Setting up short links for your business | Rich Peterson | Skillshare

Setting up short links for your business

Rich Peterson, (30k+ students)

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
4 Videos (11m)
    • Short Share Link Part 1

    • Short Share Link Part 2

    • Short Share Link Part 3

    • Short Share Link Part 4


About This Class

You may have heard of services that enable you to shorten your links like Bitly. The premise of these services is that they take a long (say 80 character) website link and provide you with a short link that, when clicked, redirects to your long link.

An example might be taking a link like

and changing it to .

The end page is the same but the link looks nicer.

Short links are useful for sharing links:

- on social media

- to document signing

- to specific website pages

- that include affiliate links or tracking information

In this course, we look at setting up a custom short link (in this case, and connecting the short link to Bitly. You can then copy/paste long links into Bitly and auto-create a short link to share.

Note: You'll need to purchase the short link domain ($45 if using .to domains) and sign up for a free Bitly account during the course.





  • --
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • All Levels
  • Beg/Int
  • Int/Adv


Community Generated

The level is determined by a majority opinion of students who have reviewed this class. The teacher's recommendation is shown until at least 5 student responses are collected.

Rich Peterson (30k+ students)

Rich Peterson is the founder of Generous Work, where he helps people create meaningful, profitable and highly useful businesses through innovation & design.

He is passionate about entrepreneurship, innovation, marketplaces, collaborative consumption, design that works and, of course, his family. When he's not consulting, teaching, selling a truckload of books or lending money to people in third-world countries (through Kiva), you'll find him reading, playing beach volleyball or...

See full profile

Report class