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Introducing the new Branded Sharing feature

Use your own domain for your banners!

We’re launching a new feature that allows you to use your 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 from your own 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 precise 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://brandedtest.bannersnack.com/bc3ydseak/

The Branded Sharing requires a Team or Plus subscription so If you don’t have one, perhaps you should consider it because it comes with many advanced features such as multiple users with team collaboration and 100.000 daily embed views.

Enjoy!

 

 

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