Deleting Links

Bl.INK offers a few different ways to delete links from your BL.INK dashboard.

There are four methods for deleting links from BL.INK:

  1. Individually
  2. In Bulk (up to 20 per page)
  3. In Bulk (up to 5,000 at a time through our import process)
  4. In Bulk through our API

You can delete a single link individually or bulk-delete up to 20 links at once from the BL.INK dashboard. 

Note: Take care when using this feature - deletion is not reversible!  When a link is deleted from BL.INK, either through individual or bulk selection, all click data and link history are gone forever.  There is no undo or recovery option available. Please use caution when deleting links.

Deleting an Individual Link

To delete a single link, click Links > My Links in the menu on the left side of the dashboard.

Locate the link you wish to delete in your list of links. Click the edit (pencil) icon to the right of the link.

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In the Edit Link page, navigate toward the bottom right side of the page and click Delete Link. 

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A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm. Click OK.

Bulk Delete (20 Per Page)

To bulk-delete a group of links, navigate to click Links > My Links in the menu on the left side of the dashboard.

When your list of links displays, select the links you wish to delete by either clicking the square radial buttons to the left of the links or scrolling to the bottom of the list of links and clicking the square radial button to select ALL links on that page.

Scroll down toward the bottom of the page to locate and click Bulk Actions then delete. Then click Apply. 

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A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm. Click OK.

Bulk Delete (via Import File)

Our bulk import functionality will allow for the deletion of up to 5,000 links per import file using the Delete Date option (Column D)  in the import file. For more information on how to import links, click here

To delete links using this method, start by creating a .CSV file with all the links you wish to delete from BL.INK. An easy way to do this is to Export the link data from BL.INK in an Import file. For more information on how to export your links from BL.INK, [click here]

Make sure to follow the format outlined below:

Import format

Note: Only column A is required. Columns B-G are optional.

Column A: Long URL

Column B: Short Link Keyword. If left blank, a random keyword will be assigned.

Column C: Link Description

Column D: Auto-Delete Date. Required format: YYYY-MM-DD

Note: If delete and archive dates are both set, the archive date is honored.

Column E: Auto-Archive Date. Required format: YYYY-MM-DD

Note: If delete and archive dates are both set, the archive date is honored.

Column F: Link Owner Email. If the user has not yet been added to BL.INK, we will default to the import owner’s email instead.

Column G: Redirect Type - 301 or 307. If left blank, we’ll default to the importing user’s preference (set in the BL.INK account settings).

 

If you wish to delete the links immediately, enter today’s date (or a date in the past) under Column D for each link you wish to delete. 

Once your import file is ready to go, log in to the BL.INK dashboard. Then navigate to Links > Import. 

Upload the .CSV file, and check the box for Overwrite existing links, then click Import Links in the upper right. Your import file will upload, and the links will start deleting from your BL.INK dashboard. This may take some time depending on the number of links you’re deleting.

Bulk Delete (via API)

Our API also supports the Delete Date function and may be used to delete an existing link or group of links.  The API may be used to set the delete date on an existing link or the value may be set when the link is initially created.  For more information, please reference our API documentation.

 

Have more questions or need a hand? Send us an email to help@bl.ink.