Where have all the Clickbank sales gone???

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I'm still pretty new to IM. I'm bumming mostly with Squidoo and Ezine. My first campaign got me four sales at a clickthru rate of about 50-1. Not bad for somebody who is learning on the fly. I have now have three campaigns going and I'm still getting good clickthru's but I have not had a sale since early June. Is it the economy or is the summer just a slow time? Or is it just plain bad luck? Anybody else having slow sales?

Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author rlrlphs
    I think you are not the only one experiencing that one.
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      Originally Posted by rlrlphs View Post

      I think you are not the only one experiencing that one.
      loads of people are saying this.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    Get another clickbank affiliate account name and swap your links. See if sales come back. If they do, then clickbank is shaving your commissions.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigfriendly
      Do you really think that stuff like that goes on at CB???
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      • Originally Posted by bigfriendly View Post

        Do you really think that stuff like that goes on at CB???
        Based on what my own tracking is telling me versus what their tracking is telling me, I'm pretty sure it does. Whether or not it's intentional is another matter. Some people here have been saying they're getting "ghost hops." My hops vanish like ghosts. It could be a screw-up.
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  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon
    Hi Warriors,

    I did experience some strange behavior at clickbank for the last 3 months, and created few new accounts to see what happens...

    Guest what, result the same.

    Last month, my sales are great at the first 2 weeks of the month, a bit slow in 3 week and almost dead in 4th week!

    I hate to say this, but the economy seems to affecting it.

    This month till 2 days ago, all seems to be fine, and start of month is performing great, normal in the 3 week and kinda slow in these few days.

    My advice to you, keep building campaign, let clickbank do their work. Clickbank "sometime" screw up in their tracking, but that is very rare, in 3 years time, it seems to happened twice!

    When that happened, you will see it on the forum, people will start to notice an obvious sales drop. For now, I think you should build at least 10 campaign or increases 10 times traffic to your existing campaign to really tell it...

    Just keep building your business, and btw, clickbank market is rather "small" compare to Amazon, try more affiliate network, clickbank is a bit saturated... you still can make decent money, depends on your ability to compete.
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  • Profile picture of the author Keith Kogane
    The most plausible explanation I've heard for what could be happening IF it's happening is that it's some kind of cookie highjacking that's happening due to malware installed on the shopper's PC. If this IS what's happened, there's not a whole lot that clickbank could do about it other than rebuild their entire tracking system from scratch. That just may not be feasible.

    I will say that I have not experienced many of the dropoffs in sales that others report, but I would also guess that the majority of my affiliate sales are coming from my email lists vs. links on my sites. I don't know if that's relevant or not, but I thought I would share - if you're losing sales after a while, try building a list vs. straight linking.

    I'm not even really sure there IS anything going on at all though. I actually think what we're seeing is a side effect of so many people promoting the same subset of products in the same niches for a long period of time.

    Consider that in a lot of niches that show a large amount of monthly searches, these could be conducted by the same subset of people month after month after month.

    You write a new ad, these same people suddenly notice the incongruency and pay attention. Some of those buy.

    The next month, those same people have seen that ad already. They're not interested any more. The ad becomes invisible because it isn't new.

    Another simultaneous effect is that even though the ads are new, the products aren't, and this same stable sized niche has seen them over and over and over. They click new ads not knowing what they point to, but once they see the same product page yet again, they bail.

    It's just a pet theory though. I don't do any PPC anymore.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigfriendly
      Thanks for all of the input guys. I will keep churning out articles and hope things will improve.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kirahster
    I think it has alot to do with the time of the year.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    I humbly point you to this thread.
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