In this article we will explain to you exactly what Clickbank satellite websites are…
It’s an interesting phenomenon that develops with many interactive websites such as Clickbank.
Someone finds the site itself a bit clunky to use, and develops programs that are more easily navigated, that can link to the original site but serve as an easier interface for using its services.
Understanding What Satellite Websites Really Are…
Or someone creates another program that takes the information from the main site and uses it in a new way. These are often secondary, or what I will call for this article Clickbank satellite websites that begin to surround a really popular site, enhancing and adding to all the features and uses of the original site.
And on top of that, you have other websites designed as information resources, giving tutorials about how to use that original site or even the other satellite websites.
You see this happening with places like Twitter, where interface programs like TweetDeck or Twitterfeed are created to help Twitter users with new ways of manipulating the data from Twitter itself or feeding new data into it.
And yes, there are tutorial sites as well, teaching people how to use Twitter, TweetDeck, and all the other related websites. Whenever you have a highly interactive, very popular site like this, a virtual industry of satellites will rise up to circle it.
So it stands to reason that ClickBank, one of the earliest and most venerable affiliate marketing websites, should develop Clickbank satellite websites of its own. Enter “ClickBank” in any search engine and they will spring up in the results, page after page of tutorial sites, ClickBank guides, blogs, forums, and even YouTube videos.
These websites depend on this affiliate network for their own existence, and undoubtedly they serve the original site’s purpose as well, especially if they help new affiliates and vendors navigate the service more easily. And of course, given the nature of the business, the satellite sites are often there to make money for themselves, taking advantage of ClickBank’s very existence.
Harvey Segal Would Have The Most Comprehensive Satellite Websites For Affiliates
So for example, you find a site like “The Complete Guide to ClickBank, set up by Harvey Segal, who calls himself “Mr ClickBank.” His website seems to be one of the most up to date with information out of all the satellites, with links pointing back to the original site and giving you all the step-by-step instructions for signing up with this affiliate network.
Segal provides such helpful information as how to stop such things as link theft, how to set up automated reports about sales, and many other extras.
Harvey also has a blog where he discusses the various features and uses of the ClickBank Network. Much of the information he provides comes in the form of free e-books, but he, too, is selling his own e-book of “Clickbank Affiliate Super Tips.”
Harvey gives away a lot of very useful and free information from his site that way his readers are more than happy to buy the e-book to receive that additional Clickbank marketing information.
RSS Feed Reader Sites Can Also Be Classed As Satellite Websites
Another type of satellite is something like the RSS Feed Reader website. It takes the basic product information from the ClickBank Marketplace and creates a turnkey website for you, complete with optimization for your Ads with hoplinks already embedded as well as AdSense and Amazon.
It serves as a place where you can market a product of your choice and receive payments from all three of those programs. This is designed to add one more place where you can use your affiliate links, so you’re not restricted just to putting them on your own blog or in the occasional social network comment.
Using A RSS Feed To Display Affiliate Ads
Yet another type of satellite involves those who have created software that links to and works with the information from the Clickbank Network itself. For example, one program might use a regularly updated RSS news feed to list fresh updates about any affiliate products in the marketplace of the affiliate network which will then appear in the Sidebar of your affiliate blog.
You wouldn’t necessarily have to search the entire Clickbank marketplace to choose specific products to promote, but could benefit from people clicking any product link that shows up in that feed.
There are a great many Clickbank satellite websites that have evolved from Clickbank over the years. Some of them are undoubtedly a bit shady, and need to be approached warily.
However, a lot of them provide excellent value, and not only help users maximize the marketing results they achieve, but serve as a helpful promotion for the Clickbank website itself.