Note: Before you begin, make sure the BL.INK team has activated your integration with Khoros Marketing. A quick email to the BL.INK Support Team will enable this feature for you.
Step 1: From the Khoros Marketing product, enter the Initiative Settings to edit your default options.
2. Choose the Link Shortening menu item on the left. Choose the "Authenticate Your Own Account" option and you'll see BudURL (now BL.INK) as an option in the dropdown. Now enter your API key credentials provided by the BL.INK Support Team in the fields available including your selected custom short domain, the API key from your BL.INK account, and your Primary Base URL (where you log into BL.INK - note: this information will be provided to you by the BL.INK Support Team). Reminder, if you are new to BL.INK, Khoros has not yet switched over to our new API authentication method. Please reach out to support to request your v2 API key.
3. You're ready to go! Try composing a message including a long URL, and use the "shorten on publish" option. When the message publishes, it will automatically create a short link with your branded domain that will be tracked by BL.INK. You can see your basic BL.INK stats within Khoros Marketing, and if you'd like to dig deeper, log into your BL.INK account for more detailed analysis.