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ITT: Feeling Generous. Answering CB Questions

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by gonzomcribbinz, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    It's Sunday evening and I'm feeling a bit generous. Got a question about Clickbank? I'll do my best to answer it.

    I don't mind if the questions are "n00bish" but please, no questions asking "How can I make monies with the Clickbank plzzz" I'll just call you names and berate you for wasting my time and yours.

    Who am I to help? Oh, no one special. But I've been publishing CB products since 2005 and I currently enjoy maintain a comfortable mid-$xx,xxx/mo income from it with a few $xxx,xxx spikes here and there.

    That's not bragging at all. It took lots of fucking work to get there and I work hard 6 days a week to maintain it and grow it.

    So on with the questions. I'll be monitoring this thread for as long as its active.

    -GonzoMcribbinz
     
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  2. link2swim06

    link2swim06 Registered Member

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    Is PPC with clickbank impossible?

    How many hours a week do u spend?

    How many landing pages do you run? Who designed them and who wrote the content?
     
  3. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    Not at all. But you better have a decent testing budget, some serious kw research, and a well-performing sales copy to walk away a winner.

    Here's a hint: PPC -> your own landing page offering something relevant and free in exchange for email signup -> build list -> autoresponder messages

    I almost never send PPC straight to a product sales page. At best, you'll barely scrape by, at worst, you'll get tirekickers that will read about the product and then maaaaybe come back in a month and buy it. After they cleared their cookies so you don't get a commission, of course. haha

    On what, exactly? I mean, I work around 50 to 60 hours a week but not all of that is on CB stuff.

    By landing pages do you mean sales landing pages for my products? If so, then the number is infinity. I'm *constantly* tweaking my landing pages for better conversions using AB split-testing, etc.
     
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  4. BassTrackerBoats

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    Paying 97,154 per day is not enough to stare at those man tits so I will decline that offer.

    On your landing pages, do you also monetize them with any other methods?

    I have many, many pages where I offer clickbank products but also have adsense and CJ on them so my ctr with CB is not huge as I am spreading around the traffic but my conversions are pretty good because my traffic is very targeted.

    Most of my CB links say "Click here for an outstanding opportunity to learn to make XYZ for only 47.00!"

    I'd appreciate your thoughts on my process as it is clear you are a CB King and I am but a CB peon.
     
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    Do you need an employee (me) to make your life a little easier?
     
  6. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    To go back to your PPC question, I dug up a thread I saw just this morning that explains really the absolute best way to promote CB using PPC:

    My Very Easy Method To Promote Clickbank Products Through The "Backdoor"

    Use this method for FB ads, YouTube, article marketing, etc. (even Plenty of Fish ads can work well, but I'm still testing there) The idea behind it is to not count on the product's sales copy as much as it is to get prospects on your list and then you can do an appropriate amount of pre-selling to them over time.

    With straight PPC to product, if that person isn't in "buy mode" at the time he clicks on your ad, then you just paid for a tire kicker. But even someone that's just looking around will accept a freebie. And that shows he's interested. Now you can keep dangling bait in front of him until he decides to bite. Or even offer other CB products, or other shit to him down the line. Just don't throw your money away on PPC hoping that a shitload of buyers will click on your ads all at once. More often than not, even the best PPC campaigns can make tons more money by collecting emails.
     
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  7. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    You like them. Don't lie. Actually, that picture isn't me. My man tits are much prettier.


    No, never! Give your visitors two choices: Buy Now or Sign Up Now (and then get redirected back to Buy Now!) No adsense, no nothing else. You want them focused on YOUR product and that is it.


    I can guarantee that if you focused your audience more, you'd see much higher conversions. For instance, one wildly successful way to promote CB products is to take three competing offers and offer reviews. The one pays the most commission gets a 5 star, the next one a 4 star, and the crappiest commission gets 2 stars or something. Cloak your links for each one and write a good review. Then, have a pop up or at least a sidebar opt-in form that offers a relevant freebie report. Nothing huge. Just a 5 to 10 page "special report" that gives some good information on the niche. Then place the reviews at the bottom of the report again. Now you're building a list you can keep hitting.

    Make sure you put images of the products next to that (link the images too!) and maybe even rip a testimonial from the sales page if you can fit it in without it looking too cluttered. Test, test, test.
     
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  8. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    Sorry, no. I have all the help I need in the form of a few college English majors. Thanks, though.
     
  9. link2swim06

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    What would be an example of a good landing or affiliate sales page (I am not expecting to see one of yours, lets say a comparable competitors in a niche u r not in).

    I ask because I feel like that is the biggest hurdle for me.

    What percent of your revenue is through PPC?
     
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    This is probably a dumb question but I'm going to ask just because you get nowhere if you don't.
    Is it asking too much to see one your "freebies" pages? Even if you need to PM it to me?
     
  11. gonzomcribbinz

    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    That really depends. You can have a basic squeeze page like such:


    Code:
    http://yourperfectbodyawaits.com/
    Or you can incorporate video in your squeeze pages like this:

    Code:
    http://www.myfatcure.com/
    Or you can have a review site (what BassTrackerBoats is talking about). Something like this:

    Code:
    http://www.dietpilluniverse.com/

    Those aren't my pages, just a few that more than likely doing well because I found them through Google search ads on HIGHLY competitive weight loss terms.

    Tweak and test. Try one format for 1,000 clicks and then try another for 1,000 clicks. Pick the winner and then do another split test. Testing is the key to success. I really cant stress that enough.



    It varies from month-to-month. I don't like to compete with my affiliates in PPC much so I use other means like media buys, offline methods, etc. for my own promotion. But I do use some PPC but its not an enormous amount.
     
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    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    Check out my previous post. Sorry, I'm not so generous as to give out my own, personal pages but I did give some good examples.
     
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    The examples you gave were great! Thank you.

    Another question? Why is CB the affiliate of choice on BHW? There are so many affiliates. I use maxbounty for a youtube campaign but what makes CB so good?
     
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    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    I definitely don't think its the affiliate network of choice, but it's definitely the most popular place to sell info products. MaxBounty and other affiliate networks have much different offerings.

    I think a lot of its popularity on BHW stems from the fact that anyone can be an affiliate (as far as I know) and unless I'm mistaken, they really don't give much of a crap where the traffic is coming from. But I have heard rumor that they are warning affiliates that get too many refunds? Not sure about that. I've never had a problem and I don't personally know anyone that has a problem. My guess is that one would have to be doing some really shady shit to get booted from CB.
     
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    How do you compare multiple products for a single niche?
     
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    When you started out, what did you do to get people to your landing pages? I am still new and can't afford PPC testing for now, but it seems to be the best way to get landing pages the most views. If I look at the top pages that aren't payed ads, in Google, it's normally blogs that aren't really selling anything.

    So is is true that landing pages, like ones used for PPC campaigns, don't rank well in Google?
     
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    I don't look at one single thing. I've found winners that have low gravity and I've found winners with high. Same with losers.

    When looking at the sales copy and site, I try to look at it as if I were actually going to purchase it. What did I like? What didn't I like? What could be better? If I find some things that could be better (I always do) then maybe I can "fill in the holes" so to speak with my pre-sales/review site/autoresponder series.

    I also think about what kind of traffic would work with it and if I already have a traffic source that I could use it for. For instance, I tend to buy banner space on sites a lot and most of the time I'll do it straight from the site owner. You can pick up some awesome deals that way.

    So I'll stick up a banner that basically says one thing. Nothing flashy, just some text (but I'll always split test this as well) to lead them to my freebie page/review page/squeeze page.

    If you look hard enough, you can find any amount of forums in your niche that will probably sell you banner space even if they don't have anything there right now. Say you want to be in the "six pack abs" niche, go look around at some forums that cater to your target demographic. Skip the huge forums like Bodybuilding.com but there are plenty of other ones that will let you rent space for, like $100 to $200 a month. Maybe less. If they don't have a designated space, ask if they'll make space. You'll be surprised at the answer.

    That's just one way. There are a ton of others.

    But think about an area you know you can compete in (which is really anything if you look hard enough and just think about it for long enough).

    Come up with several possible sources of traffic and then think about which niche may convert with that traffic. Then test 2 or 3 different offers if you have to. It doesn't have to be paid at all. Use YouTube, FB groups/pages, SEO, article marketing, etc.
     
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    gonzomcribbinz Regular Member

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    Yes, you can definitely rank a landing page. Here's how:

    Build a site around your landing page. Simple SEO.

    Think of your "main" keyword you want to rank for. Buy a .com with that keyword at the beginning of the domain name. If you can't get the actual kw for the domain, add something like "reviews" or "info" or "advice" or "tips" or "secrets" or "guide" or "blog" or whatever to the end.

    Use Google's keyword tool to grab ~20 or so more keywords you want to rank for.

    Grab wordpress. Post an article for each keyword with the beginning of the title containing the keyword.

    Make your front page your landing page. Give reviews, etc. OFFER AN OPT-IN.

    Now go and point your backlinks to your inner pages. For example, you have a "blue widget" site and your keywords are "sexy blue widgets" "new blue widgets" "big blue widgets" etc.

    Then in your link building, point links with the anchor text of "new blue widgets" to the appropriate page. Of course, jostle up your anchor text every so often with an LSI keyword, but you get the idea. Also, point a few links at the home page with a main keyword as your anchor text sometimes and just the www*yourpage*com as the anchor text. Mix it up some.

    When your site gets more authoritative for long-tail keywords that relate to your "main" keyword, you will find it much easier to rank for the main keyword.

    Always be link-building.


    You've probably read this process a thousand times before. But there's a reason for that: it works. Good spider-able content for Google, good content for the user, and good rankings for you = win-win-win. This same process worked when I started out and it still works today.

    Edit: I picked a random topic out of the air to see if I could find a site that was ranking well doing exactly what I said above. I didn't have to look long, trust me.

    This site is doing EXACTLY what I talked about above and ranks #2 in Google for "farmville guide review"


    Code:
    http://farmvilleguidereview.com/
    *(Google kw tool doesn't show any results for searches for that kw but this still works for this demonstration)

    This guy has several articles about Farmville, playing it, getting coins or whatever the hell you do in that game, etc. His domain is his main keyword. He also points to the product he wants to sell on EVERY PAGE.

    What I'd do differently: collect opt-ins for a free "mini guide" that shows the person how to do one super cool thing in Farmville. Then, when they opt in, they get redirected back to the main page or even the product's sales page (split test both ways).

    I'd also consider making that front page a review of 2 or 3 guides if there are enough on the market. (I'm too lazy to check). But other than that, and the amateurish design, this site does things right. It's a good site to model yours after.
     
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    I've been looking at getting into info product creation for some time now. At CB seems that every product has at LEAST 2 copycats. How do you go about choosing your products?

    Is it better too have one high quality product or a network or lower priced niche products?

    How do you go about recruiting affiliates? Do you launch products with JV's or just pay for placement on CB?

    I'm assuming all landing pages and content is outsourced. Correct?

    I have $xx,xxx months regularly but nowhere near $xxx,xxx monthly, and that is where I'm looking to be.
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    Nice work.
    Congrats.

    J.