We are using Affiliate Enterprise and Affiliates Contact Form 7 Integration plugin, as we use our Affiliate program for Lead generation only. Our affiliates get paid once a student (Lead) completes a form (see below) and has been officially enrolled onto a course. So there is quite a time gap for this process to be finalized.
We have created a Contact 7 form (http://studentlinkglobal.com/affiliates/get-started/ ) so that Affiliates can either complete the form on behalf or their student as a lead to us (in which case they can just include their own affiliate ID or name in the form field, but in some cases Affiliates will just promote the same landing page (above) to prospective students using one of their banners, so students will have to complete the form themselves. Now what we need to know are the following, which we are not clear about?:
a) If students fill in the form (above) and do not complete the Affiliate Agent ID [affiliate_id] field in the form or affiliate name, because they will not know who the affiliate is, especially if they just clicked on a banner – how can we track this type of scenario and award the affiliate the lead? Should we be using hidden fields in our Contact form 7 or something to track this for the affiliate name or ID?
b) When we try to review the data from our Student form submission, we can only view it in the Referrer section of the plugin, where it is shown as a referral rather than a lead. Is this right? If so, how do we distinguish our Student referrals from our student form, from a sub Affiliate 2nd tier referral in the future?
c) How can we export our lead data from the referrer section with the affiliate name and/or affiliate ID included, if so how? As we need to export the data submitted from our Student form with the affiliate name or ID included. We need to export it, so it can later be imported into Zoho recruit.
d) Also, when affiliates sign up initially, how do we view all the data we requested from their affiliate sign up form via the Affiliates Contact Form 7 Integration plugin, we can see the sign ups in the Affiliate back office with some basic data (but not all the data) and we can also see an Affiliate export link, but the export file does not include all the submission data we requested from Affiliates at the time they registered. Again we would like to export this data, including the affiliate name and/or ID to import it later into Zoho recruit.
e) Finally, because we also want to have a 2nd level introduction by affiliates for new affiliates for say £10 per second level referral, how we will distinguish these referrals from the Student Leads form Data leads, also coming into the Referral section.
We may not have understood things properly but just need to be able to do the above to fit in with our business model. Please confirm the above, we are also using a wordpress multisite, hope this all makes sense.
Thanks for your assistance,