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

    … 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

    … YOURLS, creating and hosting your own URL shortener has never been easier. Picking Your Domain Many people think you have to get the shortest domain possible for shortening URLs, but that’s not true. While it may be nice to have a super short domain, all you’re really looking for is a domain that is related to your brand. For example, raven.link…

    Jon Henshaw/ Raven Blogin Social Content Twitter- 26 readers -
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