ManageLink™ offers five types of redirection that you can use. Each of them is explained below.
A direct redirection method redirects the user without any intermediate page. This is done via the server redirect. Crawlers will fetch the target page directly when sharing the link with a direct method. When using a pixel with the direct method, a page is shown briefly before redirection, which is required for the pixel to work.
The frame redirection method is proper when you want to cloak a website, like an affiliate page. It will show a bar at the top with the site information, an ad slot and some buttons to share or close the frame.
Note that some websites do not work with this method because of a security rule that forces browsers to hinder iframes.
The splash page is an intermediate page beneficial to give the user a preview of the page they are about to be redirected to. It serves as a measure of protection and gives the user time to react and decide whether they want to continue.
Custom Splash Redirection
The custom splash redirect is a premium feature that allows customers to create their own promotional page and associate it with a short link. A user going through the custom splash page will see a promotional page briefly before being redirected.
The overlay feature is an excellent feature that allows you to use dynamic lead widgets. It uses the same principle as the frame method but without the top bar. Instead, it injects some cool widgets like a popup message, a contact form and a poll.