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You have a long list of URLs to shorten, but manual link shortening takes a long time.

Learn the instruments you can use to mass-shorten up to 1000 URLs on Short.cm.

1. Use Short.cm API.

With Short.cm API, you can shorten up to 1000 links in one API call. You can create 5 requests per 10 seconds (1 request = 1000 URLs). This is necessary when you have to shorten a package of long URLs.

It works almost the same as a single link creation endpoint, but it accepts an array of URLs and returns an array of responses back. If any URL fails to be inserted, it turns an error object back as an array element. The method is not transactional. It can insert some links from the list and return an error for others.

Bulk shortening is recommended for developers, as it requires technical skills.

2. Short.cm Google spreadsheet.

Google Spreadsheet is a convenient tool for bulk creation if you have a document with a list of long links. You need just to import a file to a sheet and create short links. The detailed instruction below helps you to configure bulk link creation.

  • Log in to Short.cm account.

  • Go to your short URL list.

  • Click "Bulk Create." icons

  • Choose File — Make a copy. icons

  • Insert your Secret key and a Domain. icons

  • Import a document or paste links manualy. In case you want to import a document:

    1. Save a file as .csv.

    2. Upload. icons

    3. Append to a current sheet. icons

  • Create short links. icons

Now all your newly created short links are in the dashboard.

Watch the video guide below.


What did you learn?

  • How to create short links in bulk with Short.cm.
  • Bulk short links creation.
  • Ways to create a big pack of links.

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