Goodbye viglink, I do not cry for you

Last Update: September 02, 2019

My experience with Viglink, not funny

Hello everybody, here I am again with a little in-between post.

Farewell Viglink, photo Pixabay

Perhaps you do not know what Viglink does

I signed up for having Viglink on both my websites about one year ago. To have it you need to install a plugin. This you do in the hope to earn an extra little money as you are paid per click on the links they put. Viglink will scan your page/post and convert a word into a blue link which then leads to something relevant to the text of your article.

Some time ago I wrote a post on the soap of Cleopatra, so if Viglink converts the word soap into a link which leads you to a place where you can buy natural soaps I think that is ok.

I never noticed much on the earning side of this issue, I mean, what do I do with 0,0000?, but a few months ago I did notice something strange. On the H2 of a post suddenly 1 word became a link, that looked rather odd. Some weeks later I got a comment on a post in which I tell about Your right to clean drinking water, I received this disturbing news. I was told that the link water filter led to the website of a store. That store was selling nearly everything but no water filters. I had to answer on this comment, sorry, that is not my link, and then send this person a good link to water filters. This was rather embarrassing but what could I do?

Then again some weeks later I had a PM conversation with Jim on my post about Nitrates in Greens. He pointed out that twice the word green was a link which led the person who clicked on it to a company who makes green awnings for mobile homes etc. That was the last drop and I deactivated the plugin.

If you decide to install Viglink on your website I have to tell you to control all the links they put otherwise you might be in for an unpleasant surprise.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske

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lynnsam61 Premium
After hearing this I'll avoid Viglink. Thanks for sharing.
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Erica,

Nice to see you again. How is your nice smelling website doing? I hope well. I can imagine a lot of people will visit to get inspiration what to buy for Christmas.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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davehayes Premium
Thanks for sharing this, I usually stick to my Plugins criteria when choosing
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Dave,

Thank you for stopping by and your link, left a comment.
I am ok with 5 and really do not need more.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Loes Premium
I wouldn't like it too when people are redirected to sites I don't endorse.
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Loes,

I think my websites look much better again after Viglink is out and having taken Google Adsense in a wurggreep, now they cannot do strange things anymore.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Loes Premium
Yes, I put up a fight with Google Adsense too, but I won!
Enjoy your weekend Taetske
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smartketeer Premium
I agree Taetske!

Viglink is rubbish ,,,
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Zed,

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your comment.
I also had a problem with Google Adsense who literally invaded everything on my website, squeezing adds into comments. Got a grip on them so now they are in the sidebar and also footer. My website looks a lot nicer.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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smartketeer Premium
Adsense?

Yep ... Another khmmm ... I won't say it

But here is my opinion
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laparra1 Premium
Ok Zed, I will swap my link for yours. Taetske
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smartketeer Premium
I'd say that we agree :)
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BlSt Premium
You are right, I deactivated mine about 3 months ago. They don't just deliver.

Thanks for your honest post.
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laparra1 Premium
Good Morning Laurine,

Now that is what I call rapido. I had not even pressed published yet and you had commented on my post.
Hope all is well with you.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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