How to Rename a Link

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Whether you’re a content creator, marketer, or website owner, knowing how to rename a link effectively can make a significant difference in your online presence. In this guide, we’ll delve into the process of changing the name of a link, no matter where it’s shared.

How to Rename Link by Platform

Let’s take a look at how to change the name of a link across popular online platforms.

How to Rename a Hyperlink in HTML

Hyperlinks get their naming conventions from how the HTML code, specifically an href tag, is written. If you’re sharing a link on a platform that enables HTML, such as a CMS editor, you can rename the link by following these steps:

  1. Copy the link URL that you wish to rename.
  2. Type out this HTML code where you want to post the link: <a href=”[YOUR-LINK]”>[LINK-NAME]</a>.
  3. Paste your URL between the quote marks where it says [YOUR-LINK].
  4. Rename the link by changing [LINK-NAME] to your desired name.

How to Rename a Link in Gmail

  1. Copy the link URL that you wish to rename to your clipboard.
  2. In the message field of your email, type the name you want to use for your link.
  3. Highlight the text with your cursor, then click the ‘Insert Link‘ icon in the toolbar.
  4. Paste your link into the ‘To what URL should this link go?‘ field, then click ‘Save‘.

How to Rename a Link in Outlook

  1. Copy the link URL that you wish to rename to your clipboard.
  2. In the message field of your email, type the name you want to use for your link.
  3. Highlight the text with your cursor, then click the ‘Insert a hyperlink‘ icon in the toolbar.
  4. Paste your link into the ‘Web address (URL)‘ field, then click ‘Save‘.

How to Rename a Link with Short URLs

Not all platforms will allow you to name or rename a link. Clickly offers a convenient solution for adding custom names to URLs. Renaming the slug of a short URL involves customizing the end portion of the link to make it more descriptive and memorable.

  1. In your link management dashboard, click “Links” on the left side menu.
  2. Click the three dots icon next to the link you want to rename, then click ‘Edit‘.
  3. In the link settings under ‘Custom,’ rename the link with your desired slug keyword.

By optimizing short URL slugs on Clickly, you can enhance brand visibility, improve click-through rates, and ensure a consistent user experience across all digital touchpoints.

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