ClickFunnels Paths Explained – How To Get Rid Of Random Characters

ClickFunnels Paths Explained – How To Get Rid Of Random Characters


Hello and welcome to another video
with me Christian Rauchenwald. In today’s video, I’m going to show you
something that every ClickFunnels user eventually needs to understand and learn. How to use paths within your funnels
and why there may be random characters appended to your funnel path! Now, in order to explain that best to you,
we’re going to quickly take a look at my ClickFunnels account. As you can see here, I have a funnel set
up with a split test to show you all the different funnel paths that exist. Now, there are three locations where you
can change and influence the path of your funnel and funnel pages. And I’m going to show you all of them
and explain exactly how it works. So once you’re here, within the settings
of your funnel, you can actually see that you have a path setting here, and
this path is only relevant because it identifies the whole funnel and
you’re most likely will never need it. It’s relevant when you have, for example,
multiple funnels at the same domain, then you can pretty much use whichever domain
you pick from here and write slash whatever this path says here, to always
end up on the first funnel step of this funnel. And why is this important? Because if you use this path for your
Facebook ads, you can pretty much change, rearrange, and do whatever you
want with your funnel steps. Your URL will always work and always
point to the first funnel step. Now you see that here are currently random
characters appended because that path is not unique. And the tricky thing with paths is they
need to be unique within your whole account. So if you have one page that’s called
/home in your homepage funnel, and you have another page in a sales
funnel that you call /home. The second page, so the newer page of
them, we’ll get the random characters appended. You need to make sure that each path you
use, also the following paths that I’m going to explain to you, are
unique within your account. Otherwise, you’ll always end up with
those random characters at the end. Now, that said, I’m quickly going to
change this path here to /test-funnel and I’m going to assign a domain to it. And we’re going to save those changes, and
since I haven’t used /test-funnel, when we go to settings, you’ll
actually still see that path. Now, one way to get the URL of your funnel
is by using the copy URL icon at the top of your funnel. As you can see, when I copy that, it
actually copies the path from the funnel and that’s the URL you want to use in your
ads or when you share your funnel, because it will always lead to the first step of
your funnel and will allow you to change the structure, content, and paths of your
other funnel steps without influencing the links in your ads. Now that you understand how the path works
on the funnel level, we actually move on and I’m going to show you how it
works on the funnel step levels. You’ll notice that you have an URL that’s
showing here, and in that case, it says /squeeze-page and again, with random
characters at the end and the path that you see here is the path that’s set in
the “Publishing” area of your funnel. And it actually identifies
the funnel step. And this is crucial to understand, it does
not actually identify the page that the user will see, but only the funnel step. So I will call this here /funnel-step-one. It’s also something I haven’t used before. So you will see, it says
/funnel-step-one here. Now when we open /funnel-step-one, by
clicking on this button, you will see that it actually changes to /squeeze-page,
which is weird because here it says /funnel-step-one and the reason for that
is the third location where you have your path. It’s in the split test settings of each of
your pages, even if you don’t run a split test. As you can see here on the sales page,
you also have split test settings, and in those split test settings – I’m going to
quickly go back to the squeeze page – you can see that here the path
is set to /squeeze-page. When we run a split test, we could have
it here /squeeze-page-variation-a , for example, and update it and have it here
/squeeze-page-variation-b and update it and actually we could also go back
and change /funnel-step-one in the “Publishing” settings
simply to /squeeze-page. The way this works is, again, on top,
you have your funnel URL, the path that identifies your funnel. And it’s followed by the actual path of
the funnel step, which then loads the funnel control page, or if you’re running
a split test, eventually the variation page of that funnel. Now, if we opened that page, you
see /squeeze-page, but it changes to /squeeze-page-variation-a. So that pretty much sums up how the
page paths work within ClickFunnels. If you’re still not sure about how
to use them within your funnel. Just leave a comment down below or reach
out to us within our Facebook group, and we’re more than happy to
help you with your issues. To get more tips and tricks like that,
make sure to click on the link in the first comment below and
join our Facebook group. See you there. Until then. Bye. Bye.

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