Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Tutorial: Get Links and Publish Ads with Commission Junction

Here is a step-by-step tutorial for those of you that are brand new to Commission Junction. Simply register for our program, and then follow these instructions to get started.

Login:
You can login to Commission Junction for everything you need to get started.
Login by visiting www.CJ.com, or you can find a link to the login on our website www.Ascentive.com.
Use your email address and the password that you created during sign-up to login.


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Once you have logged into your CJ account, you will have access to all our
banner ads, text ads, links and more.

Get Links:
To get links from inside your CJ account, follow these steps:
  1. When you login you will see your publisher home. CJ provides a rich account manager interface with options to run reports, find additional advertisers in the network, and much more. To learn more about these features you can see advanced tutorials provided by CJ through CJU.
  2. For now, click on the 'Get Links' Tab.
  3. From there, click on the 'By Relationship' Tab. Since you will have already been added to our program, you should see Ascentive here under your 'My Advertisers' list.
  4. Click on 'View Links'

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How to Select Links:
From here, you can view all the banner ads, keyword ads, text ads, and advanced links that we are running. The columns display information about the ad, including the commission rate for each, and stats about how well the ad performs. To learn more about these terms you can click on the CJU link from inside your account.

A good way to start is to find an ad that is the right size to be published on your site that is in harmony with the look-and-feel of your site. If you don't see any banners that will work, you might want to start with keyword links (they appear as text on your site) or you can contact us by writing to affiliates (at) ascentive (dot) com to discuss your creative needs.

Once you have found an ad you would like to publish on your website, you can click on the ad for more information. A window pops-up that displays the ad, more stats, and the landing page that your visitors will see when they click the ad. After reviewing this information, click on 'Get HTML' at the bottom of the window to move on to the final step: publishing the ad.

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Publish Ads:
Whenever you click 'Get HTML' Commission Junction will generate code that includes your unique Publisher ID. This will ensure that all clicks and sales associated with your unique published ad will be recorded and tracked in your CJ account.
Simply cut and paste that code into your website, and the ad will be up and running!

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For more information about publishing ads to your website look for future tutorials for Blogger, Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal, and more.

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