Custom link shorteners

by WF- Enzo Administrator
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Bit.ly is the perfect example, but there are lots of vanity URLs around too. They help promote your brand or website (for example, abc.de/website), or a cause (dona.te/help). And since they are shortened, users are less likely to fuss over typing. I mean, it's easier typing a short URL rather than url.com/ineedhelptoday, right?

What about you? Have you implemented custom link shortener?
#custom #link #shorteners
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    Prettylinks is the way to go.

    They are on your own domain and you control them.
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  • Link Shorteners are good, but if you have a website that Facebook doesn't like (for example) using a link shortener will not fool them.
    Better to use your own Domain in my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      Originally Posted by Michael Harrington View Post

      Link Shorteners are good, but if you have a website that Facebook doesn't like (for example) using a link shortener will not fool them.
      Better to use your own Domain in my opinion.
      Like Brent said. Prettylinks is the way to go

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  • Profile picture of the author paresh12
    I think bitly is the best
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  • Profile picture of the author buihieucr22
    Yes, I have but some shorten link trouble. For example: I put on link on instagram but when visitors click link, they don't go to my aff link ( I'm applying Bit.ly).
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  • Profile picture of the author renukoot
    rebrandly.com is also one of the URL Shortner Services and you can create about 500 free custom links
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  • Profile picture of the author monica geller
    I haven't implemented link shorteners and I am using bit.ly every time for URL shortening.
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  • Profile picture of the author e-mail2u
    i use urlfuse simply upload the script to your site and you have your own url shorting service.Great little traffic tool as all shortened links go to your site first then on to the destination page.
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  • Profile picture of the author codyhay
    I am using Bitly, its the best...
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    am using Bitly .. I haven't used the other ones. If you don't have a domain name. Bitly is your best choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    As mentioned in this recent thread: https://www.warriorforum.com/main-in...l#post11552105 using a third-party link shortener has risks.

    You have to rely on that service not going away or else you'll lose access to any existing links you can't get at. And there's also the fact that bit.ly allows anyone to view your stats.

    Better to use a plugin like prettylinks or set up a redirect via your own domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    Sharest (used to be TagOn) has a number of potent features, like adding retargeting pixels to links, ads, optins and more...and they have a free version.

    As Frank pointed out above, there are risks to using a third-party shortener/redirect service. But Sharest has a bunch of advanced features for marketers and these types of links can be very useful for links with a short "life expectancy" like product launches and social media posts.

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  • Profile picture of the author hyperjerkseo
    Never had a problem with bitly, I think its pretty good.
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  • We should investigate how to abbreviate a URL utilizing Bit.ly.
    1. Duplicate your long connect to your cli
    2. Gopboard. to Bit.ly.
    3. Glue or compose your connection into the container gave.
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