Can I make a link valid for only 24 hours (for a OTO)

by richard-pc 5 replies
Hi there

I have a technical question which may help me with a OTO.

On day 2 after a new subscriber signs up, I'd like to make them an OTO (it could even be day 0 or day 1).

The product I would sell them would come through clickbank (at a lower price), and the autoresponder software I use is 1shoppingcart.

Is there anyway I can provide a link in my autoresponder which is only active for 24 hours?

I could create a url such as www.mysite.com/oto.html - and then say it is only good for 24 hours, but clearly if the visitor bookmarks this site an then returns a week later, the link is still live.

Any suggestions?

Thanks, Richard
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  • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
    There are many ways to do this. You can replace the code
    on the oto.html to a redirect to a normally priced offer. You
    can also put the redirect in cpanel and then remove it if
    you want the offer to go live. You can also place a cookie
    that is read and if expired shows an offer expired page. Lots
    of options here.

    TomG.

    Originally Posted by richard-pc View Post

    Hi there

    I have a technical question which may help me with a OTO.

    On day 2 after a new subscriber signs up, I'd like to make them an OTO (it could even be day 0 or day 1).

    The product I would sell them would come through clickbank (at a lower price), and the autoresponder software I use is 1shoppingcart.

    Is there anyway I can provide a link in my autoresponder which is only active for 24 hours?

    I could create a url such as www.mysite.com/oto.html - and then say it is only good for 24 hours, but clearly if the visitor bookmarks this site an then returns a week later, the link is still live.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks, Richard
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Is the OTO page unique to each subscriber and does it autosend? Such that a new subscriber will get his OTO page on Sept 19 and another new subcriber will get his own OTO page on Sept 21 but each of them is only valid for 24 hours? If that is the case then you may need a custom script for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenn Newsome
    Some autoresponders have the ability to send out time-sensitive downloads and offers. May want to see if yours has that ability.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rob D
      Hi,

      Here's the easiest way to do this:

      Redirect to a page called jump.php with this code:


      $expires=time()+(24*60*60);
      setcookie(`timelimit`, $expires);
      header( `Location: http://www.yoursite.com/oto.php` ) ;



      then on the oto.php page put this code right at the top:

      $expired=$_COOKIE[`timelimit`];
      if ($expired==``) {
      //If there's no cookie the offer is expired
      //redirect them to the normal pitch page
      header( `Location: http://www.yoursite.com/normalprice.php` ) ;
      }


      That's off the top of my head, it may need some tweaking. You'll probably want to include a message that they must have cookies enabled prior to purchase. Also the two pages must be in the same directory - hope this helps.

      Both pieces of code need to be inside php tags, but adding those crashed the forum. SOmething the admin might like to look at.

      What This Does

      They are sent back from clickbank/paypal/whoever to the jump.php page. This page sets a cookie that lasts for 24 hours. The page then redirects them to oto.php. oto.php checks to see if the cookie exists and if it doesn't redirects them again to the normal price.

      Problems
      They never see the oto if they don't have cookies enabled - there again through clickbank that's only going to be the start of your problems.
      If they clear their cookies they don't see the special offer again.
      Maybe the email clickbank sends them gives them the jump.php page as the download page, in which case they can 'refresh' the oto.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanstreet
    what you would more likely need is a cookie that doesn't expire, but sets the date in which your visitor visited. The script then checks against the current date to see if the member visited more than 24 hours ago. If no, it shows an expired message, if yes, it shows your offer.

    You can also get into IP tracking and database logging, but that might be overkill unless you wanted to do more with your site than just show one time offers.

    I can code this stuff for you if you would like. I was thinking of developing something along these lines, but wasn't sure if it was a script people would purchase.

    Let me know if you are interested. Thanks in advance!
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