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Any clickbankers noticed a drop in sales?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by BlackSeng, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Mine did... real badly.
    My primary account (whitehat) only had a few sales this week as an affiliate. It is fucking ridiculous as I usually have a constant amount of sales. I don't know whether I've been shaved or the new promotional guidelines has affected sales.

    My secondary account (blackhat) still has consistent sales though.

    Anyone else got affected?
     
  2. islandcoli

    islandcoli Regular Member

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    Im down probably 25% this week
     
  3. subhadeepgayen

    subhadeepgayen Newbie

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    i'm noticing increase in sales, lol, i think its all about your niche and their seasonal trends
     
  4. KevinRose

    KevinRose Junior Member

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    For me I get sales when I least expect it.I think its seasonal but if you notice their analytics seems to be down almost every week/month.
     
  5. alexaassassin

    alexaassassin Registered Member

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    PROBLEM
    There is a WELL KNOWN phenomena at CB ( not admitted by CB
    but tons of affiliates have experienced and RESOLVED the issue on their own )
    where affiliate accounts ( for whatever reason-CB software, blackhat cookie stuffers)
    seem to become ineffective. Of course this is not a "problem" for CB since they keep the money not paid as commissions. lol


    SOLUTION

    Create new affiliate account.
    Replace all your affiliate links.
    See if that does the trick ( probably will - and DEF worth doing because maybe you CAN change your earnings )

    If not, then economy or traffic changes have caused less sales.

    I personally noticed less sales with some of my own products. so ... dunno.
    But I create a new AFFILIATE account every 3 months as a hedge against
    all the loss from "the problem that doesn't exist but is easily resolved". lol
     
  6. Neeoo

    Neeoo Junior Member

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    Does it work?
    Do you notice an increase in sales once you do it?
    Do you delete the old account or do you just leave the account?

    Anyone else do this?
     
  7. cocoholo

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    On the contrary, my clickbank account works the opposite
     
  8. undelia

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    My sales are down around 50% across the board with the same amount of traffic. August is typically a slow month for sales, so I'm hoping this issue resolves itself in the coming months.
     
  9. Brolic Scholar

    Brolic Scholar Newbie

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    My sales is always up and down then down then back up. Clickbank is weird and i suspect funny stuff is going on there but what do I know
     
  10. myapps43

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    @Blackseng. I know you are a dedicated clickbanker and I always look forward to your comments here. For me my sales seem to be fine the only thing lately is that because I'm in the IM niche refunds are around 40%(ouch!). I have pretty good targeted traffic with Earnings per hop at about $.50. Everything I do is pretty much whitehat. My question to you is do you use affiliate review sites for your promotions? If so it could be those google updates. If you havent noticed lately there also seems to be a war against affiliiate marketers. Twitter recently suspended my account for the first time in 2 years stating that I was using affiliate links in my tweets. I had been spamming affiliate links for 2 years but now I cannot direct link on twitter. Fortunately I was able to reinstate my account. I think facebook also frowns on affiliate links and redirects in posts. Nevertheless, the jury is still not out as to whether CB shaves. I personally dont think they do. I recommend you send a support ticket to your CB manager and ask him to check/reset your account if you see a sudden drop in sales. By doing this you put them on notice that something doesnt seem right and they are more likely to correct the situation if something is not right on their end.
     
  11. jay15

    jay15 Newbie

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    Depends on your niche.