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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 2 Side Techniques Chapter 3 Side Technique 1 : Creating Personal Links Chapter 4 Side Technique 1.1 : Shortening Personalized Links & Protecting IDs!

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Clickbank has to offer.

Introduction

First of all thanks for ordering a copy of The New Clickbank Code.

This code is meant to open up your eyes to the AMAZING marketing possibilities that

If you just use your common sense and think outside of the box, then an endless number of possibilities will open up to you.

Soon find out that Clickbank is not just some static old fashioned affiliate platform but rather a gigantic dynamic resource for marketers and home workers to make BIG bucks.

In this code I will show you and take you through many refreshing techniques & tools that you can use to optimize your Clickbank promotions in 2012 and further...

You'll also soon find out that if you want to succeed with marketing and money making on Clickbank (especially on the long-term) you don't just have to follow the big group. You NEED be pro-active.

That means you are fully aware of the do's and don'ts of Clickbank; not only the strengths, but also the weaknesses. Only then you can find the real answers you are looking for.

STOP doing what everyone else is doing. STOP walking that common path with your eyes shut, just doing what everyone else is doing...

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Top marketers don't just follow the rules. They just don't just copy others. No! They follow but also adapt. They copy but also customize.

What does this have to with the Autoresponder Code?

I guess some of you may have read some of my other programs like Click N Bank, WhiteHat Copycat, Make Me a Millionaire. Maybe you recall that my team & I always look at complicated marketing processes and then try to level them down, to simplify them or to make them work for almost anyone.

We look at these processes and then try to replicate what they are doing in a way that anyone can do it. We try to eliminate the HUGE technical factor, and we try to rethink them into techniques and processes that any marketer will understand and can afford.

They say all roads lead to Rome, it's up to you to take either the short/easy way or the long/hard way. The New Clickbank Code will open up possibilities that otherwise wouldn't have been available to most marketers.

We will show you excellent ways to maximize profits from the Clickbank network.

The Clickbank Code will reveal techniques that have never been exposed before, yet these techniques are not just some static tools.

The internet changes very fast, every niche changes in a different way. Every technique needs a strategy. And every strategy can exist with dozens of sub-strategies.

Nothing just happens, it happens because you planned it to happen....

And if something happens that you didn't plan at all, you need to have a strategy ready to

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adapt in order to get back on track. Never EVER mix up strategies with techniques or techniques with strategies

Affiliate Marketing is NOT a strategy itself. Affiliate Marketing is a technique. Install a few scripts on your site and some tracking codes and you have an affiliate program.

Any technique is useless without the strategy to make it work.

Everyone can tell you to set up an affiliate program and sell through partners. But it doesn't end there, you should ask for the strategy that will empower the technique.

Affiliate Marketing becomes a deadly weapon when you put a strategy behind it. Affiliate Marketing becomes a deadly weapon when you start to ask the right questions and even better, when you know how to apply the answers to the questions.

The same goes for email marketing....and actually for all other marketing techniques.

Do you get where I am going now?

I can't make you rich just like that. I can give you the tools, the tricks, and the techniques I use myself ...use them, make them your own, but ALWAYS think for yourself!

You know your own niche the best; you know the restrictions, the important factors. And iff you don't, find out all about. Stay on top of it.

Copy, invent, adapt, do whatever it takes to make it work...

I've just thrown the ball in the air for you ... I am challenging you...you can make it work if you

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choose the right technique and the right strategy at the right time, And if it doesn't work as you expected, alter something (tweak it) and try again!

Guys, this is not a get rich quick program, nor do I believe those really exist. If you expect miracles you are not in the right place at all.

What I do promise is a very interesting read and great content. Every marketer should at least know about these techniques.

This information will be a great addition to your marketing skills and arsenal!

To your success,

Marketing Consultant

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IMPORTANT

I wanted this course to be accessible and valuable for EVERY marketer, newbies and advanced marketers. All techniques are proven to be very effective yet amazingly simple to implement without any other advanced php scripts involved. That would have destroyed the power of the entire course!

Simple can be Awesome!

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How is this course split up?

Throughout the entire course I will discuss smart tricks and techniques that we use daily to pull anywhere from $60-100K per month from Clickbank.

Before I start with the techniques we need to discuss some side techniques that often come back as part of other techniques. 3 side techniques are quite important for you to understand. · How does the hoplink work? · How to create personal links · How to use PHP echo

I discussed these side techniques quite often already, also in other courses like the Autoresponder Code, but as I said I want to keep this course open for everyone, newbies and advanced marketers.

That's why I will just put all info in this course, some older parts and of course a lot of new ones, making it one big complete manual that you can rely on.

Before going to the side techniques I will first give some recommendations about Do's and Don'ts. Just information you should have read once or twice to know which choices can be made and how we solve them.

After that I will discuss with you all sorts of techniques from setting up your own lead programs, CB hoplinks, geo marketing and why you should use it, cbleads.com ­what it is and why you should use it, and much much more...

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Do's & Don'ts

This is a really important chapter. Like I mentioned in the introduction this is rather a DO's and DON'Ts than real techniques, but absolutely not less important.

Some of the Do's consider CB unwritten rules not really covered in their policies whatsoever, but things you shouldn't do or should take into consideration for a long term profitable relationship with the ClickBank network.

Most of these points were gathered in meetings/discussions with CB managers so you can be sure that I don't make them up myself. We have incorporated lots of these points ourselves during the development of many of our platforms like CBleads.com, so I know what I am talking about.

Keep them in mind or even better stick to it to be sure that you stay on the safe side for the many years to come.

Stick To

Don't mess with the ClickBank tracking codes, cookies or links in a way where you try to go around their policies and conduct in illegal activity

Don't Spam the Clickbank hoplink: If you do email marketing only use your CB affiliate link in mailings to opt-in subscribers (Subscribers that requested information from your side). Spamming isn't just an activity that hurts you (the spammer), but also the reputation of the links (domains) you use in your spamming, so it hurts Clickbank.

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I strongly recommend you don't go around and purchase email lists. I know this is done a lot by marketers, but it's a) illegal mostly, since the subscribers didn't specifically subscribe to your mailings (even though most sellers tell you it's not). b) completely unnecessary risks since there are much better ways to generate honest real leads/subscribers for your lists. Don't Use misleading email subjects saying "Clickbank is going down" or "the end of Clickbank" or "Clickbank is being shut down". I do know for a sure fact that CB is not tolerating this. Don't take the risk that your accounts get shut down.

Don't Use cookie stuffing (a method were you illegally drop cookies to steal commissions) to force clicks on the background (without visitors knowing they are being cookied). There are legal ways to drop a cookie, but I wouldn't call that cookie stuffing.

An example would be that you are a Cb seller with 2 products in 2 CB accounts and you want your affiliates to get commission for all of your products from all accounts once they referred a visitor/customer to one of your pitch pages.

In this occasion you could set/drop the cookie for your other CB account for this affiliate as well.

You may understand in this example you don't try to steal any commissions that aren't yours, but you rather give more commissions away to your affiliates which is in my eyes a good motivator for affiliates to keep pushing your products. So it's good for both parties.

As Seller you shouldn't make too many or any big changes to your selling page after a selling page and its corresponding payment page are approved. If you make some small text changes it shouldn't be a biggie. But if you completely tear up the page and add new images,

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screenshots, headers or whatever, run it through Clickbank for a new approval. Once again stay on the safe side and run it through them, some hold up is better than a complete shutdown of your account. If the violation of their terms is real ugly accounts may be at risk! all your

Never use a payment page that was approved for one item for another item by simply changing the payment page description and integration the payment button on a new page. Only use a payment page for the item it was approved for.

I have heard of CB affiliates that did do this and that got shutdown completely.

Recommendations

Use editable URL shorteners in your mailings on your webpages and preferably a link shortener with GEO targeting features.

I recommend that you always use a free platform like TrafficClash.com first to shorten your CB hoplink before any promotions. TrafficClash enables you to edit the destination URL (cb hoplink) any time you want from your account.

A TrafficClash link would look like: http://TrafficClash.com/f/319

And can be set from your account to redirect to any destination.

If you use the plain hoplink for a certain CB product in your mailings and the pitch page for this product is a) being shut down by Clickbank b) facing hosting issues

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c) just no longer available d) not converting e) generating crazy refunds/chargebacks Then there is no way to edit the hoplink in the mails that have been sent already anymore, meaning that you are wasting clicks and potential sales.

By using a dynamic URL shortener you can edit the destination URL anytime and send the visitors to another location whenever you want. When a pitch page goes down, simply login to your, in this example TrafficClash account and set the trafficclash link to another destination (another CB hoplink or offer).

Geo Marketing Features included. On top of that, with TrafficClash you can set different destinations per country/state of group of country/states (much more about that later). You could for instance sent USA and UK traffic to a different CB offer.

But more importantly I always use it to exclude certain countries that are considered high risk countries or blacklisted countries. Countries like Nigeria, Iran, Iraq, Niger, Sudan etc.

Whether you are acting as an affiliate or seller you won't sell anything to these countries after all, so you can better redirect them to a page with ads for example (Google Adsense, AdBrite) where you might be able to earn a few bucks from this traffic.

Even more you prevent possible fraudulent behavior from your sites, sales or signups. Never approach other CB affiliates, especially the bigger ones, instantly with an email asking them if they want to help you out.

Your first mail should just be about introducing yourself, asking how the other is doing, asking whether you can help the other out, asking whether you the other has a good product you can promote or whatever.

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Me, myself, I find nothing more annoying than mails from other affiliates that I have never heard about with remarks like "hey Tim, I heard you were a big fish with a great list, can you mail for my new product"..

I hardly even read those mails anymore. If you want to get anything done from the other just ask yourself "when did I last mail for him" or "when did I last promote any of his products"... I know other guys think about this just the same. If you want to get something done, build a relationship first.

Don't save on quality! Don't try to save $50 or $100 on design or other development work. Every truly successful internet entrepreneur started with building a professional online presence... No matter what most fakers try to tell you, being successful online starts with TRUST.

Trust in you as a person or company resulting in trust to buy the products that you offer, whether that's your own products or affiliates offers. And that trust doesn't come cheap, if you know what I mean. Don't always go for the cheapest, especially not with designs.

Customers don't put their trust in online entrepreneurs that can't even get themselves a decent looking page. Ask yourself these honest questions...

Would you buy products from a guy that has a website that looks like some cheap Nigerian Fraud? Would you buy products from someone that after a Google Search can't be found at all?

Whether you are using CB as an affiliate or seller saving a few bucks on cheap copy, design and development can add up to losses like $100,000 or not selling any items at all.

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Please don't make these mistakes and go for quality.

Don't keep all your mailing lists with one email marketing company. Always be sure to have a backup plan. Keep 2 email accounts at 2 companies and keep them synchronized (add new subscribers from the one to the other, and the same with unsubscribes).

You don't want to your put the continuity of your entire online business in the hands of one email marketing company. One little policy changes can have you in trouble and it's much harder to move your entire list all at once to another email marketing service then doing it in stages or daily.

There are many great email solutions out there, just sign up with 2 or 3.

Track all promotions separately. Don't just use one CB hoplink for all your promotions. Use the subid feature to be able to track all your mailings and websites separately. This is the starting point of every successful online entrepreneur. Much more about this later...

Use your real name instead of fake names. Once again to sell online you need to build trust. I always use my own real name in all products I bring online. There is nothing really wrong with using a penname, since many writers do it, even offline, but I don't do it.

I use my own real name, always, in every product. Customers can easily connect with my products this way and know the product will be of quality

Use your real name in your CB nickname for your affiliate account. I have read multiple times in other lecture that marketers recommend not using your real name in your CB nickname. a) For privacy reasons

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b) Because they say it converts better when you have a matching word in the CB nickname, since it is part of your final hoplink.

I do NOT agree with this and I recommend you to do it different. I always use 2 types of accounts, accounts from which I only sell (seller) and account from which I only promote products (affiliate).

I never promote other products with an account that I use for selling my own products and I never sell my own products from an account I use to promote other peoples products.

So I have 2 types of CB accounts. · CB affiliate accounts · CB seller accounts

As I said above I use the affiliate accounts only to promote other seller's products. For these types of accounts I always use my real name in my accounts, because a) Other seller's immediately know I am promoting their products, which builds are strong relationship. No matter what other people tell you, sellers remember who you are if they see "timbekker" popping up 200 times in their account vs. You know what I mean? b) It's handy for top lists, extra prizes etc. Even when you don't know you even won a prize, seller's know how to find you (could save you a few $1000 bucks for sure) For my seller accounts, the account from which I sell my own products, I always use matching product nicknames fort the accounts. The purpose of this type of accounts is that other affiliates that promote your products recognize your nicknames easily, especially through the CB reports. 200 times "affiliatex".

You can imagine that if an affiliate promotes your CB product "Affiliate Number One" today with the nickname "productx" that when he searches his CB reports after 30 days he has no

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idea to which product the CB nickname "productx" belongs to anymore.

On the other hand if I use the CB nickname "affnumber1" it will be easy for other affiliates to see in their reports what offer they were promoting.

Clear right?

Don't judge Clickbank products just on instant EPC's. Some affiliates want to see instant earnings per clicks instantly off like$0.50 per click and up. Meaning that they are reluctant to promote low priced front offers ($7), low priced recurring offers ($1 + $37 per month) etc. Let me tell you that I have earned in the long run more with offers that had a really low entrance fee or trial offers with a monthly recurring model than with offers with a flat model of $37 on the front end and some high tickets ($107+) at the backend.

Those trial offers plus recurring membership keep on bringing you commissions month after month, and usually are better to track because they have lower refunds.

Some flat offers may seem to convert great with instant $1+ per click, but end up doing no more than $0.50 after all refunds have been processed. I have seen on many flat and high tickets maybe only 60% back of the total volume I sold. I rather go for lower instant EPC's, but higher EPC"s over time or at least honest EPC's were I can build my business around with good management info vs. high refunds and insecurity about the real amount you will ever see on your bank account.

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3 Side Techniques

Before we DIVE into the Clickbank Code techniques I have to tell you about 3 techniques that we are going to use like a gazillion (million, billion...) times throughout the whole course.

The fun thing about this is that it is also the most technical part of the whole course. It doesn't get harder than this (if you can call it hard anyway). If you know about these 3 techniques, you can play with them, mix them in any particular order and you can create winning campaign after another.

It is really important that you UNDERSTAND these 3 techniques and the best way to wrap your brain around them is to re-read (is that an English word?) the techniques a few times.

However, I know from my own experience that if I tell you to read it a few times, you'll probably be so eager to go on with the rest of the course, that you won't do it after all.

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Side Technique 1: Hoplinks

This is not really a technique, but it's important to know exactly how hoplinks are build up if you want to get the most from the CB platform.

Hoplinks are the word CB uses for affiliate links, nothing too difficult.

The hoplinks can include up to 3 dynamic fields (fields you can edit):

1) Your affiliate id that we call your CB nickname 2) The seller's CB nickname 3) An extra tracking value that we call subid (optional)

And looks like:

http://yourCBnickname.sellersCBnickname.hop.clickbank.net?tid=subid

If you are acting as an affiliate "affiliatex" and want to promote a certain seller's product "producty" your hoplink would look like:

http:// affiliatex. producty.hop.clickbank.net?tid=subid

Now let's take a look at SubIds

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Why would you use subids?

Subids are a really handy feature to track statistics for multiple resources (website, email, banners) separately without having to create different CB accounts for every single resource.

Assume you want to promote the exact same CB product on 3 different websites and through email.

You could simply use one Cb account and get 4 different hoplinks within the same account, just with a different subid (like website1, website2, website3, email1).

This saves you a tremendous amount of time since you won't have to create 4 different CB accounts and by the way, it keeps your account much cleaner.

For example: Assume you are promoting the same CB product on 2 different websites but you want to do this form one CB account then you can create 2 hoplinks with 2 different subids like website1 and website2:

http:// affiliatex. producty.hop.clickbank.net?tid=website1 http:// affiliatex. producty.hop.clickbank.net?tid=website2

IN your CB account you can go to the Analytics section and click on the tracking id tab to see reporting per subid.

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The real importance of the 3 dynamic parts of a hoplink will be revealed later in the course where we teach you that these values can also be used in some pretty powerful ways to optimize your CB marketing.

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5 Side Technique 2 :

What is a personal link? A link unique to a person!

Creating Personal Links

It's the same as the link you get when you sign up for an affiliate program:

It's a link that includes the person's code and a way for the merchant that runs an affiliate program to track a click, lead or sale back to that particular person.

It's very easy to create these kind of personal links yourself.

This method shows you how to create affiliate links in order for you not to need expensive affiliate software.

Custom affiliate links that you can hand over to your own affiliates or customers in order to track their activity. But much more about that later!

STOP THE PRESSES!! --------------------------------

Before we continue...This is some of the most important information you will ever read about affiliate marketing.

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People tend to make certain techniques so incredibly impossibly difficult when they talk about affiliate tracking systems.

When we are talking about affiliate programs or tracking systems, what do they actually do?

An affiliate tracking system is no more than a system that keeps track of which affiliate made a sale or brought in a lead. In other words: there should be a way to tell or to connect an affiliate to a sale or lead One way or the other, we need store one UNIQUE characteristic of an affiliate together with the sale or lead, right?

If we can store the name of the affiliate with a sale or lead that would be great. But names are not unique. I am not the only Tim Bekker in the world.

However, do duplicate emails exist? Can 2 people have the same email address? I guess you know the answer. There is our UNIQUE characteristic that we can work with!

Once again...an affiliate program FULLY simplified to it's basic component does nothing more than store a UNIQUE characteristic of an affiliate and associate that characteristic with the sale or lead.

-------------------FACT! At this point I am just going to tell you what you should do to make a personalized link.

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You can spend the next few hours thinking about it and how it works, but you can also just accept it as a fact and move on (which I strongly recommend)

Adding a piece of information or characteristic to a link is done with a `variable name" followed by the characteristic.

This variable can be anything. In this example I will just use "x" but I could have chosen anything like a,b,c,d,hop, key, seed... whatever variable name you want.

You can simply add the characteristic and variable after your link with

?variablename=characteristic In my example: ?x=characteristic

Assume the link to your page is: http://www.page.com

Then the personalized link would look like: http://www.page.com?x=characteristic

And in our particular case: http://www.prelaunchpage.com?x=emailaddress

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Let's assume that the email address of `Person 1` is: [email protected] Then the personalized link in our particular case for Person 1 would look like: http://[email protected]

---------------------------Now, let's assume that the email address of Person 1 isn't [email protected], but [email protected] Then the personalized link in our particular case for Person 1 would have been: http://[email protected]

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Once again, this is just a way for you to create personalized links. It's nothing scary. Nothing happens to the link except for the fact you pass some information through it. Here try: http://ww.timbekker.com

and http://[email protected]

See? It still opens the same site, but the second time you just see the longer link in your browser.

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Side Technique 2: Introducing the PHP Echo Function

It's a very simple and easy to understand code that you can simply copy and paste in your pages.

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With the PHP echo code you can automatically insert keywords in your page from a link

How does it work? You paste a simple line of code into your pages. This code pulls keywords from your link and prints those keywords in the place where you put your PHP ECHO code:

<?php echo str_replace('-', ' ', $_GET['x'])?>

ONCE AGAIN, you only have to copy and paste this code into your page source content. Just as it is. You don't have to alter anything

This line of code gets the keywords from your link after the parameter named "x"

If the personalized link in your browser looks like: http://[email protected]

And your page source displays this content:

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Dear Customer

Your can login with your email: <?php echo str_replace('-', ' ', $_GET['x'])?> And your password!

Your actual page content shows: Dear Customer

Your can login with your email: [email protected] And your password!

The PHP echo code gets the keyword [email protected] from the variable named "x" in your link!

Let's have a look at another example:

If the http://[email protected]

personalized link in your browser looks like:

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Your actual page content will look like this:

-----------------------------Dear Customer

Your can login with your email: [email protected] And your password! ------------------------------

Setting up the PHP Echo function:

Add the PHP echo code to your pages: <?php echo str_replace('-', ' ', $_GET['x'])?> Be sure to save your pages as .PHP files (.php) and not as html files (.html). Otherwise it won't work! Simply edit the source code of your page using Notepad, then save as, and make sure the save as type is "All Files (*,*)" and name the file [filename].php

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Please read this information about the PHP ECHO Function a few times, because it's really important to understand this function.

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We are going to use it many times with many different techniques. All you need to know is. When you want to call (READ: get) and print keywords from a variable you used in your link, just simply copy and paste this line in your page source code:

<?php echo str_replace('-', ' ', $_GET['x'])?>

...where you want the variable to appear.

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Bonus Technique: PHP for Wordpress

If you want to use the PHP Echo techniques with your Wordpress blog, just follow the following steps. Click on `Plugins' in the left sidebar, then click Add New and search for and install the Allow PHP in Posts and Pages Plugin.

After installing and activating the plugin, just wrap your PHP code around [php] and [/php]. Your PHP Echo code will look like this: [php] <?php echo str_replace('-', ' ', $_GET['x'])?> [/php]

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