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Clickbank Gets A Real Affiliate System
Posted 25 September 2003 - 04:46 PM
ClickBank has made massive improvements (or so I'm told) to their system. Here are the highlights and a URL for more info.
I emailed them to see if this would be more of a shopping cart type deal (I couldn't really tell from their announcement) but I haven't heard back yet. I just sent my question this morning and I'm VERY sure they are bombarded with email right now.
Anyway... here you go:
No more "hijacked" or otherwise stolen commissions.
Reliable, consistent, and accurate tracking of referrals.
Customers can't receive discounts simply by signing up as an "affiliate" just prior to purchasing.
Fewer spam complaints. The new system encourages affiliates to take responsibility for their own marketing methods.
Multiple target pages with incoming traffic control. Affiliates can link directly to any page the vendor authorizes.
More features on the way including detailed traffic and conversion stats.
Vendors converting to the new system will be specially highlighted in the ClickBank marketplace, which will attract more Affiliates.
All new affiliates will automatically use the new system.
Affiliate nicknames will be invisible in order to protect your account and your commission.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 04:53 PM
Is it in place right now?
Gonna read the info...
Posted 25 September 2003 - 06:47 PM
Supposedly they are going to email all the affiliates and all the merchants, but I haven't gotten a word yet.
I think it is in place now, but as far as I can tell, nothing's changed. I tried to sign up for the update, but it said "Nothing needs to be done right now" so I guess that means I just sit tight.
Supposedly everything will be in place by December.
I was excited, too! This will help a LOT!
Some of the stuff they're doing I don't really agree with, but overall it should be much better.
Posted 25 September 2003 - 10:55 PM
Posted 25 September 2003 - 11:16 PM
I'm sure I'll be able to figure out a simple solution, but it won't be as easy as just changing my links...
Posted 25 September 2003 - 11:40 PM
I don't think they'll be required to click through to get to the advertiser's page, and I don't know that the page you set up would actually be a landing page, per se (since, from my reading of the document, the customer will never actually see that page).
After skimming their FAQ, one of the major changes will be that we will need to have our own landing page for every product. That kinda bites. I use my affiliate links in my newsletter, and it sounds as if I won't be able to do that. I would have to link them to a page on my website first, and from there they can click through to the product page on the merchant's site.
Instead of putting our hoplink directly in your email, or in your GoogleAd, put a link to a page at your own site (or a service) instead. From that page, generate a fresh timestamp then automatically redirect the customer to our timed hoplink. From there we can do our tracking and send the customer to the vendor.
They go on to say that the automatic redirect will be invisible to the customer, and that they're providing free scripts to faciliate the process.
Posted 26 September 2003 - 05:54 AM
I hope they work it like a shopping cart. That's my primary gripe right now. I have several things I sell and it sure would be nice for customers to pick and choose what they want at will.
Verster, to answer your question, ClickBank is the easiest to setup and that's why I originally went with them. It didn't take a rocket scientist to handle the job.
They have been very good to work with... quick response, always on time with payments, easy affiliate sign ups, etc. But you had to setup one link for each and every item you sold. They didn't have a shopping cart and you got NO affiliate or clickthrough stats. Hopefully all that will change.
Right now they charge 7.5% + 1.00 per transaction, which - considering that they handle all the affiliate stuff - isn't that bad. If they don't add a shopping cart, I might well switch. The more products I add, the more of a pain in the butt this is.
Posted 26 September 2003 - 06:51 AM
Karon, PayPal has a lot of neat functions like shopping cart stuff where you can have multiple items. I think their fees are a lot less too. They don't do the affiliate stuff though. As you know, I use them as my primary sales method for my report, and then use clickbank just for affiliate sales.
Posted 26 September 2003 - 07:03 AM
Posted 26 September 2003 - 11:36 AM
OH! Beta test...OK then. I missed that part. That would explain why "nothing needs to be done at this point" showed up.
No - you did not miss it.
The problem is that the 'FAQ' has changed several
times over the last few days.
I'm trying to keep track of it all at
Posted 26 September 2003 - 12:16 PM
Posted 27 September 2003 - 12:26 PM
Until they have more than one tier, it's hard to call Clickbank a "real" affiliate program.
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