Workaround For Affiliate Links In SmartFocus

  • Posted on: 8 January 2015
  • By: davis

SmartFocus allows you to upload pictures and give them a description. More robust sytems typically would allow us to attach a permanent link to this image, but SmartFocus's system doesn't allow for it. Instead, we're using a simple but clunky workaround.

When we paste an affiliate ad in our messages, we need to ensure the correct tracking ID is attached to the image. This allows our sponsors (and us!) to track user engagement. It is vital that these links are correct to ensure the integrity of our data!

I've gone ahead and uploaded some sample ads into SmartFocus. You can insert the ad as an image in the email, and then find the image description via the below method. The image description contains the correct tracking code for that image.

Here's how it looks in practice: