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Clickbank affiliate program: feedback wanted

July 31 2002 at 12:13 PM
Martha Retallick 

 
I've been selling another e-book via Digibuy. But for the fact that they take about 15% of the purchase price as their commission, things have been going pretty well.

However, one of my e-commerce guru-friends said that Digibuy doesn't have an affiliate program. And he said that he'd like to join the affiliate program for my forthcoming e-book.

"Well, guru-friend," I thought, "I wasn't planning on having an affiliate program for the new e-book, but now that you mention it, I'd better start one."

He recommended Clickbank for accepting credit card payments, and for their affiliate program.

Feedback on Clickbank's affiliate program, please...

Martha Retallick

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Arun Agrawal

Re: Clickbank has a great affiliate program but ...

August 1 2002, 3:49 AM 

Hi Martha

Clickbank has a very simple and effective affiliate program. Regular payments - every fortnight but about 1 month after the end of the fortnight.

No joining fees for affiliates, only if you plan to sell your own stuff.

However, there are major complaints about the fact that it is very easy to steal your commission. I see your ad, go to the merchant site, like the stuff. I just go to the merchant site again after replacing your aff. ID with mine. You just lost a commission

Also, there is no second level aff. concept.

There are several cloaking programs being sold but I am not sure about their effectiveness. They help to turn off a casual person but not an experienced Clickbank player.

My recommendation-
Use clickbank if you are not selling to people in Internet marketing. Look at iBill, ccNow, 2Checkout. I have no experience of these, though.

Arun


 
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Martha Retallick

Arun, a bit of clarification, please?

August 1 2002, 4:49 AM 

From your post:

My recommendation - Use clickbank if you are not selling to people in Internet marketing. Look at iBill, ccNow, 2Checkout. I have no experience of these, though.

My question:

By the above, do you mean that the e-book should not be about Internet marketing (it isn't), or that you shouldn't use Clickbank to sell to Internet marketers? Clarification, please...

Martha Retallick

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It's easy, affordable, and FUN! Learn how at:
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Arun Agrawal

Re: Clickbank for selling ebooks

August 1 2002, 5:55 PM 

Hi Martha

If you sell an ebook through Clickbank and the prospects are Internet marketers, there is a fair chance that they are Clickbank affiliates and may try to steal the commision of the person who brought it to their notice. Some may even become affiliates to buy it and get commision on their own purchase.

Just to be fair to my fellow Internet marketers, not everyone steals commisions

But there is a finite danger or otherwise the cloaking programs may not be this popular.

Arun Agrawal
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Martha Retallick

Martha has another question

August 3 2002, 7:10 AM 

Is commission hijacking a widespread problem in the affiliate realm? Or, have these nefarious characters zeroed in on Clickbank's system, due to its widespread popularity?

Martha Retallick

Grow your business with direct mail postcards!
It's easy, affordable, and FUN! Learn how at:
http://www.PostcardMarketingSecrets.com

 
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Jess Baylon

Just try it.

August 3 2002, 9:39 PM 

Martha,

Commission hijacking is all around the net. Not only with Clickbank. However, being the seller, that does not concern you at all. But then, if you wish to encourage more people to promote your product using clickbank, then you must cloak your url so as to give some protection to your affiliates. As far as I'm concern, I just use the frame method. This will show a different url on the location bar which don't allow people to change the affiliate's nickname in the url. Of course, net-savvy people have a way on this, but they're not many. Bottom line, even if they change the affiliate's nickname to their own, you still profit, being the seller.

Jess Baylon
http://www.resource-a-day.net/

 
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Harvey Segal

Stop ClickBank commission theft

August 4 2002, 3:00 AM 

Martha,

I would say that if you use easyClickGuard
then you are 99% certain your affiliate's
commissions will not be stolen. Even
knowledgable ClickBank users or Internet
marketing experts would not be able to
hack it.

And the great benefit is that you can
sign up your affiliates through easyClickGuard
and tell them that you are using it.

For an example of how I do it see this page

http://www.supertips.com/cgi-bin/b/t.cgi?affiliates_ks

Harvey






 
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Arun Agrawal

Easy Way to Stop Commission Theft

September 10 2002, 12:08 AM 

Hi

There is an easy way to deter most (but not the absolute hardcore) theives from stealing your commission.

You can scramble your affiliate link and use frames so that the visitor cannot see the actual link.

An easy way to do this is available here:
http://www.ebizindia.com/affdefender.php?id=kensilver

Best wishes!

Arun Agrawal
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http://www.ebizindia.com/domain.php?id=kensilver

 
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