Promoting ClickBank Affiliate Products on HubPages

The New Rules of Promoting Clickbank Products on Hubpages

In the last two weeks, Hubpages have changed the rules and we are no longer allowed to add affliate links to places like Clickbank directly into our hubs.

Does that mean that you still can't use them to promote Clickbank products?

Don't delete your hubs just yet as I'll be writing some new strategies on how to get around this (and no I don't mean just using redirects - that's not allowed either). Stay with me and I'll have the details up in the next week or so.

In the meantine you can read the old rules below (even though it's out of date now).

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Make Money with ClickBank & HubPages

 It is well known that ClickBank is a favorite affiliate network with internet marketers.  There products pay out high commissions and it’s very easy to get a ClickBank affiliate account set up and start promoting products.

HubPages are also growing in popularity as a free and very easy way to set up a page online with your favorite topics (and earn some income from them).

Up to now, HubPages income has primarily been focused on Adsense earnings but is it possible to make a good living promoting ClickBank products on HubPages?

Actually it is!

But you need to be aware of a few quirky rules and tricks to ensure your HubPage won’t be marked as spam or worse – removed completely.

So how do you set up a HubPage to promote ClickBank products?

Like all good HubPages your hub needs to provide quality original information for the reader. It cannot be a blatent sales pitch for the product in question. It must offer value.

Let’s take for example this hub.

You’ll notice that I’m not going to try and twist your arm and say buy buy buy, because you didn’t come here to be sold to.

You came here to find information on how to promote ClickBank products on HubPages and so that is why I’m talking about it, and giving you an example by this very hub.

Look at how I’ve set this hub out, first by providing information, and later by promoting a complimentary products to expand your knowledge.

Does this work in all niches?

Of course!  Actually it works better in niches that are not the make money online niche because affiliate marketers are very savvy to the tricks to get people to purchase a product whereas someone looking for information on how to get their dog to stop barking isn’t and is more likely to click on your recommendations.

So how do I set up my Hub to make the most money?

First focus on writing a hub that solves a problem and don’t make it a sales pitch. I recommend that you write AT LEAST 500 words of unique content, otherwise you’ll get a crap hubscore.

You are only allowed two links to the same domain (and so only two hoplinks) which means you can place a link for one product twice on the page, or promote two different Clickbank products. I like having one link right at the top of the page in a link capsule, and one at the bottom in a text box.

I also suggest you add extra links on the page, whether they are links to your blog, or by adding a news feed, just so the content and links are varied.

Images are good and increase the user experience, or you may prefer video. Hubs with videos seem to convert much better than simply having a plain text hub.

Next it’s time to do some SEO to increase your traffic.

It’s a good idea to write at least three to five hubs, all on the same topic (but all original content) and link them together with groups. This is the beginning of your internal linking plan which will give each hub a slight boost and advantage.

Next write some articles promoting your hubs to get some backlinks to your HubPages. If you don’t have time to write articles, then you can outsource them, but they really are a great way to increase your rankings.

HubPages generally rank well anyway but it really helps if you can get some backlinks to your hubs because they’ll climb rankings even further.

After that it’s just a matter of working out which ClickBank products to promote and you are on your way to making money with HubPages.

Start using HubPages to make money today!

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xarex007 7 years ago from Philippines

hi i've been looking for this information because i want to promote products from

i am worried that if i post links from clickbank, google will ban my hubpages..

by the way thanks for the very good info!

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livewithrichard 7 years ago from Charleston, SC

Another great informative hub Traceye, where have you been? Honestly, I'm glad I stumbled upon your hubs.

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defi9er 7 years ago

Thx for the info. If my link is to a product that completely differs from the hub will they remove my hub? Please check it out for me and leave a comment. The hub is called best g1 games and apps.

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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

You can have a link that is different to your hub. As long as you are not too spammy about it then you should be ok.


fubutakashi 7 years ago

Hubpages is a great way to promote clickbank products. There are other great methods as well. Success on clickbank is real!

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hans56 7 years ago from Amsterdam/Chicago

Thanks for the info, for myself I'm not so sure I would like to go that way, but when you can present good content like this and make some money why not?

Good info though I'll be watching your progress from a distance... all the best


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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks Hans, I really appreciate your comments.

Take care, Tracey

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soni2006 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

I got the information in one go at hubpages. Actually I was looking out for promoting clickbank products at hubpages and thought that I should do the research before doing it and I searched for CLICKBANK in hubpages search and found this hub. You have explained very beautifully and thanks for the info.

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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Soni,

Glad you found it useful!


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Thomas the Cat 7 years ago

Hi Tracy thanks for the informative hub. I am going to add clickbank on my first hub.


ulisses007 7 years ago

hi tracy thanks. your hub will help me. i'm new in hubpages

and i apreciate this information. God blessyou.and have

a nice day.

adjunct 7 years ago

Thank you for clearing up my question as to how many hoplinks I can put in one of my Hubpages.



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Bbudoyono 7 years ago

Hi Traceye, is it free to be a clickbank affiliate ?

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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Bbudoyono,

Yes it's totally free. It only costs money if you are listing your own product there, but to be an affiliate it's free.

Hope that helps!


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Bbudoyono 7 years ago

Thanks a lot for your informative hub.

V.C 7 years ago

I've never join clickbank.

I read many blogs and they all say clickbank is very good to make money.

Reg B. 7 years ago

Hey Tracey...

Good content and full of helpful stuff...

Just a quick question do you do more of your hubs with Video or not? please let me know or post in your next newsletter... Thanks

Reg B.

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Sammy193 7 years ago


Very nice job here! I really like your writing style and find it easy and enjoyable to read.

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GusTheRedneck 7 years ago from USA

Howdy Tracyeye,

Enjoyed yur article. You mentioned that it "costs" to get your own product onto ClickBank, but you didn't mention that the fee is small and one-time only (per product). Here is what I cut from the ClickBank vendors' page which I visited after reading your reply, above:

" Secure, reliable payment processing

Low start-up costs (one-time $49.95 product activation fee)

Industry-leading fraud prevention

No merchant account required

Accept credit cards and PayPal

ClickBank provides customer support"

That's some pretty good stuff. The "affiliates'" info was equally impressive.

You are much appreciated Traceye!

lasbenols 6 years ago from USA

Hi Tracey, could you provide some insight as to why I'm not getting any clicks to my product from this hub. I am new to this but am getting traffic as I have backlinked it somewhat well. Thank you

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traceye 6 years ago from Australia Author

Are you getting traffic and not clicks? One thing you might do is put your main clickbank link in the prime position (top right of the page) to make it prominent.

But you'll need to mask your link - right now I see the whole clickbank link with tracking id - people will be very wary to click that.

Create a link that says something like - Click Here for a Kickass WOW Guide.

Also try adding some paragraphs into your text to break it up more as it tends to run into each other right now and people might be put off by that.

Hope that helps


Google sniper Method 6 years ago

All the info that you are sharing here and all the comments are very useful. Now, I'm working on a powerful affiliate marketing (google Sniper method)... and this post will be useful to compare the google sniper method and what you are explaining here.

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budiamd 6 years ago from Malaysia

Very interesting article.

On top of your informative article, I would like to add one thing. It is an advise...

For those who are really interested to promote clickbank products, make sure you understand "affiliate marketing" techniques and strategies. Without knowledge on this, you might have difficulties to get succeed in promoting clickbank products.


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edncohen 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD USA

Very good article,

I know something of writing articles (EZine, ArticlesBase, etc.) that would drive traffic to your: squidoo lens, landing page, but what kind of article would one write to point to your hub page? I don't want to duplicate the content on the article. What do you write on your articles? Thanks

Ed Cohen

scheng1 6 years ago

Good advice. I'm using my blogs for Clickbank, and no success yet. I guess I have to write more to create backlinks to the blog

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Larry Ivey 6 years ago from South Florida

Informative and instructive hub.

ClickBank Team 6 years ago

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PWalker281 6 years ago

Thanks so much for this hub. I've been searching all afternoon for info on how to incorporate other affiliate programs into my hubs. You provide a very nice step-by-step.

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traceye 6 years ago from Australia Author

Glad I could help! Good luck with your hubs.


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samironwebtrack 6 years ago

very very good idea....i will implement.

samsreviews 6 years ago

Thanks for the hub, will hopefully help me make a few extra $$$

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networkandy 6 years ago from Connecticut

Thats the way to go clickbank pays the highest commision

affiliate 6 years ago

Thanks for the great hub on clickbank. The clickbank thing hasn't worked for me yet but fingers crossed things will look up. i heard google adsense on hubs is a little money spinner :)

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Doberman Training 6 years ago

Since i'm not still able to sell product through my site i'll try so do it on hubpage... maybe...

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Canklefish 6 years ago from East Coast

I was a little wary to start creating Hubs in order to peddle Clickbank products, as I wasn't certain about the protocol.

You cleared up some major questions regarding this issue. Another great Hub.

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nikk768 6 years ago

Awesome hub lots of informative information for the novice!

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ambieca 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

Thank you, great hub!

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karobi 6 years ago

nice hub

Courtney_16 6 years ago

How or where do you post the clickbank links on your hub??

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traceye 6 years ago from Australia Author

I usually post them in a links box in the top right hand corner.

Sometimes I'll also put them in the text box somewhere near the top.

But you can only have two links to the same address per hub so think about the best places to put them.

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emilybrooks 6 years ago from Chicago, US

Another great hub. Thanks for the info. I'm just starting to give hubpages a try to promote clickbank products. This will really help.

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mepperly 6 years ago from Vancouver,WA

Great info, I have just started getting serious about hub pages and article writing and the great thing about click bank is that is always a subject that can be linked to your hub page. LOVE IT

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traceye 6 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks guys, glad you found it useful. Just remember not to be too spammy and you'll do fine!

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Sjxsays 6 years ago from Europe

Great Hub, I just became a member and submitted my first hub and have Adsense and Amazon. I also have a back-link to a click bank product and links that take people to my blog I did some training for ways to promote affiliate products and it says to put your article on around 20 different similar sights (ezinearticles etc). Do you think that its necessary to do this?

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cjmo75 6 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

Great article! I have written an ebook on this method because I think with the right information, anyone can sell Clickbank products using Hub Pages.

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traceye 6 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Sjxsays,

The more places you have pointing back to your site then the better it should rank in the search engines. I definately put my article on ezinearticles, but don't worry too much about other article directories, usually I just re-write and post to various 2.0 sites like hubpages, squidoo, xomba, infobarrel (each with a unique but similar article).

However there is nothing wrong with sending the same article to different article directories either, I just prefer using original content so I can get more page 1 positions if possible.

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onlinecashdigest 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

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Golf swing guru review 6 years ago

Nice post,i'll start to promote my clickbank campaign in hubpage

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titobay 5 years ago from US

Thanks for your article Traceye, always useful. Can you take a look at my hub and tell me what you think I am not doing right and likely suggestions? What steps can I take to backlink my site to my hub and my blog. I have been trying to make money from all these but no luck. Need your advice and support

Crazy Clickbank Cash 5 years ago

Very Interesting Hub!

Katrina 5 years ago

Hi Traceye, I've been researching these past few days about affiliate marketing and have signed up with Clickbank recently. I haven't started anything yet and know very little about this but I just want to clarify something. In your reply to lasbenols 13 months ago, with regards to getting more clicks (and not just traffic) you advised him to "mask your link - right now I see the whole clickbank link with tracking id - people will be very wary to click that.". On the other hand, in Clickbanks's website under Affiliates DO's and DONT'S, they say "Don’t mask or store your HopLink in a frame. For your HopLinks to be properly tracked, they must not be stored in a frame. If your domain is masked, your HopLink will be stored in this manner, and therefore will be unreliable." Can you please enlighten me? Thanks!

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traceye 5 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Katrina, Frames are rarely used these days, it's where you place one website inside another (essentially 'framing' it). It was used ages ago by some people to trick others into thinking they were at another address. This isn't what I was talking about.

Masking your link, or cloaking it, is essentially making it look like a different link. You could use one of the free redirection services for this such as or if you are web savvy, create a redirection on your own website.

It's not totally necessary to do that, but it does help with conversions.

But again, this isn't really what I meant either when I answered him. I simply meant making an anchor text link and using the words such as 'click here' be your link rather than just adding the whole link text. You can do that easily enough in hubpages by highlight the text you want to create a link from and clicking the little 'chain' icon and adding your link there.

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simon64 5 years ago from UK

Thanks for the info traceye. I'm new to hubpages and wondered about using clickbank.

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JBroyer44 5 years ago

great article! I wanted to look into this as a way to build quick pages instead of building a new wordpress site everytime. I am focusing on a good keyword wordpress site for amazon product niche but in the mean time wanted to write some hubs to promote a couple clickbank products. Do you think making a network of related interlinked hubpages would gnerate a good traffic flow? or should i make my hub then write in article directories pointing to my hub?

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traceye 5 years ago from Australia Author

Do both. Interlink your hubs and also send them some backlinks. I'm finding that a few good links to your hubs can rank them really high. Good luck!

beebong 5 years ago

Nice to read an honest guide about clickbank together with using Hubpages-excellent, nice and easy to read and understand. voted-up

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Jezhug 5 years ago from Australia

Thanks traceye, I didn't think about promoting Clickbank products on Hubpages! Thanks for connecting the dots for me. :D

Jai 5 years ago

Guys there is better way than writing articles for backlinks. On Infocera you can create simple note related to topic of your product and get backlinks....its simply and easy....

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s82a84 5 years ago from Olympia

I had no idea you can promote clickbank product on hubpage. I will definitely implement your guide. Thanks.

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writing4action 5 years ago

You can't add affiliate links here

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traceye 5 years ago from Australia Author

Where? In a hub? Of course you can. You just can't create a spammy hub.

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Charles K. 5 years ago from United States

Actually, Clickbank links are no longer allowed on Hubpages. I got this email on May 9: "...The following published Hub [] includes links to affiliate or commerce sites which are prohibited under the updated HubPages rules. The most common cause of this is the use of the Clickbank affiliate program. Please review these Hubs and remove any violating links; uncorrected Hubs will begin to be unpublished starting in about 2 weeks."

The hub is not spammy and has multiple links, all to hubs within Hubpages but it also had one Clickbank link that I was forced to remove per Hubpages. So things have changed with regard to Clickbank links on Hubpages, thanks to the Google Farmer update.

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traceye 5 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Charles, Yep you are correct. They changed the rules recently and you are no longer allowed to have links directly to Clickbank. I'll be adding some strategies on how to get around this in the next week or so.

Tracey :)

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Carolus 4 years ago from USA /Portugal

So, are Clickbank hoplinks allowed on Hupages now? I'm not sure...

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traceye 4 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Carolus.

Nope they'll unpublish your lens if you have them in. Pretty drastic if you ask me, but hey it's their site I guess. The best option is to link out to one of your own websites and have your aff links on there. It'll be better on your own site anyway as there won't be as many distractions. Or you could use Squidoo - which still allows them.

Kieran Gracie 4 years ago

It seems that they don't like links going to any website that has links to Clickbank products either. Several of my hubs have received violation notices lately because of 'bad' links. I have asked for clarification because, as things stand, I can't see any point in writing good hubs that are not allowed to link to my affiliate website.

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Nikki D. Felder 4 years ago from Castle Hayne, N.C.

Many a Hub,not just for Clickbank of course, I've had to reconstruct due to the change. I'm yet grateful for this free Web 2.0 platform. Thank you, Nikki D. Felder

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tobusiness 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Thank you, very useful information, glad I found you, I've been with Click bank for a little while, but haven't made a bean so far, keep us posted about the new HP changes

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ImChemist 4 years ago

can i publish hub that have link to my blogspot blog which have link to clickbank?

vitalmarks 4 years ago

Great hub! what are other websites similar to clickbank.

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janmarlife 4 years ago from UK

So what affilate links are allowed? And can you link direct to a product site rather than have your own site?

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jiro 4 years ago from India

I am thinking about click bank and how putting the link in hubpages give me some reply

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MissTravel 4 years ago from Vancouver

Find this helpful, thanks.

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lulu16 4 years ago from T & T

I came in to HubPages with a view to making Clickbank money as well. However I had to de-link. If you know of a legit way, I'm waiting.

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Chandler Jones 4 years ago

If ClickBank Affiliate links are no longer permitted then shouldn't this whole hub be rewritten?

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Chandler Jones 4 years ago

Another problem with HubPages is they'll penalize your hubscore if you have too many hubs pointing out to the same site, such as your own.

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