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How do I add a "Read More" link to my article to shorten my email?

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Add a 'Read More' link to my email

Add a "Read More" link to a teaser sentence in your email which contacts can click to view the rest of your article. By using "Read More" links, you can make your email shorter and track which articles were most popular.


Before Creating a "Read More" Link

Before creating a "Read More" link to direct readers to see the rest of an article on a webpage, a few things must be in place:

  • The additional text of the article must be online somewhere.
    • If you've uploaded a PDF document with your information to MyLibrary in Constant Contact, you can insert a clickable link to the document in your email.
    • If you have a website of your own, then you can use it to host the file of the text that you intend to share with your contacts.

      You may need to consult with your web developer to find an option that allows you to upload a file without necessarily displaying it directly in your site's navigation.
  • You need to copy the URL address for where the article is stored.
    Note: If the article is in your Document Library, you do not need to copy its URL because you can insert it automatically.
  • If you have Email Archive, connect to previously created emails by adding an archive link.

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Create a "Read More" Link

If you have the URL where your article is stored on your website, follow the steps below to create a "Read More" link in your email.

To create a "Read More" link in your email:

  1. After logging into Constant Contact, click Email > My Emails.
  2. Edit the email to go to its Customize Your Email page.
  3. Hover your cursor over the block where you want the to add the "Read More" link.
  4. Click on the Edit icon Edit.
  5. Place your cursor where you want the "Read More" link to be inserted.
  6. On the left-hand side, click the Insert button.
  7. Hover your cursor over the Link icon link and click the Plus button plus.
    Note: To insert a document, click on the Document Link icondoc.
  8. In the Text to display as link field, type the words Read More that will go in the email.
  9. For the Type of link field, choose Web address (http://website.com).
  10. In the Link URL field, type or paste the webpage URL.
  11. Test the URL by clicking the arrow located to the right of the link.
    Note: The link tracking is automatically turned on. To disable link tracking, uncheck the "Track" box.
  12. Click Insert.
  13. Click Save.

    Click the Preview button to test all links before scheduling and sending your email.

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