How to Do Affiliate Marketing on Google Ads (WITHOUT Email Submit) – Complete 2021 Tutorial

How to Do Affiliate Marketing on Google Ads (WITHOUT Email Submit) – Complete 2021 Tutorial

Watch behind my shoulder as I teach you how to do affiliate marketing on Google Ads WITHOUT an email submit or autoresponder.

I am using ClickBank as the example network and product here, but you can use ANY product and the same idea will apply and same steps as I cover in the tutorial.

We have to take some steps and they are:

0:00 – Introduction
0:53 – Select a product (ClickBank in our example)
4:59 – Create a landing page
29:09 – Set up conversion tracking
33:47 – Promote on Google Ads

Let’s quickly go through them step by step and see what we have to do.

We do create a landing page for several reasons.

The first is that Google just doesn’t like links in the tracking template and if you are direct linking, this is the only way to promote your products (add a link in the tracking template).

The second reason we are using a landing page is that we want to build out our audience list and our remarketing list, and this can only be achieved via a landing page.

We also include the thank you page so that we can track how many people signed up and create a remarketing/retargeting list for these people for future marketing.

Let’s look at the first step in how to do affiliate marketing on Google Ads.

Step 1: Select an affiliate product

👉 In our case, we are promoting a ClickBank product, so just head over to to sign up.

Make sure to fill in the details correctly – ClickBank has some triggers that can put a block on your account if the information isn’t accurate.

Then just head over to the marketplace and select a product – Custom Keto Diet in our case.

Step 2: Create a landing page

Next, we have to create our landing page. You can use any page builder you like, but I use Unbounce for their dynamic text replacement capability and flexibility in editing.

👉 Free Unbounce 14-day trial + 20% off first 3 months:

I spend some time building out the landing page, but it’s generally pretty simple. Just check out my Unbounce playlist if you want more information about any specific component of building out a page, such as adding a favicon or setting up a custom domain:

👉 Unbounce complete playlist: />
For all the buttons on this page, make sure to redirect people to the ClickBank offer.

Just make sure to add the ?tid=[cmc_vid] to the end of your link so that you can see the sales on the ClickMagick end!

Step 3: Set up conversion tracking

Tracking isn’t easy for an affiliate, especially when promoting on Google Ads.

However it is absolutely necessary because ultimately, you are paying for sales, not for clicks or impressions…

I use a very specific tracking tool (ClickMagick) that allows me to track any affiliate product.

👉 Free ClickMagick 14-day trial:

Watch the video as we go through this whole process step-by-step of setting up conversion tracking for when are ready to promote on Google, or any ad network really.

This is especially important for affiliate products since Google doesn’t integrate with most affiliate networks… so you do need to be able to have some way to track the sales so that you can optimize them.

See this complete video to learn how to track ClickBank sales using ClickMagick:

👉 How to track ClickBank sales with ClickMagick:

It’ll also help you understand why we add the ?tid=[cmc_vid] to the end of the affiliate link when promoting affiliate products on Google Ads.

Step 4: Promote on Google Ads

Finally, the fun part. We are now ready to create our ads and promote on Google Ads.

I don’t spend too much time going over every little detail, but I do go over everything you do need to create your campaign.

I do have a comprehensive 4-hour course that covers Google Ads in great detail, so make sure to check it out.

👉 Full step-by-step Google Ads course:

But you would simply click some buttons, fill in the blanks, and have your campaign up and running in no time!

And that’s how you do affiliate marketing on Google Ads without an email optin!

Additional resources:

👉 Free 55-page affiliate marketing for beginners guide:

👉 Paid ad network courses:

👉 Google Ads + ClickBank conversion tracking setup:

👉 How to do affiliate marketing on Google Ads (with email optin):

👉 How to do affiliate marketing on Facebook Ads (with email optin):

👉 How to use the Google Ads keyword planner:

👉 Google Ads tracking tokens: />
👉 How to track ClickBank sales with ClickMagick:

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11 thoughts on “How to Do Affiliate Marketing on Google Ads (WITHOUT Email Submit) – Complete 2021 Tutorial”

  1. Hello,
    Can you please help me? My google ads getting suspended whenever I promote the clickbank's product.

    Even I took domain, made a landing page, terms and conditions, disclaimer, privacy policies everything.

    But even though it getting ban, please help me about this that what should I do.

  2. Try what is in this video and say goodbye to your Google ads account. This guy does not know what is he saying or doing. Look at his clickbank account 00000000000 no sales at all. Look at his Google ads account 00000000 he didn't run a single ad. He is making money by referring you to his link on description and youtube views, nothing wrong with that, but don't fall people and risk their Google ads account.

  3. Thanks for this but to be clear with direct linking I would be creating tracking links with IDs etc that points directly to the affiliate offer, in the case of campaign tracking am I just adding the campaign tracking code to my landing page then using my landing page URL to go through the Clickmagick process of creating the link with the UTM values? is that the only setup that needs to be done to correctly track in Clickmagick (apart from the instant notification setup)? 

    Do I need to make any edits to the button on my landing page that links to my affiliate offer? Is that link just my regular clickbank offer link with my clickbank ID or does that link need to be edited again with UTM values? or is it the case where the campaign code I added to the page takes care of that and passes the values over once the user clicks the affiliate link and determines what the user clicked to convert etc. I am curious because users can click on my LP but not the button or page link that links to the offer and I want to be able to track how much people not only click to my LP but to the affiliate offer page.

  4. I don't get how I am able to see the id and the cmc value in the end. I have an affiliate link from clickbank, is this not enough for the affiliate to attribute the sale to me, if

    1)I put this affiliate link as a url target in the ad or

    2)I put this affiliate link to the button in my landing page where I send the people to from Google Ads and can be put as a target url.

    I think it's all the same and the affiliate link is enough for the affiliate if your username is on it or a specific attribution to track and see that you send them the traffic that converted.

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