Monetize website and blog content with affiliate links : VigLink vs SkimLinks...

Business > Webmaster > Advertising solutions
0
2011-10-07 23:39:03

You can monetize your website content or blog content with affiliation. There are nowadays some tools that automatically transform your existing links into affiliate links

Affiliate links enable you to receive a commission for any purchases made by the user who has clicked on it.

VigLinkSkimLinks123linkitYieldKit
Like 0 0 0 0
Websitehttp://www.viglink.com/http://skimlinks.com/http://www.123linkit.com/http://lovedby.pro
Video tourhttp://youtu.be/L0X-hQFYqGIhttp://youtu.be/4a9aRDcCZJ0
Features
Merchant CountMore than 12500 MerchantsMore than 17000 merchants
Already Affiliated Link WarningYes VigLink shows how many already affiliated links are available on your pages (but no further information)No SkimLinks does not show any warning about the existing affiliatedlinks.
Link OverrideYes Amazon and Ebay linksYes Amazon links only
Contextual AdvertisementNoYes SkimWords, generate automatic links from product references...No
Products Search WidgetNoYes Amazon & EBay
Products Feed APINoYes EveryFeed
Links APIYes
Links in RSS feedNoYes SkimRSS
URL shortenersNoYesYes
Custom sub domainNoYesYes
Disclosure BadgeYesYesNoYes
Installation
Setupautomatically approved (after email validation)It requires up to 3 business days for approvalautomatically approvedautomatically approved (after email validation)
Installation

Copy/Paste JavaScript

Supports REST API on request.

Also have "Installation Checker"

Copy/Paste JavaScript

Also support Flash integration

Copy/Paste Javascript
Active Merchant On StartUnfortunately all merchants are not active at first day. And VigLink doesn't give any details about that.%100 SkimLinks says, all merchants are active at first day.
Integration with third parties services
Plug-ins & Integrations
  • Tapatalk Integration
  • ForumRunner Integration
  • CloudFlare.com Apps Integration
  • phpBB Plugin
  • vBulletin Plugin
  • Wordpress Plugin
  • vBulletin Plugin
  • WordPress Plugin
  • Blogger Integration
  • Typepad Integration
  • Tumblr Integration
  • Ning Integration
  • Wordpress Plugin
Payment
Revenue shareThey take a %25 commission cut and leave you %75They take a %25 commission cut and leave you %75They take a 15% commission cut and leave you 85%. They say that they use 5% of the commission to put it towards marketing your blog and sending new visitors to your highest performing blog posts.
Minimum payout0 USD10 EUR or £7
Payment methods
  • Monthly via PayPal
  • Monthly via PayPal.
  • UK/US Bank Transfer
  • US Check
  • Only PayPal for international publishers.
Transaction FeeVigLink pays the all PayPal feesSkimLinks pays the bank transfer fees and the PayPal fees
Commission Calculationabout 1-2 Daysabout 2-3 Days
Referral ProgramIf you refer a publisher to VigLink, you will earn a referral fee equal to 10% of VigLink commissions for the first year. The publisher earnings will not be affected.SkimLinks gives 10% of their earning commission for text referrals and give 12% for banner/badge links during one year.
  • Refer 1 to 25 bloggers and receive 2.5% Recurring commissions
  • Refer 26 to 50 bloggers and receive 5% Recurring commissions
  • Refer 51 to 100 bloggers and receive 7.5% Recurring commissions
  • Refer 101+ bloggers and receive 10% Recurring commissions
Tax

Compatible with U.S. system only.

So if you are non-US publisher :

U.S. Laws wants to have %30 income tax from alien foreigners! It also requires to fill in complicated forms and apply for ITIN (tax id number) to do legal business.

Finally, you might need to pay your income tax at your country.

For U.K. Citizens they collect VAT.

For other countries. You can pay your income tax to your country with your country laws...

Statistics
Statistics ViewCalendar StyleGraphic Style
Statistics FilteringNoneSupports filtering by domain and merchant
Statistics RangeWeekly and monthly ranges available only. Daily statistics not availableAllow custom statistics ranges
Statistics ExportCSV export for a week onlyXML, CSV, PDF export for custom ranges
Clicks StatisticsLive or with little delayAfter a day
Affiliated Pages StatisticsYesNoYes
Affiliates Links StatisticsYesNoYes
Other
Company CountryUSAUKUSAGermany
Support0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating0 no rating
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/viglinkhttp://twitter.com/skimlinkshttp://twitter.com/123Linkithttp://twitter.com/loved_by
Websitehttp://www.viglink.com/http://skimlinks.com/http://www.123linkit.com/http://lovedby.pro
Embed
  • 2011-10-07 14:24:53
    2011-10-07 23:39:03
  • English
  • Compare VigLink vs SkimLinks vs 123linkit vs YieldKit
  • Public
    Public
  • Creative Commons License CC-BY-SA 3.0 / GNU FDL
    Manage backups

Build comparison tables or lists about everything !

It's free and fast to publish data into original tables

Create a table