Once you have created your mobile optimized website, the final step is to launch your mobile optimized website so travel shoppers can view it on their mobile devices.
Step 1: Register a subdomain name
If your vanity website is not powered by Vizlly, you will first need to register your mobile site’s subdomain.
For this process, you’ll want to go to the person (likely your Webmaster, or potentially a Domain Registrar) who registered the domain for your vanity website.
When selecting a subdomain, you’ll want to choose something simple like m.myhotel.com.
Step 2: Go Live in Vizlly
Once you have acquired your subdomain for your mobile website, you are now ready to go live.
1. Login to Vizlly, then hover over the Publisher tab and select Mobile Marketing.
2. Here, you’ll see the mobile website you previously created. Hover over the smartphone website thumbnail and click the Edit icon.
3. Click the Go Live button.
4. Now you’ll need to input the subdomain you registered for your mobile website. Once you've input your domain, click Next.
This box will pop up next:
Step 3: CNAME Update and Mobile Redirect
The final steps in launching your mobile website for the world to see are 1) updating your CNAME to point to our servers and 2) Having your Webmaster redirect your main site to your new mobile site, when viewed on a mobile device.
These steps are somewhat technical, but don’t worry, all of it can be handled by your Webmaster.
To make it easy for you, we’ve drafted an email that you can simply copy and paste and forward over to your Webmaster.
I recently created smartphone and tablet optimized websites and need to add a redirect to them from my standard website. I also need to ensure that my subdomain is pointing to my provider’s servers.
Can you please take care of the following for me:
- Create or Edit my CNAME
Create or edit the CNAME for [insert subdomain domain name here] and point to mysites.vizlly.com
- Setup a mobile redirect
Here is the link to the mobile optimized website I created:
Mobile URL: (insert your mobile URL here)
The provider has given me these instructions on how to create the redirect with scripts that you can reference here:
Thanks for your help!
Marketing-savvy Hospitality Professional
Step 4: Preview your site
Once your Webmaster has completed the redirect, you’ll want to confirm that everything is working properly. To do so, visit your property’s vanity website URL from a mobile device – you should be redirected to your new Vizlly mobile optimized website.
If not, check with your Webmaster or contact your dedicated Customer Success Representative.
Step 5: Repeat the same process for your Tablet website.
a) Go to Publisher, Mobile Marketing
b) Edit your Tablet website
c) Select Go Live
d) Input the same mobile subdomain