BL.INK can be integrated into the Khoros Marketing (formerly Spredfast) account seamlessly with just a few clicks and users can shorten branded URLs from within the Khoros Marketing platform.
Before getting started, make sure the BL.INK team has activated the integration with Khoros Marketing. Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to enable this feature.
Connecting Khoros to BL.INK
From the Khoros Marketing platform, enter the Initiative Settings to edit the default options.
Choose the Link Shortening menu item on the left. Then select the Authenticate Your Own Account option and select BL.INK from the drop-down directly below.
The first field will ask for the domain for which to shorten URLs for. Then enter the API key.
Note: Please contact email@example.com for the correct API key to connect with Khoros.
In the last field, labeled Primary Base URL, enter app.
Note: For Enterprise customers, please use the URL used to log in to BL.INK. If you’re unsure, please reach out to the account manager or BL.INK Support.
Then click Authenticate and Save and 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 the branded domain that will be tracked by BL.INK Analytics. Basic BL.INK stats will be available within Khoros Marketing, and to dig deeper, log into the BL.INK account for more detailed analysis.
If you have more questions on setting up Khoros with BL.INK, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.