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Use your own domain for your banners!

We’re launching a new feature that allows you to use your domain or subdomain for displaying all your banners. So instead of using the banner link that we normally provide, you’ll be able to share an URL using a subdomain from your website. 

Why is that an awesome and useful feature? 

First, when you use the custom link, you send traffic to your own website, rather than to Bannersnack.

Also, your banners will look custom built and your customers will not make any brand associations between yours and ours.

 

How does it work?

This is something that you only have to set up once from your account.

More precisely, go to  "Account options" and access the "Share Settings" tab.

1. Copy the Bannersnack CNAME
2. Visit the DNS settings from your domain registrar (The website that sold and allowed you to register your current website address) and create a CNAME record for your subdomain (eg banners.mydomain.com) that points to share.bannersnack.com
3. Return to Bannersnack and enter your website’s subdomain (under Hostname) where you chose to display your banners.

On top of that, you can change the logo, favicon and the header color to further personalize your share link. 

You can then use the preview screen to see exactly how it looks like in real time.

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However, please note that you might have to wait for a few hours before the DNS settings will propagate, so don’t panic if it doesn’t work instantly.

You can see the status of the Cname validation underneath the CNAME box. 

 

Enable SSL connection

In case you want your branded share link to be secured you must have the CNAME record set and working correctly then you need to click on the 'I want an SSL connection' box.

Once ticked, you will be prompted a pop-up asking if you are sure you want to enable SSL.

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Important: Once the SSL certificate has been enabled you are unable to change your domain name, but you can always contact us via our live chat and we will happily assist with that.

That's all you need to do in order to generate the certificate. It should update in a few minutes and you will have a working SSL connection on your share link. 

Using Branded Sharing feature, you can make your default banner URL (e.g. https://share.bannersnack.com/bc3ydseak )to something like http://youradvertisingbanners.yourwebsitehere.com/bc3ydseak/

 Having problems setting up your sharelink?

Configuring Email Notifications

You can configure a custom email address for the notifications that will be sent to users for new comments, and replies. 

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Important: Once the custom email settings have been save you will be unable to change them, but you can always contact us via our live chat and we will be glad to assist you.

Once you enter and save the email address and a name to be shown in people's inbox, we will generate TXT records. For the setup to be complete and the notifications to be sent from the custom email, you will have to add the two TXT records in the DNS settings from your domain registrar to have notifications sent with your custom address.

In your account email settings you can control for which events you would like to get notifications. Please read more about it here.

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Custom Branding requires a Team or Plus subscription so If you don’t have one, perhaps you should consider it because they come with many advanced features such as, Custom Templates, Workspaces, Comments on Sharelink, AdTag, Translations and multiple users in team plans for effortless collaboration and 100.000 daily embed views.

Enjoy!

 

 

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