I'm using BibTex @misc for citing websites, my entries all look like this:

    author =       {},
    key =          {},
    year =         {},
    title =        {Test},
    howpublished = {\url{https://test.com}},
    note =         {Last accessed: 2018-08-25},

In my text I cite them like this:

    Hello world \cite{test}

This results in:

Hello world [tes]

How can I achieve a result like this?:

Hello world [1]

A workaround I found so far is adding a number in the key, but to be honest I don't want to asign the numbers manually as this is very error prone, I'd prefer if it could be achieved automatically somehow (without adding author or year, as I don't have that information for most websites).

Any help would be appreciated!

closed as unclear what you're asking by Kurt, Sebastiano, user36296, Phelype Oleinik, Henri Menke Mar 11 at 1:21

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    Welcome to TeX.SE! Please tell us which bibliography style you employ. (Hint: It's the argument of the \bibliographystyle directive.) Is it the alpha style? If, consider using plain (or some other bibliography style that generates numeric citation call-outs) instead. After changing the argument of \bibliographystyle, be sure to run a full recompile cycle (latex, bibtex, and latex twice more) to fully propagate all changes. – Mico Aug 25 '18 at 21:09
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    Do also check if your document maybe has more than one \bibliograpystyle directive. If so, delete the directive(s) that shouldn't be there and perform a full recompile cycle. – Mico Aug 25 '18 at 21:15

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