Clickbank publisher with autoresponders

by Mark Brian 5 replies
I was wondering... if ever a potential buyer landed on a publisher's sales page (using your affiliate link) that has an opt-in form, then he decided to not buy yet and subscribe first to the autoresponder series (minicourse/newsletter/etc)... Will you still get the commissions even if the potential buyer bought a few days later through a link from the publisher's autoresponder emails?
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  • Profile picture of the author Loren Woirhaye
    Depends on the publisher. I haven't read CB policies in
    this area - but in practice it's likely to be laissez-faire -
    study the salesletters carefully of the CB products you
    plan to promote... or opt-in yourself and check the
    links you get in your emails. It's my guess that in most
    cases you'll lose the commission so you'll have to sort
    to find the good ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sten M. Andersen
    Hi Mark,

    The answer is ... maybe. If he comes back within the cookie time of ClickBank (up to 60 days later -- FAQ Hoplink - ClickBank) .. and he is using the same browser on the same computer, and hasn't cleared out his cookies... then yes.

    But if he receives the autoresponder email on another computer, for example, and then decides to buy, the answer is no.

    The third answer is that some marketers (like myself, for instance, see the link in the sig) take care to code the affiliate's link into the autoresponder series... thereby making as sure as possible the answer to your question is yes.

    Best regards,
    Sten
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Thank you for the responses, they all make sense It always bothered me when publishers had their own opt-in form that that jumps right in the face of the visitors (makes me think, "will I still get sales from the visitors I sent to their opt-ins?")
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  • Profile picture of the author PaulGee
    I look for products that do not have a merchant opt-in pop-up or box in the sales page as I'm fed up promoting products that lose commissions to me because of this very reason.

    Some of the opt-in offers are so attractive hardly anyone buys direct from the sales page so you could end up promoting a product for little or no return. When I read (numerous) posts about affiliates getting hundreds of visitors but no sales, I often wonder if it's because of the opt-in on the vendor's pitch page.

    All the best.
    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author Sten M. Andersen
      Originally Posted by PaulGee View Post

      I look for products that do not have a merchant opt-in pop-up or box in the sales page as I'm fed up promoting products that lose commissions to me because of this very reason.

      Some of the opt-in offers are so attractive hardly anyone buys direct from the sales page so you could end up promoting a product for little or no return. When I read (numerous) posts about affiliates getting hundreds of visitors but no sales, I often wonder if it's because of the opt-in on the vendor's pitch page.

      All the best.
      Paul
      I really doubt you're loosing money over this. In fact, my bet is that you're actually making a little bit more because these marketers follow up with their leads. Now in all the tests I've done, I've never seen a decrease in sales when I've put up a so-called squeeze page (an opt-in / sign-up form) before the sales letter. It seems that those who buy, will also enter their names first. And then the affiliate who sent the lead will get credit if and when that lead purchases.

      If you hear about affiliates promoting a product for little or no return -- my first thought is that they haven't matched the traffic to the offer properly. This is not an easy thing to do. I have a fairly big list, but sometimes I promote products and get no sales -- it just wasn't something my list wanted. At other times, a simple email can make me $1,000 - $2,000.

      Good luck with your endeavors.

      Best regards,
      Sten
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