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    Judy Timmerman

    All of the information is very pertinent. It helps a lot Thank you for all the info.

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    Carolain Marais

    what's a hoplink

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    Owen Allen

    Carolain,

    HopLinks are special links that you use to direct potential customers to a vendor's pitch page. Using a HopLink makes sure that you get credit for driving the sale.

    Take a look at the Using HopLinks article for more information.

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    Johan Du Plessis

    Thank you for a well explained and simple to understand article. I found this very helpful.

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    Alejandro Cervantes Huguez

    Great info Thanks! - is it to buy one copy of a product as a test run to make sure its all working fine before you start a paid traffic campaign? Basically, buy a copy through my own affiliate link ... 

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    Owen Allen

    Alejandro,

    You can make sure that your HopLink is working by following it - the bottom of the order form should say that you're the affiliate, if the link is working correctly. Take a look at the Using HopLinks article for more information.

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    Gary Burchsted (Edited )

    When clicking on the promote button in the market place, to obtain the HopLink. there is a spot for an optional tracking ID. I'm not sure what kind of tracking ID is used in that spot. Would that be an additional tracking link from say Clickmagick? or someone similar.

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    Abu Ansari

    Hi!
    On most of the vendors affiliate page they provide hoplink and tell us to replace the xxxx with our clickbank user id, we can also create the hoplink with the help promote button at marketlace... So now my question is why vendors provide us hoplink? And can i use hoplink which i created with the help of promote button not the vendors hoplinks in the banner images etc. Sorry for my bad english
    Please reply
    Thanks in advance

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    Owen Allen

    Gary,

    Tracking IDs can be any text that you want to use to track the source of a hop. For example, you can use different tracking IDs for different ad purchases, to track which ones are performing better. The Using HopLinks article goes into detail about using Tracking IDs.

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    Owen Allen

    Abu,

    Vendors often provide information such as sample HopLinks to make things easier for potential affiliates. HopLinks that you create through the promote button will work just fine, no matter what the vendor puts on their affiliate tools page. You can take a look at the Using HopLinks article for more information.

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    Richard Wiltshire

    Abu,

    Some vendors provide HopLinks that have additional parameters that configure how the product information will be displayed...with or without popups or videos vs static material etc. You can choose a link that is best for your situation. Just make sure your affiliate information appears at the bottom of the buy page.

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    Martyn Rice

    Does Clickbank approve, of Clickbank affiliates paying other YouTubers and Instagramers, to place appropriate hoplinks (products and services which that YouTubers and Instagramers fans will be interested in), in the description of hand selected videos and images?

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    Owen Allen

    Martyn,

    ClickBank doesn't need to give you approval for where you do your advertising - that side of the business is strictly up to you. I'd say that, as long as you're following YouTube and Instagram's terms and conditions, you can go for it.

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    Martyn Rice

    Thanks Owen, much appreciated information. 

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    Ogunboye Omotayo

    Does Clickbank have a chart or sort for how hoplinks are faring?

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    Owen Allen

    Ogunboye,

    You can take a look at the sales that have taken place using Transactions Reporting. If you're using Tracking IDs to differentiate different traffic sources, as described in the Using HopLinks article, then you can see how many sales are coming from each source.

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    Karen Butler

    So we are not supposed to use tinyurl.com???

     

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    Owen Allen

    Karen,

    You can use tinyurl or other URL shorteners, but we can't guarantee that the affiliate credit will still work correctly. If you want to use one, check them regularly to make sure that you're still receiving credit. You can also use encrypted HopLinks if you're concerned about security. Take a look at the Using HopLinks article for more information.

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    ELVIA WILLIS

    I created a hoplink for a product.  I would like to choose to hide the hoplink on page I am promoting on.  Will I be able to change / add changes and to media page.

     

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    Owen Allen

    Elvia,

    Take a look at the Using HopLinks article for information about what you can do with HopLinks.

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    Sazzad Hossain Munna

    Thank You,CLICKBANK...

    very very very helpful article for affiliates

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    teresa henderson

    i was given a url. what do i do with it? also, how can i be sure the hoplink has my info in it through clickbank? im so new and being overwhelmed with info, its starting to clash. i have watched all four videos of the affiliate program and they are very informational, but how do i actually set it up? i know how to go to market place and find the click4surveys and i click it get the hoplink, i copy it,and close window, but then what? ive signed up with gvo get response auto responder. so whats my next step? where do i get a list and how. this seems to be turning into a fortune by the time i become a member of all these different companies.

    thanks

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    Owen Allen (Edited )

    Teresa,

    You can check your HopLinks in one of two ways. If they're not encrypted, they have your account nickname in them, in the format Affiliate.Vendor.hop.clickbank.net. If they're in an encrypted format, you can use the HopLink Decoder. You can take a look at the Using HopLinks article for more information.

    Once you have a working HopLink, it's up to you to decide how to do your marketing. Some affiliates promote products using email lists, but that's not the only method. You can use social media, your own site, or any other method that makes the link accessible to potential customers.

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    Jarod Hubbart

    So am I allowed to promote a clickbank offer on my business Facebook page? Or does it have to be from a regular Facebook page or my own Facebook group? I read Facebooks terms and I'm totally confused. I think it said I can't promote offers that by business isn't the seller of. Which confuses me because I google it up and tons of people are promoting clickbank offers on Facebook. Facebook says I violated their terms. I'm super new at this stuff so I hope they enable my payment info so I can boost and promote again. Please help me understand.

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    Owen Allen

    Jarod,

    You can promote ClickBank products through Facebook, yes. I can't speak on behalf of Facebook, so I can't address  the specifics of your account with them, though.

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    Syed Yasir Ahmed Rafique Ahmed

    Hi Owen

     

    After getting hoplink. how to promote the product?? pls explain

    We can promote direct hoplink to any social media? if yes

    i heard if we follow that method you're acount will be blocked by clickbank.

    Please advice.

    Thank you.

     

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    Owen Allen

    Syed,

    You can use the HopLink to promote the product anywhere, including on social media, email campaigns, or your own site.

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    Deborah Hinchliffe

    Hi Owen,

    I have 5 questions:

    1) Am I allowed to copy and paste my hop link (full URL link) onto my FB page or onto any FB sites?

    2) Would this be regarded as spamming?

    3) If I post the full URL link, am I exposing myself to any particular dangers or not?

    4) Are there any benefits of encrypting URL links and if so, what are they?

    5) How do I attach a form to fill-out to sell the product? What is the link that I'll need to be able to do this? (to attach with my hoplink).

    Very many thanx, Deborah

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    Deborah Hinchliffe

    Hi Owen,

    Another question: I have just noticed that I'll be paid by check. I would like to change this for payments to be made directly into my bank account. I am unable to to click on "check" to change this. Please advise on how this can be done...

    Also, is there a bank fee for each transaction when a payment is made into my bank account or a fee for sending a check to my home address in Switzerland?

    Thanking you, Deborah

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    Owen Allen

    Deborah,

    1. You can post a HopLink on FB or other social media.
    2. Posting a HopLink on FB is not automatically seen as spamming. Posting it in unrelated feeds could be spamming, but Facebook does allow commercial content like HopLinks.
    3. If you post an unencrypted HopLink, people will be able to figure out your account nickname. I don't know if that qualifies as a danger; your account has a good deal of security even if others know your nickname.
    4. Encrypted HopLinks are more secure - people can't tell just by looking at them who the affiliate and vendor are.
    5. I'm not sure what sort of form you mean. If a customer follows your HopLink, they go straight to the vendor's HopLink target (generally a pitch page). As an affiliate, you can't require the customer to supply additional information beyond what's on the order form.
    6. Take a look at the How We Pay You article for more information about managing your payment method and frequency.

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