ClickBank Email Notifications Script for Affiliates
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This ClickBank Email Notifications Script is able to send you email notifications anytime you make a sale as a ClickBank affiliate. Here's an example of such notification:
There are many such scripts available online, but as you can see this one presents you complete data in a very compact way.
The ClickBank Email Notifications Script will be installed to your hosting account. Your hosting must support PHP 5.2 (or above) with mbstring and mcrypt libraries.
Installation of the ClickBank Email Notifications Script
Step 1. Copy the ClickBank Email Notifications Script to your hosting account and set it up
The downloaded archive contains only one file 'notify.php'. You should create some folder with a non-obvious name in the root of your domain (e.g. 'notify_3285'). Then copy the 'notify.php' to this folder.
Now, you have to edit the 'notify.php' with any simple text editor (like notepad).
There are several definitions that you have to change. At the top of the file, below the copyright notice, find the lines likeand change their values.
|CB_SECRET_KEY||This must be your ClickBank Secret Key. If you don't have one, just think it up right now. The secret key can be up to 16 letters or digits, and must be in ALL CAPS.|
|FROM_EMAIL_ADDRESS||This should be a "From:" email address for your email notifications. For example, "noreply@YourDomain.com". This definition can be empty.|
|TO_EMAIL_ADDRESS||This must be your email address where you want to receive the email notifications.|
|LOG_TXT_ERRORS||This is a name of a text-file where all failed requests are recorded (e.g. if they didn't pass the secret key verification).|
|EXIT_ON_TEST||This can be 0 or 1. In case of 1, you won't receive email notifications for TEST-transactions.|
Step 2. Create a ClickBank Secret Key
This Email Notifications Script relies on the ClickBank Instant Notification Service. The latter sends a POST request to the script each time a new transaction related to your ClickBank account occurs. To verify that a request comes from the ClickBank INS, the script checks its signature which is based on your Secret Key.
If you don't have a ClickBank secret key, here is a procedure on how to obtain INS access and create your secret key.
Log into your ClickBank account and access the "Account Settings" -> "My Site" section:
At the bottom, you can see the empty "Advanced Tools" block. Click on its "Edit" link:
In the Advanced Tools Editor, click on the link "request access" link:
Now, your account has been enabled for instant notifications:
Again, click on the "Edit" link of the "Advanced Tools" block:
Type here your Secret Key (can be up to 16 letters or digits in ALL CAPS; must be the same as the CB_SECRET_KEY definition in your 'notify.php' file), the URL to your copy of 'notify.php', select the
"2.1" "6.0" INS version, click "TEST IPN" to verify the URL and click on the "Save Changes" button.
Please, pay attention that the version must be
2.1 6.0! The ClickBank Email Notifications Script hasn't been tested for other INS versions.
And now, your "Advanced Tools" block is filled with your secret key and the URL of the ClickBank Email Notifications Script:
Step 3. Make sure your email notifications don't go to your spam folder
When you have many sales, the ClickBank Email Notifications Script will send you a lot of messages. And your email service/program may start treating them as spam.
To make sure you receive all email notifications, you should whitelist your FROM_EMAIL_ADDRESS or your domain name. This is being done by applying special filters in your mail settings. Here is a collection of tutorials on how to do this for the most popular email services. Particularly, for Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail.
The structure of the email notification's subjects
If you want to create some filters to classify your email notifications, you might want to know the format of their subjects:
- All email notifications' subjects start with '>>>'.
- Then goes the transaction type: SALE, SALE-RB, BILL, RFND, RFND-RB, CANCEL-REBILL, TEST or TEST_SALE.
- After that you can see the vendor's ClickBank ID.
- The earned/lost amount of money.
- The Order # and your role in this transaction.
>>> SALE-RB vendorid +$23.98 #ABCDEFGH AFFILIATE
Should you have any questions about our ClickBank Email Notifications Script, you can contact our support.