Is Clickbank's Tier Mode actually working?

Last Update: Apr 28, 2013

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If you promote Clickbank products, for sure you know since November 2012 they implemented a new Tier Mode. This new feature categorizes your account according to the number of estimated refunds you have and also estimated chargebacks. The problem is that you can get penalized as a vendor or an affiliate and if you have a very negative feedback they can close your account.

The thing is, they have it active since they first started, but now I don't see the "quality points" nowhere. According to the Tier you are in, you can gain, maintain or lose points per day. You started with 100 points and your account could go up, maintain, or go down, and if it reaches 0 points, your account gets suspended and possibly deleted.

Well, I was on the red, then orange, yellow and for some time on the green, now I'm back on orange again with 23,50% refund rate...

Does this feature can really harm us as an affiliate or is it on a "standby" mode or whatever?

Any thoughts on this?

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Pedro Sousa, Sir, if you could email me , and pass on a little of your knowledge about how you sold clickbank products to get checks from them, i'd be so grateful. I have tried for years, nothing.please help! ryan

That is what you will learn here, take action on the training here. It all starts with a niche website...then you want content and traffic...once you have traffic, the sky is the limit.

Don't worry nathaniell click bank is only one affiliate program on the net, many others one I use quite a bit is Allan Gardiens program plus you don't need to wait for a 14 days to get paid, his payments go straight into your paypal account the moment you get a sale. go check it out www.associatedprograms.com

I got all the way up to purple when it first came out in Jan, but have quickly decreased to Orange, which is borderline warning (20% refund rate). It puts me in a tough position because I don't really use it that much, but I do make a tiny bit of money off of it. I basically have to scrap my old sites for fear of getting banned from Clickbank, or revamp everything for a small amount of money.

I won't be that worried if they close my Clickbank account, so I'll just ride it the way it is for now. If you get a large portion of your commissions from CB, then you might want to consider rewriting content to be less advertisey, put fewer links, and make sure you know EXACTLY what they product delivers to give your referrals a good idea of what they can expect before they buy.

I have some products that I promote with CB and so far so good as I say. I won't try a new product until it has really proven itself. I like gravity at least minimum 100. I will see how this goes too as I have so far been in doing good. I also read Kyle's comment and agree with that too! This may come back to bite them.

I think it is Clickbank's acknowledgement that a high percentage of the products on their network, and some of the best sellers were absolute scams...in particular in the make money niche.

I am not a fan of what Clickbank has been doing, they are basically cannabalizing their top programs over there (albeit some of the more scam based verticals) by offering "paid" training. Clickbank is becoming that distasteful guru that we all love to hate and I think they have their principles backwards in many cases.

They are starting to sell out lots of folks in an effort to make more money which I think is going to come back to bite them in the longer term.

If there is a problem, scam products, then isn't it better to clean house now? Especially if the future is a choice between selling scammy products or a company to be proud of?

Yeah, I think it was the right move for them to do this, but unfortunately there was one big massive ulterior motive (outside of the quality customer experience), MONEY. When money becomes the end goal, the product tends to suffer and that is what I see happening over a clickbank. If you have tried to use their system lately as an "affiliate' you will realize what I mean about this.

Hey Kyle, now that I have your attention. Got any wisdom to share about writing and copywriting? .

Yeah, offer a quality experience for your readers and you don't have to worry about any "process" or any "rules". If you can help people do something by showing them how to do it, the money part will take care of itself.

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