How to Add a shortened URL to a plain-text email  #matchurl

How to Add a shortened URL to a plain-text email #matchurl

13.Sep.2021

Do you want to shorten a long URL in your plain-text email?

 

It's easy, here are the steps: 

1. Go to http://bit.ly or https://tinyurl.com/

and paste the URL into the box > click "Shorten"

2. Copy and paste the new short URL instead of your original one when you're ready to share it with your audience!

3. When sharing on social media, remember that Bitly and TinyURL don’t work on Facebook or Twitter because they use their own link shortening services there. But no worries! There are free tools out there that will shorten your link for you before posting it to social media, so all you have to do is paste the post into Facebook or Twitter and hit “post.”

 

To learn more about each link shortener, go to: Bitly: https://www.bitly.com/ TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/

You can use either bitly or tinyurl for free!

 

If you're interested in adding a disclaimer at the end of your email, here's a great example from Clearbit: "Disclaimer: By using this tool you agree to share your information with bitly"

In order to make this code work as I have it set up, replace the first number (in

) with the heading/heading variation you want included at the top of the article. Replace the second number (in) with your footer text, or you can leave this out entirely if you don't have a footer section in your email template.

 

Click here to view my sample email using this code. Thanks for reading! -Dan

 

 

G., Marketing Intern

 

Article background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: Most of the links people interact involve more than just a string of URL characters. We’re all probably used to clicking buttons and text links, and we don’t often find ourselves facing a long URL head-on. This can make encountering long, “ugly” URLs (especially ones all decked out with UTM codes) even more jarring for your audience, especially in plain-text emails. Fortunately, a short URL can turn a plain-text email with long, stringy URLs into a much more readable message.

 

1. Go to http://bit.ly or https://tinyurl.com/ and paste the URL into the box > click "Shorten" 2. Copy and paste the new short URL instead of your original one when you're ready to share it with your audience! 3. When sharing on social media, remember that Bitly and TinyURL don’t work on Facebook or Twitter because they use their own link shortening services there. But no worries! There are free tools out there that will shorten your link for you before posting it to social media, so all you have to do is paste the post into Facebook or Twitter and hit “post.”

To learn more about each link shortener, go to: Bitly: https://www.bitlycom/ TinyURL: https://tinyurlcom/

You can use either bitly or tinyurl for free!

If you're interested in adding a disclaimer at the end of your email, here's a great example from Clearbit: "Disclaimer: By using this tool you agree to share your information with bitly"

In order to make this code work as I have it set up, replace the first number (in

) with the heading/heading variation you want included at the top of the article. Replace the second number (in) with your footer text, or you can leave this out entirely if you don't have a footer section in your email template. Click here to view my sample email using this code. Thanks for reading! -Dan

 

 

Article background information [to use as knowledge, not to be copied verbatim]: Most of the links people interact involve more than just a string of URL characters. We’re all probably used to clicking buttons and text links, and we don’t often find ourselves facing a long URL head-on. This can make encountering long, “ugly” URLs (especially ones all decked out with UTM codes) even more jarring for your audience, especially in plain-text emails. Fortunately, a short URL can turn a plain-text email with long, stringy URLs into a much more readable message.

 

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Do you want to shorten a long URL in your plain-text email? It's easy, here are the steps: 1. Go to http://bitly or https://tinyurl and paste the URL into the box > click "Shorten" 2. Copy and paste the new short URL instead of your original one when you're ready to share it with your audience! 3. When sharing on social media, remember that Bitly and TinyURL don’t work on Facebook or Twitter because they use their own link shortening services there. But no worries! There are free tools out there that will shorten your link for you before posting it to social media, so all you have to do is paste the post into Facebook or Twitter and hit “post.” To learn more about each link shortener, go to: Bitly: https://www.bitly.com/ TinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/ You can use either bitly or tinyurl for free!

 

If you're interested in adding a disclaimer at the end of your email, here's a great example from Clearbit: "Disclaimer: By using this tool you agree to share your information with bitly"

 

In order to make this code work as I have it set up, replace the first number (in

) with the heading/heading variation you want included at the top of the article. Replace the second number (in) with your footer text, or you can leave this out entirely if you don't have a footer section in your email template. Click here to view my sample email using this code. Thanks for reading! -Dan

 

 

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