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February 3, 2014

Bitcoin - Is A Hard Crash Inevitable?

Category: Internet Marketing — Answers 2000 @ 4:51 pm

There is a lot of media hype about Bitcoin, a type of peer-to-peer virtual currency at the moment.

Most of this hype has been driven by the fact that the market price for Bitcoins has risen from about $10 to about $1,000 in about the last year (or is it the hype which has caused the price rise?). Some people have made a lot of money during this price rise, and although there have been a few serious hiccups during the price rise - some people think there is potential from making more money by speculating Bitcoin will rise further still.

I don’t think that I have nearly enough information to give an opinion about whether Bitcoin’s price will rise further, but I am going to make a prediction about Bitcoin’s future - one that Bitcoin fans aren’t going to like - I believe that a hard-crash is pretty much inevitable. In the past, during its rise in price, Bitcoin’s had some incredible price crashes - down by 30% or 50% in a day - but I’m talking about a price crash back down to virtually zero per coin.

First off though, I can clearly see that there is a significant innovation in the design of Bitcoin - one that many of Bitcoin’s critics fail to recognize. Bitcoin is the first peer-to-peer system for managing relationships of trust between multiple parties - this is the part of Bitcoin’s design that acts as a distributed ledger keeping track of everybody’s Bitcoins, and not allowing any party to cheat. (Previously attempts at digital currencies required one trusted party to act as a banker).

Peer-to-peer systems for managing a relationships of trust could well be economically important - and I think they almost certainly will be economically important to some extent (although I don’t know whether they will be a small niche or a huge) - but that actually has virtually nothing to do with with whether the “coins” used in Bitcoin’s network have any real value.

The fact is Bitcoin has no exclusive ownership of the peer-to-peer network of trust idea, and anybody can use the same idea to setup their own similar network for any purpose - whether it it be a digital currency (known as a “crypto-currency”) or anything else they might want. In fact, dozens, if not hundreds, of other groups already have already set up their own rival crypto currencies based on this same idea - and of course each of these other groups, have their own types of digital coins.

In summary, digital coins aren’t valuable, because there is no real barrier to entry to creating or “finding” as many as you want.

To give an analogy, if somebody in the 70s had said “this silicon chip thing looks like a valuable innovation”, then of course they would have been right. But if they had then gone out and bought as much silicon as they can, expecting it to appreciate in long-term value - they would have fundamentally missed the point. Sand (silicon oxide) didn’t become more valuable as a result of the rise of the computer industry - because we could easily dig more sand up from the ground whenever needed.

Likewise crypto-coins aren’t in my opinion going to get more valuable even if the peer-to-peer networks of trust become a really important industry. The fact is that we can always create more crypto-coins whenever needed (yes the other coins won’t be Bitcoins, but I doubt that matters in the long run, as they are perfectly good substitutes - being able to perform the same function but more cheaply).

Bitcoin’s price rise reminds me of beanie babies. Back then there were people saying “but they are only going to make 10,000 purple pandas*“, just like there are people today saying “they are only going to make 21 million Bitcoins”. The purple pandas went down in value, because everybody apart from beanie baby speculators realised that other brands of cuddly toy were perfectly good and much cheaper substitutes for purple panda beanie babies - and they had a very strong economic incentive to look for substitutes once speculators had driven the beanie baby price up to stupid levels.

Likewise, people who really want to use crypto-currencies (rather than speculate on them), have a strong economic incentive to find a substitute to Bitcoins, now that the price has been driven so high by speculation. And so I predict like beanie babies, and other markets before them, Bitcoin speculators will find out that the prices driven high by pure speculation, can crash to virtually zero at any time.

Of course, none of the above is meant to imply that some people won’t make a lot of money speculating on Bitcoins - I’m sure many will, by entering and leaving the market at the right time….

…This article is just my personal opinion, not intended as investment advice of any form - but if you disagree (or agree and have something interesting to say), please post a comment!



* Sorry if my knowledge of the precise description and numbers of varieties beanie babies is less than encyclopedic, or not even entirely correct, but you get the point.


   

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January 24, 2014

PHP Poll Script Updated - Now Cloud-Safe

Category: Company Announcements, Internet Marketing, Webmasters/Web Design — Answers 2000 @ 9:45 am

We’re pleased to announce an update to our PHP Poll Script. This script allows you to easily adding voting polls (as many different polls as you want) to your websites or blogs, and display the results of users voting as beautiful graphics - bar charts, pie, charts, etc. The new version of the script is now fully-compatible with both traditional web hosts and the increasing popular cloud-based web hosting services that many people are now adopting.

Here’s an example poll voting form (they can be customized):

An Example Poll:
What is your favorite sport?
Baseball
Cricket
Football
Hockey
Rugby
Soccer
Tennis
Other

Here are some examples of how the script can display the results of voting - note: as bar charts, pie charts, or both:


PHP Poll Script - Example Bar and Pie Charts

PHP Poll Script - Example Bar Chart

PHP Poll Script - Example Pie Chart

Here’s a video of demonstrating how easy the script is to use:

PHP Poll Script Video Demo:

To learn more or get your own copy of our PHP script, please click here.


   

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January 20, 2014

Top Site PHP Script Updated - Now Fully Cloud Hosting Compatible

Category: Company Announcements, Internet Marketing, Webmasters/Web Design — Answers 2000 @ 4:38 pm

We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of our PHP Top Site Script. This is a powerful script that you can install on your web site, and which you can use to get other webmasters to send you free traffic - yes it really works!

The new version, 4.00 of our Top Site script is now fully compatible with both regular web hosting environments (including dedicated servers, shared servers, and virtual servers), and with cloud-hosting web services, which are becoming increasingly. popular.

You can see an example of a customer successfully using our top site at www.topprepperwebsites.com/.

To find out more about starting your own top site - or to get the script - please click here.


   

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October 19, 2013

I’m not making this stuff up: More on the “Evaluating Internet Business Opportunities - Infographic”

Category: Internet Marketing — Answers 2000 @ 10:44 am

A while ago, I posted an infographic and a blog post about how to evaluate internet business opportunities… at least the kind of criteria that I would use myself.

I received some negative comments on Facebook and elsewhere suggesting the infographic was biased against MLMs. I’m not biased against MLMs in general - while I have no interest in participating in them - if other people find legitimate MLMs to be a good model (and some apparently do), that is fine with me. My concern however is with illegitimate MLMs - that is MLMs which are disguised pyramid or Ponzi schemes:

  • A pyramid scheme is one which pays participants based on recruiting more participants into the scheme - rather than based on legitimate sales of products to non-participants in the scheme (retail customers).
  • A Ponzi scheme is an fraudulent investment scheme, based on paying returns to earlier investors, using money taken from later investors.

The question is how do you spot these schemes? Here are the criteria that I would use:

  1. Is there a product? If there is not, this is likely indicative of a fraudulent scheme. If there is a product, you should of course do further investigation - having a product by itself is not enough to prove an opportunity is legitimate.
  2. Are the majority of product sales to people outside the business opportunity (retail sales)? If not, this suggests the opportunity may simply be a disguised pyramid scheme.
  3. Are you being offered investments returns (being given a return for simply depositing money, and then taking little or no action of your own)? If yes, the opportunity should be registered with the relevant authorities (like the SEC in the United States) - and if not registered, maybe a unregistered security and/or Ponzi scheme.

I’m not a lawyer, nor an expert on this stuff, but neither am I making this stuff up!

Here’s what the FTC says: "Not all multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. If the money you make is based on your sales to the public, it may be a legitimate multilevel marketing plan. If the money you make is based on the number of people you recruit and your sales to them, it’s not. It’s a pyramid scheme. Pyramid schemes are illegal, and the vast majority of participants lose money."

Here’s what the SEC says: "some MLM programs are actually pyramid schemes — a type of fraud in which participants profit almost exclusively through recruiting other people to participate in the program." … "beware of these hallmarks of a pyramid scheme:" … "No demonstrated revenue from retail sales. Ask to see documents, such as financial statements audited by a certified public accountant (CPA), showing that the MLM company generates revenue from selling its products or services to people outside the program."


   

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August 25, 2013

Nearly Thirty Years of ClickBank Experience in one Podcast!

Disclosure: Our company is a ClickBank vendor and affiliate. We may earn a commission if you buy one of the products mentioned in this blog/podcast post, or if you join ClickBank as a vendor.

If you’re looking to start or expand your ClickBank business, whether as a vendor or an affiliate, you will want to check out this new free Podcast, by ClickScoop.com, which features Sunil Tanna (me!) and ClickScoop host Miles Baker. Both of us have been with ClickBank for more than 14 years - in total that’s nearly 30 years of ClickBank experience! In this PodCast, we discuss lots of issues and ideas for powering up a successful ClickBank business. Check out the new free ClickScoop PodCast.


Here are some other articles that you might like if you are a ClickBank vendor: Here are some other articles that you might like if you are a ClickBank affiliate:
   

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August 21, 2013

Evaluating Internet Business Opportunities - Infographic

Category: Internet Marketing — Answers 2000 @ 8:41 pm

Disclosure: Our company is a ClickBank vendor and affiliate. We may earn a commission if you buy one of the products mentioned in this blog post, or if you join ClickBank as a vendor.

Being involved in Internet business myself, supplying products that are used by a lot of other businesses (like Activ E-Book Compiler, our ClickBank tools, and our PHP Scripts for Webmasters), and simply participating in online business forums, I tend to receive a lot of questions about what is and isn’t a good Internet business opportunity. Before embarking on a new business venture: you should always do your own research, get professional advice, and take into account that many businesses fail with financial losses - but here are a few thoughts that I thought I would share.

For me, the two preferred ways of making money on the Internet are:

  1. To create my own products and sell them (via ClickBank for example)
  2. Or to participate in free-to-join affiliate programs where money comes from sales commission on products sales (for example sales commissions on products sold by Amazon), or simply from referring traffic/leads to a company.

However, I do realize this is not for everybody. Some people, for example, are looking for something closer to a traditional retail business, where they buy goods from a supplier and then sell them on at a profit. Additionally, a lot of people are looking for a shortcut way to make money - a “done for you system” or a “business in a box”. The problem however is that these types of businesses often require that you spend money to join - and as a result there is a good chance of being scammed by a pyramid schemes, Ponzi schemes or other types of fraud.

Here’s a chart I put together which may be of some help. It shows how I would begin to evaluate an opportunity. Simply start at the START, and keep going until you reach a red box or a green box.

  • If you finish on a red box: All I can say is that I personally would NOT participate in any such an “opportunity”. You are of course free to make your own judgement, but I recommend you do extra careful research, asking serious questions, and getting advice before you consider proceeding.
  • If you finish on a green box: The opportunity is not an obvious fraud - but of course you still should do due diligence, take sensible precautions, do research, and get any necessary professional advice. Remember just because an opportunity isn’t an obvious fraud, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it can’t still be a more subtle fraud, or just a poor/unprofitable opportunity.

Please note: (1) I am not a lawyer, financial advisor/professional. This is just my own personal opinion of how to evaluate business opportunities - using my own personal criteria! (2) This chart is not intended as a comment on any particular business, business opportunity, or program.

Here is the chart:

If you wish to put a copy of this chart on your blog or eBook, you are welcome provided the same page contains a clearly visible clickable link to this blog post at URL: http://blog.ans2000.com/2013/08/21/evaluating-internet-business-opportunities-infographic/

If putting the graphic on a website or blog, you could use this HTML code for example:


   

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August 16, 2013

Your First ClickBank Product Has Been Approved - Now What?

Disclosure: Our company is a ClickBank vendor and affiliate. We may earn a commission if you buy one of the products mentioned in this blog post, or if you join ClickBank as a vendor.

If you have written an eBook, or created another product, gone through the process of setting up a ClickBank vendor account, the question soon arises what to do next? Some people expect that they can just sit back and wait for the money to roll-in, but this rarely happens…

Our company has been with ClickBank for over 14 years, and sold all kinds of different products through their system. The fact is that in all that time, our direct sales have always been vastly more than all my affiliates combined - so the first thing that I would say: You’ve got to do your own marketing.

Some people say that affiliates will find and promote your website if your products are any good. My our experience says otherwise. I simply don’t believe it’s true “affiliates will find you if you’re good”. They may, but they don’t always - we’ve sold thousands and thousands of products, to a highly satisfied customer base, but affiliate-driven sales have always been a small part of our total sales.

I suspect that the same applies for other vendors too. Yes there are some poor quality vendors listed with ClickBank, but there are also tons of really good vendors (look beyond the Internet marketing categories), sometimes selling lots directly or through 1 or 2 affiliates, who fly under most affiliates’ radar because they never reach a critical mass of “gravity”, etc.

Let’s be honest though, from a vendor’s point of view, while it would be nice if affiliates drove tons oif sales, you don’t have to make it that important. A vendor’s real goal is to make sales, and there’s lots of ways to do that - it doesn’t have to be from affiliate traffic.

Some here are the things that I would suggest a new vendor do:

1. Promote your website to drive sales

2. Protect your ClickBank product against Thank You Page and Download theft, as much as you reasonably can without annoying legitimate customers.

Yes, there are some hardcore pirates who will never buy - but these aren’t the people you are interested in. There are plenty more people who will pirate if it’s easy to pirate, but will buy otherwise.

And doing this doesn’t have to be hard - it can be easy for - and completely transparent to your customers - if you use, CB Thank You Page Protector to do this for you.

3. Email every new customer after every sale to (a) say thank you, (b) give them your contact details again, (c) remind them what they’ve bought, (d) remind them that you’re a real person, (e) remind them how the charge will show on their billing statement, and (f) to start to build a relationship which eventually allow you to sell other products to them.

(a) to (e) will help reduce charge-backs and refunds, sometimes drastically so.

(f) will add to your bottom line.

And for the record, you can automate these emails using CB Thank You Page Protector.

4. Always work on improving your conversion rate, presentation, etc. Ideally, you should use split-testing, as shown in the video below, to fine tune your pitch pages so as to maximize conversions.

5. Did I say, promote your website to drive sales….


Here are some other articles that you might like if you are a ClickBank vendor: Here are some other articles that you might like if you are a ClickBank affiliate:
   

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Using Social Proof to Increase ClickBank Sales

Category: Internet Marketing, ClickBank — Answers 2000 @ 3:57 pm

Disclosure: Our company is a ClickBank vendor and affiliate. We may earn a commission if you buy one of the products mentioned in this blog post, or if you join ClickBank as a vendor.

People have been seriously studying human behavior for many decades now. One of the the surprising things about human behavior is that we don’t make decisions in a rational way - in fact, our brains don’t work anything like the way we think that they do. There are lots of subtle queues that we take from our environment and which we use to help us make decisions.

Of course, when this kind of phenomenon came to light, businesses were keen to exploit it, so for example you may have heard of some business “priming” customers using colors, smells, or sounds. For example, supermarkets have found that playing German background music tends to increase sales of German wines, and playing French background music tends to increase sales of French wines.

Another factor that people tend to take into account when making buying decisions is what other people do: if we are uncertain, we look at what other people are doing, and tend to assume that they are making the correct decision. Although, this can often be a fairly sensible strategy, people often follow it without even being aware of it. If lots of other people are ordering the special in a restaurant, there’s a good chance that it tastes pretty good, and conversely if nobody else is ordering the special, we might expect it not to be the greatest dish that we are ever likely to eat.

Online however the situation is different, when we look for “social proof” of this type, we can’t always find it: we simply don’t know what other people visiting a website are doing. If we (or any other prospect) could see that other people are buying the same product, we might have more confidence about choosing to buy ourselves.

So my conclusion is that a merchant or seller, wishing to increase their sales and improve their conversion rate of visitors into customers, could do so, if he could find a way to give that “social proof” to potential customers.

Well, the good news is, it turns out that at least as far as ClickBank vendors are concerned, there is now a way to offer this social proof. It’s based around a clever product by ClickBank veteran, Miles Baker, and is called VeriPurchase.

Here’s how it works, you sign up for VeriPurchase (just $1 for the first 14 days), and then in their member’s area you use the menus to pick your preferred colors/design for a VeriPurchase widget. You then insert the widget into your website by simply copying and pasting a couple of lines of code - no complicated technical stuff. After that - instant social proof! VeriPurchase displays on your website a scrolling list of your recent customers, including names (shortened) and country of residence.

Why is this important?

Firstly, as mentioned, it’s a queue to potential customers that other people are buying, and we tend to mimic other people’s behavior when making our own decisions.

Secondly, the VeriPurchase widget is clearly provided by an independent and neutral third party, which means that customers can trust the information it provides - it’s not as if the vendor themselves is making claims about other customers - instead there is live social proof right there in the vendor’s web page.

So how do you use it? The best answer is to place in a prominent position in your sales letter or pitch page, when you need the customer to make a decision - for example, adjacent to the Buy Now button (incidentally you can get some great ClickBank Buy Now buttons, here).

Does it work? Well top ClickBank vendors like Earth4Energy and Fast Loss Factor report great results using VeriPurchase, so it definitely can work. Of course, as with anything like this, there’s no guarantee it will work for you - you need to try it out for yourself, and see if it works for you - but since you can try out VeriPurchase for two weeks for just $1, there is really no risk in giving it a go.

P.S. Here’s what some VeriPurchase widgets look like (the real widgets are even more effective since they are animated - these are just static screenshots). This widget is showing all the people who recently signed up for the VeriPurchase service. Makes you want to sign-up for VeriPurchase yourself, doesn’t it? Likewise if you add VeriPurchase to your site, showing proof of your sales, it can help convince more of your potential customers to buy.

VeriPurchase


Here are some other articles that you might like if you are a ClickBank vendor: Here are some other articles that you might like if you are a ClickBank affiliate:
   

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August 1, 2013

Multiple Landing Pages for ClickBank Vendors

Disclosure: Our company is a ClickBank vendor and affiliate. We may earn a commission if you buy one of our products, or if you join ClickBank as a vendor.

One of the coolest things about selling digital products via ClickBank as a vendor, is that after you get your account activated (US $49.95 activation fee for ClickBank DIY), you can sell multiple products - up to 500 different products - using a single ClickBank account. Additionally, you can benefit from traffic provided by ClickBank affiliates, by offering them a commission for each sale - and ClickBank deals with all the hassle of tracking and paying affiliates. However, ClickBank has one limitation - normally you only get 1 single landing page for all your products and affiliates - although fortunately, there are ways around it.

First of all, before telling you the solution, let me explain why this is an issue:

  • Imagine for example, you are selling several different eBooks from your ClickBank account. For example, you might specialize in writing books about home improvement, so you might have written books about bathrooms, kitchens, decorating, landscape gardening etc., Now, the best way for affiliates to promote these eBooks is to write reviews and articles on each topic - and try to drive sales of the corresponding eBook. However, since ClickBank normally only allows one landing page for your entire account, every visitor would instead be sent to the front page of your store, and must then find their own way to the appropriate eBook - of course many visitors will get lost, get distracted, lose interest, etc., - resulting in much poorer sales than could otherwise have been the case.
  • It gets even worse if the products you want to sell are not closely related. There is no reason why you might not to sell, for example, home improvement eBooks, and also eBooks about fitness, and also perhaps eBooks about pet care. The problem however is that if affiliates can not directly promote specific eBooks in your catalog, and must instead link to the front page of a general store, it is virtually impossible for them to promote your products effectively.
  • Finally, there are also situations where one product can appeal to multiple audiences, and you would like to have sales letters (pitch pages) suitable for each audience. For example, imagine you have written a book about eating a healthy diet. In that case, you would probably want to use a different sales letter, depending on whether the reader is a young woman, a new mother, a middle-aged man, etc. And in this event, if you would like your affiliates to be able to link to the best sales letter for them - the affiliate who owns a parenting forum, can link to the new mother’s version of the sales letter, and the affiliate who owns a site about Twilight, might like to the young woman’s version of the sales letter, etc.

So what is the solution to this problem?

One option is to open another ClickBank vendor account for each product that you want to sell. The problem with this, is that each account has a separate activation fee, you will find you get paid less frequently (because it is harder to hit minimums and customer distribution requirements), may end-up paying more in operating fees to ClickBank (for example check issuing fees, and dormant account fees if one of your products is selling slowly), and the whole thing is a lot harder to manage.

The alternative solution that our company has developed is called CBMultiLink. It lets you offer multiple landing pages to your affiliates, but using a single ClickBank account - saving you hassle and money.

As well as this CBMultiLink also provides a free link generator and link cloaking to your affiliates, helps you increase your account’s ClickBank gravity (which helps you recruit more affiliates and get more sales), and is dead easy to set up.

Here’s a video explaining CBMultiLink in more detail:


Here are some other articles that you might like if you are a ClickBank vendor: Here are some other articles that you might like if you are a ClickBank affiliate:
   

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July 31, 2013

Why you need to secure your ClickBank Thank You Page

Category: Internet Marketing, Webmasters/Web Design, ClickBank — Answers 2000 @ 4:58 pm

Disclosure: Our company is a ClickBank vendor and affiliate. We may earn a commission if you buy one of our products, or one of the third party products/services mentioned in the article, including if you join ClickBank as a vendor.

My previous article ClickBank Thank You Page Protection Made Easy prompted a number of questions - what is a ClickBank Thank You page, and why do you need to protect it?

So, in this article, I’ll try and address that, and explain from the beginning… (note: a slightly different, shorter and less detailed version of this article has also been posted to EzineArticles under my name, Sunil Tanna).

Okay, first question: What is ClickBank?

Basically ClickBank is a retailer of digital products delivered via the Internet, for example eBooks and software, delivered to customers a download. You have two main options for joining ClickBank:

  1. Firstly, you can join ClickBank as an affiliate. Joining as an affiliate allows you to help sell other people’s products (by linking to them) and earn a commission.
  2. Alternatively, you can join ClickBank as a vendor. As a vendor, you can still earn affiliate commissions, but in addition, you can list your own digital products for sale.

Traditionally these were the only two options in ClickBank, but in early 2013, ClickBank added two sub-options within each category:

  • The Affiliate option was split into “ClickBank for Affiliates” (the same as ClickBank’s traditional system and free to join), and ClickBank Audience Builder, which for a monthly fee added a web hosting service and an autoresponder.
  • The Vendor option was split into “ClickBank DIY” (the same as ClickBank’s traditional system and based around running your own website), and ClickBank Powered, in which ClickBank hosts the sales site for you in return for a monthly fee.

I can’t really say how many people are using Powered by ClickBank - we are using ClickBank DIY ourselves, and so is every other vendor site that I have so far seen… so the rest of this article is about ClickBank DIY:

Anyway, if you are a ClickBank DIY vendor selling a product through ClickBank’s system, one of the issues that you should carefully think about is thank you page security. The reason for this, is that if you do not, others may take advantage of weaknesses in your security to download or share your product without authorization – which will cut into your sales and profits.

Some people say that you should not worry about piracy, since pirates would never buy your product anyway. My own personal experience and opinion differs however. I believe that there are of course some hardcore pirates who would never pay (and correspondingly there are many honest people who will always for a legitimate copy of product), but I also believe that there are many people in the middle – people who will pirate if piracy is convenient and easy, but who would pay if that is a better alternative.

Basically the way that ClickBank’s vendor system (after ClickBank’s recent changes, this is now known as “ClickBank DIY”) works is quite simple:

  1. The prospective customer visits a “Pitch Page” on your website that describes your product.
  2. When they are ready to buy, the customer clicks the payment link on the pitch page.
  3. The customer is then directed to ClickBank’s secure order form (ClickBank acts as the retailer for the product)
  4. After the customer pays through the secure order form, they are then sent back to a page on your website, known as your “Thank You Page”, where you can thank the customer for purchasing the product, and offer them instructions for downloading.

The beauty of this system is that it is very easy to set up and get started – even relatively inexperienced webmasters can set up a product sales site with just a few hours work. However, the weakness of following the simple and naive approach to setting up in this way is that the Thank You Page URL (used in step 4) is basically the same for everybody. This means the URL of the Thank You page can be shared without your permission!

You might find the Thank You URL getting emailed around between friends wanting to download your product, posted on black hat forums, and even getting indexed by search engines. In the latter case, people finding your site in a search engine, might even end-up going to your Thank You page and downloading your product without even realizing that they were supposed to pay! ClickBank suggests adding noindex metatag to the Thank You page which may help a bit in the case of those search engines which pay attention to metatags (not all of them), but you need to do quite a bit more if you want to stop the other kinds of sharing.

There is a solution: to use a script on your server which generates a unique Thank You Page for each customer. The purpose of this is that access to that Thank You Page is limited – so that after the customer has finished using it, that particular Thank You Page can’t be used again and again by other people to access the same product(s) without permission.

There are quite a few scripts on the market you could use for this purpose, including DLGuard, EasyClickGuard, Linklok for ClickBank, as well as our own (new) CB Thank You Page Protector.

Of course, it’s up to you which script you choose but I’m going to urge you to seriously consider CB Thank You Page Protector for a few reasons:

  1. We are cheaper than our competitors
  2. We believe that we are better than our competitors

Firstly, and for a lot of people the most important reason why we are better is that CB Thank You Page Protector is incredibly easy to setup. Use your web host’s control panel to make a new email address/mailbox on your site, upload our script files, and then follow the instructions. We even tell you how to set up your ClickBank account! It is really is that easy - watch the video and see yourself! Unlike our competitors, you don’t need to mess around with text files, creating databases, etc., etc.,

Secondly, we don’t just protect your thank you pages, but also protect the downloadable files (ZIP files, EXE files, PDF files, etc.) linked from your Thank You Page. This is so people can’t bypass the Thank You page and link directly to the downloads on your server.

All of this is (of course) completely transparent to your legitimate customers – we fully understand that a security solution that causes them difficulty is the last thing that you want!

In fact, we’ve gone even further: We’ve created a Thank You Page solution, which actually enhances your customer’s experience, and can even help you reduce refunds and charge-backs:

  1. It will let you, the vendor, to design your Thank You Page to look exactly how you want it – so that you can offer your customers the best experience possible (rather than making you use only pre-made templates, etc.).
  2. It will allow you to generate a personalized Thank You Page for each of your customers containing their information – such as their name, the time they purchased, their receipt number, etc.
  3. It will allow you to set up automatic Thank You emails to your customers – again written by you, in your own words, but personalized for each customer. You can use these emails to thank the customer for their purchase, tell them about your other offerings and products, give them your contact details in case of problems, and remind them of their receipt number and how the charge will show on their billing statement. These kinds of simple enhancement to communication can have wonderful effects in terms of improving relationships with your customers and helping to reduce refunds and charge-backs (many customers simply forget what they purchased for example – so a reminder of this type can help).

In summary, taking care of your ClickBank Thank You Pages can make quite a big difference to your ClickBank business selling eBooks or software. Improving security on your Thank You Pages and downloads, can reduce piracy, and increase sales. Moreover, taking care of your legitimate customers, by offering personalized Thank You Pages and thank you email messages, can help reduce refunds and charge-backs, and help you to build relationships with your customers allowing you to sell more of your other products. For this reason, I’d strongly urge you to take a look at CB Thank You Page Protector, I think you will find it more than worth the modest investment required to use it.


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