08 Apr 10 10:29 pm
Warning: CLICKBANK HIJACKING
Hello guys. Just wanted to give a warning to everyone. I noticed no one has really went into depth or said anything about hijacking people's affiliate commission. I did a search on the forum and didn't find anything about it.
The reason why. I just got 2 sales STOLEN right under me. Luckily I caught it now.
Something you might want to look into if you aren't getting normal sales or any.
I have a PPC campaign running right now and am getting about a 1-2 a week. Just in a the past few days I noticed not getting anything. Then I come to find out my affiliate ID wasn't mine.
I use google analytics. Thank to this I found out! If I wasn't constantly checking stats or just being observant who knows how long this would have gone on. I actually had just thought my campaign wasn't doing good.
Upon a successful order, the clickbank merchant sends the buyer back to my site with a type of "/ORDERSUCCESS...." url.
When seeing this today I new I had a sale but when checking my stats nothing showed. I then looked at my google stats to view the exactly url and saw a different affiliate ID in place of mine!
Anyway. Be aware guys. Just thought I'd share this. After a little research on this, hijacking clickbank id's is a really common thing to do and easy thing for thieves to take. So take in consideration your links.
DO NOT DIRECT LINK such as http://xxxx.xxxxx.hop.clickbank.net/
Use redirect scripts or htaccess redirects
Nothing is 100% secure but worth doing, than doing nothing.
Just thought I'd share this tip.