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VigLink 1.0.1

Easily Enable VigLink on your xenForo Forum

  1. Brian Lovett

    Brian Lovett New Member

    Brian Lovett submitted a new resource:

    VigLink - Easily Enable VigLink on your xenForo Forum

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  2. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    Thank you. We have been unable to use some features of Viglink because they are too intrusive to members. We would like to run them only for guests. This add-on will let us do that now.
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  3. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    So I have checked Unregistered usergroup only for Insert and do not see the Viglink code on the site when logged out as a guest.
  4. Brian Lovett

    Brian Lovett New Member

    The insert phrases can take up to an hour to show up on a page. Also ensure that you have insert enabled in your VigLink account for that campaign.
  5. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    As stated in the conversation the Viglink javascript is not even included in the page source.
  6. Brian Lovett

    Brian Lovett New Member

  7. kontrabass

    kontrabass Well-Known Member

  8. Brian Lovett

    Brian Lovett New Member

    Thanks for helping us troubleshoot and get this fixed :)
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  9. adwade

    adwade Active Member

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    Not sure why, but Chris D's Add-on Install & Upgrade reports that I should still upgrade after installing the v1.0.1 of your add-on just now. :confused:

    EDIT: Nevermind, as soon as I re-ran the Check for Updates Now the upgrade notice disappeared! (y)
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  10. adwade

    adwade Active Member

    I just noticed while checking my settings on the VigLink Dashboard, that (under Manage/Account/Edit Campaign) XenForo is now one of the available choices for Platform. (y)

    Screen Shot 2016-09-12 at 10.54.16 PM.jpg
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  11. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo Well-Known Member

    it has been for some time
  12. Glockie

    Glockie Well-Known Member

    This may sound a newbie question, but is this to help monetise your forums?
    if so, what about adult based sites?
  13. adwade

    adwade Active Member

    Is there a way to verify that the VigLink Insert Option is working? I turned it ON for unregistered/guests only, but in browsing our website as a guest I can't find any such inserted links.

    I've read over the VigLink Blog and turned up a few comments and wondered if they are still valid:

    VigLink says "Link Insertion will work on any site. However, it may only insert links to common merchants and brands, such as "Amazon," "iPhone," "eBay," etc."

    Others have said: "I've found that if you insert URLs in your content then they get linked pretty much instantly, but for brand names & keywords you might have to wait a while for them to get linked.(if linked at all)"

    Also, in Oct of 2012, someone commented: "VigLink currently only supports Link Insertion for products on Automotive, Consumer Electronics, and Fashion sites."​
  14. Brian Lovett

    Brian Lovett New Member

    Hi Adwade, start by making sure Insert is enabled for the campaign associated with the api key you used for the plugin. You can do this in your settings here: https://publishers.viglink.com/settings

    From there, we crawl each page of your site after it is accessed. The inserted terms typically show up right away, but can take an hour or so in some cases. We are able to link terms across pretty much any vertical.
  15. Brian Lovett

    Brian Lovett New Member

    That's correct, this is to help you monetize your forum. We turn ordinary commercial links to retailers into links that earn you money (our Convert Product). There is also an option to insert new links by highlighting words or phrases on the page (our Insert product).

    Adult sites are typically ok, there may be some retailers that chose not to display links on your site because of that.
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  16. Joeychgo

    Joeychgo Well-Known Member

    Viglink (convert) works by taking a link one of your members posts and making it an affiliate link --- thus giving you a commission when someone buys something that was linked to on your forum.
    Viglink (insert) is a different program they offer which replaces certain keywords found in posts with links to products related to those keywords.

    So for example... If one of your users posts a link to an ebay auction, and another member comes along, clicks that link and buys the item... you would get a commission.

    However -- on an adult site, I cant imagine a lot of links to ebay items on your site. So I would question whether you could make much if anything due to that fact.
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  17. adwade

    adwade Active Member

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  18. adwade

    adwade Active Member

    Well never-mind, because it's working just great now! (y)

    Here's a snippet of a post, as viewed by a registered user...
    Screen Shot 2016-09-15 at 12.06.01 AM.jpg

    And here is the same snippet, as viewed by an unregistered user/guest...
    Screen Shot 2016-09-15 at 12.06.30 AM.jpg

    It's easy to see the pair of links that have been inserted by the VigLink Insert function, and only for our unregistered users just as we dictated in the add-on's options. :cool:

    I tripped across How do I configure and customize VigLink Insert? and it was helpful, even mentioning some CSS code for such links.
  19. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

    How are your usergroups setup? We have every usergroup selected for Convert and only Unregistered for Insert. We are having issues with Insert not showing up.
  20. adwade

    adwade Active Member

    Here's ours...

    Screen Shot 2016-09-15 at 1.03.08 AM.jpg

    With the bounced and invalid ones, removing the users ability to post until they revise their email and confirm it.

    FWIW, we use the Keyword Management add-on and have a lot of links that it generates. I was searching for the word 'iPhone' in our posts and never saw any links generated for it via VigLink Insert, and thus assumed it was not working.

    In hindsight, I should have probably turned the Keyword Management add-on OFF and perused our website to more easily see what VigLink Insert was doing for us.

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