The Vertical is often defined as the industry or type of traffic you will be processing through the platform. The Vertical includes some of the ‘top level’ guiding rules for all incoming traffic.
The Affiliate may also be known as a publisher, vendor, source, network, or traffic provider. The Affiliate is the channel from which you are driving traffic into the platform. An Affiliate is connected to a Campaign and could also be setup as a paid search channel such as Google AdWords. Affiliates may be added manually or may sign-up through the Affiliate Sign-up page.
An Advertiser, also known as a buyer, client, or revenue generator, is the buyer of traffic through your LeadsPedia platform. In the case where your company provides the end product or service, your company may be setup as an Advertiser. Advertisers may be added manually or may sign-up through the Advertiser Sign-up page.
The Offer manages the distribution of traffic flowing through the platform, from Affiliates to the Advertiser, and acts as the primary module to prevent fraud. The Offer also provides necessary instructions for an Affiliate to run an effective Campaign.
A Campaign is the unique connection between each Affiliate and an Offer. The Campaign is used to filter, track and route traffic, and determines the payout for affiliates and/or sub-affiliates.