To confirm that your HopLink is properly formatted and correctly tracking your affiliate information, we encourage affiliates to test them.
Related: HopLinks Guide
Step 1: Follow the HopLink you created by clicking on it or entering it into your browser.
Step 2: Click the Buy Now button (or the equivalent on the seller's pitch page).
Step 3: Scroll to the bottom of the ClickBank Order Form and find the “affiliate=” value. The value show is an encrypted value that obscures the affiliate ID for security purposes.
Step 4: Copy this value and access the HopLink Tools section in your primary account.
NOTE: DO NOT include the "affiliate=" portion of the value or any tracking IDS (TIDS). If you include these portions of the value, the value will not be decoded.
Step 5: Click Decode.
Step 6: Paste the copied value in the Decode field. Once the encrypted value is decoded, the affiliate nickname and seller nickname related to the HopLink should be visible.
NOTE: ONLY the seller and affiliate related to the HopLink will be able to decode the HopLink to see the values. This prevents bad actors from identifying affiliate information that is not pertinent to them.
Additional Resources & Related Articles
- KNOWLEDGE BASE: HopLinks Guide
- CLICKBANK BLOG: ClickBank Top Offers
- CLICKBANK BLOG: 7 Best Ways to Promote HopLinks
- KNOWLEDGE BASE: What happens if a HopLinks is formatted incorrectly?