Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by CyclingTribe, May 14, 2012.
If so, did your revenue increase as a result?
I've not used VigLink, but I'm getting pretty good results with Skimlinks since I installed it.
I've tried both and found Viglink to pay better for the same or less clicks
Does Viglink allow you to exclude certain sites from being autolinked? I believe Skimlinks does.
I don't think so - I don't remember seeing anything in the ACP that offers a place to enter excluded sites/domains etc.
How do you integrate VigLink into XF? Where do you place their code?
I added mine (when I had it enabled) in the footer template.
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.
What/Where is this?
viglink calls it "link wrapper"
skimlinks calls it "affiliated link generator" , found on its linkapi page.
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.
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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