Can you use Adwords to promote your Clickbank aff. link?

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I've been reading in other forums that you cannot put your clickbank affiliate link in your Adwords campaign.

I wonder then, How do you promote your clickbank affiliate products using adwords?

I would appreciate all the information you could give me on this.

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author jrsencio
    You can use your clickbank affiliate link as the target destination. However if you use the product domain name in the display URL your ad will only display if the ad of the product owner using that display URL does not.

    Most marketers using PPC to drive traffic usually send that traffic to their own landing/squeeze pages or review pages, rather than direct linking.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marakatapolis
      Originally Posted by jrsencio View Post

      You can use your clickbank affiliate link as the target destination. However if you use the product domain name in the display URL your ad will only display if the ad of the product owner using that display URL does not.

      Most marketers using PPC to drive traffic usually send that traffic to their own landing/squeeze pages or review pages, rather than direct linking.

      Can you get around this by adding a keyword to the front of the product owners domain?

      Like this: Keyword.OwnersDomain.com

      And use that as the display name? Will your ads then display on the same page or not?
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      • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
        Originally Posted by Marakatapolis View Post

        Can you get around this by adding a keyword to the front of the product owners domain?

        Like this: Keyword.OwnersDomain.com

        And use that as the display name? Will your ads then display on the same page or not?
        no there is only one tld shown regardless of a sub domain or sub directory extension
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  • Profile picture of the author gaptel
    You will have to create your landing page
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  • Profile picture of the author chewie49
    And my own landing page could be very similar to the one that i am promoting?

    Or what else should I have on that landing page?
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    • Profile picture of the author MarQueteer
      Originally Posted by chewie49 View Post

      And my own landing page could be very similar to the one that i am promoting?
      Yep, but you don't want to sell, you want to presell, so review style works best. Keep it short and crisp, make them curious, make them click. Some interactive stuff like polls can work quite well, too.

      Originally Posted by chewie49 View Post

      Or what else should I have on that landing page?
      Keep it on topic, but don't copy. You could, for example, put similar products on that page and compare them.
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      • Profile picture of the author chewie49
        Originally Posted by MarQueteer View Post

        Yep, but you don't want to sell, you want to presell, so review style works best. Keep it short and crisp, make them curious, make them click. Some interactive stuff like polls can work quite well, too.


        Keep it on topic, but don't copy. You could, for example, put similar products on that page and compare them.


        Very good idea.

        Any others?

        I need to learn more about the "Presell"
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        • Profile picture of the author PaidToEmpower
          Dr Ken Evoy, the SiteSell guy has a great ebook about pre-selling...and it's FREE.

          Here's the link.


          Good stuff. Best of luck. Cathy
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  • Profile picture of the author PaidToEmpower
    OK, so now here is the link, really. Guess I could not post it until I had made 15 posts...

    Make Your Content PREsell!
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  • Profile picture of the author e-service
    google don't accept landing page, you can use your webpage to promote your click bank link
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  • Profile picture of the author Aster Brittan
    actually, you can use a landing page on google it's just you have to set it up right. You have to beef it up with 5-8 links to authority sites, load up on your keywords in the meta tags, utube videos work will for content. google likes to see links at the bottom of your page...resourses, privacy, contact us, for example. you can link to a .edu or .org that is about your subject you are selling. i sugesst you do some PPC research before tackeling the Big G or you will loose alot of money. It seems google will reward you if you launch your campaigns right form the start instead of trying by trial and error to get ahead.
    Best of luck to you Chewie49! keep on learning and nver give up!
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  • Profile picture of the author Marakatapolis
    Hmm, well now I am lost ha ha. So is there no way to use AdWords to send traffic through your Clickbank hop link to the sellers page?
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  • Profile picture of the author ollie24
    Direct linking on Adwords doesn't work any more, setting up a presell would work. However, even the landing page needs to be part of a site now that has content. Try using a wordpress blog, put some content on there, get some links from authority sites pointing to the posts on your blog - Google will like this. Then create a new page on the blog with your presell.

    You still need to make sure you're using targeted keywords and ad's. Use the Google Keyword tool for this - who better to suggest keywords than Google itself.

    Hope that helps.

    Ollie.
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    • Profile picture of the author Marakatapolis
      Okay. I have a site thats a couple weeks old, it's on the same exact niche. It has a couple dozen pages of unique content. Should I just make landing pages then?

      Should I then put the affiliate links on the landing pages, or try to get them to opt into a list with a free ebook the seller provides?

      Thank you!
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    • Profile picture of the author DudleyDog
      Originally Posted by ollie24 View Post

      ...Direct linking on Adwords doesn't work any more...
      What do your mean by this?

      I read somewhere that Google doesn't like it. Is that true?
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      • Profile picture of the author tryinhere
        Originally Posted by DudleyDog View Post

        What do your mean by this?

        I read somewhere that Google doesn't like it. Is that true?
        you can still use direct links, so long as you comply with G terms nd C, most people will build a land site / page / blog post or other for many reasons to make life easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rudi199
    I´ve read all posts on this matter and it seems to me, there should be no problem with adwords for afflinks as long as they are placed on my own landing page - but this didn´t work for me. Tried it all, duplicated my blog, posted a review containing a link back to the original blog and linking to the vendor´s salespage - google always shutting it down. I´m angry... Google is just so arrogant... what can I do?
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    • Profile picture of the author Yeeee Ha
      Originally Posted by Rudi199 View Post

      I´ve read all posts on this matter and it seems to me, there should be no problem with adwords for afflinks as long as they are placed on my own landing page - but this didn´t work for me. Tried it all, duplicated my blog, posted a review containing a link back to the original blog and linking to the vendor´s salespage - google always shutting it down. I´m angry... Google is just so arrogant... what can I do?
      If your ads are not running is there any specific reason Google gives you why they are not displayed?
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  • Profile picture of the author RBenson
    Originally Posted by chewie49 View Post

    I've been reading in other forums that you cannot put your clickbank affiliate link in your Adwords campaign.

    I wonder then, How do you promote your clickbank affiliate products using adwords?

    I would appreciate all the information you could give me on this.

    Thanks!
    You can try but it will get your account suspended which in Google language means permanently banned.

    They have a different language to everyone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucid
    You CAN use Adwords for any affiliate program, including Clickbank products. You just have to follow the Adwords rules and guidelines. While you're at it, follow Bing Adcenter rules as well. They are very similar so I follow Adwords and know that I'll be fine with Bing.

    The problem is not that you are promoting an affiliate or even that's it's Clickbank. The problem is not even that you may be direct linking. You can have your own landing page but if it doesn't follow the guidelines, your ads simply won't run. Most affiliates that have their own page don't follow the bridge page rules.

    Let's take two examples of a good CB page and a bad one. I don't do AM and there's no affiliate links to these, so don't worry. I picked them at random.

    Pro Flight Simulator is an example of a good CB page. I don't see anything on it that violate the rules. It doesn't exaggerate anything, it simply is trying to sell the product. I would have no worries about direct linking to this page at all. Of course, the product's vendor could change the page later in a way that would violate Adwords rules. It might be a small chance in this particular case but it's still there. Do your homework and work with the merchant. If they are aware of this, they're a good affiliate to work with. If they don't or don't care, well, don't promote their product.

    This paid survey site does NOT follow the rules. It uses what Google calls deception by promising riches just for answering surveys. It also has (multiple) exit pop-ups which is not allowed. Direct linking to this page is a recipe for getting your account suspended and banned if not corrected.

    Hope that helps and explain things. My advice is to read the rules and follow them before jumping in headfirst. There's a lot of misinformation about Adwords out there, this is one of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Al amin
    At first build site around your affiliate product and then use adword thanks
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