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Skimlinks Connector

Version 6

 

Intro

Skimlinks is a powerful marketing tool and content monetization platform for online publishers. The Skimlinks connector is your quickest way to get data about content conversion, click-thru rates, and overall campaign effectiveness. With the data at your fingertips, you can now make quick decisions to enable key content and drive awareness about your business. To learn more about the Skimlinks API, visit their page (http://developers.skimlinks.com/reporting.html).

You connect to your Skimlinks account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Skimlinks connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to your Skimlinks account and create a DataSet, you must have the following:

  • Your Skimlinks client ID

  • Your Skimlinks client secret

You can learn how to obtain these credentials by visiting http://developers.skimlinks.com/reporting.html

Connecting to Your Skimlinks Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Skimlinks Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your Skimlinks account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

Client ID Enter your Skimlinks client ID.
Client Secret Enter your Skimlinks client secret.

Once you have entered valid Skimlinks credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Skimlinks DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a primary Reports menu, along with various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report type you select.

Menu

Description

Report

Select the Skimlinks report you want to run. The following reports are available:

Merchants Returns a complete set of Skimlinks merchants.
Domains Returns a complete set of Skimlinks merchant domains.
Verticals Returns a complete set of Skimlinks verticals
Offers Returns a complete set of Skimlinks offers.
Search Commissions Returns Skimlinks raw commission data.
Aggregated Reports Returns Skimlinks hub performance reports data, aggregated by several fields
Publisher ID Enter your Skimlinks Publisher ID.
Search Query String Enter search query string.
Country Code Enter two character country code.
Group Report By Select the report by.
Date Select whether the report data is for a specific date or for a relative number of days back from today.
Start Date - Specific Select the first date in your date range using the date selector.
End Date - Specific Select the last date in your date range using the date selector.
Start Date - Relative

Enter the number of days back that you would like to get data from (start day). Combine with End Date to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Start Date and 5 for End Date, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

End Date - Relative

Enter the number of days back that you would like to get data to (end day). Combine with Start Date to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Start Date and 5 for End Date, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Date From Offset

Enter the number of the farthest day back that should be represented in the report. Combine with Date To Offset to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Date From Offset and 5 for Date To Offset, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Date To Offset

Enter the number of the most recent day back that should be represented in the report. Combine with Date From Offset to create a range of represented days.

For example, if you entered 10 for Date From Offset and 5 for Date To Offset, the report would contain data for 10 days ago up until 5 days ago.

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.