How to Create a Redirect Link
- What is a redirect link?
- When would you use one?
- What do I need to set one up?
- Steps to Setup a Redirect
- Webinar Replay
What is a redirect link?
A link you create to mask your affiliate link or other URL
When would you use one?
When you want to use your own domain to promote an affiliate link or when affiliate links are too long and a URL shortener does not work
What do I need to set one up?
- Your own domain
- Access to Cpanel
- Redirect Code
In the following section, we walk you through how to create your index.html file and how to create you folder and upload the file. In the example below, I am creating a folder to promote a lead capture page for my Creation Works program. I am calling my folder curation.
NOTE: You will create a folder based on the website you are promoting
Steps to Setup a Redirect
- Create the index.html page with Notepad
- Login to Cpanel
- Access File Manager
- Create Folder for page (ie Curation)
- Upload index.html to new folder
The Index.html code
After downloading the file, open it to edit as indicated below
Edit YOURDOMAIN and put the address of the website you want visitors to visit as well, you need to put in a Title of your page. Your Page Title is simply the name of the site where you are directing visitors.
The index.html file edited
Save your file as index.html
We are now ready to access the Cpanel for your website.
From here, we will create a folder and upload the index file for the redirect
From your Cpanel, click on the File Manager. Your Cpanel may look different than the graphic below. Locate the File Manager icon as indicated below.
Double Click on File Manager to load your site
You will notice the public_html highlighted as bold and your current folders will be listed on the right
Click on New Folder and enter your new folder name
Now double click your new folder to activate this area. This is where you will upload the index.html file. Click the Upload Button
Now choose your index.html file to upload
Once uploaded, you will see a link to take you back to the main site
Your index.html file is now in place and you are ready to launch your new url
My new url for this example is http://www.janetlegere.com/curation
The folder I created becomes part of my domain and the index.html file is in that folder. It is not necessary to include the index.html when give the url.
Your site is now ready to promote
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