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How to Create a Redirect Link

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?

  1. Your own domain
  2. Access to Cpanel
  3. Notepad
  4. 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

  1. Create the index.html page with Notepad
  2. Login to Cpanel
  3. Access File Manager
  4. Create Folder for page (ie Curation)
  5. Upload index.html to new folder

Accessing Notepad

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The Index.html code

Click to Download the indextemplate here

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.

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The index.html file edited

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Save your file as index.html

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We are now ready to access the Cpanel for your website.

www.YOURDOMAIN.com/cpanel

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.

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Double Click on File Manager to load your site

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You will notice the public_html highlighted as bold and your current folders will be listed on the right

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Click on New Folder and enter your new folder name

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Now double click your new folder to activate this area.  This is where you will upload the index.html file.  Click the Upload Button

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Now choose your index.html file to upload

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Once uploaded, you will see a link to take you back to the main site

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Your index.html file is now in place and you are ready to launch your new url

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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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  • ???? says:

    When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new
    comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
    There has to be an easy method you are able to remove me from that service?
    Thanks!

    May 19, 2015 at 2:42 am
    • Janet and Don Legere says:

      There should be a link in the notice you receive. Other than that, I really am not sure.

      Janet

      May 24, 2015 at 2:42 pm

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