Replug – Product Updates: Spring 2020

Hi Replug Family!

It’s been a while! I hope everyone’s doing well. Let me catch you up to new features and updates released by our team this Spring.  We are determined to make sure you get the experience to our platform; so that you stay productive, healthy, and focused!

Password Protected Links

In a time where everything’s online, and nothing seems to be secure, we understand how valuable privacy is to you!

That’s why with this new update, our users are able to make their links password protected!

So, you can share links with only certain people that you trust.

This feature is available while creating a link:

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Make sure to enter a password that contains 6-12 characters, as shown below:

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When a user opens a shortened link it will ask the password. On authentication, the user must enter a password and will be redirected to the original URL.

Ultimately, that’s how you make your link-exchanging secure!

Import Links using CSV File

A new feature has been added to Replug Links.

Now, a user can upload a CSV file containing a link and a slug column.

A user can specify which column is for link and slug, as shown here:

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Also, if the slug is not provided against a link, replug will generate a random slug for that link.

For instance, it will generate a random slug for ContentStudio URL:

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With this feature, we hope to offer you higher flexibility in terms of achieving your outcome!

Link Expiry

A user is now able to set an expiration date to a link.

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This feature is available at the time of Link Creation.

When a user opens an expired link with the date that has already passed, such as this:

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He will be redirected to alert page with the error “The link is expired”

We are always aiming for better link management and this is just paving the way to that!

Filter by brands in the links section

We have added a new addition to the filters under the links page. Now, you can filter the links based on the brand.

Measuring your brand performance along with their links is just a click away now.

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Filter By Brands

Total no. of brands limits issue resolved

Previously in Replug, if you had created 5 brands and archived one them, you were still not able to create a new brand.

However, this issue has now been fixed! If you archive any brand you have created, it will not be counted as an active brand.

By excluding archived brands from the limits, you will be able to create new brands without reaching the limits of your plan.

Remember to archive inactive brands to make way for new ones.

Added Results Per Page for Links

Tired of dealing with the list of endless links? We’ve got a piece of exciting news for you.

Now, you can increase the number of results per page using the Replug links section.

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Shows 10 Results Per Page

By default, the limit for the Replug Links results per page is set to 10.

I hope you like these updates. Let me know in the comments how you plan to use them!

About the Author

Mariyum is a writer and a photographer at heart. She's also most passionate about traveling!

Bio Links From Replug:Create a Stronger Marketing Impact while Social Sharing:

We have introduced a brand new feature for you on Replug. Excited to know more about it?  *drumroll* It’s called… Bio Links!

Now you’re probably thinking: what exactly is a bio link, how will it benefit my business, and how can I set it up?

Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Let’s start with the basics!

What are Bio Links?

With a bio link, you can optimize your internet presence, whether you’re a blogger, an artist or run a content platform. You get just one link to house all the content you’re driving followers to. Share that link anywhere, like your Instagram bio, Facebook posts or Twitch profile.

It’s that simple. By hosting ALL the links in one single customizable page, your audience can choose where they want to go, depending upon what interests them. You can set up your social media channels accordingly, so they will have access to all of these when they come back. Ultimately, this results in more awareness, and a satisfied customer! 

Here’s a preview of the bio link I developed for our own Instagram page.

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As can be seen, by linking to the most important links this company has to offer, customers can choose wherever they want to go! 

If he’s in a mood to read about digital marketing tips and tricks, he will be redirected to the ContentStudio blog. If he’s more of a video person, he can watch the videos we have to offer. We also have a ContentStudio Family group on Facebook – where our users can have meaningful conversations with the developers, marketers and each other!

Now let’s talk about some other benefits to convince you that this is the tool you’re missing out on.

Benefits of Bio-Link

  • It’s a huge time saver

As a social media marketer, you will be aware of Instagram’s policy about links. You only get one place to put in your links to external sources and that’s in the Instagram Bio. 

Now, if you have used a generic link and it directs to a single destination i.e. your most recent blog post. When you update your blog, you will need to re-enter your link over and over again. 

With our tool, you can edit the destination URL of that link. You wouldn’t need to manually change the branded link over and over again.

  • Customization

At Replug, we understand every brand has its own persona. That’s why we have introduced a high level of customization in the bio links. You can choose your own colors to match your own brand personality!

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This is visually appealing for the user, who will be tempted to visit your blog, website or whatever you’ve enlisted!

  • Audience growth 

You can grow your audience using this feature! How? Our bio links have a retargeting functionality.  How amazing is that?

You can ALSO add retargeting pixels to your links that aren’t redirected to your website. If they’re redirected to a news site, they’ll still be added to your retargeting audience. Endless opportunities for growth! 

How Do I Set It Up?

You can find that BioLinks is labeled as a new feature, placed right next to Measure on the top left of the website. 

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Once you click on the Bio links, you’ll find a short overview of what are bio links and how they’re going to help you. After that, you can select up to 5 social media accounts. We have integrated various platforms, so you can link to basically anything! Whether it’s on Apple Music, SoundCloud, Twitch or Medium, bio links is what you need for growth.

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After selecting social media accounts, you can add title and URL to the website you want the user to be redirected to.

In the end, you just have to finalize your theme according to your brand, and you’re ready to go.

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Just add your customized link to your website and let your Instagram story begin! 

NOW IT’S YOUR TURN…

I’ve covered the basics of bio links, do you want to give it a go?

I would love to hear about how you plan to use branded links. Let me know what you think about this feature in the comments!

About the Author

Mariyum is a writer and a photographer at heart. She's also most passionate about traveling!