Understanding your Settings

Publishers can access their Settings at https://publishers.viglink.com/publisher/settings. There are three products that publishers can activate and/or tune.

Note: Changes to your Settings can take up to 24 hours to take full effect.

Convert

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Convert's main function is to scan your content and automatically turn any existing merchant links into affiliate links. The core feature cannot be turned off from the panel; if the Javascript is installed on your site, Convert will run.

Reaffiliate Affiliated Links

If you have existing affiliate links on your site, you may want VigLink to overwrite them or bypass them. To overwrite the links, make sure this box is checked. To make sure VigLink bypasses them, make sure this box is unchecked.

Link URLs

By default, Convert will only automatically affiliate existing hyperlinks. If you also want Convert to turn plain text URLs into affiliate links, check this box.

Optimize Links

Activating this feature will allow VigLink to transform links into affiliate links for a different merchant that is carrying the exact same product. VigLink will optimize the merchant in cases where one merchant is paying a higher commission rate or where the publisher is not approved to work with the original merchant.

Advanced: Link Target

Decide whether you want users to be directed to the merchant page in the current window or a new window. VigLink generally recommends that you select "New window," which offers a better user experience.

Insert

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When activated, Insert will scan a publisher's content looking for merchant or product keywords and automatically inserting an affiliate link into the keyword. Click here for more.

Advanced: Link Target

Decide whether you want users to be directed to the merchant page in the current window or a new window. VigLink generally recommends that you select "New window," which offers a better user experience.

Advanced: Allowed Devices

If you only want links to be inserted on certain device types, you can customize that here by unselecting the appropriate box.

Shopping

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If a publisher is linking to merchants that they are not approved to work with, Shopping will take those links and redirect the user to an interstitial page that gives the user the opportunity to visit a merchant that is paying a commission. Click here for more.

Note: Users who registered prior to April 2017 will need to email support@viglink.com to properly disable VigLink Shopping. 

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