RunSignup’s “Top Referrers” widget is a feature that you can add to your personal website in order to display the “Top Referrers” for your race. This widget can be customized to display “Top Referrers” in terms of specific dollar amounts or simply referral totals, and set up of this widget is explained in this tutorial.


What is the Top Referrers Widget?


RunSignup’s “Top Referrers” widget is a feature that you can add to your personal website in order to display the “Top Referrers” for your race.This widget can be customized to display “Top Referrers” in terms of specific dollar amounts or simply referral totals, and can be found under the “Social” tab of the race dashboard.


IMPORTANT: This section explains how to set up the “Top Referrers” widget on a race that is already set up for referral tracking.The “Top Referrers” widget will not work on a race that is not set up for referral tracking.To learn the basics of enabling referral tracking, please refer to the section titled “How to Use Referral Tracking”.


Enabling the Referrer Widget


Since the “Top Referrers” widget contains information that certain races may want to keep private, you, as the race director, will first need to enable the widget before it will display any results.


To set this up head over to your dashboard and select Promotion > Referral Tracking  > Setup > Advanced Options > Enable Top Referrers Widget




Creating The Top Referrer Widget


Once you have enabled the Top Referrers Widget, we will now create the widget. To do this head over to Promotion > Widget > New Widget













By default, the Top Referrers widget will sort top the top referrers by the total monetary amount. You are able to set the number of referrals listed. The choices are Top 5, Top 10, Top 25 or Top 50. 





Sorting by Registration Count


If you wish to, RunSignup also gives you the option to sort by Registration Count. This can be by checking on Yes under the the Sort by Registration Count







The final customization specific to the “Top Referrers” widget allows you to set the widget so it displays only “Referrals Since” a certain date, “Referrals Until” a certain date, or both.



The general options can be edited in the same manner as with all widgets, and to learn more about these options, you can refer to the section on “How to Embed Widgets”.


Embedding the Top Referrers Widget


Once your top referrers widget has been created you can learn how to embed this widget onto your race page here.


Disabling the Referrer Widget


Since the “Top Referrers” widget contains information that certain races may want to keep private, you, as the race director, may find it necessary to disable this feature. To do this, make your way to the sub-heading for “Referral Tracking”, and then, open up the section labeled “Set up Referral Tracking”.


Find the section for “Referral Options”, and remove the check from the box labeled “Enable Top Referrers Widget”








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