Adding UTM parameters to URLs in emails have always been painful.
Email services providers like Mailchimp offer some tracking, but you have very little control over it. The only other option is to build each URL one by one and paste it back in your email.
But, it doesn’t have to be so difficult. Terminus has an email tracking feature that makes this a lot simpler. I’ll just show you how it works and you’ll see what I mean. Here are the steps:
1. Compose your email as usual.
This is how my email looks like in Mailchimp.
2. Get the HTML source code
You can see it by clicking on < > button. Other email service providers will have a similar button. Copy this code.
3. Track a new email in Terminus
When you login to your account, you’ll see an Emails tab in your project navigation.
Click on Track a new Email button
Add a title/subject and paste the HTML code of your email in the big text box. Click Detect URLs.
4. Add UTM Parameters
Terminus will detect all the valid URLs from your email. You can then choose which URLs you would like to track and specify any UTM or custom parameters. You can also choose to use shortened URLs to track email clicks in Terminus. Now click Build tracking URLs and Email.
5. Get the tracked email
Terminus will create all the tracking URLs and replace them in your original email. You can copy the tracked email and paste it back into Mailchimp, Aweber, etc.
Email services providers can help you add some UTM parameters, but they don’t help you be consistent across all your emails. Terminus not only helps you, but your entire team to use the same conventions everywhere. This is important to make sure that your analytics are accurate and reliable.
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