Advertisements, apart from bringing new users to a website, also aim at users taking specific action which the advertiser deems important for some reason.
Conversion is a state in which a website visitor reaches a specified goal. The goal may be the completion of an order, registration of a new user, registration in a mailing list, downloading a demo version of software, displaying a price list, or another important thing on the website.
Conversion measurement gives you an opportunity to monitor and assess the efficiency of an advertisement and return on investment. The statistics show how many users completed a purchase, how many clicks were required to get a converting visitor, or what the value of completed orders is.
In order to allow the system to understand that a user of a Sklik advertisement has reached the goal, the advertiser or their webmaster must enter a generated conversion code on the conversion page.
Visitors arriving through a Sklik advertisement are subsequently identified through a record stored in their computer – a cookie file with a validity of 30 days. Therefore, if a visitor reaches the conversion page within 30 days of first visiting the website through a Sklik advertisement, their conversion is counted on the day of measurement.
The cookie file is only used for the purpose of measuring the efficiency of advertising campaigns. The information is not used for any other purpose.
This is a page that confirms the completion of a given activity, e.g. a page with a thank-you note for a purchase, registration, or sending a form. In the majority of measurable activities, this is a unique page which the user only visits on condition that they complete the purchase process, send a filled form, or meet any other condition.
To generate the tracking code, open your account and go to Tools -> Conversion tracking -> Create conversion. Once you set the corresponding parameters, the system generates a unique fragment of the HTML code that must be included in the body of the conversion page.
The measurement of conversion value allows the simple monitoring of profitability on converting users. We recommend that the conversion value be entered as earnings – value of the order or, better, gross profit – earnings less cost, without conversion cost for the time being.
If no value corresponds to the measured activity, the conversion value does not need to be entered; it is an optional parameter.
If the price of orders is not the same on all occasions, the possibility exists of using a variable in the tracking code to dynamically enter the current value of the order behind the currently generated conversion value. Your webmaster can perform this modification on the conversion page.
The Sklik advertisement system displays prices less VAT; therefore, to obtain a correct calculation of COS (Cost of Sales) it is recommended to show the conversion cost less VAT as well.
Sklik has built-in protection against repeated loading of a page that would cause an artificial increase in the number of conversions. Therefore, the next conversion is counted after five minutes. Repeated visits to the conversion page that were made before this timeout are ignored.