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
  • Why You Should do a Twitter Audit Today

    … it has been 2. Your audience 3. Your branding When it comes to your content, you want to look at your timeline and explore the past few weeks of tweets. How many retweets, replies and other engagements are your tweets getting? If you’re using a URL shortening service, how many clicks are your links getting? Even better, you can use Twitter’s…

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

    … 10 years (no kidding). Check it at https://github.com/YOURLS/YOURLS/wiki/Road-Map The next version, 1.8, should feature a cron job emulation, which will allow to perform more easily automated tasks (DB cleaning, checking for versions, etc.). The next big version, 2.0, will feature a completely revamped interface, the ability to design custom…

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