Experience preview URLs can be generated for Target Automated Personalization activities to see experience content directly on your site before the activity is live for preview and QA purposes. Experience preview URLs bypass targeting to force viewing of a particular experience.
Experience preview URLs for Automated Personalization differ from the Activity QA mode. The Activity QA mode lets you create Activity URLs for other types of activities. For more information, see Activity QA.
Experience preview URLs for AP activities are only available when using at.js 1.x. Experience preview URLs for AP activities are not currently supported for at.js 2.x.
Use experience preview URLs to share experiences with team members and to QA experiences across browsers and environments, without creating a separate QA activity. This feature is particularly useful if a site is complex, or if your security policies do not allow the site to be viewed in a simulator.
Create an Automated Personalization activity or click the activity to open it.
The activity does not have to be live to preview an experience.
On the activity summary page, click on the three vertical dots, then click View Experience URLs.
Review and/or specify your URLs.
You can add multiple URLs, which is useful when running a multi-page test or a template test and you want to preview the activity on more than one page.
A modal window displays links to your experiences on your site to get a “true preview” of the experiences outside of Target’s Visual Experience Composer. You must share the links from the message to share the preview. Clicking a link and then copying the resulting URL from the page won’t work because the URL contains a parameter that only displays the page correctly when you access the page from the link in the message. Instead, copy the text in the modal window and email the whole text to your team.
Click Generate All, then click each experience to preview it.
If you then make changes to the experience, make sure to generate new preview links for your team by returning to the modal window and clicking Renew Links to get new links.
Note: The preview links open in new tabs and require that the pop-up blocker on your browser is disabled.
Click each experience name to preview the activity.
The page opens, displaying the activity.
Click Done to return to the activity summary.
Generating Experience Preview URLs
Sharing Experience Preview URLs
Viewing Experiences with Experience Preview URLs
Troubleshooting Experience Preview URLs