Goodbye viglink, I do not cry for you
My experience with Viglink, not funny
Hello everybody, here I am again with a little in-between post.
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