1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anyone experience a drop in CB sales this week?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by BlackSeng, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,963
    Likes Received:
    3,519
    Occupation:
       
    Location:
    SG50
    I usually have a minimum of $100 per day.
    But this week's sales were terrible! Tomorrow's the end of the accounting week and my first account only earned about $50, while the other is only around $150-200. Gosh!

    Anyone else experience some terrible sales this week?
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  2. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,108
    Likes Received:
    1,005
    Same here, sales are definitely down this week. My traffic and hop counts are down too so i would expect less sales. The exact same thing happened to me first week of March also then sales picked up the rest of the month.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  3. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,963
    Likes Received:
    3,519
    Occupation:
       
    Location:
    SG50
    Crap~ Lets hope our sales will perk up after this crappy week =(

    Thanks for the reply though, at least I know I'm not alone :D
     
  4. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    2,108
    Likes Received:
    1,005
    Also noticed a drop in gravity for a whole range of products in the Clickbank marketplace. So, maybe after getting their pay check, people are paying off bills and credit cards first week of the month!
     
  5. JackSparrow

    JackSparrow Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2007
    Messages:
    1,469
    Likes Received:
    2,054
    Occupation:
    Semi-Employed Pirate
    Location:
    search 4 blackhatsparrow
    Home Page:
    I was earning $50 to $150 per week since November 2010, and since that yellow tracking alert that lasted for a week about two weeks ago, i havent had one sale. Ive changed the tracking ID and everything, still no sales. Something definitely dodgy going on.
     
  6. goldencreek

    goldencreek Junior Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    NC
    Two sales, 158 hops last four days.
     
  7. beazt

    beazt Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    1,245
    Occupation:
    IM
    Location:
    BHW
    Home Page:
    It seems like affiliates get such problems with CB once in a while. There have been thread like this earlier too, and the general consensus was that CB is shaving some of the affiliates.
     
  8. beazt

    beazt Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    1,245
    Occupation:
    IM
    Location:
    BHW
    Home Page:
    Could the recent Google farmer update be a reason behind your drop in sales? Although this is applicable only if you were using Bum marketing a lot for generating traffic.
     
  9. M1ndfluX

    M1ndfluX Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,119
    Likes Received:
    868
    Location:
    031010
    True, there are many reports on this one the last year.

    Im not promoting CB products but paydotcom, and i did not had these drops last period.
     
  10. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,963
    Likes Received:
    3,519
    Occupation:
       
    Location:
    SG50
    Nice try on trying to inflate post count. Reported.
     
  11. OTrap

    OTrap Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,285
    Likes Received:
    1,051
    Mine have been down as well. I'm not too worried, though. It's tax season, and I'm betting a lot of people are just pinching their pennies right now.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  12. myapps43

    myapps43 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    405
    Count me in also in seeing a sales drop this week. I've also heard things like 1)clickbank shaving, 2)increased security on order page causing orders to be rejected to 3)google farmer update and 4)CB server load 5)clickbank manually whitelists its affiliates now.

    This guy stated he kept trying to buy through his own affiliate link this week but kept getting "user not authorized to promote this product"

    The thread is here:

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/clickbank/292922-article-marketing-robot-affiliate-not-working-cant-buy-through-my-own-link.html
    Hopefully sales will pick up for us again.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011
  13. zamboo

    zamboo Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2008
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah my sales are way way down too, very odd...what do you guys think the issue is? Maybe we need to all contact CB? lol
     
  14. CPAchick

    CPAchick Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    191
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    UK
    There was a consensus a year or so ago that the answer was to create another CB account and so a new CB ID - tracking issues with the old CB ID I think! The thing is I don't know if this actually a proven fact because CB would never admit the problem at the time (like they would!), even though there were a load of posts about it on the WF at the time.

    Now who knows the truth of it and whether the problem has returned, but for me after regular $150 weeks, this week I haven't made a sale in 5 days - stuck at $45! :confused:
     
  15. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,963
    Likes Received:
    3,519
    Occupation:
       
    Location:
    SG50
    Seriously man... CB = Cocky Bastards.
     
  16. beazt

    beazt Power Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    765
    Likes Received:
    1,245
    Occupation:
    IM
    Location:
    BHW
    Home Page:
    At times, paydotcom looks like a very good alternative to CB- sometimes even better.
     
  17. drey2k

    drey2k Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    169
    Occupation:
    Finance guy
    Location:
    USSR 1943
    Are you guys kidding?

    PayDomCom is retarded.

    You get a -$10 balance when you open the account to act as a hurdle, and in order to sell more than 1 product you need to PAY THEM $30... I mean... are you fucking kidding me?

    I need to pay in order to sell your shit products?

    Wtf?

    Come on guys...
     
  18. BlackSeng

    BlackSeng Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,963
    Likes Received:
    3,519
    Occupation:
       
    Location:
    SG50
    WTF? Does that mean if I promote 1 product, it's free. But if I were to promote like 2 products or more, I have to pay $30?!?!

    THAT IS NONSENSICAL! Gosh... I guess it's hard to find a genuine affiliate network these days.

     
  19. synfig

    synfig Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2011
    Messages:
    230
    Likes Received:
    186
    Paydotcom is not affiliate friendly, i'm not sure how other affiliates even defend that network. As for CB, i'm still struggling to make single sell after CDR update that cost me all the money in account.
     
  20. myapps43

    myapps43 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    320
    Likes Received:
    405
    I've been paid through paydotcom as an affiliate . When a sale is made it usually takes about 45 days since paydotcom has a 30 day refund policy. After 45 day holding period, payment is sent straight to paypal account. No waiting for checks in the mail and no minimum balance requirement before payment like clickbank. The vendor however is responsible for payment even though paydotcom acts as the network.