Funny Clickbank Vendors

by gabibeowulf 15 replies
I was researching niche Clickbank products and I came across this one:

How To Grow Tomatoes:
Growing Tomatoes

The sales page looks decent, however when the visitors will try to purchase
they'll be offered multiple choices like in this page:

growing tomatoes how to grow tomatoes tomato gardening

most choices leading to author's paypal account (where you get no commission)

I've seen some CB products that will send visitors to other affiliate offers or including
different payment processors in the same page for which you will not be credited.

Point of the story is ... Always double check the sites you promote for leaks
before promoting them.

Gabriel
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  • Profile picture of the author 2oursuccess
    Thanks for the heads up even in Clickbank Tomato Tamato its all good
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    I know this vendor, Ive met her personally. I wont say too much here for various reasons - but hmm yeah, very interesting.....
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    • Profile picture of the author secrets2010
      Yes you have to be careful...there are other vendors who offer a free guide to their visitors and a few days after the subscribers are offered the product at a lower price...if the subscriber decides to buy...he will buy through another payment procesor...so the affiliate will miss the comission...and the vendor will keep 100% profits...so make your own research a bit first.....
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  • Profile picture of the author waken
    Here are a bunch more...

    100,000 Impressions, 70% Click Through and Yet, No Sales | NetBizSimplified

    They changed their page once approved by CB...
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    They are shooting themselves in the feet by doing so. The biggest thing that motivates affiliates is when they make a sale. The less sales they make the less likely they are to continue promoting your product. The whole point of being part of Clickbank is to take advantage of the affiliate network not work against it. I would never promote their product and I would tell others never to as well.

    Their greed is getting in the way of making a profit. Karma is a great thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    Tomatoes are huge in Australia by the way. No pun intended
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  • Profile picture of the author dave147
    I guess they think they are being clever. They are missing the point of affiliate marketing completely. They will lose out in the end.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dan Bainbridge
      Originally Posted by dave147 View Post

      I guess they think they are being clever. They are missing the point of affiliate marketing completely. They will lose out in the end.
      Agreed, I don't see why people would use multiple systems like this, any knowledgable affiliate will spot this straight away and you will cost yourself sales rather than increase avenues for purchase.

      Some affiliates have the ability to drive 10s of 1000s of visits to your site and make 100s and 1000s of sales, it is just not worth it to do this as you will definitely lose out on working with them, perhaps even damage your whole reputation.

      Of course you should take a look around the vendor's systems before you promote them, but it always amazes me how clickbank vendors are seen as uncontactable anyway - send him a message, let him know..I wouldn't dream of promoting anyone I didn't have at least some access to
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  • Profile picture of the author Edson Buchanan
    Hello,

    Thanks for the heads up. I personally believe this is a sneaky way to get around paying your affiliates. The major problem I see with this is what comes around goes around.

    Edson
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    • Profile picture of the author philrry
      It pays to check offers carefully if your going to promote clickbank offers click through to the sales page and make sure your affiliate code is in there at the base of the page.

      Also watch out for sites with other links like sign up for newsletters, or click here for something else etc. I like the ones that only offer the clickbank link.
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      • Profile picture of the author Josip Barbaric
        http://www.bestjuicytomatoes.com/affiliates.html

        "Every time someone clicks on your unique link to our website and buys the printed book... You will receive 20% of the purchase price. (We have 3 different prices - for Australian buyers, New Zealand buyers and the Rest of the World).

        Once someone clicked on the purchase button on our website they'll be taken to Paypal to complete payment. When we receive notification of payment we post the book out by airmail.

        Our affiliate program for the printed book is handled by clixgalore."

        I think it's not a really good way to run an affiliate program, but...

        Cheers,

        Josip
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
    That page you just pointed out has got me wondering.

    Is doing that a violation of Clickbank's TOS?

    Hmmmmmmm........
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    • Profile picture of the author Josip Barbaric
      Originally Posted by Floyd Fisher View Post

      That page you just pointed out has got me wondering.

      Is doing that a violation of Clickbank's TOS?

      Hmmmmmmm........
      I am not sure. In any case, the vendor has obviously created more trouble than good with this arrangement.
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      • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
        Originally Posted by Josip Barbaric View Post

        I am not sure. In any case, the vendor has obviously created more trouble than good with this arrangement.
        Someone should call clickbank, and report them asap.
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