiliate link, just add:

&SID=[clickid]

In your Postback URLs you can use the following tokens:

[=SID=] - Sub-ID 1 (You MUST use at least this token)

For the commission amount, use the following token:

[=AffiliateCommission=]

You can also use any of these for the "ref" value if you want:

[=CID=] - Campaign ID
[=ADID=] - Creative ID
[=_TransID=] = Transaction ID


Peerfly

To add a Sub-ID to the end of your affiliate link, just add:

&s1=[clickid]

To add additional optional Sub-IDs, you can also add:

&s2=value
&s3=value


In your Postback URLs you can use the following tokens:

%subid1% - Sub-ID 1 (You MUST use at least this token)
%subid2% - Sub-ID 2
%subid3% - Sub-ID 3

For the commission amount, use the following token:

%commission% - Commission amount

You can also use any of these for the "ref" value if you want:

%offer% - Offer ID of the lead/sale


ExpertMobi

To add a Sub-ID to the end of your affiliate link, just add:

?subid1=[clickid]

In your Postback URLs you can use the following tokens:

{{subid1}}

For the commission amount, use the following token:

{{goal_value}}

You can also use the following for an optional "ref" value if you want:

{{action_id}}


CJ (AKA Commission Junction)

To add a Sub-ID to the end of your affiliate link, just add:

?SID=[clickid]

In your Postback URLs you can use the following tokens:

{url(sid)}

For the commission amount, use the following token:

{commission}

You can also use the following for an optional "ref" value if you want:

{url(oid)}


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