How Can I Find My Clickbank Affiliates

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As a new Clickbank vendor, I don't know how to locate affiliates promoting my product.

I've just started intense affiliate recruitment and cannot measure if someone becomes an affiliate (downside of Clickbank).

One way to find existing affiliates promoting on sites etc is to Google search your product name, but then there's the others who do paid advertising, email marketing, etc.

I have another course with a in-house affiliate program and you can track in bound links, primary promotional page of affiliates, etc.

How do you find your Clickbank affiliates?

... I just had an idea. Maybe I could measure and track through affiliate email registrations on aweber. Could make sign-ups mandatory to access affiliate materials. I could add a field in there to list a url.
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  • Profile picture of the author Xavier Tan
    One method is you can type in your competitors' URL and search for who links back to their sales page. From there you can locate affiliates that are promoting a similar niche. Alternatively, you can find affiliates in ezinearticles. Find articles that are related to your niche, and more often than not, those writers will point back to their affiliate sites and you can contact them from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author webapex
    There are a couple of services out there that scour the web for pages containing clickbank IDs of promoted products. one of them is: reverseinternet.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Jesus Perez
    There's only one way. Use Google Analytics (or whatever stats system you have installed) to see what sites are referring traffic. Visit those sites, check for Clickbank links and perform a whois search on the domain. This will reveal the owner. That will give you a way to contact them via email.

    Here's a simple query you can use to get whois data fast:

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    http://whois.sc/domain.com
    Just replace domain.com with the actual domain you need data on.

    Secondly, YES....start collecting affiliate emails in return for affiliate tools. Look at Affiliate Page Pro or Adrian Ling's EasyClickMate. Both will get the job done.
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  • Profile picture of the author meshmore
    Originally Posted by Joshua Uebergang View Post

    As a new Clickbank vendor, I don't know how to locate affiliates promoting my product.

    I've just started intense affiliate recruitment and cannot measure if someone becomes an affiliate (downside of Clickbank).

    One way to find existing affiliates promoting on sites etc is to Google search your product name, but then there's the others who do paid advertising, email marketing, etc.

    I have another course with a in-house affiliate program and you can track in bound links, primary promotional page of affiliates, etc.

    How do you find your Clickbank affiliates?

    ... I just had an idea. Maybe I could measure and track through affiliate email registrations on aweber. Could make sign-ups mandatory to access affiliate materials. I could add a field in there to list a url.
    Though I am not sure where you can get affiliates, the idea of mandatory sign-ups may seem to be a good idea to follow up with your affiliates. However here is my suggestion, though you could slap an aweber form, make sure that you have a link for those who may not want to get into your list.

    Though I would have loved to promote a particular product, getting into the product owner's list is not always something that I think I want. Hence I end up not promoting the product because of that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Joshua Uebergang
      Thanks guys.

      Jesus and Mesh, I've done exactly that.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Making an opt-in mandatory to access affiliate materials is a sure way to p!ss off and lose some of the potentially serious affiliates you might otherwise find, who simply won't give you the time of day, if you do that.

        Remember that 90% of Clickbank affiliates collectively product fewer than 10% of the affiliate-referred sales. It would be very unwise indeed to try to attract as many as possible of them at the expense of the other 10% of potential affiliates who can produce more than 90% of the affiliate-referred sales.

        There are many serious, professional affiliates who - when selecting products to promote - are not willing to "opt in" to some vendor's page just to find out what he's offering! Apologies indeed for sounding a little scathing, Joshua, but this really is one of the most counter-productive things you could possibly try. With respect, I'm unlikely indeed to opt in to something just to find out what the affiliate gimmicks are. And I promise you I'm very far from being the only one. It's just irritating and completely unnecessary.

        We have over 14,000 currently active products from which to choose (and that's just on Clickbank): if you're trying to attract affiliates, make it easy for us - not difficult.
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        • Profile picture of the author Joshua Uebergang
          I know Alexa and agree with you. That's what I've done.

          Some people make it mandatory to opt-in to get affiliate materials (a few big guns on clickbank have). I hate that.
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        • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Making an opt-in mandatory to access affiliate materials is a sure way to p!ss off and lose some of the potentially serious affiliates you might otherwise find, who simply won't give you the time of day, if you do that.

          Remember that 90% of Clickbank affiliates collectively product fewer than 10% of the affiliate-referred sales. It would be very unwise indeed to try to attract as many as possible of them at the expense of the other 10% of potential affiliates who can produce more than 90% of the affiliate-referred sales.

          There are many serious, professional affiliates who - when selecting products to promote - are not willing to "opt in" to some vendor's page just to find out what he's offering! Apologies indeed for sounding a little scathing, Joshua, but this really is one of the most counter-productive things you could possibly try. With respect, I'm unlikely indeed to opt in to something just to find out what the affiliate gimmicks are. And I promise you I'm very far from being the only one. It's just irritating and completely unnecessary.

          We have over 14,000 currently active products from which to choose (and that's just on Clickbank): if you're trying to attract affiliates, make it easy for us - not difficult.
          Yes I agree with this - what I normally do to have some point of contact with affiliates as Clickbank has nothing in place for this (have no idea why!) is offer a free report like a "get started" report for affiliates.

          If the affiliate knows what they are doing I normally mention this and put something like:

          "Just want to get straight to the tools - CLICK HERE"

          You should not force people to opt in though as I have tried that and you just find people/affiliates move on especially if ALL you are offering is access to some affiliate tools.

          Conclusion:

          Offer something of value that will help your affiliates and don't force them to opt in.

          Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author RussRuffino
    If you're not going to make it mandatory, at least give them the option to opt-in. Believe it or not, I have affiliates e-mailing me all the time ASKING to opt-in to my list so they can be notified of new promo materials when I release them.

    So don't FORCE them to opt-in, but do place an opt-in form on your Affiliates page.

    Russ
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  • Profile picture of the author Diane S
    One way I do this is to set up a Google Alert for my ClickBank product. I can see where the product is getting promoted, and then do a whois search on the website.
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    • Profile picture of the author RussRuffino
      Originally Posted by Diane S View Post

      One way I do this is to set up a Google Alert for my ClickBank product. I can see where the product is getting promoted, and then do a whois search on the website.
      Great idea, Diane. Awesome.

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      • Profile picture of the author Diane S
        Originally Posted by RussRuffino View Post

        Great idea, Diane. Awesome.

        Russ
        Thanks, Russ, once in a while I do get an idea that works. I like to see how folks are promoting my product. But I don't contact them.

        I use Google Alerts in another way, too, but most people won't get the chance to do this. My product is a tutorial for a popular ClickBank software product. The Google Alerts for the software show me who is promoting the software. I can then contact those affiliates and let them know a tutorial for the software they are already promoting is also a product at ClickBank. I just started doing this recently, in an effort to increase my affiliates, and don't have any results to report yet...
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