Five clicks. As of today, that’s all it takes to publish any Leadpage you create to your own website—no matter where it’s hosted—after some quick initial setup. This has been a top customer request for some time, so we’re extremely excited to introduce our newest feature: domain mapping. What does that mean? First, let’s back up a little. You’ve always been able to publish the landing pages you build in Leadpages in a variety of places: Leadpages’ own super-fast servers, your Wordpress site, your Facebook page (as a custom tab), or another server. Before now, that last option required exporting your landing page as an HTML file and then uploading it to your own server. Not terribly difficult, true, but not as simple as it could be. Now, it really is that simple. In fact, it's the simplest way we’ve seen to publish landing pages to an external site.
What Is Domain Mapping?
Domain mapping allows you to quickly and easily map pages you create in Leadpages to domains you've purchased from a domain registrar (such as Bluehost, GoDaddy, 1&1, Namecheap, or Network Solutions). For instance, let’s say your Leadpages subdomain—that is, the word or phrase that appears at the beginning of every landing page you publish to our servers—is “stonebrookagency,” and your main business site is stonebrookagency.com. Suppose you use Leadpages to create event pages and would like to make a webinar registration page to add to your site. If you published your page to Leadpages’ servers, by default your page would appear at: http://stonebrookagency.leadpages.co/register But when you use domain mapping, you can host your new landing page on a custom subdomain of your choice. That means you could set it to appear at: http://events.stonebrookagency.com/register Once you set up a custom subdomain, you can publish all your Leadpages to it if you like (changing only the slug, the text after the final forward slash). This creates a seamlessly branded experience for your web visitors; if they look at the URL, they can instantly tell they’re in the right place. Your brand gains that much more credibility and visibility. Here’s how to set up domain mapping in your account.
Setting Up Domain Mapping in Leadpages
First, click on your name inside your Leadpages account and choose “Custom Domains.”
Then, you'll click “Connect Domain” and enter the URL of the site you’d like to publish to.
At this point, it’s time to choose a custom subdomain. You can use any word or phrase you like, such as a page category, a department name, or a generally descriptive word such as “info.” You’ll want to make sure it won’t be out of place for any individual page you publish to the subdomain.
Then, you’ll copy a short line of code and paste it into a new alias record in whatever domain provider you use. (If that’s starting to sound a bit technical, don’t worry: you’ll find a step-by-step guide and links right to the most popular domain providers right there inside Leadpages.)
Now, the next time you’re ready to publish a new page, your new subdomain will appear as a publishing option.
Ready to give domain mapping a try? Just log into your Leadpages account now to put your new landing pages on the map. If you don’t have a Leadpages account yet, click below to find the plan that’s right for your business. (All of them come with a 30-day money back guarantee.) [cta-box] Have any questions about this new feature? Ask us in the comments.