I have a question in relation to tracking referrals from my website. We are a retailer here in Ireland with an online shop. So there are two scenarios:
(1) Our website was designed by a graphic design artist in the US. It is a really cool looking site, according to anyone who views it. We get a lot of people asking us where we got the website designed. I have passed on a lot of business to the guy in the US over the last few months and I've decided that I would like some form of rebate for putting contacts his way. We have not specified the designer on our footer yet. I have agreed with the designer that any future referrals sent his way by us then he will give us a small commission. What I am asking is if we put his details (logo and link to his site) in our footer is there any way we can track (a) those who go to his site and (b) those who make contact with him via his website? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
(2) The second scenario is that we have another feature on our website that was not done by the guy in the US. It was done here in Ireland. In the last 6 months we have had at least 20 different people looking to know where we got it done. We have passed on the companys details to those who ask. Similar to the above we've agreed with the company that any referrals would enable us to a small commission. It's different to a website in that we can't really specify who this was actually done by as that wouldn't look right. So we can't hyperlink it from our site. It is just a case of us sending the person who inquires an email with the company's website and contact person. Again, we would like to track referrals if possible. What is the best way to do this? Is there any software out there that can help us?