What's a McGill short link?
A McGill short link is a type of permanent redirect. Any link pointing to a web page on a McGill domain can be condensed into a shorter link. A McGill-branded short link is a URL at "mcgill.ca/x/" followed by a string of three random characters and looks something like this: mcgill.ca/x/ZkA
Why would I want a McGill short link?
Short links can be created through third-party services such as bit.ly, ow.ly, and others. While useful, third-party short links aren't recommended as they contain external domains that can resemble phishing attempts. A McGill short link guarantees users that they're clicking through to secure, trusted, and reputable content.
Where can I use a McGill short link?
Use McGill short links anywhere you normally would — on your websites, newsletters, emails, social media posts, and other publications.
How do I get a McGill short link?
Submit the Request for URL redirect webform and select the option for a randomly-generated short link.
For more information about this and other types of redirects, see Redirects in the WMS.