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ClickBank Question I'm LOST!

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by peter73, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. peter73

    peter73 Regular Member

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    Just signed up for CB today, I can't believe how awful their affiliate resource center is. How the hell do I even track my stats? LoL their site made me feel like a noob again. Tried to make a "hop" link so I did this...
    Code:
    hxxp://MYAccountName.ADVERTISERNAME.hop.clickbank.net
    is that it?
    Whenever I go to that link it redirects me to
    Code:
    http://PRODUCTSITE.com/products/?hop=MYAccountName
    I mean that's meant to happen right? :D

    But here is my real question, the product site that I am trying to promote has "3 sections" on his website.

    Meaning that my redirected affiliate link goes to his main page where he asks where the potential customer wishes to go. Now, here is the part that confuses me, when I click any of the 3 products he is selling, when I arrive at the page, my "?hop=MYAccountName" disappears! it will only show his ordinary website. When I hover at the ADD TO CART paypal, all I see is..
    Code:
    http://1.VENDORNAME.pay.clickbank.net/?sku=XXXXXXX
    Yes, it just shows "1" where my name is supposed to show. Something is very wrong here, or this is how it goes? I've been with A$en$e and Mor3Nich3 all my life so I'm really clueless about this.

    Also, is there a better way for me to track my earnings/hop clicks/number of clicks to the add to cart?

    I'm just planning on posting a BANNER on my site since the niche is targeted.

    + rep to those willing to help.

    Thank you!
     
  2. djedje70

    djedje70 Regular Member

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    none of ur fr#$%ing biz dude!!!
    Hi,

    Just make a simple test and click on your affiliate link and go through all the sale process. Add to cart and when on Paypal page, you should see your affiliate name at the bottom of the payment page.

    It should all be good.

    You can also add a tracking ID on your hop link.
     
  3. peter73

    peter73 Regular Member

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    How will I know if the lead is has been registered? I am going around at the CB dashboard for an hour now but I can't figure it out :D

     
  4. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yeah you made the hoplink correctly. The reason the link takes you to the product sales page is that's where you want the visitor to land. All that clickbank does is process the payment and track the affiliate, the product vendor is the one actually making the salespage. In other words you aren't promoting clickbank, you're promoting the vendors product.

    When you click on that link it takes you through clickbank which sets a cookie on the visitors pc and then takes you on to the product page. The hop is a type of redirect so it's pretty much instantaneous, but it's happening and that's how your stats are being tracked.

    To find your stats... Login to clickbank, then click on the "Reporting" Tab. That brings up a sublist, click on the "Analytics". That takes you to the main stats page.

    To make sure that you're hoplink is correct, follow the steps djedje70 gave and see if your affid is at the bottom of the order form. Then you can go to the stats page I just explained about and you should see hopcounts for the visits you made, and orderform impressions for when you checked the orderform. Remember though the stats are not updated in realtime. There will be a delay in reporting anywhere from a couple hours to on occasion a full day.

    Just spend some time checking each tab and subtab on the clickbank home page and you should be able to sort out where everything can be found. There's a lot there but once you get used to it, it does kind of make sense.

    Another thing you can do is use the CB hoplink encoding tool to cloak your hoplinks.
    https://www.clickbank.com/hoplink_encoding.htm
    The standard affid.vendorid.hop format makes it pretty easy for people to bypass your link if they want. Using the encoding tool means they at least have to use your link once to even find the vendors sales page. By then your cookie is set and most people will just leave it that way if they decide to buy.
     
  5. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Now... regarding this part about how the vendor is dealing with your visitors.
    That's a VERY a valid concern, (especially in the way you describe what's happening), but probably not really a problem. You will need to test it though just to be sure.

    Here's a reply I gave in another thread (Paranoid about ClickBank Product) awhile back. I've highlighted the part that explains how to check everything is being done right. Follow those steps for each of the 3 product offers to make sure you are still being credited as the affiliate.
    Sometimes vendors will do things like you describe in an effort to increase conversions, but if done wrong it can overwrite the affiliates cookie. More often than not (I like to think) the vendor isn't doing it maliciously, but rather just doesn't realize the effect of what they're doing.

    If you find a situation like that you just have to make a judgement call about how good a converting product you think it might be and then either contact the vendor to see if he'll correct the problem, or just search for a different product from another vendor.

    Hope that helps and good luck. :cool2: