Q: When I’m advertising in Google Adwords, I want to change my ‘Destination URL’ to direct to an alternate landing page, how do I do that? And how do I do that without losing my affiliate ID in the original path? ‘The original path’ meaning: the link given to me by the Merchant with my affiliate ID embedded in?
A: The available landing pages vary for any given affiliate program, depending on the technology they are using and what they are willing to set up.
Some affiliate programs will provide you with linking options where you can set up a link for any page on their site. but other affiliate programs only provide certain landing pages.
If you would like a link that is not available in their affiliate program links, your best bet would be to try and reach the affiliate manager. Ask them if they would be willing to set up such a link for you.
In the event that the affiliate manager says that they simply cannot do it for you, due to technological constraints, try pointing them to the Affiliate Tools Suite from the Finon Corporation.
If the merchant in question was to use this service, they would be able to provide you with:
– External Datafeed Manager
– Product Display Maker: Creates customized HTML-based displays of any and all products from your datafeed
– Direct Link Maker
– Search Link Maker
– Search Form Maker
I use this Affiliate Tool Suite with a couple of affiliate programs that I manage in order to provide additional linking options. The cost to the merchant is $99/month.