I have been using PPC to drive traffic direct to an affliate link. I can see clickbank has recorded 429 hop count, yet no conversion.
The product has a high gravity, it is one of the high sellers on clickbank. It has a gravity of 150
Some of the traffic is from 7search which I know some people think is less quality then other sources, but the hops are coming from the products main keywords, so I would have expected at least 1 or 2 conversions.
P.s. I am new to clickbank as you can no doubt tell. Do these guys use a affliate cookie for a return customer visit (in much the same way as amazon). I expect a lot of people might come in via the hop link which then redirects to the main URL, they then bookmark the main URL and return later. That would suck.