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Are you having SILLY low Clickbank sales today?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by xiphre, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. xiphre

    xiphre Regular Member

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    Its incredible... almost nothing for the whole day though I sent many thousands of visitors to the sponsor.
     
  2. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    The 2 main causes for this are:

    1. Your chosen product is a dud.

    2. Your traffic is not targeted enough.
     
  3. xiphre

    xiphre Regular Member

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    My traffic is as targeted as can be. The product is the best in its niche.
     
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    stealthemblind Registered Member

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    i had the same problem on a different affiliate
    5000 impressions 18 clicks and 0 leads

    i usually have 10+ leads
     
  5. xiphre

    xiphre Regular Member

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    Pretty much sums it up for me aswell.
     
  6. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    No... But I did find out 3am yesterday that I made a sale on CB last week and didn't even know. :) ... It was on a practically dead 1page BS anime site too. LOL
     
  7. Yukinari84

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    I wonder what could be the problem.
    I haven't any problem with CB.
     
  8. eestisiin

    eestisiin Regular Member

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    It is true that CB has shaved and lost sales, but I think they have their new tracking system now and it seams to be working great, because im getting more sales than usually with the same traffic.

    And I believe that its due to the new tracking platform??
     
  9. dangregory

    dangregory Registered Member

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    Nah, Clickbank still totally sucks ass. It works for a day then stops working for, like, weeks across both my publisher and my affiliate accounts. Tons of anomalous and suspicious crap going on. Like when I emailed them about the problem, a cluster of sales mysteriously shows up in both my publisher and affiliate account within a hour of them emailing me back with "There's no problem" then everything goes dead again.

    Just today at the Warriorforum a guy talked about how he caught Clickbank shaving him. He's a publisher. Somebody requested a refund on his product really fast after ordering it. He decided to write to the customer to see what was up.

    The customer says that when he ordered Clickbank mistakenly double billed him. So he sought a refund on the second billing because it was a mistake. he did NOT seek a refund for the original purchase because he liked the product just fine. He just sought a refund for the extra billing.

    The publisher saw at his end that only ONE sale was listed, and immediately afterwards one refund was listed. So he never got ANY credit for the original sale. Clickbank just took the money.

    More and more people are catching Clickbank in all their horrible behavior. Please do some research on this. Just because your account hasn't been affected yet doesn't mean it won't. Everybody has a problem with them sooner or later, and once you do, you're hosed.

    Dan
     
  10. Yukinari84

    Yukinari84 Elite Member

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    I never said that it wasn't happening.
    All I know is that I have never had a problem with them, and hope I never do.

    Yes, sales fluctuate. But this happens with no matter what affiliate program you use. Ever fluctuation in my sales I tracked to my traffic, keywords, landing pages, etc and fixed them.

    As far as that guy on the WF goes, that sounds pretty shitty, but it's just one sale. If you do your stuff right you'll be making enough so that you shouldn't have to cry on the WF if you lose a few sales.

    If you lost thousands, then that's a different story. Until that day, I will continue to market with CB as well as other affiliate programs.