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need help making money as a clickbank affiliate



11:46 pm on Apr 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I'm an affiliate and do most of my advertising on google, although I have made money I know I can make more, I'm new at this so if anyone has any ideas I'm open for suggestions. Thanks.

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5:57 pm on Apr 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My advice would be to make content instead of just putting loads of ads on your pages.


9:58 pm on Apr 25, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Im doing OK with CB. The stuff that works for me falls into two categories.

1) Stuff that is pretty much very straightforward data. I do better with databases and lists than I do with "I made 11,763.47 in one day"

2) Stuff with a unique message and salesmanship. There are two programs out of probably 25 competing products in my "find blue widgets" niche that convert much higher than the others. They do a much better job of selling once the visitor makes the hop and so I accordingly promote them much more heavily. Educate yourself, because clickbank always has a slew of imitators of popular products. Sell the good stuff.

3) I make my own ads (text), but I use the sales language from the vendor. I dont ever hook up their banners etc. I do that so I can maintain the look and feel on my end. Multiple products look a lot better and a lot less like ads when they are in a consistent format under your control.

4) I position it like adsense and add it to related content. I went from reasonable success with home page positions mixed into the content links to good success by placing it to the side of search results from a product database.

If I ever find the time, I really wnat to do some pre-sell landing pages for my best sellers. When you are sending to those 'long page' sites, I think that you might attract some visitors by putting your own original review and recommendation, that is much more brief - basically bullet points that gives the visitor better feedback about the decision to go off your site or not.

Hope this helps!


7:29 am on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I want to thank you all very much for your advice.
I appreciate it very much and I will try the ideas that you've given.
Thanks again


4:32 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If you use adwords, negative title (ex: widget scams etc) and corresponding content works well with clickbank products.


6:31 pm on Apr 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks very much, I'm still learning about adwords, I'll try what you said.
have a good day


9:26 pm on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Gopi, what do you mean by negative title?


9:34 pm on Apr 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I don't know what gopi meant, but I had some great luck advertising a product that people might tend to be skeptical about with an ad like:

Widgeting: Scam or Not? (or Widgeting Scams)
Try it free and find
out for yourself!

If it wasn't free, then it was something like "Find out the real details on blahblah" or "Learn what the big guys don't want you to know" or similar silly stuff. :-)

I was sort of messing around with different ad code, and was surprised how well that worked.

What did you mean, gopi? I'd be interested to know as well. I only play with Adwords from time to time, but I don't really use it to make money. It's more of a hobby and a learning kind of thing.



7:39 am on Apr 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

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My understanding of negative title is the ads that go something like

Don't pay for Downloads
Not until you've read our

Most Downloads are Scams
Read our report for
the best download sites

etc. etc.


6:29 am on Apr 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I meant what Jollyk & ferraristi posted, negative title boosts CTR (which is still a major component of the adword quality score) and also converts better (for review type sites with a convincing landing page).

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