Building monetized links to any covered merchant couldn't be easier. Just copy the URL of the page you wish to link to, and VigLink will do the rest.
Let's do an example together
Let's say we're writing about Apple TV and want to link to a great product on Walmart.com. We just need to create a simple text link to the product page in question, e.g this one:
I arrived at this link by doing a product search on Walmart's website, going to the product page of the product I want to feature, and then copying the link that appears in the address bar.
So we go about writing our article, choose the word we want to hyperlink, hit the "chain" icon in the editor and insert our link. That's it. If the merchant is covered (when in doubt use the Merchant Explorer) then VigLink will intercept that link and turn it into a valid referral link. If the visit results in a commission, the appropriate VigLink account (yours or ours) will be credited.
Another creative example for the use of viglinks would be alerting your reader to the different merchants that carry the particular item you are reviewing. Instead of just pushing one merchant, you could say:
This item is also currently on sale at Walmart, ToysRus and BestBuy.com.
As with all outgoing links, moderation is the key. This scenario would work best when your page is about reviewing one particular product. We certainly don't recommend that you abuse this feature to cast a drag net of commercial links all over your article.