Migrating to T.LY: A Comprehensive Guide for Transitioning from Other URL Shorteners

Migrating to T.LY: A Comprehensive Guide for Transitioning from Other URL Shorteners

Switching to a new URL shortener can feel like a big step, especially if you’ve been using another service for quite some time. However, with T.LY, transitioning is a breeze! T.LY is designed to simplify the process while offering many features to enhance your link management experience. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make the switch with ease.

Step 1: Sign Up For a T.LY Account

First things first, head over to T.LY and create an account. The sign-up process is simple and quick.

Step 2: Export Your Existing Data

Before you bid farewell to your current URL shortener, make sure to export all your existing data. This includes all the shortened URLs, analytics data, and any custom settings you may have.

Step 3: Add Your Custom Domain

If applicable, add your custom domain to T.LY. This will allow you to import your short links to this domain. Just remember, do not update the DNS records for this custom domain until all your short links have been imported.

Step 4: Import Your Data to T.LY

Now, it’s time to bring all that data into T.LY. We provide an intuitive bulk import feature that guides you through the process, making it a snap.


Step 5: Test The Waters

Before you go all out, test a few links to ensure they’re redirecting correctly, and the analytics are tracking as intended. It’s always good to double-check.

Step 6: Update Your Links Across Platforms

Now that you’ve set up and tested your T.LY links, it’s time to update the URLs across your website, social media profiles, and any other platforms you use. If you use a custom domain, updating these URLs is unnecessary. They should start working automatically with T.LY.

Step 7: Dive into the Analytics

T.LY offers robust analytics to give you a clear picture of your link’s performance. Keep an eye on the analytics to glean insights and optimize your link-sharing strategy.

When you follow these steps, transitioning to T.LY from another URL shortener is a straightforward task. T.LY is built to provide an effortless migration experience along with a suite of features to take your link management to the next level. So why wait? Make the switch to T.LY and explore a new world of link-shortening possibilities!

Author Tim Leland

Tim Leland

With over 15 years of experience, Tim Leland has been developing software that millions worldwide rely on. In 2019, he founded T.LY, aspiring to create the world's premier URL-shortening service. Recently, the platform has witnessed a remarkable increase in its popularity. Under Tim's expert direction, T.LY has transformed into one of the industry's most reliable and esteemed URL shorteners, serving millions of users globally.

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