Here's a quick heads-up that we have decided to deactivate the so-called "LinkWeaver" feature. This VigLink tool inserted text links automatically whenever they came across a word they thought was suitable to turn into an affiliate link.
We have analyzed the results over the last few months and concluded that revenue that could be attributed directly to this feature remained in the 1-5% area of all VigLink revenue. Considering that many users are put off by these type of links, and that we had no control over the amount and destination of links, we decided to retire this feature until further notice.
To be perfectly clear: This does not affect links which you placed deliberately into your articles!
This affects only those links that were inserted without your intervention. We had a per-article check box that let you decide whether or not you wanted to enable this feature. This will be removed since it is no longer necessary.
This being said, if anyone has proof to the contrary, and can convince us that we should continue using LinkWeaver, please let us know. Currently, we don't think the actual numbers support the continued use of this, potentially annoying, feature.