How does Geo Targetly Work?
Geo Targetly is a purpose-built geo targeting software as a service product and one of its core features is geo redirection.
Our Geo Redirect service can easily be used to redirect your Shopify store visitors by country, state and city in a few simple steps. Geo Targetly provides a complete visual interface for setting up your geolocation based redirects so no coding or web development skills are required.
Geo Targetly's Geo Redirect service is perfect for Shopify store owners who operate multiple stores in various countries. Geo Targetly can be used to inter-redirect visitors between stores to ensure they purchase from the right country. You can also make use of advanced Shopify geo redirect features such as passing the product page URL onto the redirect URL so a customer gets sent to the same product in your other store.
Shopify and Geo Targetly
Geo Targetly is an easy-to-use system where you can use our visual step-by-step process to set up and manage geo redirects.
How to create a Shopify geo redirect
Let's get started! See how you can easily create geo IP-based redirects for your Shopify store using Geo Targetly.
Read more about these step in our Geo Redirect Docs
Start: Signup & create a new Geo Redirect
Create a new account at our registration page for a 14 day free trial.
Using the menu on the left, create a new Geo Redirect by clicking on 'Create New' > 'Geo Redirect'
Step 1: Enter your Shopify Store URL
Name your redirect to make it easy to find if you have many! Then enter your Shopify store URL which customers will visit. You can enter the main URL if you need to redirect the entire store or a particular product URL if you only need to redirect that prdouct.
Step 2: Setup optional features
Geo Targetly's Geo Redirect system has been built with inter-store redirection in mind. We provide options to allow customers to be redirected across your stores to the same product URL or even visit the original Shopify store without getting forced redirected.
Some of the features include 1: Redirect all pages or only certain pages, 2: Redirecting visitors from external sources only, 3: Bypassing redirects if visitor is from a particular domain or IP. Follow the instructions in our setup to select the options that apply to your Shopify website.
Step 3: Configure geo redirects
This is the step where you can construct your Shopify geo redirect(s). You can create as many redirects each with its own location segment if you have multiple Shopify stores.
Each location segment can be made up of multiple countries, states/regions, cities, IP addresses and latitude-longitude-radius zones.
Advanced options such as 1. Passing query strings onto the redirect URL, 2.Passing subdirectory paths on the redirect URL and 3. Using a custom URL map are provided if you require them.
Note that a Geo Redirect service is dedicated to a single Shopify website to redirect visitors from this website to others. If you need to redirect visitors from other Shopify websites, you will need to create a separate Geo Redirect service. There is no limit on the number of redirect services you can create with one account!
Step 4: Insert code into Shopify
The great thing is once the code is placed into Shopify, it does not need to be touched. All changes can be made directly in Geo Targetly.
Sales Channels > Online Store > Themes > Actions > Edit Code > Layout > theme.liquid
Step 5: Test your Shopify geo redirect links
To ensure your geo redirection is setup and working correctly, it is important to test it. You can use a VPN to test if you are redirecting certain countries.
We also make testing easy by providing a location injection testing tool where you can set a location to test from for your particular device IP. This is useful when you want to test state or city based redirects, which can't be done using a VPN.
Step 6: View analytics data
Once your redirect is up and running, jump back on our platform to get detailed analytics on the number of visitors getting redirected for each Shopify geo redirect you have created. See stats on a daily and monthly basis to get an idea of how your conversions are performing.
Geo Targetly Features Overview
Geo Targetly has been designed specifically to handle geo redirection and its complications. Our system has been tried and tested over the years to maximize performance and accuracy. We make it easy to create, manage and deploy geo redirects for a vast number of platforms without the need for any coding.
To give you an idea of some of our redirection features, below is a quick list:
- Create multiple redirect-location pairs
- Redirect by country, state/region, city, IP, lat-long-radius
- Redirect entire website or selected pages
- Non intrusive location detection from visitor IP address
- Bypass redirection for certain IPs and domain referrers
- Default redirects for non targeted segments
- Pass query strings and subpaths onto redirect URL
- Built in analytics