Why do we need URL shortening?
URL shortening is used to create shorter aliases for long URLs. We call these shortened aliases “short links.” Users are redirected to the original URL when they hit these short links. Short links save a lot of space when displayed, printed, messaged, or tweeted. Additionally, users are less likely to mistype shorter URLs.
Bridg.li automatically creates dedicated page for media URLs such as Youtube, Vine, Dailymotion, etc . Users can create a custom splash page
Bundles & Link Rotator
The bundle feature allows you to regroup some links and will generate you a special link where you will be able to send that to people. That special link will allow them to see all links in the bundle and use them.
This feature allows a bundle to act as a rotator. The special link will rotate links randomly and will send the user to short link within the bundle.
The team feature allows you to invite members to your group and operate the same account as a team. This is perfect for collaboration! To use this feature, the team leader must invite users and users will need to accept the invitation via email and create an account. Once the account has been created, members can access the same environment as a team member.
URL Bookmarking System with Bookmarklet
URLs are automatically associated to registered users and are saved on their account for future access. Users can drag a bookmarklet tool to their bookmarks bar and instantaneously shorten the URL of the site they are viewing.
The system will track users on its own and log data in the database.
We offer caching of data. The caching is set to 15 minutes so the same information will be displayed for users for 15 minutes.
Users can choose to redirect visitors to a different page using their location.
Advanced API System
URL Validation & reCaptcha Plugin
Extensive validation and URL filtering-system gives us peace of mind. Several options are built-in to automatically disable “inappropriate” URLs or domain names (including tlds) from being processed by the system. We al use reCaptcha and SolveMedia Captcha.
We use some of the most advanced algorithms to keep user accounts safe and your URLs phish-free. Passwords are hashed using the phpPass library which is currently one of the best solutions. All URLs go through a series of validation as stated below:
- URL Format
- CAPTCHA Check
- Bot Check
- Keyword Blacklisting
- Domain Blacklisting
- Google Safe Check
- Phish-Tank Check
Bridg.li includes authentication methods from 3 major social networks such as Google, Twitter and Facebook.
Bridg.li offers a membership system where users can upgrade their account for a fee to use some pro features such as the custom splash page. The features that are only available to pro users are custom splash page, ability to choose the redirection type, ability to use premium aliases (set by admin), no advertisement side-wide.
Once you click upgrade on the top ritgh corner of the screen, the system will redirect you to the upgrade page and will offer the plans, either monthly and yearly. You will then be redirect to PayPal or be able to checkout directly on the site using Stripe. Once the payment has been made, you will be redirected back and the changes will be made to your account.
The system will automatically switch you from Pro to Free if the account has not been renewed. This will also temporarily disable all custom splash pages. We do not offer a subscription system right now, so you will need to renew the account every month or opt-in for the yearly plan.
We offer different options for all our plans. You can even use a free plan which will be associated to you upon registration.
We use Stripe as our payment provider. This will allow us to painlessly subscribe customers and charge them automatically. Everything is managed by the platform. This means payments, subscriptions, cancellation and refunds are managed, so you don't have to worry.
You can use multiple domains: brevii.in, bevy.link and our brand name bridg.li You may choose or set a domain name by default.
Customers can add their own domain name and use it to shorten URLs. This will require some setup, you will need to either add an A record or a CNAME record on your side before our server can accept external domains.
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