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clickbank newbie problem

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by dymeksc, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. dymeksc

    dymeksc Newbie

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    I got problem's with clickbank, i try to promote some product on twitter. In Clickbank i go to marketplace choose some product click on Promote him.Copy link. Using bit.ly i short him and paste to tweeter msg. My problem is that:
    Im looking in analytics and "Hops By Tracking Id" 0. Nothing for display.No items found. What is wrong?
     
  2. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    I think what you are wondering is if you are getting any hops...are you sure people are clicking on your link to the sales page?

    That's what I'm assuming you're asking. Are you pre-selling in anyway? Or just sending them to the sales page and hoping for the best? 99 times out of 100, Clickbank products sell way better if you pre-sell the product a bit. Why set up a small blog (can be blogspot, etc) and "review" the product first? Then you can send your Twitter followers to the blog, which then sends them to the sales page.
     
  3. Orbiter

    Orbiter Registered Member

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    Did you actually assign a tracking ID to your hop link? You don't have to do this though. Analytics can be accesed via "Reports"
     
  4. dymeksc

    dymeksc Newbie

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    So can somebody explain me how can i see my link on reports or analytics.? "Did you actually assign a tracking ID to your hop link?" i dont do nothing only generate link and short him on bit.ly

    Orbiter so my link is work but i dont see them on clickbank or what?
     
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  5. anatho

    anatho Elite Member

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    If you use bit.ly, they also offer clicks statistics. Do you see any clicks there?
     
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    shayman Registered Member

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    There is quite often a delay with Clickbank stats. Mine are also dealyed today so check back later.
    Shayman
     
  7. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    @dymeksc - It sounds like you just don't totally understand how the hoplink url works. So I'll try to explain it a little for you. First a tracking id isn't required, but if you want to use one you don't do anything to set one up other than use it. Tracking Ids are a good idea to use if your running several different promotions because then you can see which are working best.

    Now, when you went to the Marketplace and clicked on "Promote" for a product it took you to a page to create the hoplink. It should have presented you a form with 2 boxes to fill out. 1 for your Account Nickname and 1 for a Tracking ID (optional).
    Code:
    If you don't give an ID then you'll get a link like 
            http://XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.hop.clickbank.net/
    If you do give an ID then you'll get a link like 
            http://XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=XXXX
    You can also decide to use a Tracking ID if your just using the unobfuscated url that you get directly from a product's affiliate page.
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    If you don't want to use an ID then you'll make a link like 
            http://accountnickname.productname.hop.clickbank.net 
    If you do want an ID then you'll make a link like
            http://accountnickname.productname.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=trackingid
    When you go to YourAccount>>Reporting>>Analytics then you can see the hops you've recieved. On the left sidebar you can choose to list your hops "By Vendor", "By Tracking ID", of "By Customer Country". If you choose to look at them "By Tracking ID" then any hops that came in without a tracking ID will show up under the ID "notset".

    If people are using your link then you should see the hops regardless of if you set a Tracking ID. It's actually a good idea to use them though because then you could say have one ID for the link you give on twitter, another you use from a blog, and another you post on forums. Then you can view by Tracking ID and see which promotion is working the best for you.

    So back to your problem. You created a hop link and then used bitly to shorten it. Then you tweeted that to your followers. And now you aren't seeing anything for it in you analytics.

    The first thing you should do is test out the hoplink yourself. Just use the code you saved and paste it into your browser and see if it takes you to the product page. Then click on the order button and see if it takes you to the order form. IF it does then scroll to the bottom and see if you are listed as the affilliate. If your using a tracking code then it will show as affiliatenickname.trackingid otherwise it will only show as affiliatenickname. OK if that all show correctly then go to clickbank>reporting>analytics. You'll need to look at the last update time, because any hops after that won't show, you'll just have to go back and look a little later.

    If all that works ok, then you need to go do the same thing again, only this time use the bitly url. make sure it takes you to the product page and then check the order page to make sure it shows your affiliate id.

    If it doesn't work right then you just need to make a hoplink and bitly url and then post it again. If everything did work right then the problem is just that noone cared enough about your tweet to bother visiting the link. In that case you just need to work on making your promotional method better.

    hope that isn't all too confusing the way I explained it. :cool:
     
  8. anatho

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    Twitter does not convert that good .... I have tried to s.ell CB products via twitter which did not work out ... I had better success with a youtube video and a self-designed landing page .... also press release sites did work for promoting CB products ...
     
  9. icemusike

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    what press release sites did u use>? and about the youtube video.. was it a review on aproduct?? got a lots of views?? thnx.