When you click your affiliate link and land on a merchant's website, their site may show in your browser's address bar something like merchant-site.com/?hop=yourID or just merchant-site.com. Both of these formats are acceptable.
To verify that your affiliate link works, follow these steps:
1) Click the order button on thje merchant's salesletter
2) On the Clickbank order screen, scroll down to the very botom of the page where it says: [affiliate = yourID]
If "yourID" shows YOUR Clickbank id, then your affiliate link works properly :-)
Article ID: 55
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