QUESTION ABOUT CLICK BANK

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If I sell a clickbank product as an affiliate, and a prospect comes to my clickbank affiliate link, doesn't buy the product but opts into the mailing list, and then later buys the product from email ads sent to the mailing list, will I still get the commission?
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  • Profile picture of the author elvisA
    i am not sure but if the cookies get embedded with your aff link then i believe you will get the sale. that is if the vendor has cookies installed.

    hope that helps

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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    You should get it because CB uses 60 day tracking cookies.
    However, there's always a few sneaky vendors who will overwrite links with their own affiliate links in the emails - so before promoting I suggest that you sign up to the newsletter and check it out.


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  • Profile picture of the author ekxstores
    I believe CB rules say the last affiliate to advertise to the buyer gets the credit. Each affiliate has 60 days after their linked is clicked for their buyer to purchase, provided no other affiliate link is clicked.
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  • Profile picture of the author Newbieee
    no you wont be paid.


    because the link that the prospect clicked in the mail will overwrite ur link, so it wont be your link's cookie although its 60 days, unless of cos he uses a neutral link or ur prospect goes direct to the sales page again another time and not clicking a link from somewhere.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert H Cwik
    Originally Posted by emailwiz View Post

    If I sell a clickbank product as an affiliate, and a prospect comes to my clickbank affiliate link, doesn't buy the product but opts into the mailing list, and then later buys the product from email ads sent to the mailing list, will I still get the commission?
    Usually yes, even if some say otherwise. The product vendors usually use neutral links so your cookie stays there for 60 days.

    On the side note: I just looked at your nick and tag line... why don't you do the same - put your squeeze page between the prospect and the offer and send follow-ups yourself? Normally the vendor should provide you with these in their affiliate section. If not, sign up to that e-mail list yourself, and then use the very same e-mails with your affiliate links in them.
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  • Profile picture of the author kultronik
    I usually had good experiences with getting commissions from a emails that vendor sends. For example, RealWrittingJobs product. Many vendors shows you an SUB-ID that you can track from which email the clicks and sales are coming.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by emailwiz View Post

    If I sell a clickbank product as an affiliate, and a prospect comes to my clickbank affiliate link, doesn't buy the product but opts into the mailing list, and then later buys the product from email ads sent to the mailing list, will I still get the commission?
    Nice to the see the usual wide range of Warrior opinion, above! :rolleyes:

    The answer is that you'll get the commission if at the time the customer buys, he still has your affiliate cookie on his computer. Whether or not that will be so depends on many different factors.

    One of those those factors is whether the vendor has sent your customer, by email, another link to the product which (for payment purposes) overwrites your affiliate cookie. At ClickBank, the payment rule is that when there's more than one affiliate cookie involved, the most recent one gets the sale. So if the vendor has sent his own affiliate cookie, or his wife's, or his dog's, you're out of luck.

    It isn't easy to tell with what proportion of products this routinely happens. In an independent test of my own, of high gravity products with vendor's opt-in on their sales pages, in 2009, it was happening 85% of the time (i.e. the original affiliate who generated the customer could rely on payment only 15% of the time).

    It's for this and a number of reasons, that (as you can see from all the threads like this one), very few serious affiliates are willing to promote a ClickBank product which has a vendor's opt-in on the sales page. This is known as a "leak" and is a sign that you may not get paid.

    The subject causes quite a bit of confusion, for two main reasons ...

    (i) Some people like to pretend that it's a discussion about "opt-in or no opt-in" so that they can point out that there's a much higher chance of a sale if the customer opts in. This is, of course, completely true but has no relevance to the discussion, which should actually be about whether the prospective customer opts in to the vendor's list or to the affiliate's: in other words, the question isn't "opt-in or no opt-in?" - it's "whose opt-in"?

    (ii) Some people mistakenly imagine that they can tell what will happen and whether they'll get paid by opting in themselves to the vendor's list and "seeing what they're sent" as a result. I know it sounds terribly naive, but there honestly are people who (at least claim to) believe that that's a way of telling. All the reasons it isn't are explained in the thread linked to just above.

    Originally Posted by Robert H Cwik View Post

    The product vendors usually use neutral links so your cookie stays there for 60 days.
    Do you mind my asking where you got the "usually" from, Robert? I ask because my own research showed that just over 85% of the time this wasn't actually what happened.
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  • Profile picture of the author pow999
    i havent been successful with clickbank. tried them got 11069 impressions and not a cent in revenue. back to parking. GL
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by pow999 View Post

      tried them got 11069 impressions and not a cent in revenue.
      Maybe you weren't building lists and marketing the products accordingly, Pow? It's very, very difficult to make affiliate sales of ClickBank products without list-building. They're not something you can typically sell just to "traffic clicking on links", like AdSense ...

      However you look at it, selling ClickBank products is really all about three main things ...

      (i) You have to select the products wisely: obviously enough, without getting this part right, it doesn't much matter what else you do!

      (ii) You have to pre-sell effectively to well-targeted traffic (so you have to at least one reliable way of attracting well-targeted traffic, and to understand clearly the difference between selling and pre-selling).

      (iii) You have to build lists yourself and form relationships with the people on them, so that they'll buy on the strength of your recommendation. Without doing this, your conversion-rate will typically be somewhere between "very low indeed" and "non-existent": ClickBank products are generally successfully sold only on "trust", i.e. how much your customers trust your recommendation. Your income will be directly proportional to the degree of trust you establish by list-building and list-communications: it's simple, but it isn't easy.

      These three things aren't optional, really: you simply have to do all three of them adequately, to earn any money worth talking about from ClickBank products.
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      • Profile picture of the author pow999
        thanks alexa. apprecaite ur reply. i do this part time. have tried 10-12 different products over a 3 month period. i was making avg of $300/month just by parking so 3 months i would have made $900. so basically going with cb for 3 months lost out on $900.
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  • Profile picture of the author Guru_Marketing
    Originally Posted by emailwiz View Post

    If I sell a clickbank product as an affiliate, and a prospect comes to my clickbank affiliate link, doesn't buy the product but opts into the mailing list, and then later buys the product from email ads sent to the mailing list, will I still get the commission?
    It depends on the cookies expiration date. I think for clickbank is roughly 90 days. Also it depends if the person who clicked does not clean their cookies often, because the tracking of the sale is determined by cookies.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Guru_Marketing View Post

      It depends on the cookies expiration date. I think for clickbank is roughly 90 days.
      ClickBank cookies are set to 60 days, but in any case that's not the main thing on which it depends (as people reading the thread before replying can learn).
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  • Profile picture of the author vivi62
    Hi yes I think you should get it but I have have times when that has not happened.
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  • Profile picture of the author fsweet
    Thanks to all for a great discussion I guess 60 day cookies are not a slam dunk.........Buy What Is "Parking"?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by fsweet View Post

      What Is "Parking"?
      Monetized parking is a way of redirecting your domain-name to a page which contains advertising, typically of the "AdSense type", in an attempt to benefit from the traffic arriving, rather than just showing a "blank page" or a "this domain-name has recently been registered at Namecheap" or something of no possible commercial value to the owner. Rather than not using it at all, in other words.

      There are companies that handle parked domains, arrange the advertising and split the revenue with you.

      More information here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Price
    Yes, if the customer buys the product within 60 days of first visiting the site. Clickbank have 60-day cookies, so they track the referred visitor for two months, and if they go back and buy, the affiliate will be credited
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Mark Vance View Post

      Yes, if the customer buys the product within 60 days of first visiting the site. Clickbank have 60-day cookies, so they track the referred visitor for two months, and if they go back and buy, the affiliate will be credited
      Respectfully, Mark, it seems you haven't read the thread at all, and have therefore completely missed the point of the question being asked here, and all the discussions and references above which explain some of the reasons why what you've just said is so mistaken.

      The reality is that there are many reasons for that often not happening, one of which is exactly the question asked about in this thread.

      Please
      don't take it personally. I'm saying this not to criticise you, but out of genuine concern that people reading only the first and last post may actually believe what you're telling them. Along the lines of "It must be true: I read it in the Warrior Forum", you know? :p

      It was exactly this misinformation that stopped me earning any money at all through ClickBank, for so long, when I originally started, until I learned better and understood some of the underlying reasons discussed above, and in the threads linked to above. Shall we try to do a little better for the present generation of "new Warriors" asking for information?
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