What is a self-referral redirect URL?

William Harper Updated by William Harper

Overview

When an Advocate shares with themselves and clicks on their own referral link, they will be redirected to a Self-Referral page, and will not receive a Friend incentive. You can update this URL in ‘Settings’ > ‘Program Integrity’. 

Best Practice: Merchants typically host this page and will add copy directly onto the page. This requires no additional code.

Examples of Copy to Include:

'Sorry, you cannot refer yourself'

'Sorry! Only new friends and family are eligible for this offer. Please feel free to click here to start referring' (click here would be hyperlinked back to the referral widget)

  • Same IP Address - If an Advocate share and Referred Friend click come from the same IP address 
  • Same IP Address + User Agent - If an Advocate share and Referred Friend click come from the same IP address and user agent (a combination of Browser and Operating System (OS) Friendbuy will redirect the user.  

How did we do?

What is a Friend Widget?

What is a typical referral flow?

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