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vB Version: 4.2.0 Rating: (24 votes - 4.38 average) Installs: 243
Released: 27 Apr 2010 Last Update: 01 May 2014 Downloads: 1690
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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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  #2  
Old 27 Apr 2010, 23:11
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Demo? Screens?
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Old 28 Apr 2010, 00:06
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There's no real UI to speak of, so screenshots wouldn't be very exciting. It's very much like this Google Analytics add-on in terms of how it affects your forum -- Admins get a very simple options page where they can enter their VigLink API key; Users see no change at all.

As far as a demo, there's a basic demo on VigLink.com, where you can see plain links being automatically affiliated.

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Old 28 Apr 2010, 02:13
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I've never heard of VigLink. Who are the owners and what are their credentials?

Frankly, this add-on seems less like a vBulletin add-on and more like spam and self-promotion for VigLink.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 01:41
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Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
I've never heard of VigLink. Who are the owners and what are their credentials?
VigLink is a venture-backed startup based in San Francisco. Our investors include Google Ventures and First Round Capital. Here's a TechCrunch article about us from January, when we came out of private beta. There's lots more information about us, individually, on our about page.
Originally Posted by djbaxter View Post
Frankly, this add-on seems less like a vBulletin add-on and more like spam and self-promotion for VigLink.
Sorry the description read that way to you. If you'd download it and take a look, you'd see that it does make VigLink installation easier for vBulletin users, by saving you from having to edit templates. As I said above, it's very similar in purpose and implementation to this Google Analytics add-on, for example; it inserts a bit of javascript into every page, and lets the javascript do the real work.

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Old 30 Apr 2010, 10:22
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I installed and entered API key
but I didn't see any Links form where I can see those links?
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 11:00
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Installed. Suppose it's worth the try. Thanks
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Old 04 Aug 2010, 18:06
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I see you bought drivingrevenue.com. How does this viglink exactly work?

1. Does the forum have to have links pointing to supported merchants to work or will it overwrite any links to external products with a Viglink supported merchant affiliate id?

2. How does this play with adsense?
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 08:10
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Will this work on 3.8.6?
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 19:09
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Originally Posted by jmw View Post
I see you bought drivingrevenue.com. How does this viglink exactly work?

1. Does the forum have to have links pointing to supported merchants to work or will it overwrite any links to external products with a Viglink supported merchant affiliate id?

2. How does this play with adsense?
If you're familiar with how Driving Revenue's affiliation works, then you're familiar with how VigLink's works, too. They're very similar. That's part of why we've teamed up!

To answer your questions,

1. There are no special VigLink merchant links to use. You (and your users) link wherever you would normally link. When a visitor clicks an external link, our javascript checks to see if that link can be affiliated. If it can be, we affiliate it on the fly. Any time we see a link that's already affiliated, we leave it alone. (If you prefer, you can tell us to overwrite those existing affiliate links in your account settings).

2. We have lots of users using VigLink and AdSense together, and we aren't aware of any problems.
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 19:12
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Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
Will this work on 3.8.6?
Frankly, I'm not sure. We've only tested it on 4.x. I'll look into setting up a 3.x test forum. If you decide to give it a try on 3.8.6 and find that it works, please let us know!
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 20:23
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how long till ad's show as ive been running for almost 24hours and no ad's showing
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Old 12 Aug 2010, 20:33
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Originally Posted by Liquid1ce View Post
how long till ad's show
VigLink doesn't insert anything into your pages (no ads, no links). We just find unaffiliated links, and affiliate them for you.
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 16:37
galengt galengt is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Supports Versions 3.6 and up.

Originally Posted by Taurus1 View Post
Will this work on 3.8.6?
I am a VigLink employee as well. We just tested it successfully on 3.6 and up, so you are good to go with 3.8.6.
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 18:11
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Installed, don't know if it will make any money but worth a try.

There is no information on how to get paid anywhere though???
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