How To Create A Campaign Tracking Link

Carrot's Campaign Tracking Links

In today’s day and age, we are hit with so many types of marketing and advertising that we may not even notice all of them. When it comes to digital marketing, there are online and offline campaigns, and trying to see how these types of marketing are working for your company is extremely difficult. But how can I track my results, you say? Simple.

One fantastic way to track your results is to use our Campaign Tracking links included with your account. This simple feature can link your marketing practices to Carrot and give you the data you need to support an idea or switch gears to try something else.

What can Campaign Tracking Links be useful in tracking?

You can track all kinds of things with these links. Essentially we took Google’s UTM builder and baked it right into the Carrot platform as a feature.

But these can be very valuable to track…

  • Your social media posts – rather than posting a “bare link” to the property page or landing page… make a tracking link so you know what’s working!
  • Your PPC marketing ads – Create unique links for each ad set, each ad you’re testing, etc… so you can tell which ones are pulling the results you’re looking for.
  • Your offline marketing – Doing a direct mail drop or TV commercial? Setup a “vanity” URL that you can use for that offline marketing piece, then setup a tracking link called something like “Fall TV Commercial” and redirect the vanity URL through the tracking link to your home page or landing page. Now everyone who types in that vanity URL will be tracked in your Carrot account so you can know exactly how many people came through that URL and which leads came from that marketing
  • Your classified ads – Doing Craigslist, Facebook marketplace, or other “classified” ad posting? Great! Setup a tracking link so you can tell for sure those leads came from the classified ads with confidence.

How to create a tracking link

First, go to your site’s Dashboard, then click on Campaigns.

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Here, insert a name for the campaign, the type of page on your site it will be going to, the type of ad being used for your campaign, and the source.

How to archive/delete a campaign

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Click on the Gear icon on the right, then click on Archive Campaign.

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Click to confirm.

Tracking link data example

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Here is what it will look like after being all setup.

 

Content Pro Members: View our in-depth Coaching Call on this feature here!