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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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  #16  
Old 13 Aug 2010, 18:32
vlrick vlrick is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
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Originally Posted by pant View Post
There is no information on how to get paid anywhere though???
From our FAQ:
How does payment work?
VigLink will pay by check in the United States and PayPal anywhere it is available. We are expanding our payment options over time. VigLink will ask for payment information and pay publishers as soon as their balance reaches $25. VigLink typically takes 25% on commission earned by publishers. Often publishers still receive higher payouts due to collective bargaining and high volume commission levels. We will issue an IRS Form 1099 to any publisher who makes more than $400 in a fiscal year.
That policy might change soon (I think we're dropping paper checks and switching to PayPal exclusively), but those are the terms as of today.
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 18:47
pant pant is offline
 
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Cheers dude, sorry for being ignorant.

Is their a way that I can scan the site to see how many links I could convert?
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Old 13 Aug 2010, 21:46
vlrick vlrick is offline
 
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Originally Posted by pant View Post
Is their a way that I can scan the site to see how many links I could convert?
Yup! Submit your site's URL and your email at the bottom of this page (make sure you're logged out, or the form won't be there). There's a fair amount of estimation going on, so don't put too much stake in the dollar figures, but that report will give you an idea of what kind of links you have, and whether we could affiliate any of them.
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Old 21 Aug 2010, 00:43
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What is the impact on the forum by adding JS to each page? Would it use up more bandwidth? etc..
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Old 21 Aug 2010, 00:56
vlrick vlrick is offline
 
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There's effectively zero impact on your page load time. The library is downloaded directly from our servers (so the additional bandwidth used is ours), and it's loaded in parallel as your page loads. It won't block the rest of the page from loading as it's being downloaded.
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 21:06
nascartr nascartr is offline
 
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Viglink is not converting Ebay links.

I've tried just the code in the footer and then this addon but the Ebay links do not convert.

http://diecastcrazy.com/community/eb...tro-bonus.html
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 22:27
galengt galengt is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Hey nascartr, send me an email at support at viglink dot com and indicate the email you signed up to VigLink with and I will check it out. We screen all sites we turn on eBay for, so once I take a look at your account I can turn them on.
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Old 05 Nov 2010, 22:29
nascartr nascartr is offline
 
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Alright, just sent one.
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Old 10 Nov 2010, 18:47
Bio-Beetle Bio-Beetle is offline
 
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Is there a reason not to put it in the "ad_footer_end" template?
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Old 10 Nov 2010, 21:01
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I fixed it manually
I'll give it a chance to see if it works
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Old 12 Nov 2010, 15:33
LordMike LordMike is offline
 
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Real name: Mike
Awesome program, I was editing all my Amazon links so they add my affiliate but with this I can just keep adding links !

And I can see you added the DrivingRevenue which I wanted to apply for first; again; Awesome !

LOL I was checking to see if the links actually get affiliated and I was looking for my personal Amazon affiliate link and after a while I understood you guys are using your own links and giving me a share of the profit LMAO

One question though;

www.wisehyip.com when you look at the bottom right I've added the Links monetized by VigLink like I'm supposed to do, but when I mouseover the link it just says: http://www.viglink.com/corp/ftc?vgtag=badge shouldn't it be saying http://www.viglink.com/?vgref=9350 like I see in my account ?

Or does it happen one some other way?

Last edited by LordMike; 12 Nov 2010 at 16:26.
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Old 20 Nov 2010, 03:17
speedracer68 speedracer68 is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
I have been a member of Driving Revenue for some time. I just heard about this and I am trying to install this. In my account page there is no number next to where I believe my API key should be.

It says "Your API key:" and then nothing to the right.

How do I obtain my number?

Last edited by speedracer68; 20 Nov 2010 at 12:47.
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Old 24 Nov 2010, 18:22
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I just installed this (vb 3.8.x) and it doesn't appear to be converting links. Using the site checker in my VigLink dashboard it says the script is installed properly. But the links I've checked (Amazon) appear to be totally clean with no ref info added.
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Old 25 Nov 2010, 22:25
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Downloaded.
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Old 26 Nov 2010, 17:01
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Originally Posted by oldford View Post
I just installed this (vb 3.8.x) and it doesn't appear to be converting links. Using the site checker in my VigLink dashboard it says the script is installed properly. But the links I've checked (Amazon) appear to be totally clean with no ref info added.
Nevermind. It looks like the links are converted on the fly, so hovering over them doesn't show any difference, but clicking on them does. I'm logging clicks now in the VigLink dashboard, so all appears correctly installed.
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