You’ve just purchased a domain name for your website. Congrats! This is a crucial first step to building your online business. But now, the fun begins. You have many options when it comes to editing the copy on your website. And one of the most important things to do is to make sure that your customers are taken care of. One way to do this is to replace the default confirmation link that’s included with your domain name with your own custom link. This write-up will teach you exactly how to do that in AWeber.
What Is a Confirmation Link?
A confirmation link is a clickable link that a user can click on to confirm an action. For example, if you’re using an e-commerce provider like Shopify or Amazon, you’ll find a confirmation link in your order receipt email. When a user clicks on this link, they’ll be brought to a page showing them all of the items they’ve purchased. If the user clicks on “continue shopping,” they will be taken to the next page of the store.
This is a common practice, especially with e-commerce providers. The vendor uses confirmation links because they want to make sure that the user is not a robot. The downside is that this is yet another step for the user to take when shopping online. It becomes a pain point for both you, as a business owner, and the user when they have to enter their password twice or more when buying something online. In the case of Shopify, if a user clicks on a confirmation link and isn’t taken to the store they were trying to visit, the next action they take is to log in again. This is why it’s recommended that you only use confirmation links for e-commerce sites with your own affiliate program and when you’re the only vendor.
Why Did My E-commerce Provider Not Include A Confirmation Link?
Your e-commerce provider may not include confirmation links in your order receipt email for a few reasons. First, they may want to make sure that you’re a real person before giving you access to all their private information. Second, they may not want to make it too easy for a robot to purchase their product. Third, they may worry that you’ll click on the confirmation link and leave their site without shopping because they don’t want you to become a customer without trying their product first. Fourth, they may want to gather additional information about you before giving you access to their whole portfolio of products. For example, if you click on the confirmation link and they see that you’re a first-time buyer who hasn’t made a purchase from them before, they may want to send you special deals that are only available to new customers.
If you’re really the only person that will use your website, and you want to be sure that all your customers get the best experience possible, you can always remove the vendor’s link and put your own in its place. Just be sure that you do this for all your website’s confirmation links so that your customers don’t get confused when they’re not able to find the link they’re expecting.
How Do I Add A Confirmation Link To My Website?
To add a confirmation link to your website, you need to edit a couple of things in your HTML code. The first step is to insert the link in the
section of the code on the page that you want to make clickable. Remember, you can use HTML tags to format your text so that it fits the design of your site. For example, if your site is laid out in a magazine-like format, you can use the
tag to create columns.
Here’s an example of a Head section with a confirmation link:
The next step is to add the tag with the ID of your sales channel. This is very important because the
tag only formats the text while the tag actually makes the text clickable. When a visitor clicks on some formatted text, they’ll be taken to another page.
Here’s an example of a span tag with the ID of my-sales-channels:
Finally, you’ll want to put the URL of the page that you want to take the user to when they click on the link in the
section. Be sure to add this URL in the form of a hyperlink.
Here’s an example of a Head section with a clickable confirmation link:
Once you’ve added that final clickable link to your website, you can test it by clicking on the URL in your browser’s address bar. If everything is set up correctly, you should see a confirmation screen appear with all the items that you selected after you log in with your AWeber account. If this is the case, then congratulations! You just added a confirmation link to your website.
How Do I Add Another Link To My Website?
If you want to add another link to your site, you’ll need to do the following:
1. Identify the existing link that you want to use as a base for the new link. You can find this link in your HTML code on the page that you want to add the second link to.
2. Copy and paste the HTML for the existing link.
3. Replace the existing link’s
section with the new link’s
section. Make sure to keep the existing link’s tag with the same ID as the new one so that they point to the same place.
4. Change the existing link’s URL to match the new one.
5. Test the new link by clicking on it in your browser’s address bar. If everything is set up correctly, you should see a redirect to the new URL.
How Do I Delete A Confirmation Link?
To delete a confirmation link, you need to go through the same steps as above, but in reverse. Start by making sure that the URL matches the one you’re replacing it with. Then, find the tag with the ID of your sales channel and delete it.
Finally, login to your AWeber account, go to the Settings tab, and click on the “Links” option. From here, you can edit the existing links or remove the link altogether. Just be sure to click on the “Save Changes” button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.
What Is My Website’s CTA?
The call-to-action (CTA) is the phrase used when referring to the action a visitor is supposed to take after reading an online article or blog post. The CTA can be as simple as “read more” or “buy now” or it can be a bit more creative. Think of the last time you watched a TV commercial and you were greeted with bright, eye-catching pictures and a voice over saying, “Call now to speak to an expert.” That’s a typical CTA from a commercial. Essentially, a call-to-action is the words or pictures that prompt a visitor to click on a button, link, or form field.
The call-to-action is a crucial part of your website’s copy because it gives your visitors a very clear idea of what to do next. On a product page, you might have a CTA like “Click here to see our entire line of leather products” or “Click here to learn more about our luxury watch line.”
You can also put a CTA at the end of a blog post to encourage your readers to keep reading. For example, if you’ve published a fabulous piece of content about creating gelato at home, but the very last word is “try it out,” your readers may not feel inclined to continue because they think it’s not worth their time to read an entire blog post when all they wanted was the one simple recipe at the end. But if you add a CTA like “create your own gelato parlor and try out this amazing recipe,” you put a happy face at the end of what would be an otherwise very dry piece of content. In this case, the CTA would be “call now” to get the recipe or “click here” to visit the Gelato Kitchen website to learn more.