ClickBank is encouraging all affiliates and sellers to make sure that their payment links and HopLinks are formatted using the "https" prefix, rather than the "http" prefix.
"https" links are http links with encryption and verification. "https" links use Transport Layer Security (formerly known as Secure Sockets Layer or SSL). This technology is a protocol that encrypts data; authenticates users; and verifies that data being passed has not been forged or tampered with.
Related: Why is HTTP not secure? | HTTP vs HTTPS
When potential customers encounter unsecure links, they are often met with security warnings that add undue friction in a seller's sales funnel and reduce conversions and commissions for affiliates.
This article contains the following sections:
- Formatting Payment Links
- Formatting HopLinks
- Updating Links
- How to Get Help
- Additional Resources & Related Articles
Formatting Payment Links
Sellers: If you are using unsecure payment links, please format them like this:
Related: How to Create a Payment Link
Affiliates: If you are using unsecure payment links, please consult the image below for how to format them.
Sellers: If you are providing your affiliates with unsecure payment links, please consult the image below for how to format them.
Related: HopLinks Guide
A quick way to create encrypted properly formatted HopLinks is to use the Affiliate Link Tools located in the primary account. Alternatively, you can use the Promote button in the ClickBank Marketplace.
Related: How do I create a HopLink?
NOTE: Simply adding an "s" to the "http" portion of a link that isn't formatted properly will not make it secure. All links must be formatted correctly in order function and provide attribution.
How to Get Help
Updating all of your links can be tedious. Some affiliates aren't even sure if they have unsecure links out there.
If you are a managed account, please reach out to your account manager for more information on modernizing your payment links or HopLinks.
If you want to know if your account nickname is affiliates with unsecure links visited in the past seven days, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Resources & Related Articles