Best URL shortener for automatically creating short links

Best URL shortener for automatically creating short links

10.Nov.2021

When you want to automatically create and save a shortened link every time you perform a certain action—like add a photo to Instagram or upload a new product to your Shopify store—Zapier's URL Shortener is one of the best options.

You can create a Zap (that's what we call Zapier's automated workflows) that triggers every time you upload a post, create a product, or do something else in the other apps you use most. Zapier will then save the shortened URL to a Google Sheet or directly to another app.

This Zaps shows how I use it for my social media photos with OneDrive and Facebook: every time I upload an image from my computer, it automatically saves the full photo and its shortened link to a Google Sheet.

So I can find my photos later and see how many people liked, commented on, or shared them. The numbers help me understand which images work best for each social network and make future posts even better.

It works the same way with other apps: you could automatically add new products to an ecommerce store like Shopify creating customer purchase orders at the same time. Or when someone signs up for your email list using Right Inbox, create an entry in Google Sheets letting you know about it.

Zapier's URL Shortener is included with all Free and paid plans so you don't need to pay any extra fees or upgrade your account type in order to use it or get the maximum value from it.

 

This Zaps shows how I use it for my social media photos with OneDrive and Facebook: every time I upload an image from my computer, it automatically saves the full photo and its shortened link to a Google Sheet. So I can find my photos later and see how many people liked, commented on, or shared them. The numbers help me understand which images work best for each social network and make future posts even better. It works the same way with other apps: you could automatically add new products to an ecommerce store like Shopify creating customer purchase orders at the same time. Or when someone signs up for your email list using Right Inbox, create an entry in Google Sheets letting you know about it.

Zapier's URL Shortener is included with all Free and paid plans so you don't need to pay any extra fees or upgrade your account type in order to use it or get the maximum value from it.

This article was inspired by this Zapier shortcut: https://zapier.com/zapbook/short-url-shortener/saving-automatically/&link=1nJQ5KWNU2ODRmN2Y0MQ%3D%3D&title=Shorten+URLs%2C+Save+Time&subtitle=Create+a+Zap&body_font_=000000&body_font_size=18&body_line_height=1.4&body_margin=0&body_padding=10px%2C20px%2C30px%2C40px&actiontype=Do+a+Zap&transparencytype=Html5&backgroundcolor=#ffffff" class="shortlink">https://www.zipier.com/thank-you/</a>

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What's your favorite way to save time with Zapier?

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