Here is a quick trick that will help if you're using your own website to promote a Clickbank product.
Most of the time when you choose to become an affiliate of a product listed on Clickbank you're given what's called a Hop Link. This is your affiliate link - the link that you would typically distribute when you're trying to promote a product. The problem is that a lot of times these links will link back to the merchant's website - this is a good thing if you're strictly promoting using the affiliate link provided by clickbank, but if you have your own website, or web page you're using to promote the product this can cause confusion among the people you are promoting to. For one thing it gives your prospective customers all the information, and description of the product a second time if they've already seen your website, and it leaves you open to the risk of loosing the customer to other links on the merchant's page.
you can send your perspective customers straight from your website to the order/checkout page of the item you are promoting.
As always if you aren't comfortable with this method of linking to Clickbank use what you are comfortable with. I've tested this out in the past, and it has worked. I don't think Clickbank officially supports this method of linking to their site because they want you to use the Hop Links.
Note: I put a space between the "/" in http:// so that it wouldn't be viewed as a link since that link obviously wouldn't go anywhere.
Sep 6 2010, 07:26 AM
thank you for your sharing. i think this method is good if you have complete review or information you provide is better than actual sales page. usually we only have small mini site which pre sell only.thank anyway.
Sep 10 2010, 05:13 PM
I have been using that for a long time. Its a very good tip that I don't see used very often. Personally I feel that the customer is more inclined to buy the product if they are taken directly to a checkout page instead of a different website saying pretty much the same information over again. It just screams out "I don't care about the product, I just want your money!"
Sep 10 2010, 08:31 PM
Thanks for sharing you have a good info. Vex. I am also selling Clickbank products. How will you get the merchants ID #. Do you ask every merchant for there ID.?
Nov 20 2010, 03:05 PM
This is a very good information you have shared, I will try it and let you know how effective it is.
Dec 2 2010, 01:27 AM
Good trick.. I haven't really used this tactic before. If your presell is good enough then you can send them directly to paymet page. I just review my products and then send them to the product page. I 'll try your way and lets see how are the results.
Dec 9 2010, 12:51 AM
I am doing some job in clickbank, thanks for your useful information
Dec 17 2010, 01:06 AM
I haven't tried this out yet! Thanks for the tip. I usually just promote with regular affiliate hop links. I haven't tried promoting the product directly on my page! It sounds like it's worth getting into.
Dec 20 2010, 09:00 AM
Thanks for the useful information. I have been using Clickbank for the past three years and just recently started making some money from affiliate cloaked links. from the market place. I understand to use the vendors link, you must first register a product. is this right?
Dec 20 2010, 09:02 AM
I am glad that I came to this update and I am starting to understand the simple tricks working with Clickbank products.
Jan 31 2011, 08:18 PM
That is pretty cool, but is it okay with the people who own the original sites. Will google ban you for this.
Jun 11 2012, 04:08 AM
In my opinion, you can almost never beat the sales page (unless it is really shitty) for most of the time there is a lot of money spent on creating it. If the product is good and the sales page is good I see no reason why to bypass the process. Unless of course you are a top notch marketer, which for most people is not the case.
Anyway, I don't think the product owner would mind, as long as he gets money why should he care?
Jun 18 2012, 08:01 AM
Hello, can you please show us a working example.
I didn't understand the meaning of item# and 'merchant ID'.
From where you got these two things?