ClickBank is an Affiliate Marketing Program for Affiliates, Webmasters, Web Publishers and maintained by Click Sales, Inc.
More than 10,000 online businesses and over 100,000 affiliates use ClickBank to achieve high success rates in the distribution of what they are selling online, with software and eBooks as the most popular purchases. Affiliates can just add any of the ClickBank merchandises or services to their ads or websites and earn commission that can reach up to 75% of sales. They can also increase their revenues as a reseller when they refer other online merchants and affiliates to ClickBank .
As one of the best affiliate marketing firm, ClickBank not only succeeds in offering a wide selection of merchants that registered affiliates can promote, but also deliver a large smorgasbord of functional and practical user friendly features that include the following:
- Free membership as a ClickBank affiliate
- Advertising opportunities and attractive commission rates.
- Facility to promote products and services in four languages (French, German, Spanish, and English), a facility that is not offered in most other ad network or affiliate marketing companies.
- Accepts payments in 13 different currencies enabling affiliates to promote their products and services in virtually every country around the world.
- Weekly or bi-weekly payments every Wednesday once an account has accumulated sales with more than five different credit card numbers, excluding PayPal.
- Standard and advanced search filters when looking for generic or specific products and services
Registered site users can get snapshot reports on a daily as well as weekly basis right from their account home page. They can click and open the “reporting” tab which will bring them to a page with direct links to several reporting options. These reports are generated to focus on shipping, transactions, paychecks, and statistical analytics for sales, refunds, hops, etc. In addition, users can opt for “transaction” and “home” where you get detailed statistics over period of time you can specify. These stats are updated in near real-time with just a two-minute delay, allowing affiliates to view the progress of their accounts and receive updated statistical reports anytime.
One of ClickBank’s practical features is its HopAd Builder which gives you the tools to create the advertisement for ClickBank products that you plan to promote on your own website. Clicking on HopAd brings you to a page where you can buy the product and then receive commission for each purchase your customer makes up to 60 days after having clicked your HopAd.
Customizing ClickBank searches is easy when looking for the right information you need. You can specify categories filtered from high to low or in reverse, by popularity, average price per sale, future sale price, average per sale percentages, and commission on sales, to mention some. You can also search by product type, category, language and billing type. Advanced search filters can be made by shippable media or an up-sell product; by language, by billing type, vendor activation date, before or after a specified date or vendor spotlight, to mention some.
User support can be requested through its Help Center which you can access in the site’s “Contact Us” section. You get dedicated account managers for the top 100 affiliates or, if you’re not one of them, regular customer rep. The Help Center page have links to FAQ pages that help affiliates, vendors and users, complete with subcategories of topics that include resources, tools, guides and basic help. There’s just one drawback. Their customer support can only be accomplished through email and the support team can be sluggish in responding and often less than helpful. We had the rather unpleasant experience of going through one who disregarded our questions, directing us instead to get our answers from the Help Center’s FAQ page. Now, would we be looking to emailing them if we got the answers from their FAQ already? This indicates Clickbank is not exactly keen on keeping its customers happy.