by Sulio
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Hi, I am new to internet marketing and I have a question regarding Clickbank.
I am trying to promote a product and I don't know whether this link will work for me.

Example:
The website provides this as the text link to promote their product:
URL 1: http://(my Clickbank affiliate ID).(vendor ID).hop.clickbank.net/

When I try going on URL 1, it changes it this url instead.
URL 2: http://www.(website name).com/?hop=(my Clickbank affiliate ID)

I have been promoting the 2nd URL on Facebook but will that work?
Will URL 2 allow me to make money or should I just use the previous one?

Thanks for the help!
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
    You should promote the first URL if you want to get paid a commission. The second URL does not set a cookie.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Millbrath
    You should not change the URL, that will not activate you as the affiliate.
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    • Profile picture of the author Sulio
      Originally Posted by hpgoodboy View Post

      You should promote the first URL if you want to get paid a commission. The second URL does not set a cookie.
      Originally Posted by Dennis Millbrath View Post

      You should not change the URL, that will not activate you as the affiliate.
      Looks like I wasted some money on Facebook Ads. Oh well, beginner's mistake. You got to learn somehow.

      Thanks again for the help.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    promote the link that they give you, otherwise you might risk losing a commission if someone orders thru the second link
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Lesson Number One: When you have a clickbank question.......Ask Clickbank

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      • Profile picture of the author talfighel
        What ever Clickbank gives you to promote, use that link. Don't try to change things up because there is a good chance that you might lose your commissions this way.

        Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

        Lesson Number One: When you have a clickbank question.......Ask Clickbank

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        He or anyone else can also come here and ask. This is a support forum for online marketers.
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      • Profile picture of the author MarketingBees
        Originally Posted by agmccall View Post

        Lesson Number One: When you have a clickbank question.......Ask Clickbank

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        Maybe for technical Clickbank questions that only Clickbank can answer but for queries that the average marketer might know the answer to, the WF works perfectly as the responses tend to be within minutes and not hours.
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        • Profile picture of the author bdpop
          Out of curiosity, why did you use the second one? I'm not being critical, I just wonder if others have had similar thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raelyn Tan
    I suppose it just looked neater.
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    • Profile picture of the author Katjomad
      here is a stupid newbie question. why is it if they only intend use of the first one then why even provide the second one?
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      • Profile picture of the author WillR
        Originally Posted by Katjomad View Post

        here is a stupid newbie question. why is it if they only intend use of the first one then why even provide the second one?
        They don't provide the second one. They only give you the first affiliate link. When people visit that link it sends them to clickbank, sets the affiliate cookie, and then forwards them to the salespage which is the second link the original poster was talking about.

        But Clickbank only ever give you the one affiliate link.
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