Launching Your Network

Get your HasOffers network up and running by following these steps. Their order is based on best practices, starting with your networks essential settings, then moving to setting up advertisers, then offers, and finally affiliates.

Experienced network owners may also have pre-existing advertisers, offers, and affiliates to import, and otherwise know what settings they can skip for the time being. Those new to owning a network should treat this as a step-by-step process.

We’ll tell you which settings you should definitely address before launching your network. The rest of the settings have default values applicable to most new networks, though you should review those to make sure they apply to your marketing goals.

This process is broken into three overall segments:

Key Information

The first step to using HasOffers is knowing how it works in the affiliate marketing ecosystem. We recommend doing so with our Intro to Performance Marketing and Basics of Tracking with HasOffers articles.

These articles are also great for networks to give to new employees or any software developers you contract with, for them to get quickly on board with the business model and your needs as a network owner.

You also need to know your network ID. It’s the first part of your HasOffers URL: http://NETWORKID.hasoffers.com/. Not only do you need to know that to know your URL, but it’s also required for various custom or third-party services. Make sure you always have in mind your network ID when working with your HasOffers account.

Essential Network Settings

To get to your network’s settings, log in to your network by going to http://NETWORKID.hasoffers.com/ (replacing “NETWORKID” with your network ID) and entering your username and password. From the main menu, go to Company > Customize Application:

On the page that appears, you can access the majority of your network’s settings in the Settings panel.

Application Settings

The first option in the Settings panel is Application. There, you can find various network-wide application settings. Some key settings you’ll find here are:

  • Network Name
  • HasOffers Information
  • Language, including Allow Multiple Languages
  • Currency, including Multiple Currencies
  • Enable VAT and Network VAT ID
  • Network Time Zone

Domain Settings

The second option in the Settings panel is Domain. On that page, you’ll see your network-wide domain settings. The key settings to review are in the Email Domain section.

Affiliate Settings

The third option in the Settings panel is Affiliate. Click on that to bring up a page with various network-wide affiliate settings.

Some key settings to review are:

  • Affiliate Sign Up
  • Custom File Size Limit
  • VAT Tax (available only if you enabled VAT in Application Settings)
  • The entire Affiliate Billing section, especially Affiliate Invoice Frequency and Auto Generate Invoices

Advertiser Settings

The fourth option in the Settings panel is Advertiser. Click on that to bring up a page with various network-wide advertiser settings.

Some key settings you should look at are:

  • Advertiser Sign Up
  • Approve and Reject Conversions
  • VAT Tax (available only if you enabled VAT in Application Settings)

Offer Settings

The fifth option in the Settings panel is Offer. Click on that to bring up a page with various network-wide offer settings.

Settings in this section default to our best practices. Take a brief look over them to see if any don’t apply to your business model.

Tracking Settings

The final option in the Settings panel is Tracking. Click on that to bring up a page with various network-wide tracking settings.

Some key settings to review here are:

  • Click Metrics (beware of changing once you start running traffic)
  • Offer Whitelisting
  • Show auto-rejected conversions in admin conversion reports, which we recommend you enable
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