FAQ

Are short links case sensitive?

Yes, short links are case sensitve.

How do I view stats for a short URL?

To view stats for any URL, just a a + sign to the end. Here is an example t.ly/P9IK+

Can I password protect a link?

Yes, a password can be added to any short url and only those with it will be able to view the link.

How do I report a short url that redirects to spam or a malicious site?

Please malicious short urls to [email protected]

Can I set a link to expire?

Yes, a expire date or number of views can be added to any short url. After the date/view count, the link will no longer to work.

What are Smart URLs?

Smart URLs redirect users to different destinations based on their device or browser. This allows you to share one URL to target multiple destinations. Here is an example that will redirect users based on their device to the Link Shortener extension install page depending on their browser. Give it a try: https://t.ly/extension

Can I create free short URLs?

Yes, T.LY allows users to create short urls from the homepage and extension.

Do we offer Yearly Plans?

Yes, we do have yearly plans that offer one month free. Check them out on the manage subscription page.

Can I add my own custom domain?

Yes T.LY is a url shortener that supports custom domains. Adding your own domain is a great way to brand urls. You must create an account to add your own domain.

Do you have a browser extension?

Yes, we have a browser extension that works for Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Opera. Generate an API Key then add it to the extension under options.

What happens to my links when my trial or plan expires?

Your links will be in a frozen state until your account subscription is reactivated. You will not be able to manage your links or browse to them until you have an active subscription.

How do I edit a short links?

To edit short links, you have to create an account. From the link dashboard you can update any short link. You can change the URL ending, destination URL, add a password, and auto expire a short link.

How the redirection is made?

T.LY has a database that associates the long url with a short url. When a user tries to access the short url, the browser will instantly redirect to the original page (long url). T.LY uses the "301 redirect" response, which is better than "302 redirect" for SEO. A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect that passes between 90-99% of link equity to the redirected page. 301 refers to the HTTP status code for this type of redirect. In most instances, the 301 redirect is the best method for implementing redirects on a website.

How can I Expand a Short link?

Link Unshortener supports all link shortening services and will programmatically follow url redirects to their final destination. Enter a short link to will discover the final destination. Use Link Unshortener to review short links before browsing to them.

Will URL Shorteners hurt my site’s SEO?

No, using T.LY, does not hurt your SEO. Google and other search engines will pass pagerank value to the final url rather than the short link. 301 redirect is a permanent redirect from one URL to another. 301 redirects send site visitors and search engines to a different URL than the one they originally typed into their browser or selected from a search engine results page.

How do I submit a feature request?

Please send feature request to [email protected]

I need additional help

Please contact support for additional assistance. [email protected]