Setting up URL Shorteners

Setting up URL Shorteners

A URL shortener truncates a lengthy URL into a short one, making it easier to share links. URL shorteners also provide information that can be invaluable to your business—the number of clicks, insight on the people who click them, where these clicks are coming from, and more.
Zoho Social has a default URL shortening service, Zurl, that's available across all paid plans. The link pasted on your New Post window will be shortened by default. To view the original link format, you can paste your original URL in the Publishing window and deselect the Link Shortening icon. The original link will then appear on the screen.
Zoho Social's Publishing Window is also integrated with Bit.ly URL shortener. If you have a Bit.ly account, here's how you can connect it to Zoho Social:
  1. Go to Publishing under Setup in your Home screen.
  2. Here, you'll find the option to set your Default Link Shortener under Publishing Preferences.
  3. Select a default shortener from the two options: Bit.ly and zurl.co
  4. You'll see the following screen

  5. Click Allow to start using the Bit.ly integration in Zoho Social.
Bit.ly integration is only available to members on a paid plan.

Follow these steps to shorten any URL:

  1. Go to the homepage.
  2. Click the New Post.
  3. Paste your original URL in the Publishing window.
  4. Now, click on the Shorten link option to shorten the URL.

  • If you'd like to retain the original link, you can deselect the Shorten Link icon from the Publishing window.
  • Once you deselect the  Shorten Link icon from the Publishing window, the link will not be shortened automatically the next time you create a post. 

Viewing your Stats

To see your Bit.ly clicks count stats, follow these steps:
  1. Click the Posts tab from the home screen.
  2. In Published Posts, click Post Stats.
  3. View Clicks on Links.


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