This research university has thousands of workgroups across multiple departments and creates a massive amount of URLs under each of its domains. When they reached out to BL.INK, they were unsuccessfully trying to use an internal URL-shortening system that was proving difficult to manage and even harder to scale.
The result was millions of clunky URLs with no index or indication of what they pointed to. They desperately needed a link management system to solve these problems, but migrating their links was nearly impossible without knowing how many URLs existed.
BL.INK came up with a unique "recipe" workflow for each domain that was fully managed via API. Within this system, short links serve as aliases for long, difficult-to-manage URLs. The solution made all of the university's old links instantly and easily accessible and enabled students and faculty to effortlessly create new domains and URLs on an approachable, easy-to-use platform. Not only was our solution capable of accommodating their massive scale, but we also provided our client with around-the-clock broken link monitoring.
A big-name university reached out to BL.INK looking for a unique solution to its link management problem.
BL.INK developed a custom recipe for each domain and URL, shortening links to manageable lengths and allowing them to create new domains and links on a self-service platform.
The result was a custom link management system that helped streamline the creation, standardization, and monitoring of millions of short links and over five thousand domains for the university’s workgroups and academic staff.