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How to get a URL for your Campaign

Administrator

Want to share your campaign on your website, social profiles, blog, or within a different campaign?  You can use the Campaign URL!  Here’s how you can get the URL:  (Please note, in order to get a URL, the campaign needs to have been sent and cannot be in a draft or scheduled status)

 

  1. Go to the Campaigns tab in your account
  2. Find the Campaign you need the URL for
  3. There is a Link icon right next to the name of the campaign, click on this. If you do not see the link icon, you can go to the Actions tab on the left and choose Short URL.
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  4. A new overlay will appear showing you the URL for your campaign, you can copy this to use it wherever you need it!
    Please note, the url links to a web version of your email

That’s it!  Pretty easy, right?  Have you used the Campaign URL?  Where have you shared it? 

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Hello, my name is Samantha and I started working at Constant Contact in September of 2011 as a Customer Engagement Specialist. I started on the Community and Social Media Support team in March of 2014. I am now the Constant Contact Community Manager! Outside of work I am mostly spending time hanging out with my pets (1 dog and 2 cats), binge watching shows, or reading. I am always interested in learning more about our customers, how others use the Community, and how we can help to make the Community better for our members.

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Occasional Participant

We have created a campaign that is an email newsletter for members of our church.  In addition to emailing the newsletter to all members, we put a link on our website for each newsletter.  However, we have the problem of people not being able to access the newsletter through the website link unless they have the campaign's login credentials, which we have not revealed to most members of the church.  Is there some workaround for this that doesn't involve making the campaign login information public?  Thanks for any help!

Administrator

Hello @MalloryS52 , 

 

You will want to share the URL to your campaign on your site.  To get the correct URL so that it does not ask for login information you can go to the Campaigns tab, then you will see a link icon next to the name of your campaign.  You will then get a window showing you a URL to your campaign.  

 

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 Updated on 8/23/16

Senior Member

I've done this several times now, and it's a handy way to send out as a text to our school families. However, when I post the short code to Facebook, I'd prefer that the image "icon" not be arbitrary. Is there a way to pull a prefered image out of the email message? Thanks for your help.  

Moderator

Hello @MontessoriDresher,

 

Great question. There is a way to choose which image is associated with your Facebook post. This is something that has to be handled on the Facebook end but I will provide two screenshots showing what it would look like and how to do it:

 

When you paste in the short URL of your campaign for a status update through your personal page the set-up will look like this:

 

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I took a URL for one of your most recent campaigns to demonstrate. The arrows highlighted in red indicate where you can cycle through the images that have been identified in the campaign. If you do not want the pictures available you can always click "Photo/Video" to choose a different one from your computer.

 

This is what it would look like if you are sharing through a business page:

 

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You can use that higlighted arrow to cycle through or choose from a selection of images at the bottom. Otherwise, you can hit the "+" symbol above "Boost Post" to choose an image from your computer. 

Thanks for your information on this.

 

I used to find the link before I sent a campaign by clicking on the 'having trouble viewing this email' in the preview. I needed to be able to post a link on a website before I sent the campaign for scheduling reasons. 

 

Now that I have switched to the new layout, I do not see a way to get the url of a campaign until after I have sent it (and I see that mentioned in the original post as well). This presents some problems for how I use this service. Is there an alternative way to get the URL before I send a campaign like there used to be? 

 

Thank you.