Templates: affiliate networks

ClickBank

What’s ClickBank?

ClickBank is an e-commerce platform and affiliate marketplace. Basically, it’s the intermediary between the end customer, the product owner, and the affiliate marketer helping connect every party and providing the infrastructure for a smooth transaction online. Click here to learn more about ClickBank.

The guide below dwells on how to integrate RedTrack with ClickBank.

Integrating RedTrack with ClickBank

1. Enable the Instant Notification feature in ClickBank first. To do that:

1.1 login to your ClickBank account -> on the main menu navigate to the section Accounts and press on the active one:

 

1.2 on the top right menu press Vendor Settings -> My Site:

1.3 scroll down to the section Advanced Tools -> press Edit -> Request Access:

1.4 fill out the form, thoroughly review the terms of use and acknowledge that you have read and agreed to them. Once you are done, click the Save Changes & Request API Access button at the bottom of the form:

1.5 Once you’ve agreed to the terms of use and clicked the button Save Change & Request API Access you’ll see a message on the top of your My Site page indicating that your account has been approved for the instant notification feature:

Hint!

Click here to check out more about ClickBank feature Instant Notification URL.

2. Add ClickBank Secret Key to RedTrack. To do that:

2.1 go to My Site -> Advanced Tools -> Edit (the same steps as in 1.2-1.3 of this guide above) -> type in a passphrase that will be referred to as your Secret Key in the Secret Key field and click Save Changes:

Pay attention to the following before creating your Secret Key:

It’s important to save your Secret Key before adding anything else. For more details on requirements for the ClickBank Secret Key creation click here-> scroll down to the part Testing and Enabling Your URL->point 5.

Once you’ve pressed Save changes, keep this window open. You will be accessing it again later to paste the postback URL from RedTrack.

2.2 this phrase (Secret Key) will be used further when integrating ClickBank with RedTrack. Copy the created Secret Key and proceed with step 2.3 below.

2.3  login to your RedTrack account, go to Tools -> Integrations –> Offer sources -> paste your Secret Key, and press Save: 

Important!

Remember to press Save once you’ve added your Secret Key, otherwise, you won’t be able to verify your Postback URL further on.

3. Add the ClickBank template to RedTrack. To do that:

3.1 go to Offer sources  -> New from template –> type in ClickBank to find the template and press Add:

3.2 there is no need to change anything in the template at this point, so just press Save:

Note!

The API key is inserted into the Postback URL of the ClickBank Offer source automatically. If you experience any issues with the current API key, you can generate a new one. To do that go to Tools->Integrations->General->Generate new->Save:

4. Add a ClickBank offer to RedTrack. To do that:

4.1 go to Offers -> New:

4.2 in the pop-up window give your Offer a name-> choose the ClickBank as your Offer source which you’ve added within step 3.1 -> copypaste the offer link to the URL field and remember to add tid={clickid} parameter to the end of the offer URL:

5. Adjust the Postback URL. To do that follow the steps below:

5.1 go to the settings of the ClickBank Offer source added within step 3.2 and copy the Postback URL:

5.2 go to your Clickbank account to paste and verify the Postback URL. To do that:

5.2.1 go to Vendor Settings->My Site > Advanced Tool -> Edit:

5.2.2 paste the Postback URL from step 5.2 to the Instant Notification URL field->select version 7.0-> press TEST IPN:

5.2.3 once the Postback URL has been Verified, press Save changes:

6. If you want to receive conversions from Clickbank, set conversion types and the mapping.

6.1 go to RedTrack->Tools->Conversion tracking->Conversion type and add the needed ClickBank events in the free fields under already prefilled ones:

 

Hint!

Here is the list of ClickBank events which can be added to RedTrack for mapping:

  • Sale – The sale of a standard product or initial sale of a recurring product.
  • Rebill – A rebill for a recurring product.
  • Refund – A refund for a standard or recurring product.
  • Chargeback – A chargeback for a standard or recurring product.
  • Cancel Rebill – The canceling of a recurring product.
  • Un-cancel Rebill – The reversal of a recurring product cancellation by a ClickBank customer service representative.
  • Subscription Change – A product change in an existing subscription.
  • Cart Abandonment – A customer abandoning a cart, if you have the Cart Abandonment feature enabled. (Avaliable in versions 6.0 and later).
  • Test Transactions – Test transactions for the types listed above, or a test of the instant notification feature that you initiate.

For more details on ClickBank events click here->scroll down to the part Overview.

6.2 once you’ve added the needed events go to Tools->Integrations->Offer sources and set the mapping (matching) for these events:

Important!

Leave the Initiate Checkout field empty!

 

Important!

If you do not set the mapping, your Clickbank conversions will not be received.

7. Set the tracking for the Initiate Checkout.

7.1 go to your Clickbank account  -> Vendor settings -> My site -> scroll down to the Integrated sales reporting section-> press Add tracking code:

7.2 choose the type Tracking pixel-> Add:

7.3 paste the postback URL in the Tracking Pixel URL field and in the Track As section select the Seller or Affiliate radial button to indicate how the pixel should be tracked:

Important!

The pasted URL SHOULD NOT BE precisely copied from the Offer source Postback URL, it SHOULD BE of the following format: https://your.tracking.domain/postback?type=InitiateCheckout, where you should replace the “your.tracking.domain” part with the tracking domain you use for this particular Offer:

Pay attention!
  • Select Affiliate if you are promoting ClickBank products from the specific sales account you are working in. If you select Affiliate, you will receive information relevant to the affiliate process.
  • Select Seller if you are creating products for promotion in the account. If you select Seller, you will receive information relevant to the vendor process.

7.4  check the Order Form box to indicate that the pixel will fire on the order form:

Note!

This is the option that passes traffic data for Initiate Checkout.

7.5 leave all fields under the Order Form Event header the same except the AFFILATE_TRACKING_CODE field. Change that from trackingcodes to clickid and press Save to apply the changes:

Click here to check out a video tutorial on the RedTrack-ClickBank integration.

8. Add the needed Traffic Source.

9. Launch the Campaign in RedTrack using the created Offer in your Campaign funnel.

You are all set. Good luck!

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