Testing a Landing Page allows you to not only see how it looks, but also lets you "respond" so that you can make sure that it works as you intend. Each of the landing page types (subscriber form, content-only, unsubscribe, and custom) has distinct test behaviors, based on its purpose.
In addition to testing a basic landing page, if you have an integration, you can learn how to Test a Landing Page for IPM.
Test a Standard Landing Page
You can test a landing page in a web browser view or in the mobile view. There are two ways to test a landing page:
- Hover over the Menu icon and click Test.
- Click Test Landing Page or Test Mobile Landing Page on the Activate tab.
A test page opens with your landing page content. The page indicates Test Mode and that test data submitted on the form is saved to your account as though it was a live form.
Click the action button (in this example, Save) to complete the test.
NOTE: The text on the action button will reflect whatever you specified (e.g., Submit) when creating the landing page. Content-only pages will not have an action button.
Because there is no processing for content-only pages, the test simply displays the page.
Any settings that were specified on the Process tab will be applied. For example, auto-subscribe interests are saved for the subscriber and notification emails are sent.
If a redirect is specified on the Process tab, the subscriber is taken to the specified location. If a redirect option was not selected, a pop-up indicates that the submission was successful.
TIP: Learn more about Landing Page Tabs.
Regardless of the specified actions, reports that reflect these activities show the test actions as events in the report (i.e., actions taken on a test form are recorded in the corresponding report).
Unsubscribe forms are generally pre-populated with information about a subscriber. However, when testing an unsubscribe form:
- There is no subscriber data to populate the form, so it displays the email placeholder, %%EMAIL%%.
- Clicking the "unsubscribe" action button will not submit the form; it will only display the following message.
NOTE: This click action will create an "unknown subscriber" record in your landing page reports.
When you test a landing page for IPM, it's important that you test to an existing record in the host AMS database so that you can confirm that the landing page is picking up the subscriber data in the database. To do this:
- Insert a link to the IPM landing page in a template.
- Create a message using that template.
- Send a test message to an existing database record.
- Have the test recipient click on the link for the landing page form, and then compete and submit the form.
- Check the host AMS database to ensure that the selections were applied to the test recipient's record.