Can I see if someone opened my flipbook?

Product: FlippingBook Online

Note! This option is available for FlippingBook Online Optimal, Advanced, and Team plans.

Have you ever sent one of your clients a link to a flipbook and then wondered if they opened it? Let’s say you create a proposal for a big client and want to send the link to your client's marketing manager, procurement manager, and general director. Wouldn’t it be great to know if and when each person opened it, so you could follow up with them? That’s exactly what our feature Trackable Links is for! Not only can you see if and when a client opens a flipbook, but you can also learn how much time they spend on it. You can even see if your flipbook has NOT been opened in, let’s say, a week.

Or what if you have a catalog that you always share with potential clients? With trackable Links, your sales staff will be able to determine who to follow up with, and how. They’ll know for sure who hasn’t had a look at the catalog at all, who only gave it a brief glance, and who is genuinely interested. Trackable links will give you just that information.

Trackable links are not restricted to individual viewers. You can also make different links for different audiences. This way, you can easily gain insight into how successful your flipbooks are with these audiences.

How does it work?

A trackable link is basically just an alias for a FlippingBook. You create one flipbook, and then you can create as many links to it for sharing as you want. You can then see how each trackable link is used. If you update the flipbook itself, all users who use trackable links will also see the updated version.

So you are not creating different ‘copies’, just different links to one and the same flipbook.

You can create 25 trackable links in Optimal plan, 100 – in Advanced, and 500 – in Team (for all team members combined).


Creating your first trackable link

To create your first trackable link, go to the Flipbooks page in your online account. We assume that you have at least one flipbook already (if not, you can learn how to create it in our special article). Let’s take ‘How to create an ebook‘ as an example and create a trackable link for Marvin Acme, CEO of Acme Corp.

  1. Hover over the ‘How to create an ebook’ and click on Share:
  2. Click on Trackable Link in the pop-up menu
  3. Give the link a suitable name, for example, 'Guide for Marvin Acme'. Note: this is NOT a URL. The name is only for your internal reference, so you can later easily find it in your trackable links list. The text is not visible anywhere outside of your account.
  4. Press Create Link. The link will now appear in the pop-up window.
  5. Press Copy Link and send it to Marvin Acme by email (or any other means)

As soon as Marvin opens the link, you will get a notification by email. This email will be sent to the email address that you use to log in to FlippingBook Online. If Marvin has not opened the link within a week, you will also receive an email.

A note on privacy
If you send a trackable link to a single person, then you are gathering information from this person. Even though you are not immediately tracking thousands of users, gathering information still comes with some responsibilities. We advise you to familiarize yourself with applicable privacy regulations!

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