Heard some bad rumours about clickbank

by Tomwood 9 replies
I am putting together a conduit site and I have mostly featured clickbank sites because these are the products that people are researching in the greatest numbers.

I have read a number of blog and forum posts over the last few weeks above affiliate losing out with clickbank do to cookies failing to register or affilate hijackers stealing commission.

Most of these post were dated around last october or so I have two questions

1 Is this a real problem affecting large numbers of affiliates

2 Has it been resolved

P.S. Had some problems to day so I am running a spyware scan so I maybe a bit slow replying
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    right now sales are coming in. Problem is, you never know when stuff like this happens. CB always makes problems for me once i start some expensive PPC campaigns or similar...of course
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Stanley
    Cookie tracking will always be an issue. I have had problems with CB, CJ, and countless others when tracking sales -- and i'm positive i've missed out on over 4 figures worth of sales due to cookie stuffing/cookie blocking, etc. Just nature of the business i'm afraid
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    Thanks for the reply Georgr I assume that despite some problems you are saying they're still the best alternative around??
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Tom,

    well. I still like CB, compared to PDC and whatever other alternatives we have. The reason is the vast number of products/niches to chose from and that CB is easiest to manage/handle compared to other programs.
    Commissions are great, they pay on time like clockwork. From that point of view nothing to complain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Ellison
    CB still has lots to offer. The trouble usually isn't CB but the adware and spyware blockers that label CB cookies as malicious. IE has also been known to be unreliable at times in relation to cookies. One way to have stronger affiliate links is to use PHP redirects, as they've shown to be the most reliant form of getting the cookies through, in my personal experience.
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    • Profile picture of the author IMChick
      Originally Posted by VideoEpidemic View Post

      CB still has lots to offer. The trouble usually isn't CB but the adware and spyware blockers that label CB cookies as malicious. IE has also been known to be unreliable at times in relation to cookies. One way to have stronger affiliate links is to use PHP redirects, as they've shown to be the most reliant form of getting the cookies through, in my personal experience.
      I'd like to know more about PHP redirects. Especially since the WSO seems to be 'stuffed' with the cookie stuffers last week. Can you point me in the right direction to try to fail-safe my affiliate links? Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author patJ
        Originally Posted by IMChick View Post

        I'd like to know more about PHP redirects. Especially since the WSO seems to be 'stuffed' with the cookie stuffers last week. Can you point me in the right direction to try to fail-safe my affiliate links? Thanks!

        This is a php redirect

        <?php header (" Location: http://affiliatelink.com "); ?>
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        • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
          Let see is I have got this right I am all new to this to create a PHP redirect you simply wrap your link in these extra tags.

          I take it this means you have to hard code them into your html rather than use the hand link builder found in most website builders
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