Clickbank Affiliate Sign Up & Hoplink Help

How to Sign Up to Become a Clickbank Affiliate
Clickbank Hoplink Instructions & Tutorial

Clickbank is the company that handles the processing of our purchase transactions, as well as all tracking and accounting for our affiliate program.  All commission checks and payments are mailed out to affiliates, or direct deposited into their bank accounts, directly from Clickbank.  In order to promote The Neuropathy Solution you must first become a Clickbank affiliate.

How to Sign Up to Become a Clickbank Affiliate

If you’ve not yet done so, setting up your Clickbank account is the very first step in becoming an affiliate.

Fortunately, setting up a Clickbank account is easy, and FREE!

Click here and a new window will open up that takes you to the sign-up page.  On the sign-up page you can pick your own special Clickbank account name (also called a Clickbank “nickname” or “CBID”).

After you’ve set up your clickbank account, you’re ready to start promoting the The Neuropathy Solution through your special affiliate hoplinks.  See the instructions and tutorial below for help using hoplinks with The Neuropathy Solution.  When someone purchases The Neuropathy Solution after coming through your link (which is tracked thanks to your hoplink), you receive 75% commission on each sale.  What's more, your hoplink will identify you as the source of the lead for up to 60 days. In this way, if a customer needs some time to think about an offer before returning to make a purchase, you'll still get a commission on the sale.  It's slick, accurate and profitable.

Clickbank Hoplink Instructions & Tutorial

Once you have signed up at Clickbank for an affiliate account you are ready to start promoting and marketing The Neuropathy Solution.  Clickbank is FREE for affiliates, so if you haven't signed up yet click here or go to and choose the "Sign Up" link under the "Affiliates" headline.

Marketing The Neuropathy Solution is extremely simple!  In fact, it is as easy as putting special Internet links on your web pages, newsletters and elsewhere which will send traffic to the The Neuropathy Solution website.  These special links are called “CLICKBANK HOPLINKS” and they are important because this is how Clickbank keeps track of the traffic you send to our website, which in turn allows you to earn a commission on the sales you generate.

The first item of business after you have signed up for a Clickbank affiliate account is to understand how to make a hoplink. Keep in mind that making a hoplink incorrectly is akin to putting an ad in the Yellow Pages with the wrong phone number!  Remember: You alone are responsible for ensuring that your hoplinks are coded correctly.

TUTORIAL: Creating Your Hoplink

A properly created hoplink is formatted like this:

To make this hoplink functional, a couple of elements must now be customized.  First, "vendor" must be replaced with the actual vendor or product name.  In the case of The Neuropathy Solution you will use "neursolpro".  The modified hoplink will then look like this:

The remaining step is to insert your Clickbank affiliate nickname (also referred to as a "ClickBank ID" or "CBID") in the place of the xxxxxx's in the hoplink.  If your affiliate nickname is "jamesblog", for example, the modified hoplink would look like this:

That’s all there is to it!  Now, when someone clicks your hoplink they will be redirected to the The Neuropathy Solution website and a small tracking file known as a "cookie" will be placed onto the computer of the visitor, “marking” the visitor as a referral you generated.

Clickbank uses 60-day cookies, which means that you will get the commission (currently 75% of net sale) from a purchase made by a visitor you send to the The Neuropathy Solution website, whether it is made the day of the first visit, or at any time within the next 60 days.  Clickbank also uses what is known as “last cookie”, which means the last affiliate cookie placed on the visitor's computer will get credit.  If someone visits the The Neuropathy Solution website through your hoplink, but then leaves only to visit the website again through someone else’s hoplink, the owner of the second hoplink will get credit. Conversely, if your hoplink is clicked last you will get the credit.

If you are using hoplinks on a web page, tests have shown that when people realize they are being "sold" something on a commission basis (as opposed to simply getting a “recommendation” from an independent 3rd party) the conversion rate can drop, therefore it’s best to “hide” your affiliate hoplink in your HTML code and use as the display link where possible.

Obfuscated Links

Some Clickbank affiliates choose to create what is called an obfuscated link by using a link generator found on the Clickbank site:

Clickbank Hoplink Generator

An obfuscated link created with the Clickbank generator will look similar to this:

Though it looks different, it actually the same hoplink as the one that follows, and will lead the visitor to the same destination:


A TID stands for "Tracking ID".  This is something you can add to the end of your hoplink in the query string for tracking purposes (the query string is everything after the ? in a URL). It looks like this:

When you make a sale with the TID included the value (in this case “ad1″) will show up in the TID column of the transactions page in ClickBank.  You can use these tracking IDs to find out which of your ads and/or links are the most effective and then optimize the ones that are less effective, either by changing the ad/text or the location in which the ads are placed.

Hoplink Choices

The The Neuropathy Solution website offers a number of different content pages to land on. If you use the hoplink as it is described above you will land on our video "sales page". This is generally the most effective if you are using paid traffic. However if you are using other sources of traffic you may want to test out sending traffic to other pages on our site. Don’t worry most of the content leads the user back to the sales page, but even if it does not the user might browse around or sign up for Dr. Labrum's Neuropathy 012 Bulletin newsletter, which all leads them back to purchasing the product. Remember your ClickBank cookie will last 60 days and for some users a certain level of trust must be built up before they purchase.

Simple Instructions to Link to Almost Any Page on the "The Neuropathy Solution" website

Here are some instructions to link to almost any page on the The Neuropathy Solution website.

Let’s say, for example, you like our "New American Epidemic"" and you want to link to it.  The link to this article on our website is:

The hoplink we created above looks similar to:

To add the "New American Epidemic" to your hoplink, we first simply copy the portion of the Quiz's link highlighted here below:

Next, we place the copied portion of the link at the end of your hoplink as a querystring parameter called “page” -- querystring was mentioned above in the TID section.  As a result, your new hoplink will look like this:

It is important to take the entire url after the “/” in the intial website link.

Adding a TID to this hoplink, as discussed above, is similarly easy.  In the example below we will use one more parameter ("tid" in addition to "page"), although querystring parameters can essentially be unlimited as long as they are separated by the ampersand symbol "&".  The order of the parameters does not matter. In the example below we will once again use "ad1":

Easy enough!  Now you can link to any page on the The Neuropathy Solution site that a potential customer might be interested in.

Questions: Contact James, our marketing and affiliate guru, by e-mailing: affiliates[at]

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