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 How to create a vanity URL?

Arslan Jadoon
4 minutes
How to create a vanity URL

Vanity URLs are a valuable tool for branding, marketing, and tracking efforts and can help to improve the overall user experience. This guide teaches you how to create a vanity URL in just a few simple steps and explains what making a vanity URL entails. So let’s begin!

Vanity URLs: how do you set them up?

Creating a vanity URL can make it easier to remember a web address and can also improve brand recognition. To create a vanity URL, you can either use a link management tool or a content management system (CMS).

  • A link management tool is a standalone platform that specializes in creating custom short links. You simply enter the long URL you want to shorten, and the tool generates a vanity URL.
  • A CMS, on the other hand, is a platform used to manage the content of a website. Some CMSs have built-in redirect functionality, but others may require a redirect plugin to create a vanity URL. To use a CMS to create a vanity URL, you would set up a redirect from the custom short link to the longer, original URL.

In either case, a vanity URL can be easily shared and is a useful tool for branding and marketing.

Also Read: What Is A Vanity URL & How To Track It?

How to create a vanity URL using a link management tool?

Creating a vanity URL using a link management tool has several benefits. 

  • A memorable URL can increase click-through rates and drive more traffic to a website.
  • Vanity URLs can be tracked and measured, enabling businesses to gain a deeper understanding of their campaigns. 
  • A link management tool can allow for the creation of multiple vanity URLs, making it easier to manage multiple campaigns and track their performance. 

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By using Replug’s Vanity URL Builder, businesses can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their marketing efforts, increase click-through rates, and drive more traffic to their website.

Here’s how to create a vanity URL using Replug:

Step 1: Sign in to Replug or create an account for free. 

Step 2: Select a campaign on the main dashboard page or create a new campaign by going to manage > campaigns > new campaign

Note: Creating a new campaign in Replug is a matter of seconds. Here’s how to create a new campaign. 


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Step 3: Paste the URL in the “URL to shorten” section under the “select your campaign” section and click the create button. 

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Step 4: Your vanity URL will be generated. You can customize the URL slug using the edit icon to fit your needs. 

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Also Read: How to Shorten a link using a URL shortener?

Step 5: Once done editing the URL, copy your new vanity URL, click the update button, and you’re done. 

Note: Find your vanity URL at the main dashboard > manage > replug links. 

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How to make your vanity URL more clickable?

To make your vanity URL more clickable using Replug, follow these steps:

Choose a short and memorable vanity URL: The shorter the URL, and the easier it will be for people to remember and click on it.

Use a relevant keyword: Use keywords relevant to the content behind the link so people know what they’re clicking on.

Use a recognizable brand name: If your brand has a recognizable name, use it in your vanity URL to build trust and make it more recognizable.

Create a custom domain: Replug allows you to create a custom domain for your short links, which can make your links look more professional and increase clicks.

Add a call-to-action (CTA): Adding a CTA to your vanity URL can encourage people to click on it. For example, “Click here to learn more” or “Get your discount now.”

Use UTM parameters: Utilize UTM parameters to track the performance of your links and make data-driven decisions about future link campaigns.

Test and iterate: Test your vanity URL and track its performance to see what’s working and what’s not. Make changes and improvements based on the data you collect.

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