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Customize links

You can add links to emails by selecting the text that you want to add the link to, and then clicking the "Insert / Edit Link" button:

Here's a quick demonstration:

You can customize links using personalization variables and fallbacks. This allows you to:

  • direct contacts to more targeted URLs based on their characteristics; or
  • pass information about the contact to another system via the URL. For example, some form builders allow you to pre-populate fields via the URL.

Let's take a look at a very simple example: 

www.autopilothq.com/promotion/--mailing state=allstates-offer--

Will output the following for someone with 'California' in the mailing state field:

www.autopilothq.com/promotion/california-offer

And the following for someone with no value in the mailing state field:

www.autopilothq.com/promotion/allstates-offer

Note that if you're inserting a custom variable, consider using the variable control (demonstrated here) to insert it into the body, and then cut and paste it into the link, to ensure that you have formatted it correctly.

For example, variables with spaces in them (e.g --First Name--) need to keep those spaces. However, note that capitalization doesn't matter. So you could type --first name-- and it will still work.

Please note that currently you can only use personalization variables as a part of a URL (as demonstrated above). You can't insert a full URL as a personalization variable. If you'd like to voice your support for this feature, you can vote here.

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