The Clickbank Gravity Explosion Technique

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* create a SIMPLE product which targets internet marketers. For example, a collection of PLR content, articles...ebook or whatever.
The product must have some value for marketers although it doesnt need to be top notch. Keep it simple.

* price it very low so that you get MANY sales. A price like $5.95 for a collection of 100s of PLR articles, something like that. Make it so its a no-brainer that people buy it, price shouldn't be an issue.

* Put product on clickbank

* Send out to your targeted IM list (which are all marketers and people interested in such products)...promote on webmaster forums.

* In addition to the low price make it even more attractive by leaking the "secret" that every marketer can actually get the item even cheaper by buying through their own affiliate link. (This is allowed, by the way.)

There is a high chance that many people in your list are on clickbank since they are all marketers anyway..so encourage them to use their afflink.


The result is a "gravity explosion" for your product on clickbank since so many IMers will get this using their own affiliate link.

* Once your gravity reached some crazy number you put your site up for sale and sell it for a lot of $$$. Advertise it as "super high gravity best selling CB product" etc...etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author alfeathea
    Actually, not a a bad idea Espcially if you're already a CB affiliate. Might look into that.
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    • Profile picture of the author nazee
      oh great i m a new warrior member and dont know even about clikbank through your discussion i learnt new things.
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  • That's a good idea. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author ankur sharma
    awesome idea. This is really cool.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mrmuscle90
    Suppose its a different approach than normal lol
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      That's one way of doing it, but in my opinion, you're leaving a ton of money
      on the table with that method.

      There is a better way but I won't get into it here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gavin Stephenson
    Im sure there a script for this technique where you can use your own clickbank accounts but the setup is a long process.

    Your method is much easier plus once you get higher rankings on CB other affiliates will promote it any how
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Bainbridge
    Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

    * Once your gravity reached some crazy number you put your site up for sale and sell it for a lot of $$$. Advertise it as "super high gravity best selling CB product" etc...etc...

    Or don't sell it, add some higher value products, start a real business and grow it
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    • Profile picture of the author josephl
      Great idea. You can also do a couple of other things maybe like add some optin form to gather even more email addresses and then promote a back end product that you already prepared. That's my small idea! ANy thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author CraigRC
    There are various ways to "game" CB's gravity results.

    One of the better ways is to simply use your own affiliate accounts to drive traffic to your own product for sales, as this serves multiple purposes at once:

    1. You're testing conversion to your sales page with real traffic.

    2. You're driving revenue, beceause these are actual full-ticket sales at your normal price.

    3. You're raising gravity through each "affiliate" simply being a different account you've set up previously (which is allowed).

    hpgoodboy had a great synopsis of this tactic recently, it's very clear:

    1. List product on Clickbank as a vendor

    2. Create 5 to 7 (the more the better) affiliate accounts on CB for free

    3. For each affiliate account start a campaign to promote your product:

    Account1: Google PPC search
    Account2: Google PPC content
    Account3: Google PPC county A
    Account4: Google PPC county B
    Account5: Facebook PPC
    Account6: Traffic Vance PPV
    Account7: Article marketing
    Account8: etc
    Account9: etc

    This will give you:

    1. Enough data to tweak you conversion and tell affiliates what works from your own experience.

    2. Your program will show up on the radar...The gravity will increase and you will have the big guys jumping on board doing $1,000 to $10,000 test campaigns.
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    • Profile picture of the author JustinBrooke
      Dang, I'd sure hate to be the newbie affiliate
      looking to choose a product to promote.

      Finds your "gamed" gravity score, gets excited,
      and wonders why he ain't making money.

      Poor guy, he didn't know it was a trick...

      Even worse, I'd hate to be the sucker you conned
      into buying a site that was inflated.

      Seriously, is this what the warriorforum has come too? A place where everyone congratulates someone for coming up with an idea to con people?

      Whatever happened to just doing good marketing?

      Creating a good product?

      Doing good things for people?

      That "old fashioned" stuff still works, you can make money being a good guy
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      • Profile picture of the author CraigRC
        Originally Posted by JustinBrooke View Post

        Dang, I'd sure hate to be the newbie affiliate
        looking to choose a product to promote.

        Finds your "gamed" gravity score, gets excited,
        and wonders why he ain't making money.

        Poor guy, he didn't know it was a trick...

        Even worse, I'd hate to be the sucker you conned
        into buying a site that was inflated.

        Seriously, is this what the warriorforum has come too? A place where everyone congratulates someone for coming up with an idea to con people?

        Whatever happened to just doing good marketing?

        Creating a good product?

        Doing good things for people?

        That "old fashioned" stuff still works, you can make money being a good guy
        You're right of course, but these lessons serve more as warnings to new affiliates that "gravity" doesn't mean ANYTHING when searching for a product to promote.

        These are public-awareness messages about the dangers of the wrong search criteria when picking a product!

        The best way to find a great product to promote is simply to use your head and trust your own judgement:

        1. Is their an opt-in on the main sales page?

        2. Does the sales page copy seem weak, if I were a potential buyer would I be motivated to purchase?

        3. Is the pricing correct for the market?

        4. Is there and exit-popup that offers some sort of alternate pricing system for the product that I don't care for?

        5. Are there several social proof indicators on the sales page, meaning believeable testimonials with actual photographs of customers, etc?

        All of these criteria are FAR better than the typical newb affiliate rushing to CB, sorting by highest gravity, and trying to sell an over-saturated (or fraudulent) product.

        I wouldn't ever sell a product with a gravity above 50 for the reasons mentioned...nor should anyone else.

        My best conversions typically are from products that no one has ever heard of, but whose sales letters are dynamite.

        Plus, the owners of those products are so happy to have a high volume affiliate that they'll bend over backward to give you anything you want once you drive numbers their direction.

        Win-win.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Originally Posted by JustinBrooke View Post

        Dang, I'd sure hate to be the newbie affiliate
        looking to choose a product to promote.

        Finds your "gamed" gravity score, gets excited,
        and wonders why he ain't making money.

        Poor guy, he didn't know it was a trick...

        Even worse, I'd hate to be the sucker you conned
        into buying a site that was inflated.

        Seriously, is this what the warriorforum has come too? A place where everyone congratulates someone for coming up with an idea to con people?

        Whatever happened to just doing good marketing?

        Creating a good product?

        Doing good things for people?

        That "old fashioned" stuff still works, you can make money being a good guy
        While I mentioned that there is a better way, let me go on record as
        saying that I do NOT use it. In fact, I am sickened by these methods.

        However, if you are going to game the system, at least do it in a way where
        you make the most money.

        It might help you sleep better at night
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        • Profile picture of the author timpears
          Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

          While I mentioned that there is a better way, let me go on record as
          saying that I do NOT use it. In fact, I am sickened by these methods.

          However, if you are going to game the system, at least do it in a way where
          you make the most money.

          It might help you sleep better at night
          While you may be one of the rare honest internet marketers, most are apt to game the system to drive their sites and stats as high as they can. The sales letters are mostly hype and inflated claims.

          I have bought more than my fair share of IM products, and few of them live up to the claims that are made on the sales page. Once in a while I get a gem, but most of them leave you wondering what they left out as it isn't as easy as they claim.
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  • Profile picture of the author CraigRC
    Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

    George, good stuff mate.


    Only downside: Payout differential. Your payout to your aff's drops like a rock (I just went from a $24-$71 payout ((due to upsells)) to $8 up front due to this sale according to my charting today. It's now a false positive as the sale is over and it's going to take some time to reach my normal payout in the stats. Affiliates that don't understand this or know there was a sale get thrown off.
    Which is why simply using PPC to multiple affiliate accounts you create and own is a better idea, as there's no impact to the payout.

    All you have to do is break even on your ad campaigns, and frankly if you can't break even from PPC traffic to a site then you're in trouble already...
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  • Profile picture of the author PMinc
    Too bad this is really only effective for the IM niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author hyderkhan
    Is Clickbank a good venue for selling PLR articles?

    Originally Posted by GeorgR. View Post

    * create a SIMPLE product which targets internet marketers. For example, a collection of PLR content, articles...ebook or whatever.
    The product must have some value for marketers although it doesnt need to be top notch. Keep it simple.

    * price it very low so that you get MANY sales. A price like $5.95 for a collection of 100s of PLR articles, something like that. Make it so its a no-brainer that people buy it, price shouldn't be an issue.

    * Put product on clickbank

    * Send out to your targeted IM list (which are all marketers and people interested in such products)...promote on webmaster forums.

    * In addition to the low price make it even more attractive by leaking the "secret" that every marketer can actually get the item even cheaper by buying through their own affiliate link. (This is allowed, by the way.)

    There is a high chance that many people in your list are on clickbank since they are all marketers anyway..so encourage them to use their afflink.


    The result is a "gravity explosion" for your product on clickbank since so many IMers will get this using their own affiliate link.

    * Once your gravity reached some crazy number you put your site up for sale and sell it for a lot of $$$. Advertise it as "super high gravity best selling CB product" etc...etc...
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    Man.... don't they do that with Penny Stocks too?

    Create a buzz around some stock... watch the price soar... sell it (sometimes using boiler room tactics) and then walk away while the stock price plummets.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gail Sober
    How I would do it.

    Search google and find affiliates promoting my competition. Get their cb id's and place them in a txt file and use a script to rotate through those after checking first to make sure any incoming clicks did not already carry a cb id.

    Then promote the heck out of the site yourself.

    All you are doing is splitting your own sales while running up gravity and while NOT stealing sales from other referring affiliates.

    AND these other affiliates will notice they are making sales for your product, see it's in their niche and may want to promote as well.

    win/win
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  • Profile picture of the author PMinc
    Originally Posted by ncmedia View Post

    ^ This applies to any niche mate, nothing to really do with IM (only part perhaps is 'go buy with your own link' but there's ways around that). Simply tweak the formula a bit and or your perception of it. I don't touch the mmo niche and have personally done all variations above so far hence I can speak about them with a bit of authority/data/results. That last point re dropping if you can't maintain your grav naturally is still most important long term no matter how you tweak the formula, you can only trick it out so much before the 'natural' product lifecycle shows in full color.
    Thanks! I think there's a method just came to mind.

    Next time I stop by T.O. I covering your beer tab.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    Can you sell a PLR product on Clickbank? That would surprise me if they allowed that.
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  • Profile picture of the author LiemNguyen
    Have anybody tried this on CB?
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