SkimLinks is backed by the British Government and other prominent European investors. VigLink is backed by Google Ventures and First Round Capital as well as angel investors like Reid Hoffman, Deep Nishar and the Partovi Brothers. Both companies are hiring.
Whitney from VigLink here!
Though there are a lot of similarities between the two services, I wanted to point out a few things we pride ourselves on here at VigLink:
1) Our analytics are fantastic. They help you to maximize revenue by providing the knowledge that is essential for optimization. See what links are being clicked on? Build out more of that content! 2) Our Customer Support team is great. Feel free to email us with any questions at supportATviglinkDOTcom. 3) We have no minimum payout, and we have a 30% commission rate for referrals. Using VigLink and get someone else on board? You’ll earn 30% of our cut for that person’s first year! 4) We have over 30,000 merchants, and that number is growing every day. We’re always open to suggestions on which merchants we should partner with.
There’s my two cents. Thanks to everyone using VigLink!
I think it would be a mistake to try and estimate eCPM on these platforms. VL, SL or http://www.kehalim.com/publisher… (which is what we run) work on a click basis, and are very tied up to the number and quality of outgoing links. I can share that our average pay per click for links that have an affiliate equivalent is around $0.2.
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