Unbounce Answers/FAQ/General

Can I use Unbounce landing pages on my own website/domain?

Oli Gardner
posted this on October 21, 2010 07:27 PM

Yes and no, but mostly yes. You can set up a CNAME entry in your hosting DNS settings to enable you to run your landing pages from a custom subdomain such as http://promo.yourwebsite.com which will set your landing pages to appear at http://promo.mysite.com/landing-page-name/.

We still host your landing pages for you - but they now get to appear as if they are on your site. Magic.

As Unbounce hosts your landing pages, you can't download them for use somewhere else.

If you want to use a root domain just for your landing pages you can always setup your entire domain in the same way (by using www.mysite.com as the Custom Domain).

Head over here to follow a step-by-step guide to setting up your custom domain ยป

The upshot of all this is that if you have have a website living at http://www.mysite.com, you can't publish landing pages with Unbounce to http://www.mysite.com/landingpage - but you can use a CNAME so that your landing pages live at http://promo.mysite.com/ and any subdirectory of that address.

 

 

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Toni Lopez

One question... Can I change an existing custom domain name??

January 26, 2011 02:17 PM
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Carter Gilchrist
Unbounce

Hi Tony, yes you can change existing custom domains at any time. Go to Account > Custom Domains and open the gear menu for the domain you want to change - you'll see an option for "Change Custom Domain". All pages that are using this domain will be changed to the new domain - but your visitor tracking cookies will not. What that means is any visitor who has previously been to a page and been assigned a variant will be treated as a brand new unique visitor the next time they come to the new URL.

 

Hope that helps!

January 26, 2011 02:31 PM
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Mike Gillerman

Is there a way to integrate an unbounce landing page with Wordpress blog options? Specifically, if it's linked to my actual site, can I use it to post a video and then let people comment on the video below? Is that a capability of Unbounce? I'm trying to drive as much engagement and social interaction as possible on the things I teach. Thanks

August 16, 2012 11:36 PM
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Ryan Engley
Unbounce

Hi Mike - unfortunately we don't have an integration with Wordpress so this kind of functionality isn't possible.  We have social media sharing widgets you can add to your landing page but they wouldn't provide the kind of interactive functionality you described.

August 17, 2012 10:11 AM
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Michael Beddows

My domain is currently pointing to Unbounce. Is it possible to setup a subdomain to point to a WordPress blog on another server (e.g.: blog.mydomain.com)? Thanks

September 08, 2012 12:56 PM
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Ryan Engley
Unbounce

Hi Michael - it sure is.  You'd have to set that up with your host but it's just a matter of pointing the subdomain (e.g. blog.mydomain.com) to the IP address or domain where your blog is hosted (much like when you configured your domain to work with Unbounce).  You'll want to contact your host or the service hosting the blog to confirm what the points-to value should be then configure the change in your DNS.

September 11, 2012 05:21 PM
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Joe Mefford

We use Unbounce for one of our pages. We want to A/B test our home page using Unbounce but don't want to set up a custom subdomain such as home.domain.com.  Is there another solution such as embedding our Unbounce page between <iframe> tags?

September 13, 2012 10:37 AM
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Ryan Engley
Unbounce

Hi Joe - Unbounce uses cookies to track conversion data and since framed pages don't set cookies properly, you wouldn't get accurate data from your test if you used an iframe.  Given your use case, I completely understand why the custom subdomain isn't the most useful option so you may want to look into a service like Visual Website Optimizer to test your homepage.

September 13, 2012 11:01 AM
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Javier Bouffard

Hi;

Can I benefit from Unbounce if my site is a WordPress site?

Thanks

September 25, 2012 08:17 AM
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Javier Bouffard

Hi; sorry, 

Can I benefit from Unbounce if my site is a WordPress site?

I presume you need more information

Site: ayudapsicologicaya.com

Landing page: http://ayudapsicologicaya.com/psicologo/

Theme: Magazine Organic Themes for WordPress

 

Thanks

September 25, 2012 08:21 AM
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Jacquelyn Ma
Unbounce

Hi Javier - Unfortunately right now Unbounce is not integrated with Wordpress. Additionally, because Unbounce landing pages are built, published, and hosted on Unbounce servers, it is actually currently not possible to integrate the landing pages with existing websites. 

In terms of the setup you have described, unfortunately if you have an active main website at 'www.ayudapsicologicaya.com', it would not be possible to set it up so that an Unbounce landing page sits at 'http://ayudapsicologicaya.com/psicologo/' because this would imply that it is a sub-folder of that website. As I mentioned above, since Unbounce pages are hosted on Unbounce servers, they cannot actually be used as sub-folders for an external website. 

Moving forward if you have an active website at your root domain (ayudapsicologicaya.com), we would recommend using a sub-domain with your Unbounce landing pages instead. To learn more about custom domains and subdomains, and the setup required depending on which option you are using with your Unbounce pages, please see our Unbounce Answers article about custom domains here: http://support.unbounce.com/entries/20316578-how-do-i-set-up-my-cus...

I hope this helps!

September 26, 2012 01:36 PM
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katya maiselman

Can I add my sign up form to blogspot?

October 11, 2012 11:49 AM
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Ryan Engley
Unbounce

@Katya - that depends what you had in mind.  If you were hoping to embed your Blogspot signup form on your landing page then yes, that shouldn't be a problem.  You'd first need to the embed code from Blogspot than would add it as a custom HTML widget as outlined in this article.

October 11, 2012 03:34 PM
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james mclennan

we are building a new site. do many people host their entire site in unbounce? what would be the limitations?

January 21, 2013 04:04 PM
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Jacquelyn Ma
Unbounce

Hi James - Our main user based uses Unbounce primarily for individual landing pages, however we do have quite a number of customers who have used the platform to create and host their micro-sites. Depending on what you require for your website, the limitations can vary. But I think the main limitation which I come across with customers all the time is just that creating the navigation for your website is quite manual. Since, again, Unbounce's focus has been on landing pages rather than websites, we don't offer a native feature which will build out your site navigation. You will essentially need to create the individual links or upload images of your navigation buttons to link them to the subsequent pages. 

January 23, 2013 12:12 PM
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Jaime Quintas

Hi,

I have a web app with several "public" pages and the app itself, which is accessed with a register / login.

Can I have all my public pages in unbounced?

I'm talking about static pages, with information about our service, pricing plans, etc.

Some pages have a very specific call to action (subscription) others don't.

 

thanks,

Jaime 

March 22, 2013 07:54 AM
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Justin Sherratt

Having the ability to redirect a subdir when using unbounce to host your entire domain would be mighty helpful. for example our landing getsortbox.com is all hosted through unbounce, but no way to add a getsortbox.com/blog via WP.  Any tips on a workaround?

July 24, 2013 01:28 PM
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Mike Schinkel

Would there be any problem embedding Unbounce pages in an iFrame?

Also, do you still not have a WordPress plugin?  If not, do people often ask for one?[1]

-Mike

[1] The reason I ask is we've built WordPress plugins for companies like Pardot, MailChimp, etc...

May 16, 2014 01:09 PM
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Quinn Omori
Unbounce

Hi Mike - There wouldn't be any display issues with an iframe. However, for Google Adwords (and I believe Bing as well), you won't have your ad approved if the destination page features only iframed content.

We don't have a Wordpress plug-in--we do periodically get requests though. One of the major complications is that we can't use an iframe type solution, because of Adwords, but having the pages track stats properly if they were published outside of Unbounce would require a major overhaul of our tracking.

May 16, 2014 01:19 PM
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Mike Schinkel

Hi @Quinn - Thanks for the quick reply!  

Can you clarify what you mean about Google AdWords approval?  Are you saying that if the content area of a page is iframed then Google Adwords won't approve?  (They actually look at things that the user can't even tell w/o inspecting source?)

That said, I was thinking about use-cases that were for cases that were not for Adwords.  Same with for the WordPress plugin.  IOW, why have great A/B testing and lead tracking at Google Adwords landing pages but not on one's own website?

May 16, 2014 01:29 PM
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Quinn Omori
Unbounce

Hi Matt - I don't think the intention is to stop people from iframing content they own from a single source to a different property, but they do have a blanket policy against it: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/190437?hl=en. There's the possibility that you could get in touch with Adwords support about an iframed page and get approval, but speaking from experience, it's hard to get a speedy resolution when it comes to disputes over ad approval.

For the plugin, we usually try to avoid anything that will only work in some cases and won't work for other use cases--what we would hate to have is a customer who took the time to create an entire landing page (or set of landing pages) with the intention to iframe them into a Wordpress or other external site and then have them find out after the fact that's not possible.

May 16, 2014 02:46 PM
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Tim Marsh

Feature Request. Wordpress plugin that lets you pull UB pages into Wordpress onto your domain, exactly as LeadPages.net does now.

I pay for LP specifically for this capability (ok and the crazy integration they have, and conversion capabilities).

Tim

June 05, 2014 07:38 PM
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Mike Schinkel

Hey Tim,

Is this video the functionality you are looking for?  

Do you know where the link is to download that plugin so I could look at it?  

 

-Mike

June 05, 2014 08:56 PM
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Tim Marsh

Mike, that's it.

I don't think you can download it. In the LP admin panel you click to download it, and it creates a specific package for your site, probably with license key/API key/whatever.

I could maybe give you my WP plugin? It's neat how it does it. E.g velonomad.com/gran-fondo-training-lp

 


Tim

Tim

June 05, 2014 09:00 PM
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Mike Schinkel

@tim - Email me about it?  mike@newclarity.net

June 05, 2014 09:04 PM