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XF 1.2 Amazon Affilinet URL rewrite

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by MotMann, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. MotMann

    MotMann Active Member


    i hope i can use the URL rewrote Addon, to change the Amazon link as an affiliate Link.

    How i can do that? Or is there a way to do that easy with another Addon?
    SkimLink and Viglink isn't an alternate. That's don't work god enough...

    Maybe there ist a way, that URL rewrote put on the end of the URL /xxxaffiliID

    How i do that?
  2. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Why isn't Viglink good enough? It works just fine for me. I just had to let Viglink know my Amazon Affiliate details and they have sorted it so that Amazon links always work as they should.
  3. MotMann

    MotMann Active Member

    Direkt Links give more money.... if i use Viglink, i got only up to 4 % as my normal Affili.

    Normaly i get 60-90 € monthly. Over Viglink or Skimlink up to only 3€. I test that now over 2 Years. I lost enough money over Skimlinks and Co.
  4. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    You don't earn money for Amazon purchase from Viglink anymore, it's directly from Amazon itself. The policy changed very recently. That's why I had to set up my own Amazon Affiliates account and let Viglink have the details. They have now set this so that any Amazon links clicked will direct correctly and have your Affiliate ID on the end of the URL. Then any revenue is put directly into your Amazon Affiliate account and Viglink don't get any of it.
  5. MotMann

    MotMann Active Member

    So i use Viglink and the Links goes to amazon direct? What i must do, that the settings are correct in Viglink?
  6. MotMann

    MotMann Active Member

    i install that addon: http://xenforo.com/community/resources/add-viglink-code.1362/
    Thats correct for XF 1.2?

    I understand nothing. On the Viglink Side i don't see, where i must Type in my Affi ID from amazon and ebay.

    In Tapatalk i don't found the side, where i must type in my VigLink ID.

    Sorry.. from germany :D
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013
  7. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

  8. MotMann

    MotMann Active Member

    and if i don't tould them my Amazon ID, i get my money from VigLink?
  9. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    Nope, you won't get anything at all (nor will Viglink). Amazon isn't affiliating with Viglink from what I understand, which is why you need to give Viglink your Amazon Affiliate ID so they can ensure the links affiliate correctly.
  10. MotMann

    MotMann Active Member

    aaaahhhhh.. and what i must do, that Tapatalk know my VigLink ID? i don't found that on Tapatalk :(
  11. Martok

    Martok Well-Known Member

    That's been changed on Tapatalk. Probably because they are skimming some of the profits themselves. Now you just need to click on your name in the top right corner of the forum owner section http://tapatalk.com/forum_owner.php and enter your PayPal email address.
  12. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    To clarify, this is only true for the EU and UK, far as I know (last time I spoke with them about it). Amazon US is still affiliated as are others around the world. I gave them all of my IDs and get the money directly from Amazon in those cases.

    After Tapatalk sat on money of mine for months (without informing me whw--I had to get my contact at VigLink to intervene), and/or took a lot time to pay out, I learned not to trust them. With responsive design, we dumped them and ForumRunner completely for other reasons, but it is a relief knowing I get paid now.

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