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Getting Your CB Product Noticed

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by supahoopsa, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. supahoopsa

    supahoopsa Junior Member

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    Am just launching a new product at CB and have a few questions...

    Does anyone know how many copies of your product you have to sell to start getting some gravity and appear in the market place as one of the best selling items ?

    When selling your product yourself is it worth pushing sales through a few different affiliate accounts (eg your own, or those of your friends) to help boost gravity ?

    Any benefit of pushing some traffic (and hopefully sales) thro' top CB affiliates to get them to notice your product id in their stats ?

    Cheers
    David
     
  2. TermsB

    TermsB Senior Member

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    Haven't ever sold any products though CB but I'd imagine if you started off with a higher commission rate you'd draw much more effort towards people trying to sell your product, than once it gains some gravity lower the commission rate a bit.

    Sorry that I can't be much more help.
     
  3. Zaviar

    Zaviar Newbie

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    You can always buy through a few of your friends' links to increase your gravity.
     
  4. hwolfpack6

    hwolfpack6 BANNED BANNED

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    Definitely do this. Hopefully your friends will pay you the extra commission, if they are your friends, but I'd do what he said.
     
  5. virus_1720

    virus_1720 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ask your friends to buy it and return their payment via paypal. When they buy it price it lower, when you get some gravity and some eye balls. scale up the price and the commision
     
  6. spud--1

    spud--1 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Gravity works like this -

    For every affiliate that sells one copy or 100 copies within 30 days it adds 1 to your gravity so if you have 10 affiliates all making 1 sale each per month your gravity will be 10 if you have 10 affiliates all making 100 sales each per month your gravity will still be 10.

    Your gravity starts dropping gradually after the sales are made.
     
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  7. UndeniableSpirit

    UndeniableSpirit Regular Member

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    That's actually the best explanation I've heard about gravity.
     
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  8. LindseyC

    LindseyC Newbie

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    Promote your own product through 10 different affiliate accounts. These accounts are yours, of course. You'll make ALL the money from your sales, won't have to bother with any refund to friends BS and will get credit as if 10 different addiliates are selling your stuff. ;)
     
  9. dragonheart

    dragonheart Newbie

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    Now I know I want to get my product listed. I've always supposed that low gravity products didn't get sales. I don't know why.

    DH:)
     
  10. BlackHatCodeBreaker

    BlackHatCodeBreaker Registered Member

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    Great description, and easier to follow than CB's. :) Their FAQs say:
    However, even what they say is not 100% accurate. In fact, if an affiliate gets extra sales, the grav WILL jump (even though it's the same affiliate), although by less. I've seen it on my products.


    To answer the OP's Q:
    1. If you make sales using affiliate links this would gain grav, while using direct links wouldn't help grav at all.
    2. Two affs making one sale each give you more than 1 aff making two sales. But one aff making 2 sales gives you more than 1 aff making 1 sale only (de-facto, and despite what CB's FAQs say)
    3. If you buy with your own (multiple) aff accounts - remember you need to make the minimum payment threshold to get paid, and there's a ccommission on every paycheck.
    4. If your friends agree to coop with you and refund commissions you make through their links - great (but maybe you'll have to return a favor)
    5. In both cases - if you sell to buyers, that's great, but if you fake sales - remember that you pay CB a nice commission on each sale! (so faking sales means advertising expenditure with obscure returns)
    6. Using super-aff's hoplinks is a nice idea (hmmm, why didn't I think of it...). Only problem is - if it's a nice commission per sale, you're actually giving them money for free, and no promise they'll even notice. If the commission is low - good chance they won't push you even if they do notice... One thing, though: if you want to email tem saying "I used your hoplink to show how this baby converts" make sure you quote REAL results. Don't try faking, as getting caught will burn you.
    Hope this helped,
    Brad
     
  11. zozor

    zozor Junior Member

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    I was a the same point than you a few days ago :
    lesson learned : be PATIENT
    I am starting to get my first sales and I get more traffic everyday.
    Lesson 2 : Provide :
    1) Affiliate tools (banners,articles etc)
    2) Write a good description
     
  12. mbceo

    mbceo Junior Member

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    You can't always go by the gravity. I personally don't. I am by far the best affiliate of my products. And when I choose other products, I don't just go by the gravity. Landing page, niche, etc all go into it.
     
  13. foxandrew

    foxandrew Registered Member

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    Good explanation, but not quite right.

    Every affiliate who made a sale (or 1000) within the last 8 weeks will raise your gravity anywhere between 0.1 and 1.0, depending on WHEN the sale occured.

    The more recent the sale is, the higher the raise will be.

    If I make a sale TODAY of a product, it will raise grav by 1.0
    If it occured about 8 weeks ago, this affiliate will raise your gravity by 0.1
    As mentionned before, an affiliate cannot give you more than 1.0 of gravity.

    But believe me, if you have 50.15 of gravity for examples, chances are you have WAY MORE than just 50-51 affiliates promoting ;)

    Hope this helps

    [EDIT] I just read the post from BlackHatCodeBreaker and he had already explained what I just said.. I should have read the whole thing.