When I share this link, I can see in my affiliate console the number of clicks and sales my link has earned. Neat stuff.
At the same time, I can use my f-code on richsoil links... like this:
When someone goes to this link and THEN buys a permies product, I can see that as a sale on my affiliate console. However... because richsoil doesn't sell anything directly, the affiliate console was only able show it as a sale for the actual product, but not for the richsoil link. So, there was no way for me to know how many clicks / sales I made from my richsoil link.
The good news is that we recently had an update to the forum software that provides a solution to this by utilizing the tracker stuff. To simply put, when someone goes to my richsoil affiliate link https://richsoil.com/pdc.jsp?f=8 and/or buys a permies product through it, I can see about that in my affiliate console under the tracker stuff. Note that I did not have to create or set up a tracker. It happens all automatically: