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

    … Twitter account as you need. However, a quick hour or two examining your content, audience and brand will give you some fuel for improving your overall Twitter presence. It’s a good idea to do an audit at least twice a year, but more frequently is better. If you can’t remember the last time you scrutinized your Twitter activity, there’s no better time than now to start! (Magnifying glass via Shutterstock) …

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

    … Earlier this year, I wrote about why link shorteners matter for content marketing. In the article, I mentioned how there’s no longer a need to shorten links for social networks like Twitter, but there’s still a need to shorten them in order to get campaign insights using Campaign Variables. The most widely used URL shortener is Bitly…

    Jon Henshaw/ Raven Blogin Social Content Twitter- 20 readers -
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