You can integrate Deadline Funnel with GetResponse using the API and trigger your countdown based on when someone subscribes to your list.
(Note: currently the GetResponse restricts their webhook or "callback" to be triggered only on certain events, such as a subscription.)
Integrate Deadline Funnel with GetResponse
1. In your Deadline Funnel dashboard, click on 'Integrations', then select the campaign that you want to integrate.
Double check that you've selected the correct campaign and then click 'Add New Integration':
In the pop-up, select 'Create Deadline Funnel Tracking':
On the next screen, make sure that GerResponse is selected and click 'Next'. It will then take you to the following screen where it asks for your API Key:
2. To get your API Key, go to your GetResponse account, navigate to the menu > Integrations & API:
3. If you already have a key, copy that, if not go ahead and hit 'Generate Key':
The page will ask you to name the key for your reference, you can use any name here:
Finally, copy the key:
4. Now paste the API key into the box in Deadline Funnel and hit 'Integrate':
5. On the next screen, select the List that you want to use:
6. Then select or create the custom field to hold the lead's deadline:
7. Once you've selected both, a webhook URL will be created. Copy this webhook URL, as you'll need to add it in your GetResponse account:
8. Enable Callback in your GetResponse account:
Then select "Subscribes", and add the Deadline Funnel webhook so that the Deadline Funnel webhook is triggered when a subscriber is added to the list you selected in Deadline Funnel. Make sure no other notifications except Subscribes are chosen. And be sure to hit 'Save' at the bottom:
And you're all set! You can move on to testing your integration.
Important Note for integrating multiple Deadline Funnel campaigns:
There's only space for one Callback URL in GetResponse. Normally Deadline Funnel would create a new Webhook for each Deadline Funnel campaign, but we've set it up so that it adds the information for the new integration onto the original Webhook. This means that each time you create a new integration for a new campaign, you'll need to grab the Webhook URL and re-paste it in the Callback section of GetResponse. Your previously integrated campaigns will continue to work after this.
Important Note about what to do when you delete a Deadline Funnel campaign:
If you delete a Deadline Funnel campaign (which will also delete its integration with GetResponse), it is important to copy the webhook from any of your existing campaigns and replace the webhook in Getresponse. You can find your existing interactions under the Integrations section in the top blue bar.
Test your integration
To test that your integration is working you'll need to add a subscriber to your list, then navigate back to Deadline Funnel and go into Analytics > Event Tracking. Verify that the subscriber's email has been added there, and you're good to go!
Important Note about Email Links
For the API integration to work you MUST use the Deadline Funnel email links in any of your emails that link to a sales page with a countdown timer, or that link to a page in your funnel that links to another page with your countdown timer.
In other words, the API integration requires that your subscribers click one of the Deadline Funnel email links before they reach a page with a countdown. This is necessary in order to make sure each subscriber is assigned the correct deadline.
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