Viglink?

Discussion in 'FORUM TALK' started by GuitarlCarl, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl

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    What is it and why is it inserting links into my threads? Weird and using words like banana to link to an entirely different thing. So is this a new thing that RatRodBikes is ok with?

    Carl.

    edit: 2 minutes later and now it's gone... not cool I don't like this hijacked feeling.
     
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  2. DeuceWheeler

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    viglink is a way for forum owners to make money. Similar to google adsense, it uses keywords to make links to products for sale. If you click and buy, the forum owner makes some money.
    From viglink.com "VigLink identifies commercial products mentioned within content and links them to destinations determined in real-time, advertiser-bid auctions."
     
  3. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    And it's been installed on the forum for years.
     
  4. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Not sure why it's linking the word bananas to candles though...ha ha.

    Looks like I need to check to see if they made an update that is effecting accuracy.
     
  5. GuitarlCarl

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    That's so weird I've never noticed it before, but when I load up my thread in the MBBO it's all over tagging words like tube and bike...

    Carl.
     
  6. Mark Davo

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    Yes, please do!!!!
    I wish to opt out from being USED by viglink.
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2018
  7. MazdaFlyer

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    I noticed this linking stuff in my build off #14 threads. Seemed like Radom words would end up link to various web sites. Pretty annoying, I kept editing words to get rid of the links. Some of the pages weren’t family friendly.


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  8. MattiThundrrr

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    There is a saying regarding content on internet.
    If you haven't paid for what you are looking at, you are the product being sold.
     

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