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AbbyFitz
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on 03/12/2013

Hi all,

I have a question about Vglink. I signed up for it I think. I've entered my email address in my settings page, but when I look at my articles, I don't see any links that they've inserted. Have I done something wrong?


Digby_Adams
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on 03/12/2013

If I remember correctly, automatic linking was disabled several months ago. You have to actually insert a link to the page or product in your Wizzle. Then Viglink will transform that link into an affiliate link.

HollieT
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on 03/12/2013

Humagaia wrote this article: http://wizzley.com/viglink-top-500-retail-store-merchants-covered/

It gives the urls of 500 merchants who are covered by viglink. Makes like a bit easier! :)

nightowl
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on 03/12/2013

Digby is correct. You need to insert links to the site or product you wish to promote. Viglink will turn those links into affiliate links on the fly. Our product modules will also be "viglinked" if you don't enter separate affiliate IDs in your settings page.

Please also see our tutorial on Viglink for Wizzley.

To see which merchants are covered, and how much they pay, please refer to VigLink's own Merchant Explorer tool. It contains over 30,000 possible affiliate partners!


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Digby_Adams
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on 03/12/2013

Yes, I should have mentioned the Merchant Explorer. This is a relatively new feature. It used to be that you had to guess which merchants participated and then manually check. This is much better.

AbbyFitz
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on 03/13/2013

Thank you all for your help!


TerryMcNamee
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on 04/22/2013

I must be really slow, but this is all clear as mud to me.... I know I am missing something. I am signed up with VigiLinks but jeez, am I stupid or something? I just do NOT get how to do all this stuff! I am a writer, not a marketing genius.


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AbbyFitz
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on 04/22/2013

Go to viglink.com. Click on tools at the top. Click on merchant explorer.

there are all the hundreds of stores you can use.

pick wal mart for example. Fing a product you want to sell. Highlight and couple the URL link at the top.

back on your wizzley page in your text box, highlight the text you want to be a link. Click the link button at the top of the module. Paste the link there and you're done!


TerryMcNamee
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on 04/22/2013

So you put the link right inside the story? I thought it was external. You know, on the same page, but not actually IN the story.


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AbbyFitz
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on 04/22/2013

Yeah inside the box. Say in your Box you had written

buy red shoes for mom.

highlight red shoes and make a link back to the store that sells them


TerryMcNamee
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on 04/22/2013

Okay. So if I am writing about horses, I have to find a horse-related product, otherwise it makes no sense. Yikes. This could take as long as it does to write the story. I am too old for this, I think!


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AbbyFitz
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on 04/22/2013

You would be surprised how Monty merchants they have. Type in horse and see what happens


nightowl
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on 04/22/2013

Terry, the easiest way to add valid and appealing products to your pages is with the use of our Amazon module. I dare say it's next to impossible to come up empty handed when you look for a complimentary product to your subject. 

Books are always a good choice, if you're not talking about specific products in your article. So, for example, if your article is about Appaloosa Horses then something like this would fit right in:

http://www.amazon.com/Spotted-Pride-Appaloosa-Frank-Holmes/dp/0971499837/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1366677030&sr=1-5&keywords=appaloosa

Even better, if you happen to know the book, write a short blurb why you like it and think that it would be a valuable resource to the reader.


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nightowl
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on 04/22/2013

I also want to point out that it is always better to add your personal recommendation to any product link. Rather than just peppering your text indiscriminately with links (because "you gotta have affiliate links in them articles") it is much better to tell the reader why they would benefit from this product.

It's better for the reader experience, which in turn will make it better in the "eyes" of a search engine, and ultimately, increase your likelihood for success.


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BrendaReeves
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on 04/24/2013

Well, I was using Viglink all wrong. Now, I've got to go through all of my articles and see what I can link.


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