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Marketing

Bitly Alternative – Blanq is your answer

I personally like Bitly and has served me well over the years for my personal use. Blanq on the other hand is a perfect Bitly alternative for anybody looking for custom domain integration, link-management, link routing and, analytics. Here are the top reasons why. Cost-effective than Bitly Blanq is about 45% cheaper than Bitly for […]

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Marketing

How does a Flow (Link Routing) work?

Flows is a link routing feature that lets you add additional links (alternative links) for the same short URL. So, a single short link can have multiple original links. There are 4 conditions that you can use to build a Flow: Countries, Device Types, Languages and Platforms(as seen below). Enter an alternative link in the […]

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Marketing

Branded short links – What are they?

Branded short links are short links that have your brand name in them. For example, when you create a short link using a generic URL shortener like Tinyurl or Bitly, it looks something like this: https://bit.ly/xe727w7e Such links appear spammy and are not usually trusted by people. Several subreddits on Reddit for instance, ban such […]

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Marketing

How to add custom domain in URL shortener

Custom domains are trusted more than regular short links because they stand out. Follow these steps if you want to add your custom domain to shorten links in Blanq(Link management platform). There are two kinds of domains – a primary domain and a sub-domain. Let’s take the domain shop.com(primary domain) as an example to demonstrate […]

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technology

Update on infrastructure and IP address

We have some important updates regarding Blanq’s backend infrastructure to improve reliability and security. New IP address We have moved to a new IP address 167.99.26.76 which means in your DNS settings, you would need to update your current A record from 167.172.114.247 to 167.99.26.76 for the domain that you have already added in the […]

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Marketing

3 simple principles that we followed to get our first paying customer

There are plenty of link shortening tools and platforms on the internet. A quick search in Google reveals hundreds of options and in order to enter in this crowded market, one needs to be different in some ways. When I started building Blanq, I had a vision of how a platform should look and work, […]

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Marketing

3 reasons why you should use a custom URL shortener

URL shortening has been around for more than a decade now. What started initially as a way to squeeze in more information on social media has found more and more use cases in the marketing circles. There are plenty of generic URL shorteners in the market that offer quick link shortening tools but, most often […]

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Updates

Updates about Pricing, New features, and more.

Use coupon codes YEARLYPACK and MONTHLYPACK during checkout to get 10%(first year) and 50%(first month) off respectively. The last few days have been exciting as people have started to use Blanq to shorten, customize, and track links on a daily basis. We now have more than 30 users signed up and about 500 links created […]