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Clickbank-Something is Really Wrong Here

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by gogetta, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. gogetta

    gogetta Power Member

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    Alright everyone here is the deal, i think clickbank is really f***ed up... I have noticed a couple things with Clickbank lately.

    My Conversions has dropped to about $400.00 a day on my high converting days such as the weekends. I usually make about $900.00 to $1000.00 on Saturday and even more on Sundays. Yeah you might be thinking its the economy right about now but its not and I'll tell you why.

    I run 3 clickbank accounts in my niche, and the strange thing about it is on one of my accounts yesterday i only had sales from Texas and Washington. Not only is this weird but i also don't receive any sales to my account till after 6pm when for months now i receive at least one sale to this one account per hour.

    Now this is happening to all 3 accounts i only receive sales after 6 pm and then they start coming in on all accounts around the same time everyday for about a week now. Also i have checked by trying to order my own products with both a Visa and Master card and clickbank stats that "your order cant be processed at this time (0)" I know my cards are good and i have lots of funds in each account.

    So please guys let me know if anyone else is experiencing these same problems, as I am about to bail on clickbank and go with either Plimus or Paydotcom. Thanks!
     
  2. popcrdom29

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    That's really strange. I haven't noticed any problems with CB at all. Since your orders are only coming in at a certain time, are you using google adwords? Maybe your campaigns are set to run at a certain time.

    I hope you get it straightened out. If not then you should contact CB directly for help.
     
  3. gogetta

    gogetta Power Member

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    Actually i don't use any adwords or any other kind of advertisement that i have to pay for. I use all social networks and articles on pr 7 or pr8 sites. I spam and link together all the spam sites so that i pretty much take over the first page of Google. As of right now im on 9 out of the 10 pages in the results on G. Uniques are about 200 per hour right now.

    I just got 2 sales between 2 of my sites here are some partial logs.

    Account 1

    Time: 14:18 Sale $33.87 US GA

    Account 2

    Time: 14:07 Sale 21:91 US NY

    Also I might add before a week ago I was getting sales all through the day and night so its not that its just regional. Thank popcrdom29 for your fast response.
     
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  4. Rein1418

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    Hmmm I have to say no, my cb sales are just doing fine
     
  5. badar

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    Well, I can only add, that you're not the only one who's complaining. I know affiliates who had dropped 80% in sales since September. I myself not experiencing best days. It is definitely Clickban's fault. Maybe it depends on niche?
     
  6. gogetta

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    Ok now here is what really pisses me off. I think everyone should try this if you have noticed your sales decreasing with CB. My main account shows 2 sales today for $57.00 which i haven't seen happen since i first started with CB over a year ago, anyway the sales are only showing from GA. But here is the trip part guys, I signed up for a new account with CB and redirected all my hits to the new affiliate ID. Instantly within 20 minutes i got 6 sales reaching up to $150.00 so far cause i haven't checked my account since i'm now posting this message. keep in mind this is the slowest time of day for any of my sales.

    So i figured this much out, i have some cookie stuffer or some parasite that is jacking my sales. It might even be the publisher I'm selling for who knows this is the internet at its worst. What i suggest those of you that seem to be losing sales with click bank do, is change your affiliate ID and see if your sales increase.

    What i need help with if some one can help is how do i make a landing page so that after the customers click buy now, they are sent directly to the click bank purchase page. Is this possible as an affiliate? or do i need to first send them to the publisher and then to CB purchase page?

    Thanks Everyone!
     
  7. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    There are many affiliates complaining about CB especially since their update in Sept. I'v even read reports of errors on CB site during checkout, the order page erroring out.
     
  8. Nixte

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    If you use scripts such as Ninja Cloaker, Renegade Cloaker or Samurai Cloaker you can send them directly to the checkout page ... the cloaker will first set your cookie and then direct them to the checkout.

     
  9. drd26

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    Yes, it's possible to do that. The information you'll need to know is the merchant ID, item number, and title for the product. You can get the merchant ID from your hoplink. It's located here.... your_ID.merchant_ID.hop.clickbank.net/ After that click through to the clickbank secure sales page for that product and grab the item and title. You'll see in the URL a place that says item= and titl= with infomation following the equal sign. Grab the info between the = and & in the URL for each. Now you'll need to send the buyer through a link formatted like this....

    clickbank.net/sell.cgi?yourID_merchantID+item#+title

    That's all there is to it.
     
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  10. bhnoobz

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    Could be that your advertising is no longer effective. It happens all of the time. If you think clickstank is skimming why not find other comparable offers that do not process through them?
     
  11. gogetta

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    No the marketing is just fine, and my sales at the moment are excellent. It just has to do with my old accounts. Like i was saying they only show sales from the exact same state. And its happening to all three of my previous accounts. The marketing im doing and the products i sell is not dead, not if im still pulling in traffic and getting sales under the new account.


    Thanks for this information, I'll work on creating a landing page tonight. But what about the cookies, will the user still get a cookie placed on their computer when using this method?
     
  12. drd26

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    Yes, CB will treat it the same as if it were going through the vendors LP. Test it out and check the bottom of the order page and you'll see your affiliate ID listed as the referral.
     
  13. gogetta

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    Thanks but i think your wrong about the cookie being left on the user's computer when sending them directly to CB purchase page. Checking the referral at the bottom of the page will show you as the affiliate that sent the sale. But it does not drop a cookie of the product that the consumer is buying.

    This you can easily verify by clearing your cookies and then crossing over this link:

    clickbank.net/sell.cgi?yourID_merchantID+item#+title

    That you earlier recommend i try, not that I'm trying to disprove you. Just wanted to get it right for other user's that follow this post.
     
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  14. mystery

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    Are you targeting only one niche?
     
  15. defendercom

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    i'm curious how long this has been going on for you...If it's only a day or two it could be clickbank reporting hasn't updated. If not you could mimic a customer, setup http analyzer & camtasia on a friends computer and start recording from googling your keyword all the way to the purchase with his/her cc. If you don't get credit and there's anything fishy along the way, report it and you have the proof.
     
  16. gogetta

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    Yes Mystery Im running click bank mostly just in the same niche... Ive recently tried other products but not much happening with those.

    This was actually a good idea i started doing some of what you describe.
    I even emailed clickbank a few times to let them know that i have records of family members trying to purchase products using my affiliate ID. And there not showing credit for the sales.

    I'll be making a youtube video with all my findings and proof soon guys and ill leave a link for everyone to check it out. I just wanted to say thank you all for your ideas and replies. Not to many forums out there where the users really get involved.
     
  17. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    Clickbank tracking is fucked right now... this happens every time they make 'updates'.

    I'll try a new CB id and report back if my sales increase... so far it's the worse I've seen it.
     
  18. chachinga

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    If you want to drop the cookie,

    <img src="http://YOURCBID.VENDORID.hop.clickbank.net" height=0 width=0>

    Then to go directly to the purchase screen,

    hxxp://1.VENDORID.pay.clickbank.net
     
  19. invinceable

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    Hmm that is really strange... i would go ahead and give them a call
     
  20. kingbrend

    kingbrend Regular Member Premium Member

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    Lol... I just changed my CB ID not even an hour ago and already have a sale...

    Funny stuff..