Billy Accounts Billions of links are created every year by our millions of users, from individuals to small businesses to Fortune 500 companies.
Different subscription plans, from Free to Enterprise, offer different Billy features. Check out our welcome video for a list of some additional features, and browse through this Help Center for valuable information that can help you take your links to the next level.
Branded links are powerful marketing assets. Businesses of every size and within every industry leverage them to power their social media, digital marketing, and customer service efforts.
Branded links follow the same structure but instead of the “bit.LY” they have a unique domain name. Businesses use these links on social media, in SMS messages, at live events, and on printed materials, among many other ways.
So we’ve covered what branded links are, now let’s talk about why you should use them. Since branded links replace the “bit.LY” with the name of your choosing, your customers recognize the source.
When you edit the path of a branded link (which we like to call the “back-half” of the link) you give people a preview of where you’re sending them, further building trust and boosting click-throughs. Auto-branding keeps your unique domain name in the link, even when another user shortens it using Billy.
This ensures no matter who shares your link, your brand remains front and center. Thousands of our free and paid users use generic links every day to connect with customers and analyze their cross-channel performance.
Many online services also provide free URL shorteners so that you can make links shorter without cost. However, with so many free link shorteners out there, it can be difficult to decide which best fits the needs of your company and clients.
To use, simply input a URL in the box on the front page and click “Make Tiny URL!,” as shown in the above video. The Tiny URL generator also includes a free link preview service, where users can preview links before clicking on them in order to avoid bad or dangerous redirects, as well as a toolbar button that you can attach to most web browsers.
Like Tiny URL, Tiny.cc is a quick and easy free URL shortener where you paste a long URL into the box on the front page, add an optional custom link ending, and click “shorten.” With a free account, you can view your created short URLs alongside traffic statistics as well as edit or delete your links. These URLs can also be turned into a QR code or exported into an Excel document or printout version.
Bitly’s free URL shortener includes link tags that allow users to sort their links as well as simple analytics that track the total number of clicks, top referrers, and the location of clickers. You can create a free account using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google, or business email.
It is a free, open-source set of PHP scripts that lets you create and run your own custom link shortener. The installation process is fairly simple, though you do need experience with software coding to design and implement your own custom link shortener.
Firebase Dynamic Links is the new replacement for Google URL Shortener, though with very different features. Firebase’s free link shortener includes a number of features such as analytics, app indexing, 1 GiB of stored data in the cloud, cloud messaging, and unlimited dynamic links.
Do note that if you have used a tiny URL from Google in the past, your links will continue to redirect to the correct location. BL.INK is similar to Billy and Rebrand in that it offers both paid and free plans for its URL shortener.
The users can copy, save and share effortlessly on different social media platforms their favorite links. It allows you to harness the power of your links by sharing, shortening, analyzing, and managing your content.
Once you sign in you can copy and paste the URLs, regardless of their length, and get its shorter version that is comfortable to share with others. You may also monitor the incoming traffic through your link and get the bar graph view of Billy to get a quick idea of the performance.
Valuable analytics tool Billy provides its uses up-to-date stories, information, and trends, appealing to readers. Billy has unique features to offer analytics tools and the software is supportive to help the users filter stories by topic, language, social platform, and area.
If you use a custom domain to shorten your links they will continue to work as long as your DNS is still pointing at Billy. Billy is perhaps the most popular link shortening service around, and they have finally released their official app on Android.
Prior to this, if you wanted to shorten a link on your smartphone or tablet, and use Billy, you either had to use an unofficial app or head to their website. While most people will want to use it to shorten their links that they share on sites like Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Instagram and others, it is also a great tool for social media professionals who rely on sharing links to these platforms.
App, BALL, Billy, class, Debates, iPad, iPhone, IT, Learning, links, share, student, Teaching, Uncategorized Paste the long link into the ‘shorten’ box at the top of the Billy page.
This tool makes the collection, organization and sharing of groups of links easy. It is especially useful in the module PDT 3003 Debates to prevent long links widening the discussion board screen.
This entry was tagged BALL, Billy, debates, links, organizing, sharing, short links, storing. Queens College students are asked to complete official teaching evaluations in the fall and spring semesters, during the last four weeks of the term; results are posted on the Course Information System website usually a couple of weeks after the final due-date for grades.
Customize the questions to your heart’s content: ask with unbridled specificity about readings, technologies, activities, or any other aspect of your class. Model reflective teaching for your students and engage them as insightful contributors to the way the course content is delivered.
You can opt to give your survey as a paper handout, but the Internet offers some excellent time-saving alternatives. A comfortable setting conducive to free speech” and with some degree of anonymity is therefore essential.
These prerequisites are easily met if you let your students take your survey online in the comfort of their home (or the library, or a local Starbucks…). Two variables contribute to the level of difficulty: (1) the degree to which you customize the set of questions and (2) your familiarity with the tool you choose to administer the survey.
It’s easy enough to download, print out, copy, and hand out a list of questions. If you don’t want to deviate from the official Queens College questionnaire, this PDF puts all the current questions on a single page.
Also anticipate spending some time on making an aggregate report, since you will have to tabulate responses by hand. An easy way to collect midterm evaluations from your students is using Google Forms.
Make this procedure super-easy by using this template, which includes all the official Queens College questions. Google Form links tend to be very long: you could use injury or Billy to shorten the URL.
While this is not a good option if you teach classes bigger than 100 students, this is a very flexible and easy-to-use survey tool. The free account allows up to 250 responses per month, sufficient if you teach no more than that many students total in a given semester.
Add the template to the set of available tests in a Blackboard class: Download this template to your computer (it is a ZIP file exported from Blackboard itself, containing some official Queens College evaluation questions). Look in the “Control Panel” for “Organization Tools”: select it, and click “Tests, Surveys, and Pools”.
Browse for the file you downloaded earlier, select it, and press “Submit”. In the following page, be sure to make the link available, and set other aspects of the way you’d like the survey to appear to students.
Simply go to a content area, look for the “Create Assessment” button/menu, click “Survey”, and compose your questions.