Building Monetized URLs
Creating one-off monetized URLs is easy using VigLink Anywhere. Paste any URL and get a portable VigLink URL which monetizes the original whenever possible.
It’s sometimes useful to create VigLink Anywhere URLs programmatically. The URL format and behavior are documented below.
- Your VigLink API key, found on your account page.
- The URL to monetize.
required; string; format: URL
Note: VigLink Anywhere wraps the link monetization API. If any of those parameters are included, they’ll be passed through to the underlying API. One case where that’s especially useful is advanced revenue tracking—just pass your
cuid like normal.
The server will respond with one of these HTTP status codes:
The request was successful. The client should be redirected.
If the input URL (specified by the
uparameter) could be monetized, the client is redirected to the monetized version of that URL. If there is no monetized version, the client is redirected to the original URL, unmodified.
- Required parameters are missing, or their values are not valid.
The specified URL is unsafe.
To protect users from malicious web sites, URLs are checked against a list of “bad” sites before redirecting. If the URL is found to be unsafe, a warning page is displayed. For more information visit stopbadware.org.
You’d like to share a monetized version of this URL:
After building the monetized link, it should look something like this:
When someone follows the VigLink URL, they’ll be redirected to the monetized version of your original URL:
$ curl -D - 'http://redirect.viglink.com?u=http%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2F0316769487&key=88ac2a40e081e283ac504d1789d398ac' HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily Content-Length: 0 Location: http://amazon.com/dp/0316769487?tag=vig-20