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Verified link tracker
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Written by Andy Kostenko
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Introduction

In the world of online advertising, maintaining transparency and ensuring compliance with platform policies is crucial. One common issue many users face is the restriction on redirects imposed by services like Google Ads, which require the destination URL to be visible before the click. Our new product, the Verified Link Tracker, addresses this problem by allowing you to share URLs that comply with these requirements while still tracking clicks effectively.

What is the Verified Link Tracker?

The Verified Link Tracker is a service that helps you create trackable URLs that are compliant with advertising platform policies. It enables you to monitor and analyze click data without the need for visible redirects, ensuring your campaigns run smoothly and adhere to platform rules.

Benefits of the Verified Link Tracker

  • Compliance: Meets the requirements of advertising platforms like Google Ads by making the destination URL visible before the click.

  • Transparency: Enhances trust with your audience by showing the actual destination URL.

  • Tracking: Provides detailed click tracking and analytics, allowing you to measure the performance of your links.

How to Use the Verified Link Tracker

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Format Your URL: To create a trackable and compliant URL, you need to format it according to the following structure:

    https://v.short.gy/<domainName>/<path>?r=<originalURL>
    • <domainName>: Your domain name.

    • <path>: A path or identifier for your URL.

    • <originalURL>: The original URL you want to track.

  2. Example: If your original URL is https://www.example.com/page, your short.io domain name is mydomain, and your path is promo, the formatted URL would be:

    https://v.short.io/mydomain/promo?r=https://www.example.com/page
  3. Share the URL: Use this formatted URL in your ads, emails, or other marketing materials. When users click on the link, they will see the destination URL, ensuring compliance with platform policies.

  4. Track Clicks: Access the Verified Link Tracker dashboard to monitor the performance of your links. The dashboard provides detailed analytics, including the number of clicks, geographic data, and more.

Tips for Effective Use

  • Clear Path Names: Use descriptive and clear path names to make your URLs easy to understand and manage.

  • Consistent Tracking: Use the Verified Link Tracker consistently across all your campaigns to gather comprehensive data.

  • Monitor Analytics: Regularly check the analytics dashboard to understand user behavior and optimize your campaigns accordingly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Why do I need to use the Verified Link Tracker?

The Verified Link Tracker ensures your URLs comply with the policies of advertising platforms like Google Ads, which forbid redirects unless the destination URL is visible. It also provides valuable insights into link performance.

2. How do I access the analytics dashboard?

You can access the analytics dashboard by logging into your Short.io account and navigating to the 'Analytics' section. Here, you will find detailed data on your tracked links.

3. Can I customize the path names in my URLs?

Yes, you can customize the path names to make your URLs more descriptive and easier to manage. Choose clear and relevant names that reflect the purpose of the link.

4. Is there a limit to the number of links I can track?

The number of links you can track depends on your subscription plan. Check your plan details or contact our support team for more information.

5. What if I encounter issues while using the Verified Link Tracker?

If you experience any issues, please contact our support team for assistance. We are here to help you make the most of the Verified Link Tracker.

Conclusion

The Verified Link Tracker is an essential tool for anyone running online advertising campaigns. By ensuring compliance with platform policies and providing detailed click tracking, it helps you optimize your marketing efforts and achieve better results. Start using the Verified Link Tracker today and take control of your link tracking and analytics.

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