For: 

  • Geniuslink clients who want to earn commissions from retailers not directly supported by Geniuslink
  • Or, Geniuslink clients who just want to earn commissions from certain retailers without having to sign up for each program and connecting it to Geniuslink.

Overview: 

As affiliate marketers expand “beyond Amazon”, Geniuslink is adding support for additional retailers and their affiliate programs. Still, there are hundreds of online retailers we do not yet support directly -- many having higher commissions, lower prices, or better affinity with certain shopper segments. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could build commission-earning links to those, without having to sign up for each of their affiliate programs, knowing Geniuslink will correctly affiliate every click for you?

Now, by connecting Skimlinks or VigLink to your Geniuslink account, you can do just that. 

VigLink and Skimlinks are what we like to call affiliate aggregators. The affiliate aggregator has relationships with tens of thousands of retailers and their affiliate programs. For example, with an account at Skimlinks connected to your Geniuslink account, you can build geni.us links to nearly any major retailer and earn commissions on the sales you drive. 

What’s the catch? 

In exchange for providing this amazing time-saving service, the aggregator takes a percentage of the commissions earned through their service (25% at time of writing). 


How to get started:

  1. Sign up for a free account with VigLink or Skimlinks
  2. Visit your dashboard at  my.geni.us > Affiliate. Click “Connect VigLink or Skimlinks” and enter your Viglink or Skimlinks info. 

That's it! Geniuslink will apply your VigLink or Skimlinks parameters to all supported link types (except those where you have already connected a program to Geniuslink directly, such as Amazon or the Microsoft Store).

Note:

  • The first click to your new VigLink-supported link may take many seconds to respond as our service reads your individual VigLink settings. 
  • Each user at VigLink and Skimlinks is approved for different retailers based on certain criteria. We update our system with this information periodically to determine which of your links to affiliate with the help of the aggregator. 
  • When you are approved to use a new program at VigLink or Skimlinks, it may take up to a day for our system to be notified and begin affiliating the new link types. Always test your links before publishing them.
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