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Control redirects via csv/google sheet

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by kyllerbuzcut, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. kyllerbuzcut

    kyllerbuzcut Newbie

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    Hi
    Can anyone recommend a program or tool (or a way to do it myself) that I can use to "bulk upload" a bunch of 307 redirects to a wordpress site. Maybe via a csv, or even more ideally, if there is a way to do this using a list I could create on a google sheet, which would then populate the 307 redirects.

    It doesn't HAVE to be wordpress, but since there are a bazillion plugins for wp, I thought there might already be a tool that people are already using. I did search for wp plugins and found 2 which I tried and couldn't get them to do what I wanted. WP plugins can br a real minefield. So if there is just some html or script that could be uploaded to a domain, without needing to go through wp that'd be ace. I have tried pretty links and while it is good for making single links, one at a time, and at keeping track of amount of clicks etc, it is a long manual process to use this.

    It's an option I'm exploring whereby there would be a domain/subdomain that I could use as my redirects site. Then if any links needed to be changed I just edit the google sheet from wherever I am. I can already get a wordpress post to read html off of cells in a google sheet, so this "seems do-able".

    Any and all tips for other great idea alternatives also appreciated.

    Thank you :)
     
  2. kyllerbuzcut

    kyllerbuzcut Newbie

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    If anyone else comes across this while searching, I have found a method. There is a thing called "Yourls" that lets you run your own link shortener service a bit like bitly. It is available on softaculous as a "one click install". There is a plugin for it that lets you import/export, or if you know how to alter a SQL database you can do it that way.
    Been using it for about a week now and seems pretty good so far. Facebook hasn't given me any stupid waterfalls or lions to identify or told me it thinks links are dodgy - although that would probably be determined more by your host or domain - if you have one of those that facebook thinks might be dodgy, then be prepared for lots of grief.