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Have you moved from VigLink to Skimlinks?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CyclingTribe, May 14, 2012.

  1. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    If so, did your revenue increase as a result?

    Shaun :D
  2. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I've not used VigLink, but I'm getting pretty good results with Skimlinks since I installed it.
  3. Alex

    Alex Active Member

    I've tried both and found Viglink to pay better for the same or less clicks
    CyclingTribe likes this.
  4. Coop1979

    Coop1979 Well-Known Member

    Does Viglink allow you to exclude certain sites from being autolinked? I believe Skimlinks does.
  5. CyclingTribe

    CyclingTribe Well-Known Member

    I don't think so - I don't remember seeing anything in the ACP that offers a place to enter excluded sites/domains etc.
  6. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    How do you integrate VigLink into XF? Where do you place their code?
  7. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Well-Known Member

    I added mine (when I had it enabled) in the footer template.
  8. lakef

    lakef Member

    I am liking the affiliate-a-link features. it lets you affiliate a link to any of the participating selling companies. want to send people to the beef jerky section on amazon? get the bare link, run it through the affiliate-a-link thing, and there you go. result is an html link, not a javascript thing.
  9. Brad L

    Brad L Well-Known Member

    As a member of many forums I despise seeing all the commercialized links. I guess I'm old school. As a forum owner I don't want to use such services but I may be forced to use them eventually.
  10. Mouth

    Mouth Well-Known Member

    What/Where is this?
  11. lakef

    lakef Member

    viglink calls it "link wrapper"

    skimlinks calls it "affiliated link generator" , found on its linkapi page.


  13. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    Having been with them for perhaps two years now, I'd say my VigLink experience was better than the time I had with Skimlinks. YMMV. I work closely with an account manager who helps get the most out of the service.
  14. Rudy

    Rudy Well-Known Member

    Using inserted links is optional with both services; having said that, I was a non-believer until I added the link insertion for guest visitors only. It actually added between 20-30% to net revenues.

    Otherwise, if members post frequent product links in a forum, you're leaving money on the table by not going with VigLink or Skimlinks to monetize those. And having used other affiliate programs in the past, VigLink has far surpassed all of them combined. (Or to put it another way, if 100 members promise to use your Amazon link, you'd be lucky to see a dozen that actually follow through on it.)

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