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Changing the landing ulr of a hoplink?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by Drago05, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Drago05

    Drago05 Junior Member

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    Is it possible to change the landing url of a hoplink? I am promoting one product but the hoplink is landing on one of the inner pages of the vendor site with crappy video on it, and i want to change it to land on the home page of the vendor site. I didn't see a option to choose the landing url for the hoplink from the clickbank interface. Is there a such a option?
     
  2. IdiotSavant

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    go to the current hoplink and see what the url looks like. It probably is a page followed by some info including your cbid. Copy that info and then replace the page info in the url with the other page. Then go to another computer and use that link to go through to the paypal page. Then scroll down to the bottom of the paypal page and check to see if your cb id is showing. If it is, you are golden, if not, then write to the product owner and see what they can do about providing an affiliate link to the page you want to link to.
     
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  3. OTrap

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    This is possible, but it requires knowing some code, and is not permitted to be discussed here. I would suggest searching Google.
     
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  4. arvo

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    as OTrap said, this requires knowledge of some basic coding (knowledge that I have). But it also relates to doing something with cookies which is not allowed to be talked about here.

    The fact it can't be talked about is a bit sad (but i completely understand why), because what you are asking to do is allowed by most CB vendors (if you ask them) and would then be considered somewhat whitehat.
     
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  5. xxmalouinxx

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    What you could do, is make a custom landing page, with an Order button who will redirect on the order page of the clickbank product. That way, you skip the crappy video and stuff from the affiliate.
     
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  6. arvo

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    haven't played with clickbank in so long, i forgot about the method xxmalouinxx mentioned...

    to accomplish what he/she speaks of, you'll want to form your link in similar fashion to this:

    Code:
    http://clickbank.net/sell.cgi?yourcbid_sellerid/itemnumber/
    example:

    Code:
    http://clickbank.net/sell.cgi?zzzzz_zerocosts/41
    you can find the item number by visiting your normal hoplink (or simply from the zzzzz hoplink so you don't skew your own stats) and clicking through to the order form yourself... the url should show item=41 on the end and you just need that number (it may not be 41 for most products)

    my example was for "mass profit formula" of which i have no ties to. just was the 1st marketing product i came across that didnt require an email to get to the order form (scumbag merchants stealing your lists!)

    hope this helps! if it's not clear enough, well, there's always google :D
     
  7. OTrap

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    This is also a way, if you can, to keep from losing any sales due to cookies being blocked.
     
  8. OTrap

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    I've noticed that this doesn't overwrite cookies, does it?
     
  9. arvo

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    no, this method doesn't overwrite the cookies, but the method involving cookies can't be spoken of here, regardless of how whitehat you claim to be using it.
     
  10. OTrap

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    Easy fix, of course, would be to use both methods.

    I am curious. If a person has "disable cookies" checked, will this still track the sale?
     
  11. arvo

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    for people with cookies disabled, the method mentioned here will work to track your sales from the little testing that i did do. i believe they use session tracking without cookies or simply use $_GET or $_REQUEST. if the visitor already has a cookie set from someone else, this method will not get you the sale, so i don't suggest using this method alone or you'll be leaving money on the table or you'll be making someone else richer. if it's my cookies that are set, then please, feel free :)

    but to answer your question, i do believe the credit will be given so long as the visitor doesnt already have a cookie.
     
  12. OTrap

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    Gotcha. From the sound of it, using both will work, then. Makes sure you don't lose ANY sales.
     
  13. arvo

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    yeah, definitely a combination of the two ways would accomplish what is desired the most effective way. it's a real simple redirect similar to how you're redirected after logging into most forums but may not even need that much of a pause...