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Mod Version: 2.0.7, by vlrick (Member) vlrick is offline
Developer Last Online: May 2014 I like it Show Printable Version Email this Page

vB Version: 4.2.0 Rating: (24 votes - 4.38 average) Installs: 245
Released: 27 Apr 2010 Last Update: 01 May 2014 Downloads: 1693
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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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Controls
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.

Tested On:
4.2.0
3.8.7

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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  #196  
Old 09 May 2014, 10:48
CaptainAwesome CaptainAwesome is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
OK, newbie here. I've installed the product-viglink file, and it shows up under "Manage Products", but i'm not seeing a field to put the API code in.

Exactly where do i put that info?

EDIT: Never mind, found it as i wondered around the CP.

I do, however, have an additional question. What does this mean exactly?

"Maximizes revenue by monetizing clicks that occur before the VigLink JavaScript has loaded. "

There is a warning that it may not play well with others.

What happens when i enable this? What happens if i don't?

Last edited by CaptainAwesome; 10 May 2014 at 07:33.
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  #197  
Old 31 May 2014, 10:45
CaptainAwesome CaptainAwesome is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
I see viglink support is as good here as it is by email.

I did have an additional question, but i feel it would be a waste of time posting it.
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  #198  
Old 16 Jul 2014, 16:39
apokphp apokphp is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
I tried to uninstall viglnk (since I've had it for a few years and have no received a dime). When I did, it completely messed up my site. Screwed up the css of every single theme that was installed.

If this plugin is no longer being supported, which it does not appear to be, vb.org ought to take this mod off. It's destructive.
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  #199  
Old 16 Jul 2014, 17:54
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ozzy47 ozzy47 is offline
 
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Originally Posted by apokphp View Post
I tried to uninstall viglnk (since I've had it for a few years and have no received a dime). When I did, it completely messed up my site. Screwed up the css of every single theme that was installed.

If this plugin is no longer being supported, which it does not appear to be, vb.org ought to take this mod off. It's destructive.
A lot of mods are not supported, that is why care needs to be taken before installing them.
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  #200  
Old 17 Jul 2014, 13:02
sweptwingnut sweptwingnut is offline
 
Join Date: May 2008
VigLink installed. VB 3.6.8. Works perfectly and as intended.

It is worthy of note for those installing this mod that this is not a simple plug n play. This mod is simply the tool you need to get started. There is more to be done.

After install, you will need to spend some time on VigLink's website reading how it works. Specifically, the affiliated websites that VigLink maintains agreement with and their subsequent requirements. While the bulk of their website agreements will automatically generate revenue for your site, some websites will require special approval by VigLink. So you will have to do some homework on the VigLink website first and contact them for any approvals required.

For Example, this mod will happily insert a revenue generating link in place of every reference to "amazon" on your site. However, you will not receive revenue on any purchase made at amazon through your link until you contact VigLink and request approval to be affiliated with Amazon. You will also need to contact VigLink, establish an account, submit the appropriate tax documentation and account information for depositing your revenue, etc. and so on. It is a business after all. Run it legitimately.

I have found VigLink to be very quick to respond to the support tickets I have initiated via the VigLink website. As it should be. IMHO, expecting VigLink to monitor this thread or an email sent via this site in combination to the support section on their website is out of line.

So I will say again, this mod is not a simple plug and play. It is a business tool. Do your homework.
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Old 22 Nov 2015, 15:20
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mdawg mdawg is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
I found that I have this installed (viglink ver 5.1.6) but disabled on my vb5, and wonder where I got it from? Is there a thread for viglink for vb 5?
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  #202  
Old 11 May 2017, 23:29
pinkfishmedia pinkfishmedia is offline
 
Join Date: May 2017
Hi,

Has anyone got this running on vBulletin 3.8.11 on PHP 7?

Thanks,

Tony.
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  #203  
Old 27 May 2019, 00:33
ouarsenis ouarsenis is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
I cant unistall this plugin and i get this database error message in my vbulletin 3.8.10 admin panel

please help me to remove this plugin


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