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CBprosense Quick Facts:
(This review is probably the only unaffiliated review of CBprosense available online. Read on for an unbiased description of this program’s features and find more such reviews on experienced-people.co.uk.)
CBprosense is a subscription-based, contextual ad delivery system that taps on ClickBank’s marketplace and serves ads for various ClickBank products.
In accordance with pure ClickBank affiliate spirit, CBprosense is promoted and sold through its own affiliates who praise it to the skies and slap their encrypted ClickBank affiliate IDs onto every link in hopes of earning a 50% commission from selling the program to more people! CBprosense itself features a long, ugly and aggressive selling page full of hype which really does a poor job to impress experienced publishers.
Support is quick to reply (as expected of any product with 60 days refund policy!) but their whole website, FAQs included, feels more like a ClickBank upselling fest rather than a proper ad network website.
The program offers extensive ad customization and control options and publishers can use CBprosense’s ad builder to optimize the ads for each of their sites. The ads can be made to contain up to 100 ClickBank products per unit and there are virtually no restrictions on how to serve and promote them apart from ClickBank’s own regulations and policies.
However, everything CBprosense does can be done by a moderately experienced and web-savvy ClickBank affiliate without any third-party help and certainly without any bothersome subscription fees. In that sense, CBprosense seems more like a ClickBank middleman-type of software than a proper ad network in itself; even if their sales pages compare it directly to Google AdSense!
As a result of promoting ClickBank products, payment and conversion rates can be decent, especially when publishers also upsell their own ClickBank products through their websites. However, that is the case only because these products themselves usually refer people to buy more and more products; a vicious marketing circle that’s fit only for the lowest quality websites that offer little value to the web.
All in all, CBprosense is not a bad idea in itself but its marketing approach and subscription-based model will turn away most serious publishers that come across one of its hard selling pages. The whole concept could have been a lot better but right now it cannot really be compared to Google AdSense and the likes; no matter what those affiliated CBprosense sales pages claim in bold red letters!
Finally, the whole affiliate mentality CBprosense promotes feels cheap and misleading. It purposefully blurs the lines between publisher, advertiser and affiliate and plays heavily on the sunk cost fallacy to get people stuck in an affiliate product purchasing loop to sign up and keep on purchasing! Simply put, there are better ways to monetize a website, especially for publishers who respect the people visiting their websites and strive to provide quality content. Read about other monetizing programs at experienced-people.co.uk/1200-make-money-from-websites/ and you can leave your own comments and feedback about CBprosense at our CBprosense forum thread.
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