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|Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:37 am Post subject: O/T: Why you are losing commissions
|THE CLICKBANK GUIDE
Issue 57: February 28, 2005
Harvey Segal, Editor
First a riddle then a quick tip.
Riddle: What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?
Answer coming up.
Now the tip.
Suppose you are doing a dummy ClickBank purchase.
On the ClickBank order form (part 1) there's no need to
laboriously scroll through the list of country/states
and then type in the zip code.
Just zoom to the last entry Zimbabwe.
No zip code required.
That's a timesaver for me because I find myself many
times a day doing a dummy purchase, in other words I
need to get to part 2 of the order form to check a
price or, more often, to check the affiliate who will be
credited with the commission.
It's surprising that many affiliates don't know about
the [affiliate = "id"] field shown at the end of the
It would save asking many of the questions that we get
about who will get the commission if "I click here
before there or visit this site before that" and so on.
And so if you see [affiliate = "none"] on a product you
promote should you run screaming to the vendor that he
is defrauding you ?
Certain software on your PC can block cookies, for
example Norton, KazaaLite, Zone Alarm, and anti-spyware
But of course you would know that - and all the many
other ways that you lose commission - if you have read
ClickBank Affiliate SuperTips
And you would have recouped the modest outlay many times
from chapter 8 alone "Why you are losing commissions"
Now, have you solved the riddle ?
What belongs to you but others use it more than you do?
The answer ?
It's your name.
Seeing your name in print can have a powerful motivating
You should be seeing your name at the end of this URL.
What's it doing there ?
Well, click and find out.
(And do take note of the field 'discount' in that URL)
You may have seen similar pages in the past but this one
is specially geared to ClickBank.
Finally, I have to mention that I have changed my advice
to marketing newcomers about the simplest way to get
started online which was
- become an affiliate for ClickBank products
- use Google AdWords to promote them
the key advantages being
- you can get your ads up and running immediately
- you can link directly to an affiliate website, you don't
need your own site
Now that last point is no longer valid.
The recent Google changes mean that you really need to
link to a landing page rather than use a direct
But of course whenever a company introduces a
restriction or a new change it offers an opportunity for
someone to create a product to counteract it.
How about a tool to create a landing page, and host it
for free ?
See section 6 at this page -
ClickBank With AdWords
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