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Old 02-26-2017, 12:40 PM
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Custom URL Shortener (or fix the existing ones)

So as you may have noticed, I share a lot of articles I find in my RSS feed reader. One of my pet peeves is that you guys that want to track shares use url tracking urls (which is fine, I have no objection to that) that make it time consuming to share elsewhere. i.e. If you tracking url is tracking the list in your RSS feed and it is shared (for example) here it is giving you false tracking information. The link here was not clicked from your RSS feed.

So, lets share some ideas on how you can track the url you shared and then redirect to the actual page after the click was counted.

I think both parties would be happy. I don't have to edit you url, you get your tracking info and people don't see a bunch of goop tacked onto the end of your article/page url.

Either suggestions of a custom url tracking or how to fix the existing popular ones so the end user sees the actual page would be great.

I was reminded of this pet peeve by this article: Create Your Own URL Shortener with Polr
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