How to pass a referrer in an affiliate link

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When a user clicks an affiliate link you published in your ad space, information about the page on which they clicked that link is passed in the HTTP request header.

This information is called a "referrer." It can be used for the following purposes:

  • Diagnosing problems when tracking target actions.

  • Resolving disputes with the advertiser.
    Advertisers want to know where your traffic comes from so they be sure you aren't violating the terms of the program. You can provide a referrer as evidence to resolve a dispute.

Unfortunately, a referrer is not always registered by default, which is why we recommend embedding it in your affiliate links manually.

1. Get an encoded value for the URL of your ad space from which the user will follow the affiliate link.

You can use a link encoding service, such as URLEncoder.

Example:
Ad space URL: https://example.com
Encoded URL: https%3A%2F%2Fexample.com


2. Add the ref parameter with the encoded ad space URL to the affiliate link.

If the affiliate link contains a token of the format ?erid=AbcdE1Fgh, add the ref parameter after the token and separate it with an & symbol.

Example of adding a referrer to an affiliate link without a token:

Affiliate link: https://ad.admitad.com/g/<goto_code>

Final link with the ref parameter and encoded ad space URL:
https://ad.admitad.com/g/<goto_code>/?ref=https%3A%2F%2Fexample.com

Example of adding a referrer to an affiliate link with a token:

Affiliate link with a token: https://ad.admitad.com/g/<goto_code>/?erid=AbcdE1Fgh

Final link with the ref parameter and encoded ad space URL:
https://ad.admitad.com/g/<goto_code>/?erid=AbcdE1Fgh&ref=https%3A%2F%2Fexample.com

Done! You have added a referrer to the affiliate link.

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