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Dirty Trick That Every Clickbank Affiliate Should Be Aware Of

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by devo11420, May 25, 2018.

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  1. devo11420

    devo11420 Junior Member

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    So you start promoting an awesome offer and everything seems great, you've got a good commission coming in and you are finally selling a decent product that offers real value to your consumer base. Then out of nowhere the sales stop, you are confused, same traffic and everything and it's just like it dries up.

    You go and read about others issues with selling products from clickbank and you might run into a post or two from a while back claiming that you should change all your links, or create a new account. This all sounds good right? Because if you are good at what you do as an affiliate, even having to go through CDR all over again, is not that much of an issue.

    So you change your links, or sign up for a new account, the sales start rolling in but there's a major problem now... You notice that the vendor has changed the commission rates (for new affiliates, or any affiliate that has changed their links) for those same products and that you no longer make enough commission for it to be worth it to promote that product.

    Moral of the story, NEVER change your links or create another account unless you've looked through the marketplace and know for a fact that the commission rates have not been changed for new affiliates. Learn from my mistakes, as I had to figure this out the "hard way".

    Maybe some good vendors out there will actually respond to an email from affiliates, asking for the old commission back, but I've had no luck with this, so far.

    After months of hard work, and ranking for branded keywords, it's really a disaster when you see that a commission rate has been "adjusted" from the vendor to something that hardly makes it worth your time. Just be aware that this can happen. Also watch for vendors that don't credit you as an affiliate for rebills. Read the fine print with the finest tooth comb available.

    If anyone is aware of any methods to change links and still keep commission rates the same, please let me know "the way". Keep in mind that not every vendor does this and some do it to offer the first affiliates a way to lock in on the higher initial commission rates, I can fully respect that. I just never knew until recently that this is how they do it. They should be more transparent about how a "new" link can affect your commissions.

    There should be some kind of flag in the system that ensures that even if you change links that your initial commission rate stays the same, if you've previously made sales with that vendor.
     
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    Clickbaity title, but good info.
     
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    Why dont u out the vendor so others wont make the mistakes you did?
     
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    I thought that commission rates are same for all affiliates.

    In which products are the rates adjusted for new affiliates ?
     
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    Some vendors do offer 90% commission rates. But that depends if you can send them bulk traffic. You'll have to check the affiliate section of the vendor's website to see if they do offer such incentives.

    There are times when vendors would automatically whitelist you that entitles you to the 90% commission rate if you've brought them a number of sales or have been promoting their products for a long time.
     
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    What I like to do is test an offer, generate a few sales quickly - then get in touch with the affiliate manager and start building a relationship with them.

    Get them to install your FB pixel, ask them what sort of figures you need to hit before they can bum the % commission and stuff like that - just don't bother them too much or they'll see you as a pain in the ass.

    I've not had any issues with conversion rates or commission structure or anything.
     
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    This is a good way to avoid issues
     
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    Great idea, but is this possible? I mean isn't there a conflict with their own pixel?

    Anyway OP, I'd appreciate if you could provide an example of a vendor acting like that, since I have promoted plenty of them and never had an issue.
    Just for the heads up.
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    Nope, normally they'll install it so that it only fires when someone hits your thank you page. You'll have your own unique URL thank you page that contains your affiliate ID in the url - so the pixel will only fire when someone lands on that page.
     
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    So what causes sales to suddenly stop coming in and why would a new account/links fix that?

    It's a well known phenomenon but I always assumed it's a traffic/marketing thing and not some sort of scam on the vendor side? Every campaign has a lifespan after which sales die down 'mysteriously', including fba campaigns, cpa, whatever.

    How would a new account help you? And why would you make a 1000 word post without addressing that in the first place?
     
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    Pretty short sited of a vendor to do this, their just gonna piss off all their affiliates and stop people from promoting them long term
     
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    Yes this happen to me I was making good sales for biotimizers but after that he block me for one of his products so no sales as the past what is the solution