Have you ever wanted to share an important piece of information with your team, but didn’t know how?
Maybe you’ve been building a website with ClickFunnels for a while now and want to tell your colleagues about the amazing tool. Or perhaps you’re setting up a new website and want to get it launched as quickly and as professionally as possible. Whatever the reason, sharing your URL is a vital part of using the tool.
However, sharing your URL can be tricky. After all, the more people that have access to it, the more they could potentially end up using it for evil. That’s why we’ve gone ahead and built this tutorial. We hope that it will help you easily identify the right people inside your organization to grant access, as well as teach them the appropriate use of the tool.
The Best Way to Share Your URL
Now, we understand that not all situations are created equal and that there are valid reasons why you might need to keep certain pieces of information private. For example, maybe you’re launching a new product and don’t want existing customers finding out about it. Or perhaps you’re dealing with a particularly sensitive topic and don’t want your audience to know that address.”
Regardless, the best way to share your URL is still through a controlled distribution using a private link. With a private link, only those with the proper access can see what’s inside. And even then, it’s only for as long as they need to.
Here’s how you do it.
Step 1: Decide Who Should Have Access
The first step is to decide who should have access to the URL. For this example, we’ll assume that you’re the webmaster for a small business and have complete control over the content that appears on your site. In that case, the following people would have access to your URL:
- Your employees
- Your contractors and project managers
- Your lawyers
- Your accountants
- Your vendors
- Your personal friends and family
- Everyone in your organization
Now, it’s important to note here that nobody should have access to your URL who doesn’t need it. This includes people who you don’t want to have access to your confidential information, such as your vendors and your lawyers. You should also make sure that nobody else has access to the URL from outside your organization. Otherwise, it’s possible that a third party could stumble upon it and misuse the information.
Step 2: Generate a Private Link
Now that you have a group of people who should have access to your URL, the next step is to generate a private link to it. Simply enter the URL you’d like to keep private followed by a clickable URL which will take you to your site (e.g., https://mycompany.com/private-url-that-only-I-know-about).
One thing to note here is that if you have more than one site under the same domain (e.g., https://mycompany.com), you’ll need to generate a separate link for each one. Once you have your private link, it’s time to distribute it.
Step 3: Distribute the Link
The final step in sharing your URL is to distribute the link to the relevant people. You can do this through email or through a password-protected page on your website. The benefit of sharing your URL through a secure page is that it will require people to enter a password to view the page. If someone does stumble upon it while browsing the web, they won’t be able to read the content without entering the correct password.
That’s it! Now, you can take a little measure of reassurance and rest assured that your confidential information is remaining private.