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Will this affect Clickbank?

Discussion in 'Clickbank' started by sean339, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. sean339

    sean339 Newbie

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    Newest releases of web browsers make NOT accepting cookies the default, or make it much easier for people to turn it off. Many Internet purchasers don't know they are accepting cookies and if they now start seeing the 'Do Not Track' option, affiliate marketers could be screwed - I think.

    Here is the article from wired magazine (online)

    Add-On Gives Power and Nuance to ?Do Not Track?

    (I can't post URl yet)

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. OTrap

    OTrap Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    That would, I would think.

    However, I have a feeling that many will turn on cookies since that is how some sites "Save password" and keep you logged in.
     
  3. sean339

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    But Firefox, for example is actually saving your password foe you if you let it, so many people might choose that instead. I think IE is the same. But again, many people have no idea that a cookie is how a site keeps their info (until they get a message saying they must 'enable cookies' to do something) - many people have no idea what a cookie is. And since the term being used is 'Do Not Track' - they may not realize it is even about cookies.
     
  4. OTrap

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    Oh, I agree. Like I said, I think it will have an effect.

    What I meant by saving passwords was more the "stay logged in" function that a lot of sites (Facebook, BHW, etc.) have. That's not done by your browser, I don't believe.

    Inevitably, you can be sure that Clickbank is aware of this, and will likely work with vendors and affiliates to find a workaround.
     
  5. richelld

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    bro...the majority of people don't even know what a cookie is
     
  6. sean339

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    Exactly right - which is why I'm saying that as the newer versions of the browsers say 'do not track', people are likely to say - "yes" make that my default.
     
  7. OTrap

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    Oh, I know.

    But many will get frustrated that none of the sites that used to keep them logged in no longer do.

    As I said, it will make a difference, but Clickbank will find a way around it.
     
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    There will always be a way out concerning this even though the most common browser is internet explorer.
     
  9. myapps43

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    This is yet another assault on affiliate marketers. This is definitely not a good thing and will lead to a drop in affiliate commissions IMHO. Who will say "OK" to tracking?
     
  10. Psikilla

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    From what I have heard, ClickBank barely keeps accurate results of cookie trackingas is...most likely this will only benefit the vendors more.
     
  11. brent360

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    That doesn't make any sense. The point of CB is the marketplace and the accessibility it lends to the entire affiliate system. If affiliates can't get credit for their sales, they'll leave CB, resulting in no affiliates for CB vendors. Everyone loses.

    The CB system depends on cookies, so I hope they figure something out fast.
     
  12. OTrap

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    Brent, you can bet they will. They'll probably bring back a variation of an affiliate specific purchase link.
     
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  13. brent360

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    Ah, that hadn't even occurred to me honestly :p
     
  14. OTrap

    OTrap Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Hell, they've probably even got plans that we don't even know about.

    Internet marketing, and affiliate marketing specifically, has gone through a constant state of change since the beginning, be it for productivity purposes, ROI purposes, legal reasons, or infrastructure reasons (like these).

    Now let's all join hands and sing, "We shall overcome ..."