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I'm a beginner at clickbank, mind sharing some tips?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by krzysiekz, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm new to the forum, and clickbank. I am not as lazy as I may seem for posting this thread. I have been using clickbank for a couple of weeks.

    I have read ideas on how to get some people clicking your links, and I guess the main ways are to make blogs, promote them and try get some good organic traffic or make videos. I am currently promoting some ebooks for the game World of Warcraft, these are guides and I am promoting about 10 of them at the moment.

    I have not done anything else really though, as I am still searching for other methods. I am looking into scrapebox so I can make my blog, and perhaps raise it's pagerank so I get some decent traffic from it, or at least SOME traffic as opposed to none.

    Are there any other pointers? I feel motivated because I have made a $20.00 sale so far, but that is all!

    Kind Regards,
    Krzysiek
     
  2. pipey

    pipey Registered Member

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    Let me give you a quick SEO lesson, never, ever use blackhat tools (xrumer, scrapebox etc) on your websites, using scrapebox once, could get your website sandboxed, or cause other problems for your ranking, keep whitehat if you want to carry on earning money in the long run.
     
  3. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Oh, I had no idea about that! We actually have a family business that imports/sells and I was thinking sometime in the future I could use scrapebox to increase it's page rank... but I definitely don't want it to get blacklisted.

    Do you know why that even happens? Is it because google etc finds out you spammed blogs for fake / artificial links?
     
  4. mudbutt

    mudbutt Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    wow, you might want to try to educate yourself in these tools before you go around spewing misinformation like this. you clearly have no first hand experience with these tools. OP, ignore this noob.
     
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    littleg2008 Senior Member

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    The guy has 15 rep, so i shall listen to what he has to say about scrapebox, xrumer etc. I dont have to agree with him, but will certainly look more into these tools before going ahead
     
  6. mudbutt

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    dont you see the huge gaping logic in his "advice"? If you can deindex your own site with those tools, wouldnt it make sense to just xrumer blast, scrapebox blast your competitors? Use your head people, that guy who said to never use those tools is either a noob who has no direct experience with those tools (in which case hes in no position to teach others about it) or hes just a dick trying to mislead the inexperienced beginners.
     
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    accelerator_dd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    okay, little help for using the SEARCH option (i'm serious):

    Go to search -> Advanced Search
    in the search box write 'clickbank' and in "Search in Forums" choose 'Making money".... ta daaa
     
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  8. icemusike

    icemusike BANNED BANNED

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    clickbank is not hard! steps you might do to earn!

    Find a niche! - > low competition but at least 3000 monthly searches from big G and some PPc investments must be on that niche!
    Creat a domain on your keyword!
    SEO work: optimize on page!, keywords, make backlinks on 3-4 keywords but keep in mind to make 66% of all bakclinks on main keyword!
    rank !st page #1 spot in google. and there you are you will make money!
    at least that is what i did.
    i ranked for ps3magic #1 and #2 in google 1st page and there was money comin every week.
     
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  9. precious007

    precious007 Junior Member

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    Can't tell you much in one post..

    But article marketing and video marketing can make you some good money if you're serious about it.
     
  10. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    I started a thread a while back that spawned some really good discussion and Q&A's here:

    ITT: Feeling Generous. Answering CB Questions

    Lots of things were covered there so it may answer some questions for you and help point you in the right direction about some things.

    Good luck!
     
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    dungxvn Junior Member

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    Don't blame scrapebox (I have it) or xrumer (i haven't used it yet) for your result. They are tools and you need to use them in the right way to get results. I am using scrapebox and I haven't seen any penalty yet. In fact, my 2 weeks site now ranks at #11 for a 40k/month kw by using sb and some web 2.0 properties ( the kw is not very competitive anyway). I don't care it's black hat or white hat as long as I make money.
     
  12. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    hey guys, I know I am new here so I did not know what to expect... but wow, this forum really is quite active.

    Thanks a lot for the comments, without giving away too many "Thanks" I have went along and thanked where I thought well deserved. If I didn't thank it doesn't mean I didn't appreciate the input! I Just don't want to go around s p a m m i n g it.

    The logic of "scrapeboxing" competitors and getting them deindexed does really put it into perspective that perhaps it won't get you in trouble in google, because following that logic people would purposely take their competitors off of google/search engines. At least, in logical terms, it makes sense.

    Sorry about not using search, I will definitely have a big read into it now. I guess I will try and find some high / medium gravity ebook with a good s a l e s page and make a website for it, then use scrapebox to try and get the ranking up. Anywhere on first page I think would be awesome, but I am not so sure if I will be able to achieve it (I have minimal SEO skills)

    Do you guys think for my purposes (p r o m o t i n g clickbank ebooks) that I should make a blog and p r o m o t e it via scraper, or actually go ahead, get a domain name and host, pre- s e l l the ebook and then have my a f f i l i a t e link on that page? I can do the whole domain/hosting thing, but then I would need to make my own website... and then the SEO will really be lacking, whereas with blogs... I think they automatically are SEO friendly?
     
  13. icemusike

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    i own scrapebox as well im not a pro with it i dont know how to use it wise o i prefer not to. but i am a lazy person so from now on i will find automated ways to build bakclinks :)

    and to answer your question is that a personal blog helps! mr conversions this way rather from articles directories or youtube. keep it user friendly and dont show that u prom,ote stuff:

    dont og just buy this i promis u wont regret it. make it look like a review for any product. or a personal experience or recomandation.

    Devil is in the details! so keep the eye on em

    Good luck
     
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    eunicemartinez_21 Senior Member

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    Total disagree! If you know how to use this tools properly then I can say you found a goldmine.
     
  15. ken3401

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    Let me add my two cents to this post, though it's coming from a lazy marketers perspective, somewhat. :)

    It's good that you have gotten your campaign up and running. However, you have to remember that perseverance is the key. You may not see significant results for a while, but if you continue to stick with whatever promotional methods you choose, you'll be sure to see your hard work payoff overtime.

    As for myself, it's been two years since I started with Clickbank. I'm not going to boast and say I've become some super Internet Marketer, as that is far from the case. I could be making more right now, but it has been down to me being lazy why I have not gone further than where I am with Clickbank. Nevertheless, what I'm now earning is mainly on auto-polite. You see, being the lazy person I am, I don't consistently go about doing daily promotions and stuff like that... I tend to only do those things whenever I feel inspired, and that's like about once a week.

    However, though with lack of consistency over a two year period, I'm actually earning regularly from Clickbank from all the promotional efforts I've put in throughout this period. The point I'm trying to make here - even if you're like me in terms of lacking consistency... once you at least apply the basic principles you are learning, you are bound to make sales. You just have to not give up.

    Here's a hint of how I choose products to promote. The first thing as a noob to Clickbank is to never start with promoting the most popular products, especially if you are new SEO. Start with products that have not too low and not too high gravity. One of the products I make frequent sales from have a gravity of 50+, and there's less than a 100 affiliates promoting it. It branches from a popular niche to a sub-niche, which makes keywords less competitive, hence I ranked easily and was able to see a steady flow of traffic. So, bear this in mind as well.

    Find your niche. This is very important, as you'll sound more credible and be on your way to establishing yourself as somewhat of an authority figure if you spend time focusing on a niche and learning all about it. This way you'll be able to understand the mindset of those you are marketing your chosen products to. You'll also be effective at relating to their issues before presenting the solution - the product you're promoting.

    My final advice is that before you go further, spend some time getting a better grasp of SEO, as most things surrounding your promotions will involve it. And it's best to start with your own domain. You can start with one of those easy to setup blogs (Wordpress, Blogger, etc); but setup whichever you choose on your own paid domain. You are better off in the long run putting in all the efforts for you own site, as free site are always subject to policy changes, which could lead to cancellation of you account or your blog. I had this happened to a few Squidoo Lens pages I had, so I know first hand.

    I wish you all the best. Hope you make it with Clickbank. :)
     
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  16. krzysiekz

    krzysiekz Senior Member

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    Thank you very much for the reply!

    Very informative, thanks has been given! :)

    I like the idea of how you said go for something with a medium gravity, because it does make sense there will be less affiliates promoting and thus competing with me, ie - easier to rank for keywords.

    I am not very good at SEO, I will admit. However, I believe that blogs I install to my domain such as WordPress do take care of some of the SEO work for you, do they not? I think they are automatically configured in such a way where it makes it easy for you to get indexed, etc?

    I have had a look at wordpress, and I must say it is the easiest CMS I have used to date. I have had a look at Joomla and Magento before, which are both CMS as well and I can make the websites with them, but for some reason WordPress just seems like it is much easier for me to use. One of the features I really like is the ability to switch templates right there in the back end, with Joomla/Magento, I had to go and find a template on their site, download it to my PC, then upload it to my host etc etc but WordPress does it all automatically for you. Very nice!

    Overall, very good advice and I am trying to soak up as much as I possibly can from these forums right now, they are extremely helpful and full of great knowledge. I am familar with buying domains and hosting, and the easy of use of WordPress has given me new hope into getting a new domain for a CB product and trying to promite it. I am first going to try and work on getting a squeeze page working on my practise domain (where I have WordPress installed already) and once I do that, I will look a little into SEO but I am strongly thinking of using ScrapeBox to get my WordPress domain higher ranking in google.

    BTW: Does anyone know why my rep. dropped from 10 to 9?
     
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    Dont listen to that guy, Scrapebox is an amazing tool. Just don't use it to blast loads of spam comments to 0 PR blogs.

    All I did was have like 200,000 keywords and leave scrapebox harvesting loads and loads of wordpress blogs. filtered out any of the blogs below PR2. Website got first page on google within 2 weeks. I also pinged the blog posts.
     
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    aren't we blackHAT world? Using xrumer and scrapebox is fine if u use it Correctly.
     
  19. mudbutt

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    This is good advice..but in my opinion youd be better off mixing your blogs with high PR and low PR. I would think it would look wayyy more natural to google if you were getting backlinks from all sorts of sites with a variety of PR.Even tho PR0 sites have no link juice, it would appear way more natural to googles algorithm. Its up to you, but thats just some food for thought.
     
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    Once you have some experience in driving traffic, I suggest you start thinking about using a squeeze page to build an email list.

    You can find a ton of information about building a list in this forum. Good luck!