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    richard vejar

    I'M NEW  ,on tracking id .do you create your tracking id or are you issued one?

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    Owen Allen

    Richard,

    You create your own tracking IDs.

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    Li Chee

    I am new too.I use direct linking on Bing ads to promote products.The problem is,i have 130+clicks on my ads,but the stats only show 8 hops,and these 8 hops very much likely comes from me since i've tested the link several times before running the ads.
    I get my url from the vendor's page,which my nickname is at the back.Now according to this articles,clickbank can't track this kind of link.What do i do now?I dont have an email lists yet.
    I can't create an ads using the url generated by clickbank,cause it will show my nickname/id under the advertisement,and i doubt that peoples will click on this ads when they see the "weird" url.
    Somebody please help me..Thanks in advanced..

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    Owen Allen

    Li Chee,

    I'm not sure why the stats don't line up, but other sites may be tracking clicks and follow-through differently from us. If you've tested your advertisement and made sure that it's correctly following your HopLink, then different tracking methods might explain the discrepancy.

    If you're using any of the HopLink formats described on this page, they can work with our system. If a vendor is giving you a different format, they're not correct.

    In regards to potential customers being confused or scared off by the link format, we have found that customers are willing to click on links for advertisements or recommendations that interest them, even if the link isn't easily readable to them.

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    Thomas Naden

    I'm using Expanded bing ads and have placed my hop link in the tracking template but I don't know if the link is working correctly because i have a lot of clicks but no sales and my clickbank stats don't match my bing ads.

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    Mary Stewart

    I am new as well.  I need to know WHERE do I post the hoplinks?  I was not able to go back and watch the video that shows you where to post to start making money.  Please, can you help me?

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    Owen Allen

    Thomas,

    If your ad is configured correctly, the number of clicks on your ads should at least roughly match the number of hops. If you haven't already done so, test your ad to make sure it's using the HopLink correctly.

    Also, it's worth keeping in mind that different forms of advertising have different conversion rates. It might take a lot of Hops to generate a sale.

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    Owen Allen

    Mary,

    Take a look at the Succeeding as an Affiliate article - it discusses a few of the options. Basically, you can put your HopLink anywhere where you think interested people are likely to click on it. That could be on your own site, included in a social media post, or as part of an ad campaign on other sites.

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    Andrew Golding

    I have created a HopLink to promote a vendor, but I cannot find where to 1) track my hops, 2) find a link to take me to my favorited vendors.

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    Owen Allen

    Andrew,

    You can use Analytics Reporting to track hops.

    If you've favorited a vendor in the Marketplace, you can click the Bookmarks link in the Resources tab to view your favorites.

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    David Mayse

    I set up a site with wix.com Then did a blog bout travel

    When I finished I tried to link a product but did not work. Called

    wix and they told me the link has to start with https all of clickbank

    uses http. Is that true and I cannot use clickbank on my website

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    JIN HO HWANG

    2 Questions: 

    1) I created a Tracking ID. Can I change it? How?

    2) I want to create multiple Tracking ID's for one HopLink. How can I do it?

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    Owen Allen (Edited )

    David,

    You can use the following format for https HopLinks:

    https://hop.clickbank.net/?affiliate=AFFILIATE&vendor=VENDOR

    [Edited by ClickBank]

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    Owen Allen

    Jin,

    1) You can change a tracking ID by updating your HopLinks to use whatever new ID you choose. Whatever is included in the HopLink when a customer clicks on it is passed along.

    2) If you have multiple copies of a HopLink in different places, each one can have a single tracking ID associated with it. It's not possible for a single HopLink in one place to have more than one tracking ID. However, since they can be up to 100 characters long, you can fit a fair bit of information in them.

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    Aleksandr Grishko

    Hello, I'm just starting to master Facebook ads, and I have a question, is it safe to specify a partner link to the advertised product when composing advertisements? After all, it contains a redirect and the FB gives a ban for redirects.

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    Owen Allen

    Aleksandr,

    Facebook doesn't have a problem with ads that connect to a ClickBank vendor's pitch page using a HopLink. Facebook just wants the ad not to take people somewhere they don't expect, so they don't have a problem with HopLinks.

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    Nitin Bang

    Without Join vendor program, may I promote vendor products using hop link and get the commission?

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    Benita Sewer-Anderson

    Hi Owen Allen, I see you are the professor in previous comments. I apprepicate community. Since questions are being answered to the best of your knowledge, What preferred website I should used to put hoplink url's on my website?

    I started wix and discovered no match. urgh. Any suggestions. Right now, I been starting up as an affiliate, and developing a game plan to make something until establish. Frustrating but I'm pulling through. 

    Thanks, 

    -Benita

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    Owen Allen (Edited )

    Nitin,

    Once you've created a ClickBank account, you should be able to promote vendors' products and receive commissions, yes.

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    Owen Allen

    Benita,

    As an Affiliate, you can promote products wherever you want. That being said, Wix sites do have some issues that make it hard to promote products, such as their preference for using https at all times.

    I don't know if I'm a professor, but if you have more questions I'll do my best to answer them.

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    Benita Sewer-Anderson

    Thank you Owen Allen, much was a compliment of stature. I sure will ask. smiling. 

    Much Appreciated,

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    Dorothy Estell

    When you copy the hoplink and paste it on say facebook or another page. Is it just going to be a link or will it show the ad with the picture and or information about the product?

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    Owen Allen

    Dorothy,

    The HopLink by itself just links to the vendor's Pitch Page, and doesn't include any ads or product information. If you're looking for that sort of promotional material, you can take a look at the vendor's Affiliate Tools page.

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    Dorothy Estell

    I dont have my own web page. What would be the best place to put a HopLink for starting out. Thats doesnt charge or cost alot upfront. I really want to get started but thats where Im stuck at because I really dont have money to invest 

     

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    Owen Allen

    Dorothy,

    You can use social media such as Facebook or Twitter. Alternatively, there are website creation and hosting tools that aren't too expensive. Ultimately, you'll have to weigh these options and figure out what will get the most out of your budget.

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    George Cascaval

    Hi Owen, 

    As an affiliate, any way you can use a vendor URL directly (something like http://vendors-site.com/?hop=affiliatenick instead of http://affiliatenick.vendornick.hop.clickbank.net) and still get the tracking to work properly?

    Doesn't seem to work but maybe I'm missing something.

    I'm asking because it looks like you can't use hoplinks directly for AdWords ads... anymore. "... cross-domain redirects in the final URL will result in ad disapproval". Note that "final URL" is what the old "destination URL" is called nowadays, not the URL that you get after all redirects.

    Thanks

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    Owen Allen

    George,

    The HopLink formats described in this article are the only available formats. Other affiliates are using Google AdWords, so I know it's possible to do so.

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    Engly Sok

    Hello Owen,

    I have read the info about HopLink, but I am still not clear about it. So let me raise a case and see if it works or not. For example, I use an email campaign and I put my affliate HopLink in my mail and sent to my prospects. But instead of using the hoplink directly, I may use the word (example: click here) and I link these words with my hoplink. So when they click those words, it will bring them to the website. Does the hoplink work in this way or not?  Sorry if you don't understand my writing, I am not a native English speaker.

     

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    Owen Allen

    Engly,

    Yes, you are understanding correctly. The text of the link can be any text you like. As long as the URL in the link is your HopLink, you will receive credit as the affiliate.

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    Sunny Mulchandani (Edited )

    Hi

    Can i redirect customer to direct order page ? use my affiliate id. 

    If yes, i would love to know how ?

    and can i use content from Pitch page and use it on my website ?

    Thanks! for your help!

    Sunny

     

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