Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia, USA
Announcement: Viglink Support is now in Forum Runner - 08-19-2011, 10:23 AM
Many have asked for it, and after working with Viglink for the past few months, Viglink support is now available in Forum Runner.
What does this mean?
Viglink has partnerships with hundreds (if not thousands) of affiliate merchants and websites. Normally, you would go to each individual affiliate (such as Amazon, Wal-mart, Sears, etc) and sign up for their affiliate program so that any purchases your forum's users make through clicking through to an item from your forum would send you a small amount of the purchase price (affiliate bonus). Obviously, this doesn't scale very well as there are thousands of affiliate programs.
This means that you sign up for one Viglink account, and all supported affiliate links are automatically created for your users (transparently) and you receive any affiliate bonuses that you qualify for when your users make purchases.
Best of all, this is all done COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT to your users.
How do I enable this?
If you currently have a forum registered with Forum Runner, Viglink support is disabled. To enable Viglink support:
1) Log into the Forum Manager
2) Click on the name of your forum (to go into edit mode)
3) Scroll to the bottom and "Enable Viglink Affiliate Support"
4) Exit back to the Forum Manager screen
5) Click "Claim your revenue" next to your forum's name
At that point you will be redirected to the Viglink claim revenue screen, which is where you can either log in with your existing Viglink account, or create a new one.
Once you are done with this process, you are done. Links in Forum Runner will be converted to Viglink affiliate links associated with your Viglink account and any purchases your users make through the app will net you some money!
Please let me know if you see any issues.
Forum Runner Developer