FAQ

  1. What is ucla.in?
  2. How do I see how many times a ucla.in link was clicked on?
  3. Who can use ucla.in?
  4. Which UCLA web pages can I created shortened links to?
  5. Can I customize the shortened links?

What is ucla.in?

ucla.in is a service that allows users to shorten a long link, share it, and then track the resulting usage, while keeping the ucla name as part of the link. While other link-shortening services exist, only ucla.in keeps the ucla name as part of the link.

For example, you can use ucla.in to turn this long link:

http://map.ais.ucla.edu/portal/site/UCLA/
menuitem.b67ecc2ab4bd59c1ae13e110f848344a/
?vgnextoid=38b9f9c37ed01210VgnVCM100000e1d76180RCRD

Into this:

http://ucla.in/92d9Sz

This makes it easier to include the link in an email or Twitter post without it breaking or taking up too much space.

How do I see how many times a ucla.in link was clicked on?

Every ucla.in link has an info page that shows the number of clicks and other relevant data.

Simply add a "+" sign to the end of your ucla.in link.

http://ucla.in/92d9Sz+

Who can use ucla.in?

Anyone can use ucla.in, but the service only works for links "in" UCLA -- that is, web pages on UCLA sites.

Which UCLA web pages can I created shortened links to?

You can create ucla.in links to any web page within the *.ucla.edu domain and the following websites:

If you have an official UCLA website that is not listed here, please contact us for more information.

Can I customize the shortened links?

Unfortunately, ucla.in does not offer the option to customize links.
For example, http://ucla.in/9HuKUX cannot be customized to http://ucla.in/happenings.