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Clickbank - Too good to be true, you tell me.

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by TraderInParadise, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. TraderInParadise

    TraderInParadise Registered Member

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    Hello Dear Blackhatters!

    I have been reading this forum for about half a year, and often I find my self more interested in a method, than actually doing it. I like the idea, but do not always take action. A little background info, I have already been "lucky"/"succesful" or whatever you want to call it. I recieved a couple of commision in the 300$+ range just for one lead/sale. Anyway this was not easy to get more of those because of competition and strict rules from the affiliate company. Anyways enough history.

    On the 1st of August I created a CB account, just to test the market. Since I deal with a non-english speaking country, I though why not give it a try sending visitors straight to the landingpage, and hope for the conversions.

    So here is a little breakdown of what happend:
    Day 1: Recieved about 200 clicks to the LP. - NO sales so i started to loose faith is this stuff.
    Day 2: Left for the weekend to drink beer and catch up with friends.
    Day 3: Same stuff lol.
    Day 4. That will be today. Logged into CB just out of curiosity. And here is the interesting part, my CB showed stats of about 50 more cliks on day 2, and roughly 20 on day 3. Beacuse of the nature of my traffic methods the source of traffic is only temporary.
    BUT, when i checked the CB stats I have two sales in my a account.

    Buy I have some consern and questions for you pro CB marketers.
    1. My stats show 270 hops/ order form impression count 10 / order form impression calls 2/ sales amount roughly 60$.
    These 60$ in initial sales/gross sales is this "cut" or is this the full amount the buyer paid.

    2. Is this accountable as stats? Good conversiton oer bad conversion?
    3. What I did not realize, before I had already started the promotion, was that the owner of the product have put a "floating" opt in form, that I suspect people opt in for, and my affiliate links are long gone.
    Is this regular practice from the CB authors?

    4 Would you guys reccomend products without a landing page with opt ins for "free" stuff?

    5. The product i sold had a gravity of less than 4. Is it advisable to pick niches above a certain gravity? And why, why not?

    Thank you guys you rock!

    Feel free to ask me any questions if I can help.


    edit: Gravity was super high. just wanted to correct that.
     
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  2. lucasbraydon

    lucasbraydon Supreme Member

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    The $60 is your commission not the amount paid by the customer so that is your money.
    Usually when the customer came through via your affiliate link and opts in you should still be commissioned for future sales (that's if the vendor isn't a dodgy piece of poo)
     
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  3. chanchogc

    chanchogc Regular Member

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    I don't like it!!
    Nice, at least you are getting sales. I have over 500 hops and no sales for the last 2 days, It sucks. I wonder if the product is not good... Anyone have an idea why this? I have banners in my site where users click and go to product landing.
     
  4. Freddyjames

    Freddyjames Senior Member

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    1: That money is your commission. CB will take a small fee out of it for transferring the $ ($2.50 I think), and also hold back a percentage to deal with any refunds - see your account management stats to find out how much they will hold back for 60 days.

    2: A sample size of 270 hops is too small to make a judgment on it. I have had 500 hops with no sales, only to get 20+ sales on my next 500 hops.
    Wait until you have at least 1000 hops before making a judgment on your hop to order ratio. 1% is the minimum to look for and anything above 2% is excellent. I generally ignore the order form impression count.

    3. I try to stay clear of products that have an opt in page.

    4. Yes. Ask the vendor if he has such a page to send your hops to. They should have one set up - good vendors also have sales pages with or without an exit pop-up or autoplay on any videos disabled too.

    5. Look for products with grav 10-40 to start, as they will not be over-promoted and youcan find some real gems. That is not to say high grav are impossible, with the right traffic some convert like crazy.

    One last thing: Well done for taking action!
     
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  5. TraderInParadise

    TraderInParadise Registered Member

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    Thanks for all the answers. About 1000 hops for now, did some posting yesterday and got another sale. Earned 19$ from the sale yesterday.
    Today I picked another CB product, and have done some posting, received about 200 hops, but no sales so far.
    Will be split testing with the two different CB products to get an idea of what works and not.
    Gravity for product 2 about 100