To track any organic source simply ad a source link parameter with the name of the source you would like to track to the end of a URL.
For example if you want to track “Pinterest” and my ad link “mysite.com” then just add “?el=pinterest” to “mysite.com”.
The final url would look like “mysite.com?el=pinterest”. Place this URL in any misc ad or organic sources you would like to track.
HYROS will then create a source named “pinterest” and being attributing clicks and sales to it.
Individual Source Link Tracking
To track specific traffic sources just change the text that comes after “=”
For example “el=pinterestpost1”. This will create a source automatically named “pinterestpost1”.
For example, if you create 3 sources using this method such as “pinterestpost1”, “pinterestpost2” and “pinterestpost3” then when you load up a report you will be able to see how much traffic is coming in via each post. This can be useful for tracking the performance of individual sources.
Filtering Organic/Email Sources In Reports
Using the “el=” parameter will create a source that is considered an “organic” source inside hyros.
Organic/email sources will take credit for the last clicks on many sales. This will make your ads look like they are not performing SINCE organic/email sources will take all the credit. Mixing these traffic sources together can be messy.
We solve this by letting you filter out ads or email sources when viewing reports. You can use this filter to view both, just email or just ads. This will give you a much clearer view of how email and ads are working on their own and together. By default reports are set to ignore organic sources so you can focus on your ad traffic.
Manually configuring sources as organic sources
URL rules, and manual source links created using the “el=” parameter will automatically be considered an organic source.
Any other sources will not be considered organic automatically.
You can easily manually configure any source link as an organic source inside hyros, which will then allow you to separate these type of sources inside the reports as described above.
To configure this simply follow the instructions below:
1. Go to Source Links _>Tracking -> Source Links.
2. Find your source link that you would like to edit, you can do so by searching for the name or tag of the source link in the field as shown above.
3. Select the “edit” on your chosen source link.
4. Turn the “Organic Source” toggle on, and click save.
If you want to change the sources in bulk, you can also change all selected sources to organic sources in bulk by selecting all sources, and then “action with selected” in order to configure them as organic sources as shown below:
How Will These Sources Look in Your Reports?
By default, all sources created with a manual parameter as described above will be placed in the traffic source and category of “automatic” and the goal “all”. This means when you load a report that includes organic sources, you will see these sources under the “Automatic” traffic source and category when you first load a report, as shown below:
If you wish to edit these sources to different traffic sources, categories, or goals so you can better organize your data in a way that makes sense to you, you can do so following THIS GUIDE.