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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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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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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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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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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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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 […]