Make your URLs stand out with our easy to use free link shortener. If you’re contributing content to the online world, you need a URL shortener. Links.Tube is URL shortener where you can create and manage short links and track their click statistics.
What is a URL shortener?
Links.tube is a URL Shortener for creating branded, intelligent short links.
Short links are not always shorter, sometimes they are longer but more descriptive and memorable.
Compare for instance https://youtu.be/RoHeJp-NgSA?list=PLHUgsk1eUik9I6v5hI8R9MHqeYb1AbVod to https://acousticlub.tube/heyjude.
Just by reading the short, intelligent #videolink people get a good idea about where the link will lead and what they will find.
What is a short link?
A short link is a link that has been shortened with a URL shortener. The short link redirects to the target URL. links.tube URL shortener allows you to create, manage, change, redirect and view statistics of your Short Links. You can activate, deactivate or change the destination of short links you own.
What do short links do?
Link shorteners transform any long URL https://youtu.be/RoHeJp-NgSA?list=PLHUgsk1eUik9I6v5hI8R9MHqeYb1AbVod into a shorter, more readable link https://acousticlub.tube/heyjude. When a user clicks the shortened version, they’re automatically forwarded to the destination URL.
TUBE URL Shortener also allows you to use your own name, aliases otherwise known as back-half of a short link. Personalize each short link and make it part of your marketing strategy, create links that are readable, memorable and smart; your audience will appreciate it and favor you with more clicks than in the case of a long URL.
A link shortener is a tool that transforms your long links into shorter ones. Our TUBE® tool can drastically shorten your long links and still reliably direct to the same web pages. To use our link shortener, the user only has to copy and paste their long link into our tool and we condense it into a more shareable link.
What is the best way to create a free video link on Links.Tube?
To use our link shortener, the user only has to copy and paste their long link into our tool and we condense it into a more shareable link. Simply enter links.tube and paste the long URL of the video from YouTube, TikTok, Twitch or Vimeo in the box that says "just enter the link to be shortened".
When I paste the long URL into the window, what happens?
Pasting a long URL into the window triggers several actions and it displays different options depending on the platform of the original video (YouTube, TikTok, Twitch or Vimeo).
Benefits of a short URL
How many people can even remember a long web address, especially if it has tons of characters and symbols? A short URL can make your link more memorable. Not only does it allow people to easily recall and share your link with others, it can also dramatically improve traffic to your content. whether you’re looking to engage with your customers offline or online, a short URL is also easier to incorporate and consumes less space, characters or valuable real estate in your home page. Links.tube is the best URL shortener for video creators, influencers, youtubers and small brands to large enterprises who are looking for a simple way to create track and manage links to their videos.
What is a QR Code?
Quick response or QR code is a matrix, two-dimensional, square graphic code (a type of barcode) that that can store a multitude of information and allows you to quickly access the information encoded in it.
Are QR codes safe? How can I make sure they will not take me to a malicious site that will deposit malware or trojans or steal my personal information?
We guarantee you are 100% safe with our QR Codes, since they only take you to YouTube, TikTok, Twitch and Vimeo. If you see our icon, you know the QR Code is safe and it directs to a Video. Other shorteners create links to independent websites, PDF documents or social media accounts that may contain harmful code. Our QR codes are synonymous with visual content from video creators on a variety of platforms, so you can scan them with confidence.
Can you generate and customize a QR Code for a short link in links.tube?
Yes - TUBE allows you to generate QR codes for all short links and customize by changing colors. If the black and white QR code become boring for you, in links.tube you can create QR codes that link directly to your videos and the QR code to reflect your brand.
Is it possible to share my links via social media, e-mail, or messaging apps?
Yes, just create a link, click on the icon of the social media you wish to use, and the link will automatically be filled into the post. You can share every link you create on multiple platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Whatsapp.
Can you tell me how many types of links there are?
Links can be classified into three types:
Random Generic: There is no control over the domain name or the backend of a generic link like https://links.tube/ounyvk.
Perosnalized Generic: You control the backend of a link created on our domain, like https://links.tube/myvideo.
Fully Branded: You control both the domain and backend, such as https://yourname.tube/yourvideo.
In Links.Tube you can create all kinds of links, from random generics using our trial, personalized if you upgrade to Bronze or Gold and fully branded, where you can point any other domain to our site and use it to create short links.
Is it possible to create short links from my mobile phone?
You can create short links from your mobile just by clicking the link below the URL window that says "Optionally, search a video by keyword on YouTube" and entering a keyword. Choose any YouTube video that matches your desired term, click on it, and you will have your link ready.
Please note that the Search Video option is only available for YouTube.
What is the best way to search YouTube videos and create links to them? (Image 8)
When you don’t have a long link to shorten, you can search for it on YouTube by clicking on “Optionally, search a video by keyword on YouTube” and entering a keyword (e.g. architecture). Your link will be ready to go once you click on any video that matches your desired term on YouTube.
What happens when I click on a video I like for my short link?
You will see a preview of the video when and the original address in the shortlink creator. You can then click the button below to create the short link. Once you click on the button, your QR code and link will be ready to share.
How can one create links with the bronze membership? (image9)
In the bronze subscription, you choose from two of our domains (links.tube and y.tube) and in some geographies, a third option (mx.tube, Le.tube, in.tube). The back part of the link is assigned by the system randomly.
what kind of links can be created using the silver membership?
Silver subscribers can choose from a dozen of our domains, including Lol.Tube, Vid.Tube, Pro.Tube, plus Links.Tube and Y.Tube. The possibilities are endless.
branded links can only be created with a gold membership
If you have a gold membership, you can create #videolinks using your own domain name. If you already have a domain name, you can point it to our servers and show the world that you're all about video. You can activate a single domain or multiple domains.
Is it possible to create short links to a twitter post, a PDF document, or a website?
It is not possible, Links.Tube is specialized in #VideoLinks to trusted platforms like YouTube, Twitch, TikTok, and Vimeo. If you enter a link to a site not recognized, you will not get a screenshot or a button to create a short link. Links.tube specializes in dynamic video content, while tens of other sites allow you to create shortlinks to static content. If the link isn't to a video, you won't get an error message.
Is it possible to create short links to my channel?
Links can be created to videos, channels, playlists, and handles. As long as the system detects that is a URL from one of our trusted platforms, (Youtube, TikTok, Vimeo and Twitch) the short link will be made. The preview of the channel will not be displayed, but the short link will be created.
You can point the domain name to your handle and then specific links to your videos if you have a branded link strategy. As an example:
The link points to
http://acousticlub.tube h ttp://youtube.com/@acousticlub
You can create short links to your favorite content as long as the links redirect to pages within the platforms.
What are the elements of the dashboard?
The dashboard presents you with all the activity, traffic, and statistics collected by your #Videolinks. In addition to daily views, you can see who referred him to the link, what type of device, browser, and operating system they used to access the link, You can also see where do the clicks come from, who referred the user to the link and from what country they clicked. Bronze users can only view limited statistics, silver and gold users can view more information and edit links.
Is it possible to delete links? (Image 15)
No, you cannot delete links, only deactivate them. The reason is that a dead link causes a browser error and this damages your reputation. That is why shor links cannot be deleted nor edited, only deactivated. When links are deactivated, they exist but cannot be reached. A message will inform the user that the link is no longer available and given other options.
Can links be reactivated?
Yes, if you need to reactivate a link you can do so and it will start resolving immediately
Is it possible to edit links?
You can customize the link destination, but not the link itself. For instance, https://romafood.tube/special could be directed to Classic Napolitan (https://youtu.be/tZHmI8F05_g) one week and Contemporary Napolitan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGeSaEoXfCE) the other. It's not possible to adjust https://Romafood.tube/special if you need to make any changes, you must deactivate the link you no longer want and create a fresh link.
Do short links expire? How long does a short link created in TUBE last?
Our #Videolinks never expire. There is no limit to the lifespan of a short url. If you want, you can deactivate the short link yourself. As long as it exists and it’s not deactivated, it will continue sending traffic to your video
What is the best way to personalize my domain name?
In addition to adding more personalization to their links, Silver and Gold users can also define the backend of their links.
What is the best way to create short links using my domain name?
With a domain name associated with your account, the name appears in the domain drop-down list with the rest of our domain names. If you have more than one domain name, you can add as many as you like and create short links for each.
What can I do with my domain name once it is in my account?
By default, the root of your domain https://mydomain.tube will become an aggregator of your links or link-in-bios. However you can decide to point the root elsewhere. If you point it to your handle (i.e. https://youtube.com/@myhandle, it will become a vanity domain for your channel. Or you can point it to another webpage. Just enter the URL where you want your root domain redirected and it will automatically send traffic there.
What does the option “Set up as your preferred domain for creating short links?” do?
If you click on this option, the system will place your domain name at the top of the domain list so you create branded links in a jiffy.
What does “access domain using www” mean? (image22)
If you click on this option, people will be able yo access your links by typing https://link as well as www.link. If you do not have this option checked, people who type the prefix www will not be able to access the content.
Can I personalize my QR Codes?
Yes, Silver users and above can edit the foreground and background of QR codes to match their brands.
How do I point a domain name to Links.Tube so I can use it to create branded short links?
Enter the domains tab in the top menu and click on the button “add new domain”. Enter the domain name you want to point. The system will verify that the name exists.
1: Go to your domain registrar (Google, Godaddy, NameCheap, etc.), sign in, and locate where can you make changes to the DNS of the domain.
Step 2: You need to find and delete all pre-existing records of type A, AAAA, and CNAME.
Step 3: Create a new type A record with name '@' and value 184.108.40.206. Save changes.
Step 4: Wait a few minutes for the changes to propagate and then return to your Links.tube account and verify the domain. It will be automatically added to your domain list.
Pleas note you can add automatically the www prefix if you wish that your links be access both with and without adding www.
Can I buy a domain from Links.Tube (Image25)
We have partnered with Domains.Google to allow you to add a domain name and create branded short links. Any domain termination can be added, it does not have to be a .TUBE domain, any domain can be used to create #videolinks. Simply click on Buy Domain and you will be taken to Google’s domain store. Once you finish the purchase, you will be returned to Links.Tube. You will have to confirm the domain you bought in the welcome back window and you’ll be ready to create short links using your domain name