Jazz up your SMS broadcasts and track the responses!
If you have products to sell or images to show, and you'd like to send people to your website, Facebook page, Instagram Page or Pinterest
page from your SMS broadcast, the example below show how to include a URL (website address) in your SMS. And if you have a long URL, we show you how to shorten it, plus how to track how many people clicked the link from your SMS broadcast.
In the examples below we've used one of our company websites.
Simple URL in your text message example
Include your URL (web address) in your SMS so people can click through to your website. Your
website stats should show a spike in traffic around the time you sent the SMS.
And here's another idea:
If you have a long website address (URL) that takes up too many characters in your text message, crunch it down to a few characters with a URL shortener that also tracks clicks.
You can use a URL shortening service like Bitly which also allows you to track clicks or taps from your SMS message. You can see how many of your recipients tapped your link in your SMS and went to your website.
Go to Bitly (or any other service that does this) URL Shortener
Copy/paste your website address then log into Bitly and follow the instructions to shorten your URL.
Login to your SMS Express Account, and in Bulk Message or Single Message, type your text message
Back to Bitly, copy the shortened URL then back to the SMS Express screen and paste the shortened URL into your text message.
Preview, then SEND (we advise sending a test SMS first and clicking the link in the SMS to ensure it works)
..and of course if you need help just ask us!
Put SMS to work in your business now.
A text message is treated with urgency and is usually read and responded to within minutes. For response, SMS beats email, snailmail, and calling. SMS messaging is a powerful communications tool and a wonderful time-saver.