URL Shortening tool added to Messagebox SMS Marketing tool

  • Why not share:
  • Social sharing button for Facebook
  • Social sharing button for Linkedin
  • Social sharing button for Twitter
  • Social sharing button for Googleplus
  • Social sharing button for Pinterest

You can now send any length of URL (web address) via text message in Messagebox and automatically convert it to about 16 characters – saving you lots of space for more useful information.

How to use the URL Shortener

Simply go to Send Message in your Messagebox account. Enter the text message and put in the full URL. You will then see a button to the bottom left of the message box highlight – called URL Shorten – simply click this and you’re URL will be replaced by something like http://m0r.at/ws

This will be clickable by the recipient which will then redirect them to the full web address you entered.

‘Short’ video demo of the Shortener

Coming Soon

In the coming weeks we will also be adding a chart for click through tracking in your analytics area so you can see how many people clicked through.

Google Analytics tracking

You can also now make use of the long URL’s used by Google Analytics to ‘inject’ campaign information into URL’s. This means you can actually track what people do on your website (if you use Google Analytics). As well as see all the usual pageview information, if you use ecommerce tracking you can actually see if the buy too and how much they spent!

So now you can really calculate how much money you made out of your text campaign. See how to track click through rates in text messages with Google Analytics.

Related articles

  1. Free Marketing Campaign Response Cost and Return Calculator Tool
    What response rate will you get from your Marketing Campaign? I’m often asked about the relative differences between different marketing...
  2. Is SMS to Landlines effective as a Marketing tool?
    This is a question worth pondering for a moment for your business. As with all marketing/communication options there is never...
  3. Mobile Marketing – Bathstore Sales Surge 32% Using SMS
    New marketing strategies need to be tested before they’re rolled out. With this basic principle in mind, Bathstore set out...
  4. Mobile Marketing – New App Promoted By Bulk SMS
    The British Osteopathic Association has recently launched a new smart phone app aimed at both members and non members alike. The app...
  5. Mobile Marketing and the Recruitment Process
    Despite impressive growth, the use of mobile marketing has remained firmly on the margins of most marketing and communications strategies.Strikingly...
  6. Google Contacts SMS Integration – Send an SMS to your Google Contacts Database
    How to Integrate Google Contacts with Text Marketer’s SMS Platform Many businesses and business applications now use Google Contacts as...
  7. SMS For Recruitment
    Reed Personnel are using Text Marketer’s web-based business SMS platform to help fill jobs for one of the U.K’s leading...
  8. How to Partner with Text Marketer – How to Resell SMS Marketing Services
    We are approached by hundreds of marketing agencies, consultancies and business suppliers per month asking how they can build an...
  9. One guaranteed way to get repeat business
    Most of us in business have probably heard the old saying that it’s 7 times easier to get sales from...
  10. Mobile Marketing – Sue Ryder Embraces Bulk SMS
    Leading cancer care charity Sue Ryder, which delivers over 4 million hours of palliative care every year, is using  bulk...