Protect Your Shared URLs

y.gy takes Link Shortening and QR Code Generation to next level by providing enhanced security features using which users can fortify their shared URLs with customisable protection options. With options like Password, CAPTCHA and Click Through Preview, elevate your link-sharing experience with tailored security measures.

Utilizing these options guarantees that your links maintain exclusivity, remain free from spam, and are accessible solely to genuine users. The implementation of these security measures further improves the overall reliability and trustworthiness of your shortened URL. The ultimate advantage is that link tracking and analytics data accurately reflect genuine information.


Password

Password protection ensures that only users with the correct password can access the condensed link. Enables users to share links more selectively, providing a level of exclusivity to the audience. This feature is particularly useful when sharing sensitive or exclusive content.

Opting for the "Password" security option necessitates entering a chosen password to safeguard your short URL. Set a strong password to fortify the link. When sharing the link, also provide the password to authorized users.

Subsequently, users will be redirected to a password entry page before accessing the intended URL, ensuring access only upon providing the correct password.

Password Page


CAPTCHA

CAPTCHA verification prevents automated bots from accessing and potentially abusing your short URLs. It prevents spam, click fraud, and other unwanted activities that can compromise the reliability of your link data. It ensures that users interacting with your links are genuine humans. It also certifies that the click data accurately reflects genuine user engagement, improving the overall quality of analytics data.

CAPTCHA stands for "Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart." CAPTCHAs typically present users with challenges, such as distorted text, image recognition, or puzzle-solving, which are easy for humans to solve but difficult for automated scripts or bots. Choosing this option will prompt user to first successfully complete CAPTCHA test, and then will be redirected to the targeted destination.


Click Through Preview

While CAPTCHA is a specific technique within bot protection, the Click Through Preview encompasses a broader range of strategies to secure online platforms against automated threats. Click Through Preview is employed across websites and online platforms to safeguard against a wide range of automated threats, including web scraping, click fraud, credential stuffing, and other malicious bot activities.

Users will be directed to a link preview page displaying an image and title, set by you, before being redirected. By requiring users to click on a designated button within the preview page to access the target URL, we introduce a human-centric interaction that poses a challenge for automated scripts. Additionaly provides users with a visual confirmation of the content they are about to access, increasing their confidence in the compressed link they are accessing.

By combining visual confirmation with bot-detection technique, we deliver a secure link-sharing environment that safeguards against malicious activities, ensuring the integrity and reliability of shared content.

Click Through Preview Page


How to Activate Security Option

  1. Click on the link from All Links tab from inside your Dashboard, for which you want to activate security option for.
  2. Navigate to the Configure Tab, and select security option of choice from the dropdown available in the form. Security Option Dropdown Configure Page
  • Password: In case you choose Password as security option, a password field will become visible. Only after successfully setting an appropriate password will the selection of 'Password' as the security option be successful. Password Field Configure Page
  • Click Through Preview: If you opt for Click Through Preview as the security option, ensure that you correctly set the Preview Title, Preview Description, and Preview Image fields to accurately represent your link destination. This step is crucial to instill confidence in users interacting with the link. Preview Tile, Image and Description Fields
  1. Click on the "Update" button to save and implement your selection.

Alternatively, while creating a shorten link from the landing page, you can set the security option from the Options Modal. Options Button Landing Page Security Option Dropdown Landing Page