The GeoRiot dashboard is your interface with the GeoRiot service. From the dashboard you can add or edit traffic sources (this could be an app, website, campaign, tweet, facebook post, etc...), add and manage affiliate tracking parameters, review reports, and manage your account.
A Traffic Source is a "bucket" to track data (clicks, sales / commissions, etc.) from different sources. For example, it could be one of your apps in the App Store, your website, or a social marketing campaign.
At a minimum your dashboard will have one traffic source as a default. You may add as many traffic sources as you wish, but consider using tracking tags for by-link stats first.
Each traffic source will be associated with a set of affiliate tracking parameters. This allows you the flexibility to use different affiliate program accounts for each traffic source, if you wish. Associating a series of affiliate tracking parameters with a traffic source allows us to properly encode affiliate links so any resulting sales will be credited to your account(s).
The GeoRiot dashboard also allows you to see reporting for multiple traffic sources.
Logged into the GeoRiot dashboard, you can add a traffic source to your account via the “Traffic Source Management” page, under the main “Accounts” menu item.
Clicking on "Affiliate" directs you to the page where you can add and edit affiliate tracking parameters for any traffic source.
The "Affiliate" page includes the tool to add affiliate tracking parameters to your GeoRiot account and view all the affiliate tracking parameters you’ve already added by traffic source.
To add a new country, click on "Add Affiliate Program" in the upper right, below the Traffic Source selector. In the form, select the advertiser, affiliate network, and country before pasting your sample affiliate link into the text area.
Note: The GeoRiot service is built around the affiliate links that are made with the iTunes Link Maker tool. As a result it’s important to use a sample affiliate link, generated from the iTunes Link Maker tool, to add additional tracking parameters to your account.
Information about how to generate an example affiliate link from each of the affiliate networks is available from our affiliate network guides.
TradeDoubler is unique in that you can use a single affiliate program in either Europe or Latin America (with the exception of Brazil) and earn commissions from the additional programs in that region.
GeoRiot provides the ability to assign separate tracking parameters to each storefront. This is essential for partners that need the granular tracking associated with seeing sales, clicks and commissions on a storefront-by-storefront basis.
When you select TradeDoubler as the affiliate network you’ll be given an additional option in the tool to add additional affiliate information. This defines how your TradeDoubler tracking parameters are saved in order to save you time adding them. The options include:
While you are assigned a username and password when your account is created you can change your password through the GeoRiot dashboard. This is done by navigating from “Account” to “Change Password.”
Passwords are required to be a minimum of five characters in length and may include numbers and special characters.
If you wish to have your username changed please contact us.
What is a "2nd Tier" click?
This term encompasses all traffic that is either 1) from a country without a local storefront or 2) from a country without an affiliate program. By setting your preferred 2nd Tier behavior in your GeoRiot account, you decide how these clicks will be handled.
Theoretically, 2nd Tier clicks don't produce revenue because there isn't a local affiliate program. However, it's become common practice for users in countries without an iTunes / App Store presence, and even those with minimal presence (for example, countries without a music store) to make purchases from a larger country's store. By managing your 2nd Tier clicks, you can further monetize on your existing traffic.
The "Affiliation Preference" feature, found under "Actions" on the "Manage Traffic Sources" page, allows you to define how you'd like 2nd Tier clicks to be handled.
Note: These clicks will be noted as "2nd Tier Clicks" in your GeoRiot reports. 2nd Tier clicks will not affect your click share rate, nor will they be shared with GeoRiot.
If you choose not to set your preferences for 2nd Tier clicks, clicks from countries with an iTunes / App Store presence will continue to be routed to the local storefront without affiliation. Additionally, clicks from countries without a storefront will be sent to the US with your US affiliate parameters (if you have defined your US/ LinkShare info) but are not recorded as US clicks in reporting.