Overview of Merit’s Landing Pages Feature
Enabling the Landing Pages feature allows Merit users to direct the traffic from the audiences you’re reaching (high schools, government representatives, parents, and students) to pages on your own institutional website.
For example, you could publish an achievement about students studying abroad, and instead of redirecting viewers to your school’s pages on meritpages.com, you could send them to the overview of your study abroad program on your institutional site! Routing valuable traffic to pages on your site further drives enrollment, retention, influencer engagement, and more.
*Custom landing pages can be set up in your Merit settings on the Landing Pages tab and may require coordination from your website administrator. Read more about setting up landing pages here.
What happens when you use a custom landing page?
- Links to the student's story in emails to students
- Links in to the student's story in emails to parents
- Links to view a story on student Merit pages
- Links to student stories/achievements that are given to government representatives
- Links to student stories/achievements that are given to high school recipients
View of an achievement page when using custom landing page:
In the example below, we see a student achievement page displayed in a lightbox on top of the landing page on your website that you have selected for that achievement. When the viewer closes the lightbox they will be on the landing page you chose.
In the example below, we see a student story displayed in a lightbox on top of the landing page on your website that you have selected for that achievement. When the viewer closes the lightbox they will be on the landing page you chose.
When no landing page is chosen (Use Merit's built in landing pages)
In the example below, a custom landing page was not used. In this case Merit uses the default achievement landing page.
When using Merit's default landing page, student stories are displayed in a lightbox on top of the page when clicked on.
Choose a landing page for an achievement
When composing a new achievement, you'll see an option to choose a landing page for that achievement. Please note that choosing a landing page is optional. If you do not choose a custom landing page for your achievement, then Merit will use the default achievement landing page on meritpages.com.
Example of a default landing page on meritpages.com
Setting up a landing page:
Landing pages can be configured on the Landing Pages tab in your Merit settings.
To use a web page on your own website as the landing page for a Merit achievement you must either:
- Allow your web page to be placed into an IFRAME
Landing Page Option 1: iFrame mode
Deleting a landing page
You may delete a landing page if necessary. If you delete a landing page all links to that landing page will redirect to the default achievement landing page used on meritpages.com.
If Merit detects that any of your landing pages has become invalid, then you will receive an email notification letting you know. Reasons for a landing page becoming invalid could include:
- Your webpage no longer allows for content to be displayed in an IFrame.