Password Protection

Lots of users are using the ‘password protection’ feature that comes with the premium accounts, so I thought I’d elaborate on what it does here and find out if anyone has any questions about how it works.

Usually, when you create a LinkTrack link and someone clicks it they get taken directly to the final destination you choose when you created the link.  With password protection, they’ll need to provide a password in order to reach that destination.


I’ve seen this used:

  • On publicly linked special offers where the link owner doesn’t want the general public to have total access.
  • With email marketing campaigns to more accurately gauge interest levels.
  • And when the link owner really wants to distinguish human visitors from automated ones (bots won’t enter passwords).

If you want to see how it works, the link below will take you to Bill Gates’ Facebook page.

The link:

The password is: bill