Affiliate link vs Affiliate widget
There are two ways of working with affiliates: Affiliate links and affiliate widgets.
The first step
in both cases is to create a new Affiliate or agent.
You will need to send an invitation to a user in order to add a new agent. More on this here
How to create an Affiliate
1- Go to Company tab >>> Manage Users
2- Select a user (Type has to be "Agent") indicating the fee/commission to apply.
3- Get the Affiliate ID (In this case 2112).
Keep in Mind:
To add a user to your company see here
. The Affiliate ID appears after creating the new user. Each user has its unique code
, so be careful when sending your affiliate links to your affiliates.
How to install an Affiliate link (Recommended)
The Affiliate link has the same purpose as a banner ad, where all sales made outside your website are saved and showed on your Stats tab from your TuriTop booking system's Control Panel.
With this option your affiliates will not need to add descriptions and booking widgets on their site, they just add a link (with the affiliate tag) pointing to your website, and then receive the commission if the visitor they sent to your website make a booking within the next 30 days.
Keep in Mind:
The link has to point to your website
(Not to affiliate website) + affiliate tag. Example:
To change affiliate tag and use your own, modify data-afftag, and type the one you like.
Copy and paste this code:
<script id="js-turitop" src="http://app.turitop.com/js/load-turitop.js" data-company="D1" data-ga="yes" data-afftag="newAffTag"></script>
Affiliate links can be created with or without images.
Affiliate link without image
<a href="http://www.yourwesitelink.com?ttafid=2112">Click here to Book</a>
Affiliate link with image (Banner)
<a href="http://www.yourwesitelink.com?ttafid=2112"> <img src="http://www.where_your_banner_image_is_located.com"></a>
We recommend this option (affiliate link with or without image) because is easier to install, and the affiliate visitors will end on your website, benefiting your SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
Affiliate widget installation (second option)
With the Affiliate widget, the customer does NOT leave the affiliate site to make a booking. The affiliate has to write all the info of the activity on their own site, such as descriptions, photos, videos, and your TuriTop booking widget with a special affiliate parameter. Basically is to reinstall the booking system inside the affiliate website, using affiliate tag (in this example, 2112).
Keep in Mind:
learn how to insert the installation code here
Example of a service widget with an affiliate code:
Step 1: Copy and paste this code in the footer of the website (Change "D1" and use your own company id that is located on the upper right corner of your control panel):
<script id="js-turitop" src="https://app.turitop.com/js/load-turitop.min.js" data-company="D1" data-ga="no" data-buttoncolor="green" data-afftag="ttafid" ></script>
Step 2: Copy and paste this code wherever you want the affiliate booking widget to appear (change "P1" for P2, P3, etc. depending on the service you want to display):
<div class="load-turitop" data-service="P1" data-lang="en" data-embed="box" data-affiliate="2112"></div>
Get as many affiliates as you can!
Once you finish the setup, the possibility of your websites is endless. Your sales team can target now other websites/blogs and propose them to become your affiliate.
If you don't know how to get started, it usually helps get into the shoes of your own customers and type on Google keywords like "what to do in town X". The good thing about doing it this way is that you will spend most of your time approaching businesses that have good traffic since you're are finding them on the first page of Google.