A lot of affiliates are cloaking their links to make them Search Engine Friendly, show a waiting screen or because it just looks nicer. So for example http://ds1.nl/c/?wi=187181&si=982&li=1177805&ws=
will become http://affiliatewebsite.com/go/advertiser
. IVANHOE.io can work with cloaked links if the affiliate is able to insert the IVANHOE sub id into the affiliate url from a cloaked link.
How to get IVANHOE subids in cloaked links?
You just need to create and pass a user session using the IVANHOE.io API. Just follow the instructions below and you'll get started in no time!
To start using it you need a Developer ID
and a password.
You can get your Developer ID and password in your IVANHOE.io dashboard (Account > API Access).
Currently the IVANHOE.io API has only one resource to track user session. It returns a sub id that should be passed to affiliate networks.
Allowed methods: POST
- hostname. The hostname of your website with a protocol
- google_client_id. A google client ID from cookies. Usually it looks like this: GA1.2.111111111.1111111111 and stored on cookies with the key _ga.
The Ivanhoe API
uses HTTP methods and a RESTful
endpoint structure. You can use Basic auth to get access rights.
An example request:
POST /api/v1/session HTTP/1.1
Authorization: Basic dGVzdDpzZWNyZXQ=