I posted this as a comment on another blog but realized that it was in depth enough to put on my own blog as infomration that we can all use.
I use clickbank for a few of my products and the way that I use it often is by cloaking the link to clickbank within my review and then when people go to the site they will be going though my referral link. This way I should lose fewer sales by people just getting rid of my Clickbank hop link code.
I have a few bonuses that I offer when people buy a clickbank product through my review page. I will have about 10-15% of the people that buy through my review and up asking for these bonuses but I have had three or so requests over the last three months that did not end up buying through my link. I have three things to think about this.
1. The people are just devious and expect that I will not say no, of course I am going to send them the bonuses anyway even without getting paid, I am a nice guy. 🙂
2. Something is happening to the cookie in the middle.
3. Clickbank is somehow missing my sales.
I have tried to test the clickbank link from my page and at the bottom of the sales page is my referral link. I would love to know what is wrong and why I am losing sales.