New: BL.INK Integration with Zoho Flow

  We’re pleased to announce a new integration with Zoho Flow. This integration connects BL.INK to hundreds of other apps you already use, including Asana, WordPress, Slack, Twitter, Basecamp, and Dropbox.  Set up workflow automations based on the triggers you specify, such as when a new domain is created in BL.INK or when a new […]

URL Shortening Best Practices

It’s one thing to shorten a URL. It’s another thing to create a branded short link that boosts your brand, increases the ROI of your content, and simplifies reporting.   Here’s a list of 10 smart ways our customers use branded short URLs to boost their business. Most link shorteners create short links with their […]

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How Choosing the Right URLs Can Build Your Brand

When you wake up in the morning, what’s your first engagement with a brand? Maybe it’s the glimpse of the Apple logo on the back of your iPhone as you turn off your alarm, the Dove soap in your shower, or the roast description on your bag of Starbucks coffee beans.   The average person […]

6 reasons enterprise teams love blink

6 Reasons Enterprise Teams Love BL.INK

URL shortening platforms aren’t “one size fits all.” While some may be great for smaller businesses, they just don’t meet the needs of enterprise teams.   While BL.INK can be used for all types of businesses, it was developed in 2008 specifically for enterprise clients, with their unique needs for security, service, and value in […]

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Using A Legacy URL Shortener? Your Marketing Data May Be Public

Do you share your website analytics or advertising campaign performance with your competitors, customers, and the general public?   That’s an absurd question. Of course not! But unless you’re actively taking steps to protect that information, your answer defaults to “yes.”   As marketers, we assume that our go-to tools keep our analytics private. However, […]

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Life After Goo.gl: What to Look for in Your URL Shortener Replacement

The Goo.gl url shortening platform is going away, which means if you’re using it now, you have until March 30, 2019 to view your analytics and download a .csv file of your data. After that, according to the goo.gl site, your previous links will still work as redirects, but you won’t be able to create […]

State of the short link 2019

State of the Short Link: 2019 Predictions

As we ring in 2019, we’re looking at the changes we saw over the past twelve months and considering how we can help you capitalize on some of the most-anticipated trends in the year ahead.   Here are some of the top predictions we’re looking at for 2019, and what you can do now to […]

BL.INK Links in Audio

See It, Say It: Drive Website Traffic From Audio Sources

Clicking isn’t the only way your audience interacts with links. Read on to learn how to optimize links for audio and voice. When we plan our URLs, we’re usually thinking of where people will see them: online ads, social media posts, shared content, brochures, business cards, presentations…the list goes on.   With all the focus […]

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Using BL.INK Links for the Greater Good

Do you value building community and making the world a better place? Whether you have employee volunteer opportunities or whether your entire company was created to support a worthy cause, the work you’re doing in the world is important.   The more people who join your cause, the greater the impact you’ll have. Which means […]

How To Use Links To Grow Social Engagement

Go where the action is.   It’s timeless marketing advice, and describes why so many brands use social media as their primary online presence. In fact, a growing number of brands recognize that social channels are just as important as the brand’s website.   Since social channels are a foundation of brand presence, they’re a […]