Want to learn how to create an auto-redirect page in ClickFunnels?
Look no further because I got you covered.
Keep on reading or see this video where I show you how to do this LIVE!
Just to make sure we’re on the same page…
What is an auto-redirect page?
It’s a “bridge” page that redirects after a certain time period to ANOTHER page.
Kind of like one of those pages that you see where it says “thank you, click here to go to the next page if you’re not redirected in 3 seconds”.
You may find this useful if you are sending traffic to a page you don’t control, and so want to track how many people actually visit that page.
With this redirect page, you will be able to add a pixel to it, therefore notifying you that someone clicked through to the next page via a pixel.
So whereas you wouldn’t normally be able to add a pixel to the sales page (usually if it’s an affiliate product), here you can easily create this page in between that affiliate page and just add the pixel here to track optins or whatever other action the user will be performing.
In our case, we are using a meta redirect – which is generally not recommended.
However if you don’t have access to the website builder files, this is totally acceptable, especially if you add a button saying something like ‘click here if you aren’t redirected in 3 seconds’ or so.
So the first thing you have to do is actually create that “bridge” page in ClickFunnels that will then auto-redirect to a different page.
What do you want the user to see for a few seconds before being redirected?
Assuming this’ll be a page after someone opts in and goes to the affiliate sales page, you can just have a big “THANK YOU”, and then say “we’ll redirect you shortly, and if not, click here”.
That’s really all you need to do here.
Then, just add this code to that same page:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="3; url=https://yourusernamehere.clickfunnels.com/optinoy372n7g">
You can leave everything except 2 parts – the number and the URL.
The number indicates after how many seconds the redirect will take place.
So if you want to redirect the user in 5 seconds, set that number “3” in the link provided to 5 instead.
You would probably also want to have some sort of button or linked text below the progress circle image to allow users to click ‘here’ if they still aren’t redirected, just in case.
So make sure the number you write down here matches the number you enter in the code.
Next, you need to enter the exact URL you want to send people to after they land on this redirect page.
Pretty straightforward, but make sure to set the URL exactly how you see it as and don’t get creative here – so if the URL you see says ‘http://mysite.com’, put THAT exactly in the URL spot – don’t write ‘www.mysite.com’ for example, or the redirect won’t work.
In our case, our URL was https://yourusernamehere.clickfunnels.com/optinoy372n7g.
That’s pretty much it for the code part of it for the auto-redirect in ClickFunnels.
You can also add a standard image that spins in circles indicating that the user is being redirected if you want.
Just type in ‘loading circle gif’ into Google images and pick up an image you like best.
You might notice that they aren’t moving at the start, but when you actually click on these images, they will.
Just click on them, select ‘save image as’ and then upload it to ClickFunnels and use that image.
That should give you some more ideas and you would just follow the same process to get them added to your site.
? Check out my free 14-day ClickFunnels trial here.
? Check out my courses here.
? Like my Facebook page!
? Check out my YouTube channel here.
Disclosure: I am an independent ClickFunnels Affiliate, not an employee. I receive referral payments from ClickFunnels. The opinions expressed here are my own and are not official statements of ClickFunnels or its parent company, Etison LLC.