I cloak my Clickbank links because I like to be able to have a count of the hops. When someone clicks on the link, it goes through a re-direct page on my server. The links are no-follow and the pages restricted by robots.txt so the robots are not crawling them.
Recently my SEO efforts have been paying off in a big way and my traffic is WAY up. This morning I check my logs and overnight I've had 44 jumps on one of my links ("Make money while you sleep!" right?). I go to Clickbank, and they've recorded six. I look at the logs more closely just to make sure the spiders aren't following the links. Nope. These are all verifiable human beings.
I check the other hop links, and it's the same story. My server is clean as a whistle after an intensive security audit, changing of all passwords, including the database passwords. The other programs -- AdSense, CommissionSoup, Indeed -- are all performing to expectations.
What's going on? Should I take this up with Clickbank or would that be a lost cause?