What is a URL shortener?

A URL Shortener is a tool that converts long, unwanted, ugly looking URLs’ into short, customized links. The user just needs to copy the long URL and paste into these URL shortening tools to format it into short customized ones.

Which service can I use for URL shortening?

You can use the following URL Shortenerswith SocialPilot:

  • Google
  • Sniply
  • Bitly
  • Start A Fire
  • Rebrandly
Can I use multiple URL shortening services?

Yes, you can use multiple shortening services integrated by SocialPilot. You can select which shortening service you want to use for a particular account and also switch internally your saved domain names.

How to shorten links using Bitly?

To shorten your long URL using Bitly, you require to connect your Bitly account with SocialPilot. To do this,

  • Login to SocialPilot
  • Click on Settings -> URL Shortening from the header menu panel.
  • Click on the Bitly icon.
  • As you click on the Bitly icon, it will lead you to bitly.com for authorization purpose where you need to log in/sign up with your Bitly account. If you already signed in with Bitly account, you just need to click on Allow button to complete the authorization.
  • After you have authorized the app, you will be redirected back to the SocialPilot panel.
  • Here, you need to select your social media profiles in which you want to use bit.ly as a URL shortener.
  • By default, Bitly provides 3 default domains for shortening. If you have purchased and configured any other domain name at bitly.com, you can select that from the drop down menu with each account.
  • Click on the Submit button to save the setting.

Bitly

How to shorten links using Snip.ly?

To use snip.ly as your URL shortener, you need to connect your snip.ly account with SocialPilot. To do this,

  • Login to SocialPilot
  • Click on Settings -> URL Shortening from the header menu panel.
  • Click on the Snip.ly icon.
  • As you click on the Snip.ly icon, it will lead you to snip.ly for authorization, where you need to log in/sign up with your Snip.ly account.
  • After you have authorized the app, you will be redirected back to SocialPilot panel.
  • Here, you need to select your social media profiles in which you want to use snip.ly as your URL shortener.
  • If you have configured multiple brands or Call to Action buttons in Snip.ly, you can select that from the dropdown menu with each accounts.
  • Click on the Submit button to save the settings.

Snip.ly

How to shorten links using StartAFire.com?

To use Startafire.com for URL shortener, connect your StartAFire account with SocialPilot. To do this,

  • Login to SocialPilot
  • Click on Settings -> URL Shortening from the menu panel.
  • Click on the Start A Fire icon.
  • As you click on the Start A Fire icon, it will lead you to startafire.com for the authorization purpose. If you are already logged in, click on the “Authorize app” button to allow us the access.
  • After you have authorized the app, you will be redirected back to socialPilot.co panel.
  • Here, you need to select your social media profiles in which you want to use StartAfire.com as a URL Shortener.
  • Click on the Submit button to save the settings.

StartAFire

How to shorten links using Rebrandly?

You require to connect your rebrandly.com account with SocialPilot to use it as a URL shortener. To do this

  • Login to SocialPilot
  • Click on Settings -> URL Shortening from the header menu panel.
  • Click on the Rebrandly icon.
  • As you click on the Rebrandly icon, it will lead you to rebrandly.com for authorization purpose.
  • After your signin at rebrandly.com, you will be redirected back to SocialPilot.co panel.
  • Here, you need to select your social media profiles in which you want to use Rebrandly as your URL shortener.
  • If you have purchased or added any other domain names in your Rebrandly account, it will be visible in the drop down menu.
  • Select the customized shortening link you want to use for those profiles from the dropdown menu and click on the Submit button to save the settings.

rebrandly