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CB Vendor Question - Wondering if my product will be banned

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by bhfun, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. bhfun

    bhfun Newbie

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    I have a site selling contact lists of people in certain industries accompanied with guides to networking and getting a job. The person purchasing would receive contacts (company, phone, email address) of managers in their industry as well as a guide to networking and cold contacting to get a job. It has done well with my rudimentary SEO and posting but now I am looking to clickbank to take it to the next level in sales.

    I have reached out to clickbank and asked if this kind of product would be approved and have not gotten an answer. I am skeptical because it says on the prohibited items "email lists" are not ok, but this is much more than just an email list. Do you guys think this will be accepted? I don't want to invest the time setting it all up just to find out it is not approved or banned later.
     
  2. bhfun

    bhfun Newbie

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    Still no response from CB, trying again
     
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    Try Rapbank
     
  4. donnybluejeans

    donnybluejeans Regular Member

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    Do you have permission from the companies to redistribute their information? That would be first concern if I was looking at it.
     
  5. bhfun

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    Thanks, i'll check them out. Have you had a good experience with them?
     
  6. bhfun

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    I'm only distributing publicly available business contact info, so i'm under the impression that I don't need their permission.
     
  7. donnybluejeans

    donnybluejeans Regular Member

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    You might be able to sneak it in if they do check it out. Kind of a grey area around that email list part. Could be a little too close for comfort for them to accept since you are giving out a list of sorts.
     
  8. bobbylove321

    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    Clickbank is super strict.

    They wouldn't even approve my super strong network for increasing clients' rankings because they are primarily after ebook vendors.
     
  9. bhfun

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    Yes that's what I was worried about and their non-response is just reinforcing it. I'll let you guys know my experience and their response.
     
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    I would try with Plimus maybe. I remeber someone having the same question in the past, but as already mentioned it is a gray area.
     
  11. LovervsFighter

    LovervsFighter Junior Member

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    It's good to see that you've got your head screwed on. I always just live by the rule that, if I have to stop and ask myself, 'Is this okay?/Will this get me banned?' that yes, nine times out of ten, it will likely be denied/land me in hot water.

    Another commentor above noted that Clickbank is super strict and will likely just ban your product without hesitation or explaination. While the fact that you've taken the initiative to contact them first and inquire about the guidelines should count for something on your behalf in terms of being a responsible, genuine seller, unfortunately it doesn't really and posting a product which gets banned and then claiming that you 'tried to contact Clickbank first,' will likely fall on deaf ears.

    Keep doing your research and perhaps launch your product on another site with less strict guidelines. In the meantime, however, keep approaching Clickbank until you finally get an answer. That way, you'll keep the wheels in motion but won't risk wasting any valueble time.

    Overall, it sounds as if you've quite a switched-on person so I'm sure success isn't far away for you, regardless of where you end up being a vendor. :)
     
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