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 »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.
One question... Can I change an existing custom domain name??
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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?
Can I benefit from Unbounce if my site is a WordPress site?
I presume you need more information
Landing page: http://ayudapsicologicaya.com/psicologo/
Theme: Magazine Organic Themes for WordPress
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!
Can I add my sign up form to blogspot?
@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.
we are building a new site. do many people host their entire site in unbounce? what would be the limitations?
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.
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.
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?
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?
 The reason I ask is we've built WordPress plugins for companies like Pardot, MailChimp, etc...
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.
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?
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.
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).
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, 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 - Email me about it? email@example.com
I would like to make some landing pages for SEO with Unbounce and I want to point to my domain where I have my website. The only possibility if I have already a website at my domain is to create a subdomain. The problem is that, if I create a subdomain I will be reinforcing that subdomain but not my website. Any ideas?
Hi, I want to do exactly that but I have no clue how to start.
I have my domain (nic.ar) hosted in wix and want a subdomain for the landings in unbounce.
Where do I start? Ask nic.ar, wix or just put the DNS in unbounce?
Hi Bruno - if your domain is hosted through Wix, you can log into their domain control panel to add a CNAME for a subdomain that points to Unbounce. Wix has a guide for that here.
You can choose your subdomain and add that to the Alias Name and the set the Host Name to unbouncepages.com.
Once that's complete, you'll just need to add your new sub-domain in Unbounce, which you can find instructions for in step 2 of this article.
Thanks Quinn, it is working now!
Can I create a landing page which has the social widget and having a custom domain to access this page?
The reason I am asking this because the facebook like button require an “App Id” that linked to the proper domain so how will this work with my own custom domain.
If you're not connecting the Like button to Insights, you can just go ahead and create the button here and skip the verification step all together though.
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