How do I create a SmartLink?


To get started with SmartLinks, follow these steps.

1. Add our Trackable prefix to your show's RSS feed

Sign up for a Chartable account, starting tracking your podcast, then visit the Integrations > Trackable page in your Chartable dashboard for instructions on seeing up the Trackable prefix on your show's RSS feed.

2a. Create your SmartLink

Visit the SmartLinks page in your Chartable account, then click the New Link button to create a SmartLink.

2b. Setup

Type in the name of the podcast you'd like to promote and select it.

You can setup the SmartLink to direct people to the main page for the show in the various podcast platforms (Apple, Spotify, etc), or to a specific episode.

Review the destination links, edit, add, or remove as necessary.

2c. Customize

Next, you can customize the landing page that listeners will see when they click on the SmartLink. If you're on a paid plan, you'll be able to customize the title, description, and social media image as well.

2d. Advanced

On the Conditional Redirects page, you can direct listeners to a specific app depending on what device they're using in the Device section, or direct listeners to a website of your choice in the Default URL section.

If you enter a Default URL, all users who click your SmartLink will be directed to that site unless their device matches one of the device to destination rules. 

In the example below, users on iOS devices and Mac computers will be sent directly to Apple Podcasts. The rest of the listeners who click your SmartLink will be sent to https://chartable.com/podcasts/chartable-radio.

If you want to send all users to a specific website, you can do that too. Enter the site address in the Default URL section, and leave the Device options blank. 

To add a Remarketing Pixel to your SmartLink, click the "Add New Remarketing Pixel" button, and enter your pixel code. You will have the option to make this pixel the default for all future SmartLinks for this show as well.

You can also manage Remarketing pixels from the SmartLinks settings page.

3. Start tracking clicks & downloads 

Post your SmartLink to Twitter, Facebook, your newsletter, or use it when buying Google AdWords or social media ads. You'll see clicks tracked in real timeā€”and we'll start attributing any downloads within an hour.

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