Creating Country/Location Redirect Links

What is geotargeting?

Geotargeting is the process of showing users different content based on their country.

Geotargeting works looking up the public IP address of the user in a public database.

How to Redirect Users based on Country

Location redirect links allow you to redirect visitors by country.

  1. Click Create New Link from the menu.
  2. Give the link a nickname.
  3. In the Destination field, enter your fallback URL. This is where all traffic will go that doesn’t meet a certain country target.
  4. Under Targeting, click Country.
  5. For each country you want to target, enter in a specific destination URL.
  6. When you’re done, click Save Link.

You’ll be presented with the link summary page, which will include a breakdown of the link’s behaviour in differing regions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Geo-redirects

Do users know they’ve been redirected based on their country?

Users will not know they’ve been redirected based on their country - the process is instantaneous & invisible.

How do you know which country a user is in?

Country redirection is dependent on IP address geolocation. IP addresses are matched with public databases of internet service providers in each region.

What if a user is using a VPN?

If a user is using a VPN, it isn't possible for Linkly to be able to reliably establish a user's location, as VPNs affect traffic in unnatural ways.

To test a geo-redirect from a location, you should use a normal internet connection in that country.

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