This article explains how to connect Actionetics or ClickFunnels with Deadline Funnel via an API integration so that when a lead submits a ClickFunnels optin form their Deadline Funnel tracking will begin. You can also trigger tracking when someone makes a purchase.
When would I use this integration?
This integration enables you to sync Deadline Funnel and ClickFunnels via API if you’re using an email service provider that Deadline Funnel doesn't offer an API integration with. If you're using an email provider we do integrate with via API directly, it's best to use the API integration for that email service.
How to configure a new Actionetics/Clickfunnels API Integration:
Click on the Integrations tab in Deadline Funnel and then choose your campaign to set up your Actionetics integration:
Select 'Create Deadline Funnel Tracking' and click 'Next':
Make sure that Actionetics/Clickfunnels is selected and then click 'Next':
Click to copy the Webhook URL for ClickFunnels/Actionetics:
Return to ClickFunnels and click 'Settings' for the page you are integrating with Deadline Funnel:
Scroll down and click 'Manage Your Funnel Webhooks':
Click '+ New Webhook':
Paste the Webhook URL from Deadline Funnel into the box, select 'contact_created' as the Event, and click 'Create Funnel Webhook':
When someone submits the ClickFunnels optin form, the information will be sent to Deadline Funnel and Deadline Funnel will start tracking their deadline.
Note: You will select 'purchase_created' as the event if you want to trigger your countdown upon purchase.
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.
Don't Forget to Test
Be sure to opt in through your ClickFunels optin form and click on the links in the emails and verify that the tracking is working correctly. It's important to test your funnel before sending live traffic. You'll know it is working correctly if you trigger the webhook and then check Analytics >> People Tracked in your Deadline Funnel account for the email that you tested with.
You can learn more about testing your funnel here: Testing Your Deadline Funnel Campaign
As of the most recent update to this article, Actionetics does not offer custom fields. This means that you have all the functionality of some of our other email software integrations... except for the ability to mail-merge the lead's actual "deadline text" into your Actionetics emails. For more information on this feature, click here.
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