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Old 02-13-2014, 04:58 PM
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Using a URL Shortener? 8 Reasons To STOP!

Let's see if the spammers read this blog post or just people in general who are using URL shortener links.

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I've never understood why anyone would use a URL Shortener, but A LOT of people do, so it's time for a discussion and some eye-opening facts on this bad practice.

I'm curious why people even use these third party services to shorten URL's?? So curious in fact, that I recently asked - and got some really interesting answers.

It seems pretty common to just blindly take advice without considering the consequences, or doing your own research. And of course most people simply aren't aware of the consequences OR the alternate (better) options...
Continued at: http://www.clicknewz.com/9560/url-shortener/
 
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:36 AM
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I've used ow.ly to shorten the url links to blog posts in twitter. I never thought of or questioned the practice. Mainly because I saw everyone using the url shorteners.

Great point and reasons brought up by the author on why not to use the shorteners. Probably I will stop now. Especially if readers or customers get that warning page.

Thanks for the article.
 
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:30 PM
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I agee you should not use any short url. Some sites can redirect traffic also if they want beside never knowing if site will go down and be sold. You would have to keep checking the short urls to make sure they work and change them when they do not.

I think the domain name redirect is the best option for a short url.
 
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:26 PM
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Short URLs are sometimes necessary, however, in most cases its an ugly look, lol
 
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:51 AM
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I must use shorten link service when I comment Twitter. It cannot changeable
 
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:50 AM
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I must use shorten link service when I comment Twitter. It cannot changeable
I use them all the time on twitter and sometimes Stumpleupon. I would not use them on my own website. I would use a redirect.

Example.

www.domain.com/recommends/weightloss101

Link looks better for a website and still would get click's.
 
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:21 AM
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Well,

It is the useful technique I use but I will share it with you !

100 USD techniques but yours FREE hhhh Lol !

It is very useful when you use it with the E-mail marketing especially when you would like to send an affiliate product to your list

because most e-mail service platform they discover the link as a spam and could your message gone to the spam folder of your subscribers !

For Your Success !
 
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Old 08-13-2014, 04:13 AM
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I personally use them in most promotions, works perfectly it's even free with graphs, click report etc.. very nice

http://yourls.org/
 
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:48 AM
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i used shortner coz it is easy to handle the link and i used tinyurl to short the link
 
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Never in blogs but sometimes I need on social media for promoting a direct affiliate page or a long url and the most trusted goo(dot)gl always works fine.
 
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