Url Shortening

URL shortening is a technique on the World Wide Web in which a Uniform Resource Locator (URL) may be made substantially shorter in length and still direct to the required page. This is achieved by using an HTTP Redirect on a domain name that is short, which links to the web page that has a long URL. For example, the URL "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening" can be shortened to "http://tinyurl.com/urlwiki". This is especially convenient for messaging technologies such as Twitter and Identi.ca which severely limit the number of characters that may be used in a message. Short URLs allow otherwise long web addresses to be referred to in a tweet.
Posts about Url Shortening
  • 7 Content Marketing Metrics You’re Probably Undervaluing

    Content Marketing, Owned Media There seems to be a disconnect between what content marketers want to achieve and what they actually measure. In a survey of B2B and B2C marketers this spring, we found that their most common goal (73 percent) is brand awareness. The metrics these marketers gather, however, tell a different story.

    Celine Roque/ Relevance- 13 readers -
  • Why You Should do a Twitter Audit Today

    … to their interests, if they are part of your target market or b) shift your content to attract a new, more targeted audience. Lastly, an audit should look at your overall branding on Twitter. This means examining how your cover photo, profile picture and other visual elements as well as the tone of voice and content choices reflect your brand. Is your cover…

    Lauren Dugan/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 5 readers -
  • How To Create Your Own URL Shortener With YOURLS

    … URL Builder You can use our URL Builder to manually create URLs with campaign variables, and then copy and paste it into YOURLS. YOURLS Plugin YOURLS supports plugins and there’s a full list of them on GitHub. Look for the Google Analytics plugins that support Campaign Variables. Automating in Raven Raven supports both YOURLS and applying Campaign…

    Jon Henshaw/ Raven Blogin Social Content Twitter- 17 readers -
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