OK. I have a website with a button to make a payment via PayPal. My affiliate network wants me to place a tracking pixel on some page that represents a completed sale.
If I put the tracking pixel on the "thank-you" page, then it seems like any time someone visits that page, the pixel will fire (which is not my intention). I want it to ONLY fire once, when the payment is confirmed.
PayPal offers a system called "Instant Payment Notification
," but it's very complex and requires coding knowledge that I don't have. They mention that it can be used to track affiliate sales, though:
There has to be an easier way, though - Placing a tracking pixel is a pretty routine task, isn't it?
Anyone use PayPal and have a tracking pixel in place to track affiliate sales?