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- 15 readers -
  • Why You Should do a Twitter Audit Today

    … When was the last time you conducted a Twitter audit? If the answer is “never” (or not in recent memory), you should consider doing one today. A Twitter audit takes a good hard look at your current Twitter efforts in order to improve upon them. The best audits look at at least 3 things: 1. The content you’ve been sharing, and how effective…

    Lauren Dugan/ AllTwitterin Social Twitter- 6 readers -
  • How To Create Your Own URL Shortener With YOURLS

    … admin themes, and a new DB schema that will drastically improve YOURLS‘ flexibility. I plan to release several plugins to show off this. What’s exciting is that 2.0 has been in the works for almost a year already, in parallel dev to the main dev cycle, so we have plenty of things to be excited about. As always and noted on the road map: no ETA. Never…

    Jon Henshaw/ Raven Blogin Social Content Twitter- 21 readers -
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