Launch Jacking ClickBank Affiliate Tips

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What is it? Well it’s exactly what it sounds like.

You’re going to rank for somebody’s product before it launches and “jack” their launch. I actually don’t like the term “jacking” or “jack” because it makes it sounds like we’re doing something wrong. But trust me the product creators love and encourage us doing this. (As long as you’re not giving their product shit which is frowned upon.. I mean unless it’s a complete scam)


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So what I like to do is go look for Clickbank products that are about to be released  using a few websites that people use to announce their launches (You’ll find them listed below)

I’ll find ones that I think are good and will sell really well. You’re going to want one that you think a lot of people are going to be interested in because if nobody is interested in it well nobody is going to Google it and you’re not going to make any sales. (I stick to business/internet marketing niches)

The reason we want products that aren’t released yet is because nobody else is doing SEO for these terms yet which means… You’ll get #1 EASY I mean that’s what it’s all about minimal work and major returns.

Then you’ll want to build either a page or website around the product.

You’ll be targeting two keywords that should look like this “product name” and of course “product name review” . Depending on how Googles mood is at the time of the launch the domain matters. You can get exact matching domain names to product launches or you can get relevant domains to use when targeting the launch. Just know what Googles doing with domain names and keywords at the time you build this out.

Information! Don’t be scared to contact product creators and ask them for a review copy or anything can help you. A review copy will help you weed out the crap and see if it’s something you truly want to promote. 99% of the time they’ll be happy having you promoting their product and will help in any way they can.

Here is a list of websites you can use to find upcoming Clickbank Launches


Attention! I bookmark the product launch calendars and any aggregator sites that show me when these products launch so I can come back regularly and scout opportunity for launch jacking. Organisation in this method will add extra $$ to your commission payouts.

Really we boil down launch jacking to having really good SEO so that you rank high for the product terms before the actual product release date. This comes down to having really juiced up web pages and some authority in Google’s eyes already so you are on Google page 1 for any search terms and keywords associated to the product.

Related: How Affiliates use SEO Content

To start you can not get anywhere without a website. You need a website, in most cases it doesn’t have to use keywords that the product would use. That tactic might work depending on the time you apply it/ Google is one temper-mental beast if you get it wrong.

There are methods where you can use other websites to promote the offers but these require some more SEO knowledge up front.

So first off comes the on page SEO

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On Page SEO For Affiliate Websites

Meta Tags

Alright so I set the Meta Title to “Far From It Review” even though the keyword I’m targeting is “Far From It” I did this just because it’s got Far From It in it still and I thought it would look extremely fishy if I used only Far From It and then I included my brand name in the title as well so it looked like this “Far From It Review – Money Mindset”

Now for the meta description I just put a nice little description in there and included the words “far from it” twice within the description. I like to include my main keyword twice ALWAYS in the meta description now I could have also done “far from it” once and “far from it review” once that would have worked as well.

So in short

  • “Far From It Review” Meta Title + My Brand Name (Money Mindset)
  • “Far From It” twice in the meta description

Alt Tags

I included two images on the page both of which I utilized the Alt Tags. This is an SEO must so hope all you aspiring internet marketers are using it. For the image at the top of the page the Alt Tag I used was “Far From It” and the one I used towards the bottom of the page was “Far From It Review”

  • Two images both with alt tags, one read “Far From It” the other “Far From It Review”

Keyword Density

In the article you shouldn’t focus on keyword density AT ALL. In my example I wrote the article just for what I thought would convert best not once should you consider “Keyword Density” you need to focus on conversions.  But for the sake of statistics I used the term “Far From It” 3 times in 500 words so the density was .6% I bet your articles is still using the standard 3%

  • Never focus on keyword density
  • In the end my keyword density was .6%

H1, H2, H3, Bold and Italic

Again you should feel the same way about using Heading tags and bolding your keywords. Over optimization is a real thing and you never want to fall prey to it. Don’t focus on bolding your keywords unless it fits the article. Don’t use heading tags unless it’s in your title or the title of a new paragraph. Just use them where they fit! Make your articles for the reader not for what you think will rank best because chances are that won’t rank best. In my article I used the H1 tag once and didn’t use any other headings. I didn’t use Bold, Italic, Strikethrough or underline once in my article.

  • Never over focus on these things one H1 tag is enough
  • I used one H1 tag and no other heading tags the keyword was “Far From It”
  • I didn’t bold, Italicize, underline any of my keywords.

Affiliate Links

This time I actually did things a little differently because usually you’ll use hyperlinks within the text but for some reason I decided to only use my images as affiliate links (though one of the images is just big text that reads “Get It Here” in large blue text) So I have three affiliate links all together. One of them is in the top left of the article (The Hotspot) which is the headshot of the two authors of the book. The second is actually embedded within a video review which is on the page (I Used Simple Video Pro WordPress plugin to do this) then the last affiliate link is the one I explained above “get it here” at the bottom of the article in large blue text.

  • Three affiliate links on the page
  • Two of them are IMG links
  • One of them is embedded in the video review
  • Text links are still great I just chose not to use them because I thought they might have made it a little bit more difficult to rank and the original purpose was to win the competition.

Off Page SEO

Preparing your website is 70-80% of the work. There is still something else required when launch jacking, big powered up juicy backlinks from other domains. These help tell Google that your web pages mean something. It’s like a show of trust from other domains to yours.

I look at it 2 ways when building these links:

First: I need social trusted links

Second: I need a mix of backlinks from other websites, press, media, images, video sites and social sites

Method 1: My Social Shield of safe backlinks that I can control and point to parts of my website as I please. This is me building profiles, comments, sharing and writing content to links to something I want to rank. I control these and can switch them at any time. This is very manual I usually pay a link builder to do this.

Method 2: External backlinks from websites, editors, mentions, press or paid for link exchanges or guest posting articles on other blogs. Ill do as many guest posts and paid link exchanges as I can before launch date. Ill also look at hiring a link building to write about me site and product promotion to send me traffic and authority signals that Google can see, and in turn reward me with higher rankings.

It takes me usually (Google owns the rank leaderboard) around 8-18 days to get some rankings that I can start to monitor and push as I get more content and backlinks working. Sometimes they rank in 8 days or so but most take 2-3 weeks to move.

You wont start day 8 on Google page 1 that will happen but you need to be persistent with the work prior to the launch. If you put in that work it will move the needle, your first couple of attempts you will learn a lot about how Google behaves.

What Results can you expect?

Before anyone can answer that there are some variables that are at play. Launch weeks are usually the big money earners and then your sales should trickle in as you get to 2 weeks onwards.

  • How much commission does your chosen product pay up front?
  • How much commission is paid if theres a funnel being used? This means you could make 2-5 times more from 1 paying referral.
  • Where in Google do you rank for the main keywords? How much traffic does it drive you?
  • What other keyword rankings do you have and what traffic do they bring in?

When you can answer these you can look at it this way to find your answer.

  • I get xx traffic from the main keywords
  • I get xx commission for someone buying the front end product
  • I get xx commission for any other sales during the sales funnel for that customer
  • Typically you should calculate conversions as 5% of your total web traffic for the first purchase
  • Then if theres a funnel its 5% of the previous 5% number that may convert again.
  • Thats your answer

Launch Jacking Niche Sites Lifespan

Most launch jacking sites will churn and burn out. They are all ranked and converting during launch month and then slowly die off as the affiliate moves onto another product launch or affiliate product.

Some launch jack websites will stay ranked for a period of time ongoing after the product launch, as long as that sales page is still active you should leave your sites active just ticking over. They can make you money months and years after the product release. Just schedule a 6 month review of the website so that it gets some TLC and can continue to rank and bank.

Related: Affiliate Niche Websites

Expenses of Building a Launch Jacking Affiliate Website

This can vary but depending on how aggressive you want to go.

If you are doing your first launch jacking campaign you may want to have a website and a landing page set up. Id say you have no sales funnel software at your disposal so you are doing manually. If you want to try sales funnel softwares try these recommendations: GoHigh Level and Click Funnels.


  • Buying a domain $9-18
  • Buying web hosting $4-20 per month
  • Time to build and theme your website will be your own time or a contractor for $$$
  • Content for your website you can use a contractor for $40-80 per article or ChatGPT for free
  • You will need social links that you can build with time or use a Fiverr or Upwork link builder for $20
  • You will need external links ranging from $40-1000 depending on how hard and powerful you go. These links could scale up depending how fast you want to rank. Some links sell for $2k+
  • Advertising budget if you want to run paid advertising to the landing pages – $100-10,000

You could get started for as little as $300 or as much as you have at your disposal.

Some experienced affiliates go hard with a 5-20 niche sites all targeting the product. This is aggressive and usually the more experienced affiliates who have systems and teams do this method. This is a bit more expensive hence the seasoned affiliates taking this road.

They spend it knowing they will make back 2x at least.

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IT SCALES SO DAMN EASY anyone can do it and it MAKES so much money if you scale it.

Do yourself a favor go out and try this for yourself see how easy it is. You’re going to make money and you’ll get addicted to how EASY this truly is no need to over complicate it!

The only thing holding you back is you not taking action. If you pay attention, monitor where the money intelligence is and take action you can get a slice of the new product pie. Rank web pages before products get released in a nutshell thats as simple as it gets.