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How to properly promote a clickbank product?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by dgfalk, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    I found a click bank product that I would like to try and promote, and since I have never promoted a CB product I have a couple questions. First off this is how Im promoting other affiliate products:

    Im using twitter to find targeted people in my niche, and on my twitter page I post articles about that niche. The people click on my link and go to my webpage to read the full article. The page they go to is very simple, a plain website with a somewhat relative CPA banner on the top, the article, and some related amazon products in the middle of the article.

    I found some good niches (i think) that dont have amazon products but good clickbank products. Now I know starting a mailing list is the best way to go but I would like to avoid having to maintain one and gettin my system as automated as possible. So my questions is how exactly are you credited through CB?

    Say a user goes to my page and clicks on my CB link, more than likely they are not going to purchase the product right away, but every product has an opt in mailing list to get a free report where the owner of the product will try to convince them to order it later on. If a user clicks my link, opts in, then say buys the product 7 days later will I get credit for it? Do I only get credit if they buy the product right away from my link?

    Like i said I know creating my own mailing list will be better, but my main questions is if I refer someone to a CB product will I still get paid if they decide to buy it later?
     
  2. BlackSeng

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    When the prospect clicks on your Clickbank hoplink, a cookie is stored on the prospect's computer. It will last for 60-days.
    So yes, if the prospect buys it 7 days later, you will still get the credit.

    But if the prospect clicks on someone else's clickbank hoplink, it will overwrite your cookie. Therefore, the credit goes to the last person's hop.
     
  3. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    The answer really depends on how the vendor is promoting with his list. Clickbank cookies last 60 days, but credit is given to the last affiliate who refered the customer.

    So if the vendor is including straight links back to his sales page, and then the customer buys, the cookie is still set and you'll get credit for the sale. If on the other hand the vendor is using his own hoplinks back to his sales page, then that will overwrite your cookie with his and then the sale will be credited only to the vendor.

    Most vendors understand the value of affiliates and so they'll do things properly to ensure you still get the sale. But there are definately some that will use that tactic to gain a higher payout for themselves and cut out the affiliate if the sale wasn't made on the first visit.

    To protect yourself from the unscrupulous vendors, you should test the system yourself before you start promoting the product. Visit the salespage and then signup on the optin list (make a temp yahoo email if you want), then check your email to see what the vendor is sending. Follow the links in the email all the way to the order form and look at the bottom to see if the affiliate is you or the vendor. If it's still you then you found a good vendor, if it's not you then either the vendor is intentionally screwing his affiliates or he just doesn't understand that's what its doing.

    Your choice at that point is to either 1-promote the product understanding that you only have the first visit to get credit for the sale, 2-email the vendor and explain what's happening with his optin list and give him the opportunity to correct it if it was unintentional, or 3-go look for another product in which the vendor is doing everything right by his affiliates.

    Unless it's really the only good product that fits in the niche your promoting, then usually option 3 is the most practical choice.
     
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  4. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Thats exactly the kind of information I was looking for! Its looks like a good product with a very high Grav, over 100, so it should be good, but I will check it just to make sure. Thanks a lot
     
  5. dgfalk

    dgfalk Power Member

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    Alright so I did what you said, I signed up got the e-mail and got a link to the "freebie" In my e-mail the link looked like "mainsite.com/freebie" and on the bottom of Firefox it was actually "aweber.com/xxxxx" So Im taking that was just to confirm my opt in and everything is A OK??
     
  6. GreyWolf

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    Probably, but the way to be completely sure is to actually click the link that's in the email, once your on the sales page click the buy now button to go to the order form, then scroll down to the bottom and look at the affiliate id. If it's yours then you're good to go, if not then there's a problem.

    edit-if that link was just to confirm the optin, then comfirm it and wait for the actual sales pitch email. When it comes, follow the links like I suggested. What you want to test is whether you're the affiliate showing on the actual order form. Follow whatever process the emails have set up and make sure you finally end up on the order form, that's the only way to be sure.
     
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    Yup its mine! Im good to go then, thanks again for the help
     
  8. maxxtuner

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    How to make money promoting Clickbank products.
    1. Choose a niche to work with
    2. Choose a product in your niche. Aim for a product with a strong or increasing gravity, indicating the product is currently generating sales.
    3. Choose some keywords. Keywords should be low to moderate competition, have a steady flow of traffic, and be directly related to BUYING your keyword. (for Clickbank, aim to have product title based keywords)
    4. Build a website optimized for your keywords, centered around your product.
    5. Perform SEO measures on your website and off your website, make sure to focus on building quality backlinks. I use press releases, submission to article directories, freetrafficsystem.com, and blog commenting on related do follow blogs.
    6. Keep building backlinks to your website until you reach page 1 position 1 for your chosen keywords, and for a period of time after.

    This is a proven method where the work you do now WILL earn you steady money for years to come.

    notes: For year first website, it is ok to use blogger. NEVER USE WORDPRESS.COM THEY WILL DELETE IT.
    You increase your profits BIG TIME by using a QUALITY autoresponder like aweber or getresponse to bring your customers back several times to your website until they purchase. While you can use blogger for your first time if you are short on cash, for future products, you need to pay for quality hosting and get a domain name you own.

    The above method is 100% whitehat and tens of thousands of internet marketers earn money this way.

    How to get your webpages and backlinks indexed:
    1. Create an RSS feed at IceRocket of the urls you want indexed. Should be your website, as well as any page linking to you.
    2. Use RSS Submit to submit the feed to many RSS aggregators (cracked in the forum downloads section).
    3. Use Ping-O-Matic, Pingoat, and Pingler to ping your feed so aggregators grab a fresh copy.
    4. Submit feed to the top bookmarking sites: digg at the very least

    SCALE IT UP: After getting a website secured on page 1 position 1 of google, find another affiliate offer and repeat the process again. A collection of affiliate websites promoting the right products on Page 1 position 1 for the right keywords WILL earn you a full time income with very little work.
     
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  9. GreyWolf

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    @maxxtuner - Nice little clickbank tutorial you wrote there. That would have made a good thread of it's own. I cut and pasted it into a text file and saved it in my reference files that I look through occassionally. Good job, Wolf.
     
  10. MaxWeber

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    One other consideration for you to do, just to make sure you are not 100% paranoid, is to do the following, also. i.e. in addition to the excellent tips from GreyWolf.:cool:
    that is this....if you have test clicked a few times, and your affiliate ID appears, then open the optin link, it may also show as your affilaite ID, BUT this is not 100% bulletproof, since the cookie might still just be lurking on your PC / laptop.
    So what many people do -who are unscupoulous enough ;) to buy something in clicbankk through their own affiliate link ;) is to clear all your cookies at the stage where you are just about to click your test email optin link, and this way, you will ensure that nothing untoward is going on with the vendor, and that you will then be credited to the sale.:drinking8
    I hope that makes sense.
    Good LUck