I want to create a link in my email. How do I get the URL for this?
Placing links from websites, blogs or PDFs into your email campaign means that you are referencing the URL or web address for the page where the content is stored. An example of a URL is http://www.benchmarkemail.com/. When your campaign is opened, the URL will direct subscribers to the desired page once the link is clicked. The content needs to already be online before it can have a URL. To get
General questions March 8, 2019
How do you find the archive URL or Button to place in a website?
To create your Archive Button, follow these steps: Click on the EMAILS tab. Click on the Archive link from the Tools menu. Click on the "Create an Archive Homepage button for my website". It will take to you to the Archive Home Button. Select the desired button from the provided options - or you can upload your own button (JPEG, GIF & PNG Formats) and click SAVE & CONTINUE. You
Email Archive March 4, 2020
What general HTML should I know when looking at template code?
When viewing the template code, you will most likely see the following HTML code: Basic Elements Structural Definition Presentation Formatting Links and Graphics Dividers Lists Backgrounds and Colors Tables Basic Elements Document Type <HTML></HTML> (beginning and end of file) Title <TITLE></TITLE> (must be in header) Header <HEAD></HEAD> (descriptive info, such as title) Body <BODY></BODY> (bulk of the page) Structural Definition Heading <H?></H?> (the spec. defines 6 levels) Align Heading
Templates & Editor March 28, 2019
Can I convert my PDF into an image?
There are ways to convert your PDF into an image that you can use in your emal campaign. However, Benchmark Email advises against this as it could cause delivery problems that often occur when sending an image-only email. You may want to provide a link to your PDF in your email so that your contacts may still access the information.
Integrations August 6, 2018
Can I change the color of a link using the code view option in my email?
You are able to change the color of a link without manually modifying the HTML code by clicking on the Edit option of the block containing the link. If this option is not desirable, you can go into the HTML coder view and change it by following these steps: Note: This requires working knowledge of HTML and could result in undesirable changes if not done properly. To change the color
Templates & Editor August 6, 2018
My links are a different color in some email clients. Why is this?
Your link has a different color in different email clients because email clients have their own default settings for links. The default setting kicks in when a link color is not specified in the coding of the email. For example, Gmail will use the colors from their "theme" settings and your links will match the menu links. If you set the color while in Step 4 of the email builder,
Templates & Editor September 6, 2019
Can I modify the URL link color so that it changes after being clicked?
Unfortunately, it is not possible to edit the link in a campaign within Benchmark Email to change the color once it has been clicked. Most email clients will not allow the coding required to enable this change and therefore the change would not appear in the delivered campaigns. You can, however, modify the color of the link before it is clicked.
Am I able to add a “Read More” link for articles to shorten my email?
When you see a "Read More" link in newsletters, generally the sender has created articles that are hosted on their own website and linking to them. Steps to Take Before You Create a "Read More" Link You will want to follow a few simple steps before you create the link that will direct readers to an entire article on a webpage. The rest of the article must already be available
Drag & Drop Editor September 6, 2019
How can I add a Google Maps search to my email?
Adding directions obtained through Google Maps to your campaign is helpful because it saves your subscribers the hassle of having to look up your location themselves. It also provides a map, which visually helps them see where you are located. To add a Google Maps search to your campaign, follow these steps: Go to http://www.google.com/maps in a new browser window. In the top left side of the page click on
Drag & Drop Editor September 9, 2019
Why is the unsubscribe link mandatory in my campaigns?
In order to comply with the CAN-SPAM Act, recipients must be given at least one unsubscribe link in every email correspondence sent. Benchmark Email ensures this is followed by automatically inserting an unsubscribe link in the footer of all newsletters that are sent through our system. We also recommend placing a link in the header of your email as well. The option to do this is in Step 1 of
Drag & Drop Editor October 24, 2019