Knowledgebase: Contest Setup
I'm confused about the Redirect To field
Posted by on 11 November 2010 08:55 PM

When you create a contest link, you specify where that link will go. Lets say for example that you created a contest on your site www.MyContestBlog.com and defined the link path as /c/. A user with the username joeblow's contest link will look like this: http://www.mycontestblog.com/c/joeblow.  When someone clicks on that link, you award Joe Blow with contest points. However, when the user clicks on that contest link, you need to define where that link will go. You do that in the Redirect To field.

Lets say you want to award contest points when a user sends somebody back to your main contest page. You would define the Redirect To field to be: http://www.mycontestblog.com/contest/ (or wherever your main contest page is located). Then when someone comes through Joe Blow's contest link, they will be redirected to your contest page.

Now let's say you want to award contest points for sending someone to your video on YouTube. You could create a contest link and set the Redirect To field to be: http://www.youtube.com/url-of-your-video. Now when someone clicks on the contest link, you award Joe Blow contest points and the person who clicked the link is taken to your YouTube video.

** It is very important that the redirect to field and link path are not the same, this will break your contest **

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