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Will this vanity URL be reflected as a broken/untrackable link?

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Will this vanity URL be reflected as a broken/untrackable link?

There's an email with this vanity URL: http://mywellvolution.com/

Are there any issues in not coding the full URL in the email: https://wellbeingtracker.meyouhealth.com/learn/wellvolution

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Re: Will this vanity URL be reflected as a broken/untrackable link?

Shouldn't be.

The link tracking works like this:

assuming the 301 redirects are working before Marketo wraps the visible URL.

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Re: Will this vanity URL be reflected as a broken/untrackable link?

Shouldn't be.

The link tracking works like this:

assuming the 301 redirects are working before Marketo wraps the visible URL.

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Re: Will this vanity URL be reflected as a broken/untrackable link?

Thanks Josh - just curious what are the assuming the 301 redirects that you refer to?

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Re: Will this vanity URL be reflected as a broken/untrackable link?

Josh means that if the redirect (server-side location change as opposed to JavaScript redirect -- thus HTTP "301" for short) is all working, that's independent from the rewrite to the tracking domain. They'll work together just fine!

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Re: Will this vanity URL be reflected as a broken/untrackable link?

So it sounds like the safest bet is to embed the full URL in the backend code. Right?

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Re: Will this vanity URL be reflected as a broken/untrackable link?

I wouldn't bother with that unless you have some fear that the redirect will become unglued/discontinued outside of your control.

Josh and I are both confirming that as long as your redirect works (test that separately) then tracking will be fine.

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Re: Will this vanity URL be reflected as a broken/untrackable link?

Hey Jamie, you can switch the Correct to Josh b/c he really was inb4 on this one.

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Re: Will this vanity URL be reflected as a broken/untrackable link?

Done 🙂