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Anyone Else Being Shafted by Clickbank?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by RumMonkey, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. RumMonkey

    RumMonkey Junior Member

    Jan 8, 2009
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    These guys are REALLY starting to piss me off now.

    The best product I have promoted through Clickbank has been Maverick Money Makers, I managed to do over $2,000 with it from YouTube alone in January and February.

    But since March 2nd my sales have STOPPED. As in not one single sale in almost 2 months.

    Exactly the same traffic source, the quantity of traffic has more than doubled yet not one sale.

    Two days ago I created a new account and ran it through that, in those two days I had 170 hops but still nothing.

    It was previously converting at exactly 1/30, now its not doing 1/170????

    I've wrote three emails to customer service, but haven't had one reply.

    I am well and truly being anally abused by these assholes and I haven't a clue what to do about it.

    Anyone else having this problem right now?

    I feel like screaming thinking about all the money I have lost.

    (((((( ClickBank :rocketwho )))))
  2. Mage

    Mage Junior Member

    Jan 31, 2008
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    Like to shoot clickbank too but it's still my main source of income. Know how you feel as I do notice days when sales suddenly disappear.
  3. Krazy Kitty

    Krazy Kitty Regular Member

    Feb 11, 2008
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    Originally, U.S of A.
    I feel your pain. I don't want to disclose the product or my niche but I was doing around $700 - $900 a day with them. Then all of a sudden it dropped down to around 50 bucks a day, some days zero. The traffic source and volume was unchanged. So, obviously, I was being screwed - badly. I come from adult and know a lot of program owners. Shaving is a natural course of business (unfortunately). But shaving to this level, even in adult, would be unheard of. The stupidity of CB amazes me. Instead of taking a little money by shaving me they took almost all of it so I have removed my traffic from them entirely.
  4. Patrat

    Patrat Junior Member

    Sep 20, 2008
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    Entrepreneur, Blogger & Internet Marketer
    England, UK
    Firstly make sure its not a tech issue on your end, your hop link, and check to make sure someone is not stealing or hijacking your hop links.

    I know how you feel buddy! Yeah there is defo something wrong as maverick money makers is clickbanks 3rd top product and its growing at a silly rate with now over 8000 members and turning over $500k a month on membership front end sales alone. So I very much doubt its your traffic.

    What your find is that they will shave top converting products as they are more likely to get away with it and it looks like this time you are one of the chosen ones. What are your stats?

    How long you been with clickbank?
    How long you been promoting MMM?
    Do you have your own clickbank product?
    Are you mix promoting -white hat, blackhat etc, covering tracks?

    All these points will affect if your commissions get shaved or not, there very sneaky just like the big affiliate networks. The more they know you/your business/your product the less they will shave you.

    One big point - do you have a registered business rather than self employed. They take you and your complaints much more serious as you can threaten to sue etc and you will be taken seriously, rather than someone who just gets affiliate commissions now and again. It all adds up it the end.

    Hope this made sense.

    Another way to deal with this is try to contact as many MMM affiliates (use Warrior, Wicked Fire, A4U, DP forums as easy way) as you can find with the same problems and contact MMM owner and make him sort it out.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2009