JV-LE can be used by anyone who wants to exchange links with other websites. Link exchange using JV-LinkExchanger increases traffic to your website, helps you generate revenue using featured links and directory monetization functions
Some of the significant features provided by JV-LE are, Link and banner exchange, reciprocal or backlink checks, one-way links, two-way reciprocal links, SEF URLs, joomfish compatibility, thumbnail previews of websites, 2-column layout for categories, admin approvals and rejections, email approvals and rejections, notifications, reminders, link rating systems, captcha for forms, website thumbnails, directory monetization, directory search, pagination, snap shots for links, scheduled reciprocal link checks, highly configurable backend options and more...
- Thumbnail previews of shrinktheweb.com will now need JV-ShrinkTheWeb extension to be installed and configured, if you are using Joomla 2.5+
- Updated older url references of jv-extensions.com
- Fix for "JV-LE strips the final slash"
- Tableless layouts for template
- Default template design revised
- sh404SEF can now use the same Joomla router for JV-LE
I had some issues getting the Standard Edition running with OpenSEF (RC6) and the support team was on the ball from the second I posted for help in their forum. Nice to see they also have a ticket management system.
Thanks to the JV-LinkExchanger team for this great component and that refreshingly rapid and proactive support.
I suppose you are using Basic edition that has a very simple frontend with basic looks for a website.
Contrarily, Standard edition is template based and has a complete CSS based tableless layout with flexibility to alter designs to suit your website.
After the installation I experienced two problems:
1 Images of the template were not suited for high resolution screens
2 I could not install the jvse JoomSEF plugin (my mistake)
The first problem was fixed within short notice by jv-extensions. They mailed me a new set of images, which I installed on the webserver, and the problem was fixed. The second problem was my own mistake. I tried to install the jvse Joomsef with the general Joomla installer, which is not correct. Instead, try the following steps:
1 Make sure joomla 1.5.x is running in legacy mode
2 Install JoomSEF 3.2
3 Go to the backend and click on the JoomSEF module, next click on install (top right) and select the ext_jvse_v100_j15xL zipfile.
In sum, the module has many advanced features, at least everything I need. Moreover, the biggest advantage of choosing a JV-extension is the great service! They respond quickly, are patient and have a lot of technical expertise.
Dear user, even before this review was posted, we had chatted over YIM and have resolved the issue. The issue was to do with a server setting on your webserver. I hope things are ok now on your side.
Outside of the Joomla arena I have paid a lot more for software than I have paid for JV-LinkExchanger and have received less in the way of performance.
It does a great job and the help is out of this world. I installed the standard version from the basic which I was using and the support has been so patient and helpful.
Great job - keep up the good work!
This is a great web links component, even without the added benefit of two-way link exchanges. It gives you much more flexibility than the standard Joomla! web links component, allowing pagination and subcategories, which is great as far as search engine optimization (SEO) goes (too many external links on one page is does not help the page rank of the sites you're linking to).
On top of the ability to have a better organized links/directory page, JV-LinkExchanger adds the ability for visitors to perform a two-way (reciprocal) link exchange with you via an easy to use form, and for other folks to recommend site for inclusion without an exchange - the best of both worlds! It also has a powerful back-end to manage you links, displaying page ranks, traffic and reciprocal link status for the sites you link to.
The developer is very active in the component's forum, as are the users. The developer is also very receptive to feature requests, even when I made five of them in one day!
I highly recommend this to everyone as a replacement for the default Joomla! web links component, even if you only want to use a few of its features, it's worth it!
Highly recommended, too powerful for words to describe. Check it out!
Visitors can also easily submit their site for inclusion in the links directory, and the ability to pay for monthly featured link subscriptions is also in place.
As a general external web links directory it is however currently missing a few useful additions that can currently be found in some of the other directory web link components such as Bookmarks, so it is worth testing both if you don't need the reciprocal link ability.
Front end link hits is due to be added in the next release so that is a good addition I have wanted as users can instantly see how popular each link is.