Do you recommend 302 redirects for unbounce domain hosted pages?


#1

I’m thinking of setting things up on my site so that I have a page – example.com/buynow – and promote that, and then redirect it to unbouncepages.com/mylandingpage with a 302. Does that work?


#2

Good question! That’s a great workaround until we get CNAME support, and should work just fine. The only caveat is that I’m no SEO expert so can’t comment on any SEO considerations.


#3

You will run into trouble if you plan on using Google Adwords to promote the “example.com/buynow” URL – the display domain on your ad must match whatever domain you end up at after any redirects.

Other than that though I think a 302 should be fine until CNAMEs come through.


#4

email i just got from my CTO: Hey! Is there a setting in unbounce for us to set up a redirect masked
with a foodtree url?

What can I tell her?


#5

I’m not totally clear on what you mean by the phrase “redirect masked with a foodtree url”. You can certainly redirect a URL on your site to a page on unbouncepages.com. Can you give me an example of specifically how you’d like it to work?


#6

Well, we’re just hoping to mask the URL. We’re thinking maybe embedding the whole thing in a form might work. We just need to deal with the fact that when we send potential customers to our sales page, the URL is ‘unbouncepages.com/join-foodtree’ and we’d like to avoid that subtle branding issue. We know you guys are pushing out a bunch of new stuff lately and it’s not a deal-breaker for the time being, so don’t worry about it. Cheers.


#7

Hey Derek,
We will actually have a solution for that in the next week or so. What you’ll be able to do is create a sub-domain on your side (something.foodtree.com) and add a CNAME record for “unbouncepages.com”. This way all of your Unbounce pages can be published to something.foodtree.com/name-of-your-page. Does that sound like it’ll take care of the issue for you?


#8

Absolutely. That will definitely be perfect and solve all branding issues. Thanks Carter & Carl!


#9

We have just released Custom Domains which will solve this problem! You can read more about the release here…