What is VigLink?
I recently discovered about VigLink and decided to give this program a try. So what is VigLink anyway? An in-text advertising program which has been around since 2009.
While a banner advertising program allows you to add banners in your post, VigLink automatically places advertising in some of your texts. The cool thing about VigLink is that it converts the texts into affiliate links. You do not have to actually sign up with affiliate programs, VigLink will take care of that for you.
If you wonder what happens to your existing affiliate links? They will be remained the same as long as your setting is corrected. (See below for the setting)
Another cool thing is that VigLink will take care of the texts in your comment section as well.
Does VigLink affect your page ranking in a negative way? No, since VigLink is a SEO friendly program. Not see every single text in your content to be converted into an affiliate link. I checked with some of my longest posts which contain more than 2000 words, VigLink only picked 2 or 3 texts relevant to their available affiliate programs. The amount of links really depends on your content and the available merchants in VigLink. By having relevant outbound links, your ranking will actually be improved.
How to join VigLink?
At the time of writing this post, VigLink accepts all applications. I think this is a great opportunity for newbie bloggers who don’t have lots of traffic and contents. It is also free to register, no upgrade is required.
Here is the list of blogs that VigLink works with:
The process to sign up is very straight forward. Register your email, name and website to VigLink, then you will be given a special code to place in your website. The code will look like this:
You can also choose to install plugin to your page instead. However, I recommend you to use the code since too many plugins can slow down your website.
In this post, I will show you how to add the code in a WordPress blog.
First copy the code, then go over to your Appearance/Editor.
Then look for Theme Footer on the Templates column on the right side of the page. Select it and scroll down to the bottom of the html page. Place the code right before the tag </body>
Remember to hit “Update File” button and you are done with installing VigLink to your WordPress blog.
My thoughts on VigLink
VigLink is a great way to monetize your blog/website. It saves you time from looking for affiliate programs. Its SEO friendly feature is a thumb up.
If you have a website/bog that you talk about music, apps, or tech, VigLink will be your helpful tool.
Note that you should understand the Setting section so that you know how VigLink is going to intercept with your current links.
If you are an affiliate of a program, you might want to consider about how the payment works out. When you make a sale, VigLink will keep 25% of the sale and 75% will go to your pocket. This is not a bad deal at all considering that VigLink helps you monetize your page while you make money at the same time.
I highly recommend VigLink to folks who have trouble with Amazon Associate. Remember that Amazon will cancel your associaite account if you can’t make a sale within 180 days. If that happens to you, VigLink will be your life saver.
Payment is very convenient since VigLink pays you though PayPal.
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P.S: Another great in-text advertising program that you should check out is SkimLinks. Read my review at Monetize your blog with SkimLinks.