Please review my new URL shortening services

by YongC
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Hi ! I have build a URL shortening services website, please review and tell me what we need to do .

Link : OZE.IO URL Shortener

Features of OZE.IO

Make your URL shorter and easier to remember.
You can customize your shorter alias.
Easy to track your list URL.
You can set the password to protect your URL.
You can set the click limit on your URL.
You can set time expire for your URL.
Multi URL support.

Thanks for review !
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  • Profile picture of the author WebMedic
    In terms of functionality it's pretty good.

    You might want to add link analytics?

    One thing I am uncomfortable with is the readability, fonts can be bigger and buttons/text areas more prominent.

    All the best!
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  • Profile picture of the author ynef
    When I landed on your website I felt confused for a good second or two.

    It's a URL shortener service so I was immediately looking for the URL input field which is very hard to notice at first glance because it merges into the whiteness of your website.

    I would suggest using a much bigger font for the "Enter your URL here" title and make sure the input field is the first thing a person sees. Could work out either with cool borders, some background color combos, different size and font, etc.

    By the way it says: Enter your oginal URL, maybe you meant: Enter your original URL?

    "Enter the capcha code" it's actually called "captcha" with a T in the middle.

    Anyway, the captcha is confusing too. I think it's because nowadays the most recognizable captcha is the one where you just have to tick "I'm not a robot" or sometimes select all the pictures of elephants etc. Typing in letters one by one is just too much work for the user these days

    After I pasted my URL and entered the captcha (I thought the captcha WAS your submit button for a brief moment) I started to look for the actual submit button and it took me a while to realize it's at the bottom. It doesn't stand out at all!

    Before I noticed the submit button, I saw the URL options. I guess that's the expected order of elements to see so everything's good with that.

    When you submit your link you get this message:
    Here is tracking code for list URL the below, you can using this to track click an other about url. Keep it save place if your want track your URL.

    The english is just awful and doesn't look professional. Furthermore, what do I do with the hash code??? I really don't know and you don't explain it either. Did I miss the info?

    The title "List shoten URL" doesn't look good either. Shoten?

    So alright the service is working and redirecting my links without annoying ads in between them- that's cool, but it doesn't look professional and gives you the impression that it's still under development.

    When you go to Google's shortener, you'll see what I mean when I say you should make the url field and submit button stand out before anything else. A person who just wants their url shortened isn't looking for any of the additional features- these should come later. Perhaps additional options can scroll in when a user clicks the wrench icon somewhere? (Just a thought).

    Your overall website color theme should get a boost in contrast.

    You're welcome!
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  • Profile picture of the author YongC
    Originally Posted by ynef View Post

    When I landed on your website I felt confused for a good second or two.

    It's a URL shortener service so I was immediately looking for the URL input field which is very hard to notice at first glance because it merges into the whiteness of your website.

    I would suggest using a much bigger font for the "Enter your URL here" title and make sure the input field is the first thing a person sees. Could work out either with cool borders, some background color combos, different size and font, etc.

    By the way it says: Enter your oginal URL, maybe you meant: Enter your original URL?

    "Enter the capcha code" it's actually called "captcha" with a T in the middle.

    Anyway, the captcha is confusing too. I think it's because nowadays the most recognizable captcha is the one where you just have to tick "I'm not a robot" or sometimes select all the pictures of elephants etc. Typing in letters one by one is just too much work for the user these days

    After I pasted my URL and entered the captcha (I thought the captcha WAS your submit button for a brief moment) I started to look for the actual submit button and it took me a while to realize it's at the bottom. It doesn't stand out at all!

    Before I noticed the submit button, I saw the URL options. I guess that's the expected order of elements to see so everything's good with that.

    When you submit your link you get this message:
    Here is tracking code for list URL the below, you can using this to track click an other about url. Keep it save place if your want track your URL.

    The english is just awful and doesn't look professional. Furthermore, what do I do with the hash code??? I really don't know and you don't explain it either. Did I miss the info?

    The title "List shoten URL" doesn't look good either. Shoten?

    So alright the service is working and redirecting my links without annoying ads in between them- that's cool, but it doesn't look professional and gives you the impression that it's still under development.

    When you go to Google's shortener, you'll see what I mean when I say you should make the url field and submit button stand out before anything else. A person who just wants their url shortened isn't looking for any of the additional features- these should come later. Perhaps additional options can scroll in when a user clicks the wrench icon somewhere? (Just a thought).

    Your overall website color theme should get a boost in contrast.

    You're welcome!
    Thanks for your review !

    I'm appreciate your review , it's very helpfull to me and i already have some change on my website . In future i will make some big update for this site. And about hash code that your received when done, it using to manager your link, you can use it to view how many click on your link and i'm working on it to make user can easy understand !

    Thanks you again for all this !

    Originally Posted by WebMedic View Post

    In terms of functionality it's pretty good.

    You might want to add link analytics?

    One thing I am uncomfortable with is the readability, fonts can be bigger and buttons/text areas more prominent.

    All the best!
    My website already has link analytics but it very simple, it only show total click of URL and in future i will upgrade more future

    Thanks for your review !

    Originally Posted by JohnAnderson2512 View Post

    I have reviewed your website and used it. It is really nice and useful. I liked the option of setting alias in the URL shortener.

    All the best for this.
    Thanks you !
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  • Profile picture of the author YongC
    i have update, please review it again

    Thanks !
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  • Profile picture of the author Mia Charlotte
    Originally Posted by YongC View Post

    Hi ! I have build a URL shortening services website, please review and tell me what we need to do .

    Link : OZE.IO URL Shortener

    Features of OZE.IO

    Make your URL shorter and easier to remember.
    You can customize your shorter alias.
    Easy to track your list URL.
    You can set the password to protect your URL.
    You can set the click limit on your URL.
    You can set time expire for your URL.
    Multi URL support.

    Thanks for review !
    I am using bitly is perfect.


    Gtea
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  • Profile picture of the author richardZ
    Originally Posted by YongC View Post

    Hi ! I have build a URL shortening services website, please review and tell me what we need to do .

    Link : OZE.IO URL Shortener

    Features of OZE.IO

    Make your URL shorter and easier to remember.
    You can customize your shorter alias.
    Easy to track your list URL.
    You can set the password to protect your URL.
    You can set the click limit on your URL.
    You can set time expire for your URL.
    Multi URL support.

    Thanks for review !
    I have checked your url shorten tool and it's good with many features which I have never seen before specially password protected. But can you share with me how this password protected option will work and what are benefits of it? If url will be password protected then if anyone want to share it on public then I think that particular password protected url will not be accessed without password? What's say?
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    • Profile picture of the author YongC
      Originally Posted by richardZ View Post

      I have checked your url shorten tool and it's good with many features which I have never seen before specially password protected. But can you share with me how this password protected option will work and what are benefits of it? If url will be password protected then if anyone want to share it on public then I think that particular password protected url will not be accessed without password? What's say?
      Here is some benefits :

      - When your send a special link to your friend, your girlfriends... and want to make sure it in private from curious person,hacker or crawler,bot .... you can set the password and set the password hint for your friend guess it..

      - When your share link online (share software,books,music...) you can set the password like your name or your website to advertise and when someone copy your content and paste to another website they must copy your password (your name, your website..)

      - And a simple reason is you want keep the url for yourself (only your) and want it easy to remember...

      and more....


      The above are just some reason and i'm not only want to make an URL Shortener i want to make a Powerful URL Shortener that you can "makeup" your URL whatever you want and in future i will add more features
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