OK, so there seems to be a very simple trick to getting your Landing Pages approved on MySpace. I just kind of found it out by mistake… and a little curiosity.
So it’s simple, just make sure your target URL is on a server you have the ability to control. Got it?
Now…you can do it several different ways, but I prefer doing it this way for the sake of having another backup:
Then the Landing Page is an index.php page. The index.php file simple has an echo holding the HTML from a simple Email creative for the Product.
See — MySpace is VERY picky about landing pages having Trademarks, Celebrities, Bikini’s, certain text, etc, etc. But they’re really picky on Popups too! You can’t have any exit-popup’s either.
So you have the Email HTML in this php file like this:
Now you use that URL example for the Landing page… then they’re going to approve the Campaign as long as your Images are OK.
Now… once you get your approval – it’s time to quickly change the PHP file to the following:
Obviously that’s just an example, but you should get the point. Now it’s going to simply automatically redirect the user to the REAL landing page you want them to land at, popup’s and all.
Make sure you have the URL going to a directory and not an exact file. This way you have more overall control of the Landing page redirection! (index.php and, as a backup, index.html)
TIP: DO NOT create an index.html file in the directory unless something happens with the index.php file for some reason! The index.html will override the index.php file (eg, it gets called first by the server).