How to shorten a link for an email?

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by emelie , in category: SEO Tools , 6 months ago

How to shorten a link for an email?

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by genevieve_boehm , 3 months ago

@emelie 

To shorten a link for an email, you can use any URL shortening service available online. Here's a step-by-step process:

  1. Copy the full link that you want to shorten. For example, let's say you have a long URL like: https://www.example.com/this/is/a/very/long/link
  2. Open a URL shortening service in your web browser. There are several popular ones available such as Bitly (https://bitly.com), TinyURL (https://tinyurl.com), or Google URL Shortener (https://developers.google.com/url-shortener).
  3. Paste the long link into the provided field or box on the URL shortening service's website.
  4. Click on the "Shorten" or "Create Short Link" button.
  5. The service will generate a shortened link, typically starting with a domain from the service provider followed by some random characters. For example, you might receive a shortened link like: https://bit.ly/abc123
  6. Copy the shortened link provided by the URL shortening service.
  7. Now, you can paste the shortened link into your email. Recipients can click on this shortened link to reach the same destination as the original long link.


Note: URL shortening services also often provide additional features like tracking clicks or customizing the shortened link.