I’ve seen your page on URL parameters but I still don’t understand how to auto populate email addresses. Would appreciate if you could explain! Thanks a lot.
Great question! Perhaps I can help point you in the right direction here.
First, can you let me know where your leads will be coming from? The only way you can pre-populate the email field is if the referring source already has access to this data and can push this into the URL. Would you be able to let me know your complete marketing funnel from start to finish? Understanding what comes before/after your landing pages will help me understand exactly what you’re trying to accomplish.
Thanks in advance, Nadia!
Let’s say it’s Pardot to Unbounce, what can we do to pre-populate?
Hi Arunava - If you’re using Pardot, you can use their Variable Tags feature (http://www.pardot.com/faqs/content/va…) to autofill your email field.
You’ll need to append a URL parameter onto the link from your Pardot email to your Unbounce landing page that includes the Unbounce field name that you’ve set for your email address field and also the Pardot Variable Tag that grabs the recipient’s email from your Pardot database.
The Pardot Variable Tag is %%email%%.
In Unbounce, the name of any field is the label, all lower case, with any spaces replaced by underscores. So, if your field is labeled “Email Address”, the field name will be “email_address”.
Which would make the link in your email:
We’ve got more detail on pre-filling form fields with URL parameters here: http://support.unbounce.com/entries/3…
And Pardot has more on Variable Tags here: http://www.pardot.com/faqs/content/va…
I think the pre-population will depend on residing cookies, if it exists only then it would work if not it would fail to pre-populate fields on Unbounce landing page. Also, it might work between email to -> Unbounce landing page. The question is if a I use Pardot Variable Tags in Google Adwords destination URL/link which pushes them to an Unbounce page and there are no local cookies residing on the visitors system, how will the parameters be parsed if there are no Default values.
Hi Arunava - the variable tags will only work if you’re pushing a Pardot subscriber from an email. If you’re driving traffic from Adwords, you won’t be able to use parameters to pre-fill the email field as there’s nothing between the Adwords click and the Unbounce page where that information can be gathered. Even if they have a Pardot cookie from a previous session, it may not work.
How would I do this for Infusionsoft?
Hi David - the process would be the same as for Pardot, but you’d just need to use Infusionsoft’s mark-up for merge fields in place of the Pardot Variable Tag.
By default, email is set to ~Contact.Email~, so your link to your landing page in your email campaign would be
I believe you can change the default merge fields, so you’ll want to check your Infusionsoft account to make sure yours hasn’t been changed. Infusionsoft has more details on merge tags here
Are you able to autofill more than just the one field this way?
You should be able to autofill more than one field.
Here are the instructions from Infusionsoft: http://help.infusionsoft.com/userguides/campaigns-and-broadcasts/email-broadcast-automation-links/pa…
After that, it’s a matter of matching your Unbounce form field names with the corresponding Infusionsoft variable.
Thanks, so if I was passing more than one field from the Infusionsoft email link, to Unbounce, would it look like this?
Could you also help with doing this using Mailchimp?
How about act-on to unbounce?