VigLink Review : Make Money with Non Monetized Blog Links

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Review of: Viglink

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On April 25, 2014
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Viglink is one of the smartest way to monetize your blog content using pay-per-sale feature. Highly recommended monetisation program for one with a quality website.

There are much In-text advertising networks in the market, and most of them fails big-time in Payout. The closest best I have tried earlier was Infolinks and today; I’m going to share the review of Viglink, which is another Blog monetization program but with a big twist.

If you have read my monthly income report, you will realize most of my income comes from affiliate marketing and I keep trying out new affiliates network and stuff, which sounds promising. Recently I heard of Viglink, and it sounds interesting to monetize my blog, and I tried it for two weeks on one of my blog. Before, we move ahead let me give the little background of Aff. marketing for newbies.

In Affiliate marketing, we recommend readers to any product using our unique affiliate URL, and if readers buy it, we get a referral income out of it. And the money that we make via this is higher than what we get from AdSense clicks. You should check out my earlier post on:

Now, How about if I will share one secret that will help you earn affiliate income from the site in any niche.

Viglink – Content Monetization made Easy with Affiliates:

Viglink is one of the best way to monetize your blog. Viglink works in a very different way than other blog monetization program. It converts your normal outgoing links into Affiliate links, and if users make a purchase, you earn a referral commission out of it.  The best part is, you don’t need to be sign up for an individual affiliate account on all network, Viglink tracking takes care of it.

Viglink Monetization ProgramFor example, if you have a Tech blog and you write about iPhone and iPad apps, Viglink will automatically convert those outbound links into affiliate links. Usually, you will be making nothing for such links but with Viglink, you will be earning when somebody buys a paid app from the app store.

Viglink automatically monetizes all outbound links and you make a handsome money out of it. I will share my Viglink income report after the review. Since, all this is done with the help of Javascript, so it’s SEO friendly, and it works with AdSense too.

In normal scenario, you are as it is linking to product page to many sites and you don’t make any money when people go and buy the product or download the product, Viglink is easy answer to monetizing such links. Also, if you are already using affiliate links on your website, it never changes them. Also, setting up Viglink is easy, and all you need to do is add a line of code in your site source and rest it will take care of everything. You can understand this better on their demo page.

Still have the doubt about how does Viglink works: Here is a quick video to understand it better:

When I started using Viglink, I had two major queries and concern regarding them and I contacted David Gorcey of Viglink team, who helped me and answered my questions in detail. Keep in mind, this interaction happened back in March 2012.

Question: Sometimes, Viglink dashboard shows clicks but no revenue or vice-versa:

David: This is because in some cases merchants don’t report revenue until the day an item ships, rather than the day it was purchased. So what you are seeing is that the revenue for some transactions isn’t accruing to your account until a few days later as these items were probably back ordered.

As such, even though you had already removed the tags at the beginning of February, some items users had purchased in January had not yet shipped and therefore the revenue didn’t show up in your account until later. Hopefully, that makes sense but let me know if you’d like further explanation.

Question: Are Publishers accepted to all Merchants, or there is some white-listed list too:

David: It is true that some merchants have a whitelist, and that means that we need to add a publisher to their program manually before they will allow affiliation of clicks to them. There are only a handful of merchants we work with that have this type of set up and most are in the fashion vertical. So overall, you don’t need to be accepted to merchant programs through us except in a few cases.

The main take away is that you will be covered for pretty much any merchant we have that you link to as I don’t think your content really applies to the merchants with white-lists, however, I’d be happy to look and make sure we try to add you to them if it turns out that you send clicks there.

FAQ and Pros and cons of Viglink:

Viglink Dashboard

I’m not going to get into more details here, as my experience with Viglink is great, and I had no issues with Payment yet. They Pay by Paypal and till now I have received all the payments in time. Talking about revenue split, they keep 25% of the commission, and 75% goes into our pocket, which is still not bad considering we are making money from links, where were non-monetized. Here I’m sharing some of the good and bad side of this program:


  • It’s SEO Friendly
  • Smart way to make money from Website
  • Hassle free set-up (Offers plugin too)
  • Payment in time & via Paypal
  • You can control how linking will happen
  • More money than Intext ads
  • Supports multiple platforms (Blogs, Forums)
  • Doesn’t violate Adsense Policies


  • Nothing major!

For now, if you are using Infolinks or any other In-text ad network to monetize your blog, you should try Viglink. It works with other Intext networks too, as Viglink converts your outbound links into Affiliate links, but I suggest use only one of them and see how your income report changes after months.

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The closest competitor to Viglink is Skimlinks and we will look into Skim links in future posts. I hope this Viglink review, helped you to find one more network to make money from your blog. If you have used this network before, do share your feedback and review. Don’t forget to subscribe to our Email newsletter for more such updates. If you find this post useful, don’t forget to share it on Facebook and Google Plus.

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  1. says

    My personal view and experience is that, Infolinks AD are much more better than VigLink. The reason behind this statement is that while using VigLink, they only pay you, if a user buys a product by clicking on your link and that is not always happening because the user may change his mind later on if he finds a better product. But Infolinks will pay per views, which is more adorable. And again this is just my personal opinion and more over if your blog views perday is in thousands then you are gonna make some good amount from that but that aint true for the viglinks ads. If I would prioritize the ads then I would go as 1 Adsense Google, 2 Bing Adsense, 3 Infolinks, 4 buysell ads, 5 viglinks.

    • says

      It all depends upon the kind of niche you are blogging in. If you are using lot of commerce keywords and getting organic traffic, VigLink would give better result. If you are blogging on random niche and getting traffic from everywhere (Untargeted), Infolinks might work better.

  2. Prashant says

    Before some days I had replaced infolinks with viglinks in my blogsite (Its not built on wordpress) but its not creating links in it. Is there any requirement for that such as links without source or something??
    And also how it will know my affiliate id while generating link?
    Please Assist.

  3. Mehul Boricha says

    Thank you Harsh for this awesome article. Currently i am using infolinks. Hope that this viglink will generate more revenue. Can you suggest any other service which is better than viglink also…

    • Ashutosh Jha says

      Hi Mehul,

      You can try inline ad networks similar to infolinks, “koentra”. It is also good ad platform.

  4. Joseph says

    In my opinion, Infolinks are much more better than VigLink. Because while using VigLink, they only pay you, if a user buys a product by clicking on your link. But Infolinks will pay per views, which is more adorable. Uh.. it’s just my own opinion. If your blog and website get some good k views, you will definitely get paid an awesome $$..!

  5. Nilantha Madhushanka says

    I think this will be a good option for affiliate links. There are many positive and negative reviews about Viglink on Internet.

    But after reading this post of yours, I will give it a try.


  6. Kailash Mahadik says

    Hi harsh, thanks for the tips.. I think i should replace my infolink intexts ads with Viglinks as infolink isn’t profiting my website

  7. Satya Srinivas says


    Currently using VigLink on my new blog. Is Skimlinks better than VigLink. Please advice.

  8. King says

    this one sounds really interesting… I think its high time for me to check this on my website which has no revenue model other than Google Adsense.. wish this one works as per my needs..

  9. Rauzet moustache says

    Viglink is not working for me at all, I have tried it for a little over a month and not even a penny. I still have it running but not for long.

  10. Rahul Mehta says

    I made around 50 $ from viglink and now i have removed the script . very low payout
    i used to get around 40-50 clicks and the payout was like 0.50 to 1 $ .

  11. says

    Great review. I will try setting up viglinks on my blog after checking skimlinks. Monetizing through affiliate programs is much better then infolinks as it gives much better money.

  12. Ajay says

    I wasn’t aware that Viglink uses Javascript. I was always worried about the link juice.
    Also, i am not having good experience with Viglink. Even though i am having good traffic, It never earned me anything.
    But after reading this review of yours, i will give it a try once again.

  13. abhilash says

    thank you harsh,
    this review is come on right time for me . i am working on mobile niche and lot of link going out to apps and accessories, so i think i can able to make some money form this program.
    thak you again

  14. Zenil Shroff says

    Extremely good program for making money besides adsense, i’ve had months where i earned $175-200 from this program alone and the best part is that it automatically links to affiliate keywords and no link juice is passed from the page as its javascript.

    I also recommend Luminate for monetizing images.

    • says

      I used this for around two weeks on my Tech blog where I was not making much with Infolinks. It made around $40 and later I removed it to lower down ads. Since my model of making money is different, you will notice I don’t use any In-text ads here.

  15. Orb Web says

    I have VigLink on my site, but removed it totally except for one link. It used to add link where I don’t want and don’t put links where I wanted… It gave some bugs with my modal boxes and when I told them, they correct it within 12 hours (I’m not even sure if I contact Google for a problem like this they will even read the email and answered) anyway, it’s maybe my topic who doesn’t match well with their customers need but for my part, it didn’t paid well…

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