Frequently asked questions
Wow.link API User Manual
Wow.link API (Application Programming Interface) is one of the most powerful API on the market of URL management platforms. It makes it easy to integrate your web service or mobile app with Wow.link platform and enjoy full Wow.link functionality via API.
Video tutorial - Basics of How to use Wow.link
This video tutorial demonstrates the basics of how to use Wow.link Link Management Platform. After watching this video tutorial, you will learn how to use the most important functions of our service, create and edit links, view statistics and much more.
What is Wow.link?
Wow.link is a URL shortener that will help you improve your brand visibility and attract more visitors to your social networks and blogs, more customers for your business with new technologies in URL shortening.
In addition to URL shortening services and click tracking, our service provides a number of unique features that differentiate us from any other URL shortener
How to create a short Regulatory Compliant Link?
This article represents step by step instruction for creating Regulatory Compliant links that help to protect businesses and brands from legal risks and make short links compliant with laws and regulations such as FTC, COPPA, CCPA, GDPR, PECR, DPR, ASA and others.
How to shorten an URL?
There are different ways of creating short wow-links from long URLs and features such as branded domain and custom URL names that you can use for your short links. This article is describes in details how to transform long URL to a short wow-link and how to set your short link up.
How to customize your short link?
You have a full control on how your links look, including using your own branded domain name and unique back-halves of your short links that show your audience where you’re sending them before they click.
What is a Custom Interstitial Page?
A Custom Interstitial Page, a.k.a. “CIP” is a web-page that is shown to the user who clicked on your short link prior to redirecting that user to the final destination address. You can create CIP with Wow.link CIP Editor available by the link http://wow.link/ips/edit/. The Interstitial Page Editor allows you to tailor the CIP to your brand, logo, blog or website.
How to attach interstitial page to the link?
You can enable displaying your customized interstitial page for your any short wow-links! That is very easy, and in this article you will learn how to do that.
Select your short link in the Link Management section of wow.link website, then click on the line with the link and select Edit from the pop-up menu, which will redirect you to Short Link Settings. In the Short Link Settings page click on “Choose CIP” box:
How to setup a timer for the interstitial page?
Timer can be enabled if the interstitial page has been selected. Check the box #1 and set the delay time #2. The interstitial page will be displayed for the selected time delay and then the user will be redirected to the destination address.
How to transfer Custom Interstitial Page to another wow.link user?
Even though it is very easy to create your own Customized Interstitial Page (CIP) with Wow.link CIP Editor, you can ask someone else to do that for you and then hand the CIP over to you. You can also transfer your CIP to another Wow.link user via Transfer CIP function. Transferring CIP to another user means that the user gets a copy of your CIP in his CIP portfolio. After receiving of CIP the recipient will be able to modify the received copy of the CIP in the Editor, use that CIP with short links and it will not affect the original CIP of the sender.
How to add blocks on CIP?
You can add new block to your CIP in the CIP Editor by selecting the menu “Add block” and then choosing the block that you want to add
What are Conditional redirection settings?
You can make your short links SMART by setting various conditions based on which your short links will redirect your users. You can choose the following types of redirection conditions:
How to set up Conditional redirection settings?
Choose the redirection condition that you want to set for your smart and short wow-link. For example for “Country” condition you can click on the field #1 in the illustration below and select the country. Choose “Deny access to destination URL” option (#2) to deny prevent users from the selected countries accessing the destination URL. In that case those users will see a special interstitial page that would inform them that the access is denied. You can also set your own interstitial page (#5).
How to protect your link with password?
You can limit access to the destination address by password so that only users who know the password can be redirected to the destination.
On the short link settings page click on “Password” button (#1) and in the pop-up window type the password that will be required to be entered by the user to access the destination address.
How to shorten URL with your own branded domain?
In order to be able to generate short links with your own domain name you have to add your domain to wow.link database, set up DNS for your domain and validate your ownership of the domain. That can be easily done with just a few simple steps (Check out How to set up your own domain for URL shortening?).
If you have already added your domain to wow.link then to create a short link with your branded domain select “Short Link” from the “Create” menu on the top of any wow.link website page:
How to set up your own domain for URL shortening?
In order to be able to generate short links with your own domain name you have to add your domain to wow.link database, set up DNS for your domain and validate your ownership of the domain. That can be easily done with just a few simple steps.
Open the main menu on the header of any wow.link website page (#1 in the illustration below) and select “Domains” (#2).
How to create Campaign?
For better tracking your ad or marketing campaigns you can create multiple campaign that can help you to aggregate click statistics for multiple links that belong to the same campaigns.
To create a new Campaign choose “Campaign” from the “Create” menu on the top of any wow.link website page and enter the name of your new Campaign in the pop-up window:
How to create a Tag?
Tags help you to group your short links by some commonalities and help you to find your links by a tag as well as to get aggregated statistics for all links with the same tag.
To create a new tag choose “Tag” from “Create” menu on top of any wow.link website page, then enter your new tag name in the text field in the pop-up window:
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