So I log into Clickbank & noticed a 26 cent commission on a weight loss product. I'm thinking it must be a $1 trial commission. Nope - it was a merchant that had a 1% commission. Now their gravity is 5.47 so I'm pretty positive they just lowered the commissions to screw people over. I saw at CBengine that they were initially listed at a 50% commission so they dropped their commissions plus I see the chart of their gravity dropping as other affiliates find out about this BS.
So how are we as affiliates going to know when a merchant pulls this nonsense? Apparently it will be as soon as you notice you got a 1% commission.
Years back I had a Shareasale merchant do this. However - now Shareasale notifies affiliates when merchants make commission changes by email. I wish there was a similar feature at Clickbank.