1. Advertising
    y u no do it?

    Advertising (learn more)

    Advertise virtually anything here, with CPM banner ads, CPM email ads and CPC contextual links. You can target relevant areas of the site and show ads based on geographical location of the user if you wish.

    Starts at just $1 per CPM or $0.10 per CPC.

Is ClickBank Broke? (serious and highly topical)

Discussion in 'ClickBank' started by samjaynz, Oct 12, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Supper

    Supper Peon

    Messages:
    1,539
    Likes Received:
    22
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #21
    I hear ya scar. I sort of deluded my thought process when I started with clickbank. I ignored some very obvious signs of "bullshit". The fact that they openly accept products that are warez and water4gas bullshit, but I ignored it.
    SEMrush
    I've actually started into using Copeac and we'll see how things go.
     
    Supper, Oct 12, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. DPobserver

    DPobserver Banned

    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #22
    Scar, I can see 2 reasons

    1) You can promote this ebooks as well as real products - difersification
    2) From what I see this ebooks gives more money per sale than this real products and easier to sell.
     
    DPobserver, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  3. www.infoebookstore.co.uk

    www.infoebookstore.co.uk Peon

    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #23
    Why? Because you get 75% commission not 5% thats why I focus on CB and not other networks.

    Most of my sales make $60-$80. Unless you have a lot of traffic, CB is so much better than the cj.com etc.

    -----

    Something is definitely up with CB tracking, several times now I have checked my cloaked hoplinks, where you see the page load up with my CBID and then when you go to pay is shows "affiliate=none".

    Need to get rid of the cloaking and see if that helps.

    Check your links folks and see if your CBID is showing up.
     
  4. kinitex

    kinitex Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    486
    Likes Received:
    3
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    #24
    Mine are still working fine.
     
    kinitex, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  5. Supper

    Supper Peon

    Messages:
    1,539
    Likes Received:
    22
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #25
    Mine is working fine.
     
    Supper, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  6. jacky8

    jacky8 Active Member

    Messages:
    1,416
    Likes Received:
    23
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    80
    #26
    Frauds have always been there in large as well as small corporations. Hope you remember some of them.
    I dont believe why clickbank cant do some fraud. It is possible and i believe it is easy for them to do some fraud..

    I dont make much money with clickbank affiliate programs. But for those who do, its time to diversify as DPobserver said.
     
    jacky8, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  7. www.infoebookstore.co.uk

    www.infoebookstore.co.uk Peon

    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #27
    how are you cloaking chaps?
     
  8. Supper

    Supper Peon

    Messages:
    1,539
    Likes Received:
    22
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #28
    php redirect
     
    Supper, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  9. www.infoebookstore.co.uk

    www.infoebookstore.co.uk Peon

    Messages:
    487
    Likes Received:
    9
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #29
    yeah, my php redirects are ok, the ones not working are subdomains redirected by host.

    Every day is a School day! :)
     
  10. inzpiration

    inzpiration Active Member

    Messages:
    1,082
    Likes Received:
    11
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    80
    #30
    haha! this is stupid, the fact that most of you don't know how to male money using Clickbank, doesn't mean that clickbank is going down or is broke, don't be st*($d first of all learn how to do affiliate marketing and then you can come and complain.

    PS: I DO use CB+PPc(Adwords) and I'm really happy ;) hahaha lot's of sales now. just learn how to do it.

    PS.S my first comment is for the ones saying that CB doesn't work anymore.
     
    inzpiration, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  11. kingbrend

    kingbrend Active Member

    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    60
    #31
    I had the same problem when cloaking my links... it doesn't work that well.

    Just do a simple php redirect and you'll be fine.
     
    kingbrend, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  12. chibiz5

    chibiz5 Peon

    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    6
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #32
    Hahahhaa this is so so funny. Theres always people in this forum that cracks up the rib like mad!:D
     
    chibiz5, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  13. Patchkaa

    Patchkaa Peon

    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #33
    I think we're just gonna have to be patient guys , the world is experiencing some troubles which has effected consumer confidence , its not clickbanks fault people in the USA decided to forfiet their mortgages and offer personal loans to people with bad credit.
     
    Patchkaa, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  14. Supper

    Supper Peon

    Messages:
    1,539
    Likes Received:
    22
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #34
    You're making the assumption that the only reason sales are going to shit is the economy. My sales were flying when the economy was going to shit before the 24th and it's been shit ever since.

    The strangest thing is that when I'm getting sales now it isn't coming from the usuals, or the ones that I put a lot of work into. It's coming from ones that never converted before. I had a sale today for something I did 5 months ago, and just poof, first sale today. And it's nothing that helps people make money.

    Clickbank dropped the ball.
     
    Supper, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  15. Patchkaa

    Patchkaa Peon

    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #35
    Nah its not clickbank dude, I beat when you start rolling it clickbank will be the greatest network you ever discovered, you should make sure that your articles are still ranking or that your competition might have got the jump on you, blaming your woes on clickbank is lame dude, you just need to work harder and smarter.
     
    Patchkaa, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  16. gpdbiz

    gpdbiz Peon

    Messages:
    64
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #36
    You are blind to not think the economy is at fault, most people are living completely different then they ever have before, and there is a lot of fear right now. Maybe you need to head down to the USA and see this for yourself, why don't you head over to detroit or one of the mid-west states, see the real impact (not from the news), you will see how bad it is.

    And for you getting sales for things you normally do not, this is because most people are living different, which means they are doing different things, thus that is why you got a different sale you normally would not get.

    I think everyone needs to accept the fact of what is going on in the world with the whole financial mess and understand this is hitting every major market.

    Did you know Las Vegas got and is getting hit hard, casino's are closing (Terrible's) businesses are leaving and it has one of the highest foreclosure rates. So you can see what other states with less money are facing.

    Your problems of low to no conversions would be the same if you promoted some copeac product , or even something from max-bounty, you are still going after the $$ that people are holding on to.

    Did you know most americans lost around 40% of there retirement accounts , and not to mention all the small banks that have closed, this scares the rest of the people, so much they are now spending different.

    If no-one can see that then keep crying, and why everyone is crying a few select of us will find new products / keywords and ways to market so we can stay up top.

    Where do you want to put your energy today ? Everyone needs to realize this is a global problem which makes everything you recently did go out the window, so you have to re-think what you need to do, and just be thankful that we are not some of these people who spent 35 years working somewhere to be "let go" and have nothing, because this is going on which is causing Familicide ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Familicide ) and at alarming rates.

    This following quote I have on my white board sums up what we all need to do :

    "The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity"

    Now I do not know who said that so I can not credit it, but everyone needs to follow that, and throw away that anger of your past work which will not work. Change it up and keep working at it.

    It does not matter if you promote blockbuster via copeac or a eBook from clickbank, you need to find what will trigger people to spend money and go from there.

    My 2cc's

    edit: Also look at how GM and Chrysler might be merging to make 1 company, and that in the USA is one of the most Unheard of things. But that would only be understandable if you have or had family who worked for the Big 3 during it's mighty days time.
     
    gpdbiz, Oct 12, 2008 IP
    adsensenewb likes this.
  17. Patchkaa

    Patchkaa Peon

    Messages:
    992
    Likes Received:
    4
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #37
    DUDE!!! REP this post, exactly what I was saying , people just need to stop moaning and bitching and kep working hard and smarter, blaming clickbank is a lame and you are making excuses for not being able to adapt.
     
    Patchkaa, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  18. CARNANO

    CARNANO Member

    Messages:
    72
    Likes Received:
    0
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    43
    #38
    Ok, To all the Farts who say things like work harder and smarter! I have 3 campaigns that have been running for the better part of a year through google adwords! 2 campaigns have been converting at a 1 in 15 clip for the year and the other campaign at 1 in 10. These are conversion rates on over 1500 clicks each campaign! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out something is wrong with Clickbanks tracking system when you suddenly convert 0 sales in the next 150 clicks! I have'nt changed a Farting thing with my campaigns!!! The economy might slow things down a little I agree....but not to a sudden halt! I've also seen this very same thing happen when the economy was good! It happens when clickbank does updates and for whatever reason it affects some people and not others! I'd like to ask those that are recording good sales right now 2 things.

    1. Do you have multiple clickbank accounts??
    2. Are You using Google Adwords??
     
    CARNANO, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  19. AffilateRook1

    AffilateRook1 Peon

    Messages:
    545
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #39
    I still have days with good amount of sales.. however it's become more of a coin toss now than it has in the past few months. I find it odd too considering my analytics is showing more visits/less bounce rate/and more time on site. Whatever though..
     
    AffilateRook1, Oct 12, 2008 IP
  20. DigiPick

    DigiPick Peon

    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    2
    Best Answers:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    #40
    I agree with the op.But there is nothing to talk about because there is nothing we can do, they are BIG, we are small, and they don't care.They have money, they have power, they don't care, just like when you don't want to give refund when customer ask for it, but at the same time, you have to act as if you run a legit business.There is no legit business in this world, people wants money, people only cares about money just like me.

    Maybe clickbank only steals sales from few people, may be from few country and trying not to create the noise, noise have alredy created, but its still small for any action.They must be getting emails, but still, there is also a reason about down economy which makes it hard to tell what is the real cause.
     
    DigiPick, Oct 12, 2008 IP
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.