How to mask your URL with Squarespace

"Pretty Links" for Squarespace. I know for those of you who don't use wordpress, with wordpress you have "Pretty Links" which means you can mask your long/complex/affiliate URLs with just one plugin. So if you're using squarespace for your business, this is the only method to map and mask your complex looking url.

But today I'm going to show you how you can mask your url through squarespace with no additional plugins or whatsoever. It's all in the squarespace settings, that's why I love this feature, magic.

Disclaimer: This post includes affiliate links, view disclosure here

Let's get straight to the point shall we? Here's how shortlink works:

My bluehost affiliate link is:

 www.bluehost.com/track/terencethien

Looks weird right, kind fishy eh? 

However, does https://terencethien.com/bluehost looks more professional and improves your trust?


Let's get started:

Step 1: Go to settings

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Step 2: Go to advanced

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Step 3: Go to URL Mappings

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Step 4: Now give your links a mask

Simply type in your desired path https://bluehost.com/track/terencethien/ now let's say your domain is https://terencethien.com/ and I want it to be https://terencethien.com/bluehost, just type in "/" slash then to your desired name "/bluehost", now type in the arrow as well "->" then key in your complex link with an end of 302. You only need 302 when working with affiliate links and it stands for "temporary" redirect. 

e.g. without the quotes "/bluehost -> https://bluehost.com/track/terencethien/ 302" 

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You are done! Now go savage with your links 🔥🔥🔥