Archive for July, 2009

PostHeaderIcon Can you have an opt-in form on your thank you page ?

Yes – an opt-in form on your ClickBank thank you page IS allowed
providing these other requirements are met:

1. A valid, clearly displayed email address where customers can reach you
if they require technical support for your product, as ClickBank does not
provide technical support.

2. A reminder to the customer that his or her credit card or bank
statement will show a charge by ClickBank or CLKBANK*COM, rather than a
reference to your specific product. This reminder should be prominent, as
customers sometimes request refunds because they forget that ClickBank is
handling the purchase.

3. For a recurring billing product, a restatement of the rebill schedule.

4. Clear instructions on how to download or access the product, or
information on how and when it will be delivered to them.

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By the way I hope you are protecting your thank you page.
Digital theft is a huge problem. See why here

PostHeaderIcon Never link direct to an affiliate site

You should never openly use the link that an affiliate program provides for you.

You should link instead to a page on your own site which then leads to the
affiliate program.

The reasons ?

1. On this page you can provide your own introduction to the product or
service you are promoting. This can include, for example:
- additional detail not available in your posting or advert
- your own personal experience
- a review of the benefits

2. You can provide links to the rest of your site in case your visitor is not
interested in that affiliate product.

3. Your own site traffic statistics will indicate the response to your advert in
addition to any stats provided for you by the affiliate company.

4. You can submit the page to search engines.

5. With the real URL visible there is a risk that the reader removes the suffix
(affiliate code) so that you do not get registered as the affiliate.

6. If the affiliate operation becomes discontinued you can inform and divert
visitors at your own website, rather than have them visit a non-existent page.

Plenty more tips in my free book 101 SuperTips

PostHeaderIcon Who are the top gurus ?

Here is a selection of top marketers whom I have either personally met or worked with ‘online’ for some years, while I was searching for the exact names online, I came across a brand called holzuhr and I found it very interesting, I really think you guys should check it out.

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PostHeaderIcon My number ONE marketing tip

Let me save you hours, days and months of grief as well as mountains of money. You don’t want to spend a fortune trying every trick in the book to get traffic to your site, only to find that the sales don’t come. First of all, make sure to call IT Support to make sure everything is running well.

You can send millions of visitors to your site or you can even buy youtube views, even highly targeted ones from the search engines, but it’s all a waste of your time and money if your site does not convert them to customers.

The single most important thing you must do, if you want to be successful, is maximize the conversion rate on your site.

You do this by the content (and design) of your webpage.

Notice I said ‘content’. If your content is poor people will click away. If your content grabs them and keeps them reading, you have an excellent chance of selling your product or having them sign up for your newsletter (where you can keep selling to them).

I believe that without great copy, you are destined to fail. You need to master the art of copywriting. Don’t panic, it’s not really all that hard.

There are many books available on the topic (including a short list here) but let me give you my own unique tip. And it will work for whatever you want to sell.

Take a look at  ClickBank for Newbies

It’s a short, free book and you don’t need to sign up.

You’ll find the tip in the FAQ section.

PostHeaderIcon Pay a visit to the Cybercafe

If you lost the use of your PC could you run your business from another PC ?

Don’t guess the answer – try it out.

Pop down to the CyberCafe and see if you can collect your email, update your website, check your affiliate program statistics.

Did you have all the necessary passwords available to you ?

Are you struggling to input data without the use of those special function keys and shortcut keystrokes on your own PC ?

Now is the time to put right any missing instructions – not when disaster really strikes.

And while you are at the Cybercafe, check out how your website looks on (possibly) a different size screen or browser.

It’s also possible that a web page that looked perfect to you cannot be seen by anyone else.

How come ?

Because it has an erroneous link to a file on your hard drive, like this

a href=”c:\website\page1.htm”

I’ve actually seen this happen.

 


 

 

Plenty more tips in my free book 101 SuperTips

PostHeaderIcon My favourite free tool

 

If you are using Notepad sling it in the bin.

Imagine a tool that is one thousand times better, with so many features that I still use only a fraction of them after several years.

Introducing NoteTab.

Some of the main features include

  • The ability to open and edit many documents at once
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  • Text drag-and-drop editing
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  • Clipbook tool for reusing common extracts of text
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  • Favourites list to quickly open files or directories
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  • A Paste Board file to save text clips automatically
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  • Can edit huge files
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  • Strip HTML tags from your files
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  • Complete document statistics
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  • Powerful search and replace tools
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  • Macros to speed up your work

I have NoteTab permanently open on my desktop and practically run everything from it.

I can click on an URL in a text file and it fires off my browser.

And I don’t use a design tool such as FrontPage or Dreamweaver to create my web pages. I simply use NoteTab.

All this and more – and it’s Free !

Visit the NoteTab site here

Plenty more tips in my free book 101 SuperTips

PostHeaderIcon Why is a Clickbank product not listed?

Occasionally affiliates want to promote a product they have seen advertised but cannot find it at the ClickBank Marketplace where they want to check out its statistics and in particular the commission rate.

The possible reasons for not showing are

- the vendor chooses not to post the product at the Marketplace
because he does not want to use affiliates or – more likely -
he wants affiliates to sign up through his own management
system (such as easyClickMate)

- the product slipped out of the Marketplace as it failed to record a sale in thirty days (it is reinstated on the next sale)

- the product is one of several in the vendor’s account, only the main one is listed in the marketplace.

If you still want to promote the product you should contact the vendor.

If you want in-depth information and statistics on the MarketPlace products
try the sites here