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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,830
Posted By bretski
Re: 15 order form server calls on Clickbank product, no sales yet.

Things have been hinky at best with Clickbank lately, IMHO. I've seen a huge drop in sales, hops etc. I have put in 2 tickets with CB and told that analytics were being worked on (which I knew) but...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st February 2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

Have things improve any for anyone that was formerly having problems?

I talked with a vendor that I know and I asked him how things were going. He said that things have been bad for him too and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,727
Posted By bretski
Re: Where to get article witers?

When there's no money in the bank account, you're looking at being jailed for nonpayment of child support and you're living off of ramen noodles and frozen burriotos for one meal a day with a glass...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,727
Posted By bretski
Re: Where to get article witers?

No... it's cool... not offended or anything but when time is of the essence and I'm lacking options at the moment, I need to do something. And, yes, I'll work like a dog for $80 a day right now......
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,727
Posted By bretski
Re: Where to get article witers?

I just stared writing for iwriter and although the price per article is low, I'm sure there are a few like me who are trying to make a few bucks there who are capable.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 19th February 2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,097
Posted By bretski
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 19th February 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,097
Posted By bretski
Re: What's your experience with iWriter?

I just started writing for them today. It's probably going to be tough for me to get to the higher levels and actually make some decent money but times are tough and I have to do something.

Did...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

I do think that they're trying to weed out hops recorded from bots and this might be why I see my hops swinging high and low but there's no way for me to prove that or force anyone to do anything...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

Yep... hard to explain that to them and I got the same sort of reply back to my ticket in addition to:

"Thank you for your inquiry. Previously, the Analytics was reporting more sales than the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th February 2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

I created another ticket anyhow... and hops are down for me again today. 4 hops so far today.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

I think they outsource some of their support but that's basically the same sort of reply that I got.

There's also another thread around here from someone else that noticed the same thing that...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

What did they say, if you don't mind me asking? I usually get the same "we are aware of the issue and our IT department is working to resolve the problem..."

Honestly, I'm so depressed and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th February 2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

Sales and conversions are down for me also. I did make a sale yesterday but things haven't been this bad for me for years. I don't know what the problem is
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

It looks like they're working on it now. Stats show "down for maintenance" and updated time is Feb 14 so that's a good sign.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

They'll reply. I have found their support to actually be pretty good when I was having a problem that was specific to just me. For a system-wide problem, you'll probably just get something back...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

You can create a ticket if you want but you'll probably get the same info that we all have... that they are aware of the problem and their IT department is working on it.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

I just did a test sale for the product that I'm a vendor for and it all went through fine.

There's no way for me to check an affiliate sale though without forking over money and I can't afford...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

Are you a vendor or an affiliate?

I do have one product that I'm a vendor for but it doesn't make much in the way of sales so I didn't think of checking that...

Most of my money comes from...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th February 2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

They're on the west coast... PST... and there isn't a whole lot we can do but sit and wait... and hope that the drop in sales is a tracking problem.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

Yes, I got a nice and very apologetic email back from support saying that their IT department was working on things.

I also had a couple of sites drop off after an update and lost one old traffic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th February 2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

yeah... all sorts of weird stuff is going on. I managed to squeak out 1 sale today. Analytics don't show the order form impression but they show the sale... weird.

Things have been off for me...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

That's more than a little frightening!
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

nothing has changed with my account... and also, no sales in 2 days
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

I know... we're all freaking out....

They're working on analytics or there's some sort of problem with tracking. There isn't a whole lot we can do other than to pray that they figure it out in a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th February 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

Yep... stuff is still jacked
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

yeah, it's still jacked up but don't worry. Everything always turns out fine in the end.

Honestly, Clickbank is one of the most honest companies that I've ever done business with. A year or two...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 14th February 2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,160
Posted By bretski
Re: Clickbank Reporting Problems?

Yeah, I got a very apologetic email from Clickbank after submitting a support request.

I have found that sometimes when things get screwed up with analytics I won't see sales and then I'll have a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th February 2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By bretski
Re: What Just Happened? Aargh help please!

Same here... I have sites that were ranking page 1 that I hadn't touched in months that are still there but sites that were on page 1 or close that are gone... friggin' great...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,952
Posted By bretski
Re: Building A List Around Cannabis Or Video Games?

It's all but been decriminalized in most states and anything less than an oz will get you a slap on the wrist. And for you all that don't know how much an ounce of weed is, you wouldn't be able to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 10th February 2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,952
Posted By bretski
Re: Building A List Around Cannabis Or Video Games?

I think you're talking about alcohol
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,952
Posted By bretski
Re: Building A List Around Cannabis Or Video Games?

No doubt a cookbook would do great and could be easily outsourced and sold for a few bucks. Sounds like a project for Brad Gosse and Ron Duckett!

As far as the rest of this thread... some good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 9th February 2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,205
Posted By bretski
Re: Who is a good list-builder to follow?

I remember someone talking on skype one time about John Corona... I think that's the last name. Massive lists and sort of a churn and burn deal but big bank... oh... then there's your momma, of...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By bretski
Re: One small change that nearly doubled my YouTube views

If I'm selling to men... pic of a pretty girl... If I'm selling to women (which is the majority of my income)... picture of some beefcake. :)

Good tip though OP :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st January 2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By bretski
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th January 2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,693
Posted By bretski
Re: Anyone here still doing micro niche sites and doing well? Just looking for some motivation I gue

That's weird... there's a guy that I know who is making 8 - 10K a month with niche sites as an affiliate for CB products
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th January 2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,102
Posted By bretski
Re: What would you do if you had it to do all over again?

I'm pretty sure that this has something to do with it but whatever.

Maybe that's the framework
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,102
Posted By bretski
Re: What would you do if you had it to do all over again?

I think too many people waste "a few minutes planning" or learning or trying to find a "framework" or whatever other buzzword they want to use... searching forums, asking basic questions that could...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,102
Posted By bretski
Re: What would you do if you had it to do all over again?

I would have wasted less time planning what I was going to do and just DONE IT!

Do you have a site up? Even if it's not perfect or not even close to perfect, get something done.

Having...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,792
Posted By bretski
Re: 260 hops zero sales on clickbank?

I noticed the exact same thing
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th January 2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,792
Posted By bretski
Re: 260 hops zero sales on clickbank?

If they've been cookied with your affiliate cookie and then they return directly to the sales page you can still get credit for the sale

Conversions have been sucking for me these days also even...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2013, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By bretski
Re: How would you promote THIS?

...or create a list by giving away a free report buying adswaps... since you don't have a list you'd have to buy mailings but it might be a thought.

Create a free report and 3 or 4 follow up...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By bretski
Re: How would you promote THIS?

JVs maybe... if it's the real deal, maybe look for people with good lists. Offer them a good cut of the pie or even 100% commission and build your list off of this. Just my thought...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th December 2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By bretski
Re: CB HOP drop

I'm also looking into other affiliate programs that I had on the back burner since Clickbank has been my bread and butter for a while. I had a vendor do a change to their sales funnel and domain so...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th December 2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By bretski
Re: CB HOP drope

Things haven't improved for me. Same amount of traffic but things look pretty dismal and it's been this way for 3 weeks now.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th December 2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 892
Posted By bretski
Re: CB HOP drope

I've noticed the same... since right around Thanksgiving. I looked back to my earnings a year ago at this time and everything was good... probably one of the most profitable times I had.

This...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd July 2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 851
Posted By bretski
Re: Advice for a beginner

I agree with the above. Since your background is in medicine and health, I assume, your knowledge may pay you handsomely. I also assume that this is an interest of yours.

Since your time is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By bretski
Re: Are Clickbank vendor claims genuine?

Absolutely... why not try to exceed the success of others :)
Forum: Off Topic Forum 1st July 2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By bretski
Re: hard drive cleaner

I'd recommend using both malwarebytes and superantispyware. The two of those together will take care of most malware. Pity that your "friend" infected that computer with porn ;)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st July 2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By bretski
Re: Are Clickbank vendor claims genuine?

I often wondered about this also. I wonder if it's possible for a vendor to set up an affiliate account and then use that as their stats?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By bretski
Re: Is it better to add a squeeze page to my blog?

Atta girl! Read my mind again :) If the content is good and the bait is good enough people will go for a free report pretty quick.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By bretski
Re: Niche site or personal blog?

Is this a hobby site for you or are you planning on trying to make money with the site or sites... since there's no law saying that you can't have 2, 4 or 40 sites. Also, how are you planning on...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By bretski
Re: page 1 for nothing

Have to agree that we sort of need more information. A lot of stuff comes into play. What is your conversion rate?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By bretski
Re: SocialAdr Experiences

I don't think that it's necessarily going to break the bank and unless things have changed, I think you can sign up for a free account and test it out. There are others also along this same model......
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th June 2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By bretski
Re: SocialAdr Experiences

I use it to round out my SEO but I don't rely upon it for traffic.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By bretski
Re: Competition Analysis

The best thing to do and my recommendation would be to try. I mean, try like your life depended upon it. There isn't a site out there that can't be outranked. What's your keyword? That's the crucial...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 26th June 2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 719
Posted By bretski
Re: Easy ClickBank Question For Expert

Clickbanks tracking has the last say so, although, I've had instances where tracking was screwed up thanks to a vendor's site being hacked and Clickbank DID wind up sending me a check for revenues...
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