|Merchant Count||More than 12500 Merchants||More than 17000 merchants|
|Already Affiliated Link Warning||Sí 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 Override||Sí Amazon and Ebay links||Sí Amazon links only|
|Contextual Advertisement||No||Sí SkimWords, generate automatic links from product references...|
|Products Search Widget||No||Sí Amazon & EBay|
|Products Feed API||No||Sí EveryFeed|
|Links in RSS feed||No||Sí SkimRSS|
|Custom sub domain||No||Sí||Sí|
|Setup||automatically approved (after email validation)||It requires up to 3 business days for approval||automatically approved (after email validation)|
Supports REST API on request.
Also have "Installation Checker"
Also support Flash integration
|Active Merchant On Start||Unfortunately 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
|Revenue share||They take a %25 commission cut and leave you %75||They take a %25 commission cut and leave you %75|
|Minimum payout||$ 0||€ 10 or £7|
- Monthly via PayPal.
- UK/US Bank Transfer
- US Check
- Only PayPal for international publishers.
|Transaction Fee||VigLink pays the all PayPal fees||SkimLinks pays the bank transfer fees and the PayPal fees|
|Commission Calculation||about 1-2 Days||about 2-3 Days|
|Referral Program||If 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.|
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
For U.K. Citizens they collect VAT.
For other countries. You can pay your income tax to your country
with your country laws...
|Statistics View||Calendar Style||Graphic Style|
|Statistics Filtering||None||Supports filtering by domain and merchant|
|Statistics Range||Weekly and monthly ranges available only. Daily statistics not
available||Allow custom statistics ranges|
|Statistics Export||CSV export for a week only||XML, CSV, PDF export for custom ranges|
|Clicks Statistics||Live or with little delay||After a day|
|Affiliated Pages Statistics||Sí||No||Sí|
|Affiliates Links Statistics||Sí||No||Sí|