I understand that the entire theory of marketing is based around competing against others in attempts to let the target product gain the most popularity. What I don't understand is how affiliates can compete against the owner of the products. This type of competing refers to who can make the money, even though it is the same product. Ok for example of what I am referring to: Say I am wanting to market a product for someone on clickbank. They list a link to their website which I am suppose to create another website and hoplink it towards their site. When people link from my site and buy from theirs, I get paid. (everyone reading this knows that) How am I suppose to avoid customers from going directly to the original page and bypassing my marketing page? I understand review sites are a good start, but is it even possible to market a single product for another company when their page has been created long before mine? (I know date doesn't matter as much as generating a google rank, but most of the time they are high ranked anyway) Could I get an explanation please? I've been reading this forum for months now, and just now trying my hand at this. Thanks everyone!