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Clickbank Vendors Two Simple Ways You Can Help Affiliates Protect Their Sales

Clickbank Vendors: Two Simple Ways You Can Help Affiliates Protect Their Sales.   by John Hocking

1) How To Remove Your Affiliates Clickbank Id From The

As a merchant, you can hide the clickbank affiliate id for
your affiliates by creating a redirect page and pointing
your default hoplink to the redirect.

When some uses your hoplink, the cookie will be
set and they will land on your redirect page.

The redirect will send them to your domain without adding
the ?hop= information. The cookie is already set and does
not need to be shown.

This will help protect your affiliates commission and give
your site a more professional appearance.

In the code examples below, you will need to replace [ and
] with less then and greater then symbols.

Create a file called hoplink.php

Add the following code


Upload hoplink.php to the root of your domain.

Login into your clickbank account.
Click to view or modify your account settings.
Click to modify your account.

Under Business Info, change the url of your website to be

Click on save changes.

Now when a visitor clicks on a hoplink, it appears that
they came directly to your site and the affiliate's id is
no longer exposed. For this technique to be completely
effective, the affiliate needs to cloak the hoplink as

2) How to Cloak Your Clickbank Vendor Id Using PHP

Most clickbank affiliate theft is caused by the fact that
is easy to rebuild a hoplink and get credit for your own
purchase. All you really need to know is the vendor id.

All you have to do is look at the source code of a typical
sales link and you will see the vendor id.

For example:

To rebuild the hoplink you simply use

Now when you click on the hoplink and the original
affiliate has lost a sale.

As you can see, without knowing the vendor id, you can not
successfully rebuild the hoplink and the affiliates sale
would be protected.

Below is an example of how to do this in PHP.

You will need to replace [ and ] with less then and greater
then symbols.

Create a file called order.php

Add the following code




Just replace YourVendorID with your Clickbank ID
Replace 1 with your product number
Replace Product_Description with your Product Description

Upload order.php into the same folder as your sales page.

Now link to order.php instead of using the raw order link
and your Vendor ID is never exposed

This will make it very hard for affiliates to rob other
affiliates of their commissions.

I encourage you to make these simple changes to protect the
commissions of your affiliates.

About Author John Hocking :

John Hocking created,A resource site for those looking for information oncreating and marketing ebooks. You will find hundreds of articles, ebook reviews and resource links.

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