You Are Wasting You Adword Money
Now this is a tip if you are using any kind of PPC (Adwords, Overture) to promote any product offered via ClickBank or any affiliate program that uses PayPal for payment processing.
If you don’t know this already, ClickBank and Paypal does not accept payment from everybody.
They only accept payments from certain countries. And they can do that by identifying the IP address of the buyer.
For example, me, living in Malaysia, I cannot buy anything that is offered through ClickBank. – I hate it!
So the tip is this. Whenever you are promoting anything from ClickBank, use geographical targeting to reduce costs. Just select the countries that can buy the the product.
For example, if you are promoting the Super Affiliate Handbook (by Rosalind Gardner) with Adwords, don’t include Malaysia in the regional targeting.
If I happens to come by your ad on Google, and I think that it’s interesting, I click on it – that just costs you .20 (maybe). And when I get there, however interested I am with the product, I can’t buy it.
And maybe I could contact the merchant. And the merchant arranged an alternative payment via StormPay or MoneyBooker. But that will not be tracked with ClickBank … you just did favour for your merchant. Well … so generous of you.
.20 just went down the toilet. And 50% commission lost.
You can avoid that loss if you had not selected ‘All Countries’ in your geographical targeting.
So what I am suggesting is for you to only show your ad to these few countries using the geographical targeting. Of course selecting the countries will takes time. But you could save a lot this way.
To make it easier for you, I have a list of countries that ClickBank do accept payments from. And there’s another list for Paypal as well.
Antigua & Barbuda
Bosnia & Herzegovina
Isle Of Man
Papua New Guinea
Sao Tome & Principe
St Kitts & Nevis
St Pierre & Miquelon
St Vincent & Grenadines
Svalbard & Jan Mayen Is
Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Is
United Kingdom (Gb)
Virgin Is (Gb)
Wallis & Futuna Is