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Mod Version: 2.0.7, by vlrick (Member) vlrick is offline
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vB Version: 4.2.0 Rating: (22 votes - 4.55 average) Installs: 246
Released: 27 Apr 2010 Last Update: 01 May 2014 Downloads: 1719
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VigLink is the easiest way to monetize your outbound links. You get paid when visitors click from your forum to a retailer and buy something. The VigLink analytics dashboard tells you which outbound links are clicked most, which are making you the most money, and more.

You've created something special. Your community is a place where people congregate to discuss their passion. It turns out they also make decisions about what to buy and where to buy it–and that's valuable. VigLink helps you capture this value, effortlessly.

In fact, VigLink is second only to AdSense as the most widely used monetization technology for vBulletin. Don't take our word for it, here's the breakdown.

This add-on will install the VigLink javascript on your forum, without the need to edit templates.

VigLink Convert
Your members are constantly posting links to retailers. If any go to over 35,000 retailers, VigLink will automatically convert them to monetized links that pay you a commission.
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VigLink Insert
Forum threads often reference products, brands, and retailers. VigLink can automatically link these references, making sure they always go to the most valuable destination.
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Version 2.0 now gives more control over how VigLink runs on your site. You can enable or disable VigLink Convert and VigLink Insert for specific user groups and forums.

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Installation Instructions
  1. Import the XML file
  2. Go to your AdminCP and edit the VigLink options
  3. Enter the API key from your VigLink account page. (If you don't already have a VigLink account you can sign up here)

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Old 12 Sep 2012, 22:39
IchibanAccord IchibanAccord is offline
Join Date: Nov 2011
Installed thank you!
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Old 19 Dec 2012, 06:21
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hiker hiker is offline
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Originally Posted by VigLink View Post
Samir is correct in that VigLink link affiliation is very unobtrusive. The experience of a visitor on your site won't change if you are affiliating your outbound links using VigLink.

If you have VigLink link insertion turned on, and would like inserted links to only appear for guests (and not registered users), you can add class="nolinks" to any page element to disable inserted links.

This can be done on an individual post basis or at the page level by adding it to the body tag <body class="nolinks">

On vBulletin, you can take advantage of the yahoo dom event js to add the class name from a footer conditional. For example:

<if condition="(!$show['guest'])"> $footer .= '<script type="text/javascript"> YAHOO.util.Event.onDOMReady( function() { YAHOO.util.Dom.addClass( document.body, "nolinks" ); } ); </script>';

Hope this helps!
This is what I need, I don't want to drive away my loyal members with the appearance of more links, I'm using the link insertion and I'd only like it to be available to guests.

I've got a question, on which template(s) would I insert the class="nolinks" code, and where?

And this would not affect any manual link posted by members, correct? Only the VigLink insertion?

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Old 04 Apr 2013, 14:00
scottct1 scottct1 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
If you could come up with a version of this plugin which lets me specify the usergroups for the Viglink Insert that would be great and I would enable Viglink Insert on my sites.

But there are usergroups I don't want to see links, but other usergroups I do want them to see them.

I do however want Viglink convert on for the entire site.
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Old 05 Apr 2013, 02:36
VigLink_OD VigLink_OD is offline
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Hi there - Oliver D from VigLink here. Scott, this is a common request, and thanks for raising it. We've actually built this into the vBulletin 5 integration. For vB4, your best option is to email us at [email protected] so we can discuss some customization options.
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Old 12 Jun 2013, 22:56
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craigvm craigvm is offline
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i`ll give it a go an if i earn nothing i`ll just uninstall as i do use the ebay partner network adds too
The Ford Modified Owners Club & Forum is a online community forum offering free advice & help for your Ford.
We cover all Fords & all models from a basic spec right upto XR/SI/ST & the RS
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Old 13 Aug 2013, 21:11
sweptwingnut sweptwingnut is offline
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Downloaded. Installed. 3.8.7pl3

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Old 19 Sep 2013, 19:38
vlrick vlrick is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Real name: Rick
Great news! We've just released Version 2.0 of the VigLink Mod. We now offer enhanced controls. For example, forums can now enable or disable VigLink Insert for specific user groups, such as guests or registered users. The same goes for VigLink Convert, and control also extends to specific forum IDs. Download and install the new mod to get these enhanced controls and let us know what you think. Thanks!
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Old 19 Sep 2013, 19:54
scottct1 scottct1 is offline
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Cool just updated thanks!
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Old 19 Sep 2013, 20:07
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joeychgo joeychgo is offline
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Rick - can you do an update for 3.8 please?
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Old 19 Sep 2013, 21:06
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Originally Posted by joeychgo View Post
Rick - can you do an update for 3.8 please?
Update? I wasn't aware there was 3.x specific version for this mod. I've been using this one.
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Old 20 Sep 2013, 00:40
vlrick vlrick is offline
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Correct, this mod also works on 3.x
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Old 23 Sep 2013, 20:42
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Lincoln vs Cadillac Forums -
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Old 25 Sep 2013, 14:55
scottct1 scottct1 is offline
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Since installing this update I noticed that my earnings have declined slightly. Not sure if that is because of the mod, or just the nature of the beast.

I expected it to go up since I enabled Viglink Optimize and Viglink Insert, both of which were not enabled before.

So I figure I would pass that along.
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Old 26 Sep 2013, 11:36
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Hmmm good will try it soon
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Old 03 Oct 2013, 19:15
tribedude tribedude is offline
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What's the difference between the secret key and the regular key? Do I need both or only one to get this product working? Which one?
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