644 hops and not 1 sale? Is Clickbank robbing me?

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I just checked my clickbank stats for the last 30 days.
Spread out in the following niches:
hydrogen conversion
Paid Surveys
Digital Scrapbooking

I have had 648 hops in total in 30 days.

Not one single sale! Can anyone else tell me if this is even possible.

7 months ago I went through a dry spell like this and sent an email to Clickbank.
They told me everything seemed fine and it happens.
Magically within 24 hours of getting the "it happens" email
my sales got back to normal.

I am confused.

Any help thoughts greatly appreciated.
#internet marketing #644 #clickbank #clickbank sales #hops #robbing #sale

  • Profile picture of the author Matt Hoey
    What were your usual sales? Just interested in the steepness of the change. I'm worried about cb right now.
  • Profile picture of the author JamesPenn
    My sales have gone down, too.

    It seems Clickbank is having problems, but perhaps the current economic climate is also having an effect.

    Many people have been reporting these below average Clickbank sales, too

    James
  • Profile picture of the author severt
    Please use the search function of this forum.
    We have had 100's of clickbank "horror stories".
    As far as I know there still isn't an explenation.
    There are also people that have switched from clickbank to an other merchant with positive results!
  • Profile picture of the author garyv
    Where's your traffic coming from?
  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Originally Posted by plessard View Post

    7 months ago I went through a dry spell like this and sent an email to Clickbank.
    They told me everything seemed fine and it happens.
    Magically within 24 hours of getting the "it happens" email
    my sales got back to normal.
    Why not try that again?

    On the merchant side of things (which may or may not be related to the kind of problem you've been having): I've noticed that, instead of the same 'evened-out' sales patterns my websites have had for the past 5 years, I can now (over the past 3 months, approximately) see a definite "clumping" pattern whereby I get no sales notifications for long periods and then suddenly get a whole big bunch of them all in one go.

    At first, I thought it might be just a delay in sending out e-mail notifications but, when I check (what is presumably) the time these sales were processed (when I log into my CB account), I very often find that they have occured within 1 or 2 minutes of each other, usually over a 1 or 2 hour period, and very often have happened 12-24 hours ago.

    That's not to say ALL sales have been happening like this but it IS a noticeable pattern.

    It's weird, to say the least.

    Tommy.
  • Profile picture of the author Yogini
    I notice that my affiliate name does not show for the yeast infection book by Sarah. The payment link actually is not a clickbank link but seems to redirect from something else. This wouldn't be a clickbank problem in general but one I am seeing in relation to this merchant.

    Debbie
  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    I think it's a combination of poor economy, poor niche selection and promoting.
  • Profile picture of the author InternetMoneyStream
    648 hops and not a single sale????? Wow, what about your landing page? Hopefully you are capturing something from the visitors. If not, this may be an indication as well that your content needs to change as it sounds as definately a bad mix.

    You aren't doing PPC only for this campaign are you?
  • Profile picture of the author winebuddy
    There are several affiliate products that I promote and I have hundreds of hops and no sales.

    Sometimes, due to the keyword you are isolating, or the ad text you are using to get the click, the people don't buy.

    I have one in particular that I can get lots of hops but no conversions but i think its the keyword I am using.

    the same product sells with other keywords.
  • Profile picture of the author Easy Cash
    648 hops and no sale?

    Gee - doesn't sound good. Is this for only one product or for all?

    Even then you would think that you could get at least 1 sale with that many hops.
  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    It MIGHT be a CB problem, but there's also so much missing info, which is more likely the problem. For example, for all we know you could be using keywords like:

    "lowest fuel price" > to promote hydrogen conversion
    "start a business" > to promote Paid Surveys
    "home based hobby" > to promote Digital Scrapbooking

    Which are silly examples, but who knows...it happens.

    And furthermore, you could also suck at preselling (no offense).
  • Profile picture of the author MilesHennis
    I've been seeing the same thing for months, I normally generate 200 hops per month at least, however not one order form impression. This tells me that the sales page doesn't convert. If the sales page was decent there would at least be some order form impressions. My two cents anyway.

    Miles
  • Profile picture of the author Alex Williams
    Hi,

    Not sure how you promote these offers, but if you are doing PPC, this can be so, especially with the Content Network. I have a few offers running on the Content Network, and I get a sale out of about 300 hops. (very worth it as I pay $0.01 per click) And that`s for one of the top CB offers. So if the traffic is not targeted at all, 600+ hops and no sales might be real.
  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    30 days, a bunch of hops and NO sales is really bad.

    What's your method of promotion and trying to get sales? Do you have traffic stats?
  • Profile picture of the author kylegap
    Clickbank are litterally robbers.... because you don't make sales for 6 weeks, they begin to rob cash from you. They will take 1$ for 6 weeks and then, they will take 5$ each week... I will NEVER promote Clickbank bull**** products again.
  • Profile picture of the author chenkev
    Lol wow...I actually remember this thread from years ago for some reason...
  • Profile picture of the author TBInternetMarketing
    Where is your traffic coming from? Traditionally Clickbank products do tend to convert a little lower than physical products (often around the 1%) mark, and this is even with targeted traffic. So if your traffic is not targeted it's quite possible to not make any sales from 600 odd hops.
  • Profile picture of the author IMHunter
    I think your traffic is not targeted enough. That's a horrible rate.
  • Profile picture of the author janeiro82
    And i think this thread is old
  • Profile picture of the author Cataclysm1987
    Same thing happened to me.

    Messaged CB like wtf is up with my conversions?

    CB replies. Suddenly my conversions go up! Who knew?

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