Hey there! Ready to test your Deadline Funnel campaign?
In this guide we'll walk through how to test your evergreen Deadline Funnel campaign if you're using an email link click to trigger the deadline.
If you're not using link clicks to trigger your subscriber's deadlines, please click here for links to all of our other testing guides.
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1. Clear your Deadline Funnel tracking
You always want to start by clearing your tracking.
Go to Campaigns > Edit Campaign > Testing > Clear Tracking:
This will clear your personal tracking only; it does not affect anyone else in the funnel.
2. Click on the link trigger
Go ahead and opt-in to your own funnel with a test email, then wait to receive the email that contains a Deadline Funnel email link to your sales page. Click on that link in your email and verify that it takes you to the correct page.
Within a few minutes, your test email should show up in the Analytics page for your Deadline Funnel campaign:
This means the link has successfully triggered your deadline.
3. Double-check your deadline start date and end date
On that same page in Analytics, you'll see when your tracking started and when your deadline is:
The Analytics page will show this information for each person going through your Deadline Funnel campaign. So this is a great place to double-check that they're being assigned the correct deadline.
4. What happens after the deadline expires?
Last but not least, go to Campaigns > Edit Campaign > Testing, and change the start date of your own Deadline Funnel tracking so that your tracking is set to an expiration date that's in the past.
Here's how to do that:
Now, refresh your email and you should see the expired image in your email, and when you click the Deadline Funnel link in the email you will be redirected to your expired page. That's what will happen as people are going through the funnel and their personal deadline expires!
Important Note: It's very important that you do not click any email links in your subscriber's emails. This will cause their tracking to sync up with your IP/cookie and can cause skewed results for your own test, as well as what your subscriber may see on their end. If you have a subscriber report inconsistencies in their deadline, please reach out to us in chat or at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help diagnose the issue. :)
If everything is working as expected, you're ready to go live!
We recommend clearing your tracking again at this point (so you can access your pages again!), which you can do under Campaigns > Edit Campaign > Testing > Clear Tracking.
It's also helpful to enable Preview Mode, which will allow you to add your IP to a whitelist so you don't get redirected away from your own page in the future.
Want some assistance with making sure your new funnel is good to go? We offer a free 15 minute call, where a member of our team will go over the details of your setup with you to make sure everything's in place. Schedule a call with our team here today.