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    Owen Allen

    Ryan,

    Thanks! Here are the answers to your questions:

    1. If you currently live in a country that's not listed in the country options during the signup process, then you cannot create a ClickBank account right now. You can create one later if you change your place of residence, or if our list of allowed countries changes.
    2. You can create multiple ClickBank accounts, yes.
    3. You can promote as many products as you choose from your ClickBank account.
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    Venu YEDLAPALLI

    if I use hoplink as "http://itemid.affiliate_vendor.clickbank.net", will it work properly?

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    Owen Allen

    Venu,

    No. The HopLink formats described in the documentation are the only valid ones. If a vendor has multiple products and you want to direct customers to a specific one, see the Redirecting Customers From a Vendor's HopLink Target article.

    We are aware that people are interested in being able to direct customers to a specific product through a HopLink, rather than having one target per vendor. If we make any changes to what HopLinks can do, we'll update this page to let you know.

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    Puru Kashyap (Edited )

    Hi

    How Can I Promote My Products? Newly User.

    Thank you.

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    Owen Allen

    Puru,

    You can use a variety of methods to promote your products:

    • You can run your own site, and promote products from there.
    • You can promote products on social media.
    • You can purchase ads on other sites.
    • You can emails, if you have access to quality email lists.
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    Joojo Minkah Eshun (Edited )

    Greetings to you Mr Owen and thanks for the in-depth explanations.Please I am trying to promote a certain product but i cannot find my nickname as you explained above.

    [Edited by ClickBank to hide private information]

    NB:Testing the hoplink directly from the vendor's page (2) or testing the one given by clickbank (1) all leads to the same sales page without showing my nickname.

    Please Mr Owen,kindly look into this for me as i am new and dont know the mechanism why my nickname is not showing.thank you.

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    Owen Allen

    Joojo,

    The affiliate attribution isn't displayed on the vendor's page - it's displayed on the order form. If you go from the vendor's page to the order form you should see the attribution.

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    Derrick Garapasi

    I want to link to a specific page on the vendor's site, not the home page. Do you have a deep linking feature?

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    Owen Allen

    Derrick,

    You can link to specific products if the vendor has done the groundwork for you. Take a look at the Redirecting Customers From a Vendor's HopLink Target article for more information.

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    Christian Potvin

    Which url minifier do you recommend? I used goo.gl for my clickbank links, google disabled my links because they said it was spam. I found one that looks good ( https://my-small.link ), they say they do not care about spam ... They redirect the page with an HTTP code 301 (permanent redirect), they do not redirect not the page with javascript

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    Owen Allen

    Christian,

    We don't recommend any particular URL shortener, since we can't guarantee that they'll work correctly. If you do use one, we recommend testing your HopLinks on a regular basis to make sure that the URL shortener is working correctly.

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    Angelo De Souza

    Owens

    so what I'm getting is, if i create an account with clickbank and then i go to the market pick a subject then generate. then the url it gives me is my hoplink??

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    Owen Allen

    Angelo,

    The promote button in the marketplace generates a HopLink, yes.

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    Richard Hilton

    Can I get away with using a subdomain forwarding that subdomain or sub DNS to refer to people who are interested in Click Bank.  

     
    Now in my facebook video I said in less than 50 Click Bank pays
    off. And it shows off the clickbank check so that along the forwarded domain for the hoplink through a sub DNS feature.  Basicly I am referring people to click bank.  what do you think?  
     
     (Edited by ClickBank to remove personal information)
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    Owen Allen

    Richard,

    To refer new people as ClickBank Clients, you use the link format described in the Referral Program article.

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    Travis Murphy

    Can i use the vendors banners or videos and put them on YouTube and if so how do i do that

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    Owen Allen

    Travis,

    You can use whatever resources the vendor provides, or create your own, in order to promote the vendor's products. Regardless of what resources you're using, as long as customers are directed to the vendor's pitch page via a HopLink, you'll receive affiliate credit.

    You'll have to check with Youtube to find out how to use banner ads on their site.

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    Chong Ge You

    Hi,Owen

    I'm not very good on computer working, but I created a free website through wordpress.com,now the questions is

    1,how could I increase the traffic,I try to put some ads and articles on it, could you give me some suggestion?

    2,I place my Html link on my website,but it automatic show as 'click here",I like it show as a normal link,how can I do ?

     

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    Owen Allen

    Chong,

    There isn't a single easy solution for increasing traffic to your site. There are broad approaches that you can take, though. If your site is meant to provide reviews and information to accompany your promotions, then the quality of those reviews and information can slowly drive traffic. You can also advertise elsewhere, either to draw readers to your site or to send them directly to products.

    To edit the text for a HopLink, you take the link itself (without the html <a> tags) and use it as the target for another section of text, a button, or an ad.

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    Zuzu Dlamini

    Hi Owen,

    How do I use Pinterest to promote products from vendors?

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    Owen Allen

    Zuzu,

    If you have a presence on Pinterest, you can promote products by posting HopLinks there, along with whatever promotional text or material you choose to use.

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    IRINA IZOROVA

    Hello, I create tracking ID there fill in 'Letters' this way do it hotlink, am I right?

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    Owen Allen

    Irina,

    You can add a Tracking ID by adding the TID parameter to the end of the HopLink. For example, if your starting HopLink was this:

    http://irina.vendorname.hop.clickbank.net

    You would add the TID to the end of the URL:

    http://irina.vendorname.hop.clickbank.net/?tid=example
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    Anthony Brush

    Owen,

    I'm a little lost on how affiliate generated sales are tracked.

    I understand (correct me if I'm wrong) that the affiliate promotes the link http://AFFILIATE.VENDOR.hop.clickbank.net

    . . . the user is then redirected to http://VENDORS-SITE.COM/script.php?hop=AFFILIATE 

    . . . where they see the payment link to  http://ITEM.VENDOR.pay.clickbank.net 

    there's no mention of the affiliate in that link, nor is it mentioned among the query string parameters passed to the order page.  (I see the article about email based affiliate attribution, but I understand from that, that that's not the normal method used?)

    So I can't figure it out, how is the affiliate normally tracked to the order form?

    Thanks in advance!

    Tony

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    Owen Allen

    Anthony,

    To be honest, I don't know a great deal about how the tracking system works behind the scenes. However, you can verify that a HopLink is working by following it and then following the payment link to the order form. If you see your account nickname displayed at the bottom of the page, you know that the HopLink is correctly giving you credit.

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