Best URL shortener for automatically creating short links

Best URL shortener for automatically creating short links

22.Sep.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.

Here are some other popular ways people use Zapier's URL shortener:

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Article background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: 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. Here are some other popular ways people use Zapier's URL shortener:

 

Create an article/post with Pocket app

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This is the end result that you would want. The content in BLUE will not be accessible to users, but will be visible to anyone who wants to actually see what you are doing, as well as Google. Content between lines will show up visually in your text editor, but if you were to copy this somewhere else (including other places where Zapier has a field), it won't look exactly like this because of how text editors display code. The above example should optimize all parts of what you are trying to make visible and invisible for purpose of sharing via Zapier. This is what it should look like in your text editor:

This content will not be visible to Zapier, so you can paste this anywhere without having to worry about it being compromised. However, if you are linking to something that shouldn't be available to the public (like an email address), then use the example below instead of the one above.

 

The following link is an example of how code looks in a typical text editor . If you copy and paste this somewhere else where there is a field for code, it may not look exactly like this because editors don't always display code the same way. Take note that everything between lines 1-5 is hidden from view when using Zapier or other platforms with sharing capabilities, but still visible to Google.

 

This is an example of what you would see if you were to look at this in a text editor.

 

This content will not be visible to Zapier, so you can paste this anywhere without having to worry about it being compromised. However, if you are linking to something that shouldn't be available to the public (like an email address), then use the example below instead of the one above. The following link is an example of how code looks in a typical text editor . If you copy and paste this somewhere else where there is a field for code, it may not look exactly like this because editors don't always display code the same way. Take note that everything between lines 1-5 is hidden from view when using Zapier or other platforms with sharing capabilities, but still visible to Google.

This is an example of what you would see if you were to look at this in a text editor.

 

When using Zapier's URL shortener, there are two main syntaxes to understand: the [Zapier] [Optional Shortened URL] format and the [Zapier] [Optional Title for when link is clicked and opened directly in browser (used with square brackets)] [Shortened URL]. This means that both will end up with a shortened link, but one of them will supply an optional title that can be used on Zapier or whenever someone opens the link directly in their browser; we'll go over that second option below. The first syntax is mainly used when you choose to have the link directly create a Google Sheet or upload something somewhere. When using this syntax, most of the text between this line and the next will not appear in the shortened link.

This is an example of what you would see if you were to look at this in a text editor.

This content will not be visible to Zapier, so you can paste this anywhere without having to worry about it being compromised. However, if you are linking to something that shouldn't be available to the public (like an email address), then use the example below instead of the one above. The following link is an example of how code looks in a typical text editor . If you copy and paste this somewhere else where there is a field for code, it may not look exactly like this because editors don't always display code the same way. Take note that everything between lines 1-5 is hidden from view when using Zapier or other platforms with sharing capabilities, but still visible to Google.

This link can be shortened even more by using a custom domain name with Bitly. This is an example of what you would see if you were to copy and paste this directly on your site without implementing any changes to the text editor's HTML formatting settings . As you can see, the title of the article appears before the actual link itself. There are some tools out there that will allow you to change how your text editor displays things, but most of them only work with certain types of files (like HTML or CSS).

This is an example of what you would see if you were to look at this in a text editor.

This content will not be visible to Zapier, so you can paste this anywhere without having to worry about it being compromised. However, if you are linking to something that shouldn't be available to the public (like an email address), then use the example below instead of the one above. The following link is an example of how code looks in a typical text editor . If you copy and paste this somewhere else where there is a field for code, it may not look exactly like this because editors don This link can be shortened even more by using a custom domain name with Bitly. This is an example of what you would see if you were to copy and paste this directly on your site without implementing any changes to the text editor's HTML formatting settings . As you can see, the title of the article appears before the actual link itself. There are some tools out There is an even shorter way t

This is an example of what you would see if you were to look at this in a text editor.

 

When using Zapier's URL shortener, there are two main syntaxes to understand: the [Zapier] [Optional Shortened URL] format and the [Zapier] [Optional Title for when link is clicked and opened directly in browser (used with square brackets)] [Shortened URL]. This means that both will end up with a shortened link, but one of them will supply an optional title that can be used on Zapier or whenever someone opens the link directly in their browser; we'll go over that second option below.

 

The first syntax is mainly used when you choose to have the link directly create a Google Sheet or upload something somewhere. When using this syntax, most of the text between this line and the next will not appear in the shortened link: [Zapier] [Optional Shortened URL].

This is an example of what you would see if you were to look at this in a text editor.

This content will not be visible to Zapier, so you can paste this anywhere without having to worry about it being compromised

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