Most Reliable and Effective Affiliate Tracking Tools

By: Lina Stakauskaite

Affiliates usually end up with tons of information to work especially those who are in it full-time. It can get messy and confusing to continue to work as an affiliate without the proper tools and tracking tools is considered to be a vital part of being in the online business.

Here is a list of some of the most effective and reliable affiliate tracking tools assessed by affiliate experts who have tried and tested them personally. The choices were put through a rigorous testing of the following criteria: tracking features, communication tools, analytics, reporting, reliability, real time updates, ease of use, value for money, and support.

HasOffers - A minimum cost of $279 a month but the price can increase if one opts for multiple use (for a business) or dedicated used. Some of its best features are the SaaS where you pay minimal service fee for each recorded click; the free 30 day trial period, outstanding functionality with a reactive API, geo-tracking, fraud detection, alerts, Mail Room network, and real time updates. Though it is more expensive than other tracking tools, it is a one-stop shop and will not cause you to look for a back-up system and shop for a better tool.

Post Affiliate Pro 4 - The basic package costs only $19 a month with downloadable license fee of $199. This is the kind of tracking tool you can build and buy features as you get more serious with as an affiliate. This tracking tool has received accolades from affiliate experts because it takes into consideration the fact that affiliates often don't want to spend a lot at the onset of their affiliate career. At the same time the features are easy to use and the affiliate tracking tools are excellent. You get real time details on commissions, sales, updates on the affiliate program, notifications, and online demos. In addition, it has a 30 day money back guarantee and no lock-in period.

iDev Affiliate - You can either host or own this tracking tool. For the host package, the minimum cost is$29.99 a month while the owned package is $99.99 a month. The cost increases as you move to the gold and platinum plans. Some of the best features of this affiliate tracking tool are the training videos, seamless integration with other billing systems and merchant accounts, customer support, security checks on redundancy, and multiple payment schemes.

JROX Affiliate Manager - This tool has a standard user license fee of $250. You can pay for this fee in installments or as a one-time transaction. There are no monthly charges after the $250 has been paid. Some of its best features are easy sign-up, simple commission management, contains marketing tools and training guides, good analytics, and easy integration.

There are other affiliate tracking tools that can be bought online and serve their purpose. For affiliates, it's only a matter of time before you find the perfect fit with so many tracking programs to choose from. A good way to narrow down your choices is to find out what your mentor uses or people in the same industry selling similar products to what you will be carrying.

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Lina Stakauskaite works at Click2Sell ( Affiliate Programs Network. Sell digital products online and run your affiliate program effectively. Accept payments via PayPal, Google Checkout or direct credit card payments. Get paid via PayPal, Payoneer, Payza or wire-transfer instantly, provide easy payment options for customers, recruit and manage affiliates successfully.

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