URL shortener #11: Cut.Ly # matchurl

URL shortener #11: Cut.Ly # matchurl

19.Oct.2021

Cut.Ly is a URL shortener service that offers two social sharing options:

 

1) Make your shortened URL available to the public (i.e., anyone on the Internet)

2) Keep your link private 

3) Have my own custom-designed URL which I can hand out however I want—that means no branding or advertising for Cut.ly! #branding

4) Real-time analytics of how many clicks, where they came from, and even some basic insights into their social media referrals

5) Shorten any number of URLs at once

6) A free browser extension

7) The ability to easily see stats on your cut.ly links

8) Cut.Ly is available in 25 languages

9) Examples of the URL shortener buttons Cut.Ly offers:

10) The ability to not have a custom cut.ly link, but still have access to all the others for individual URLs—just don't click on any of them

11) Check out this article about Adria Richards and her #Donglegate scandal from 2013 as an example of how Cut.Ly's privacy options can come in handy

12) A list of some other URL shorteners that offer those features (customizable, private & public), with a few notes about their differences from one another: TinyURL , Bit.ly, Ow.ly , Is.gd, Snipr , and adf.ly .

13) Some of Cut.Ly's biggest competitors are bit.ly, Ow.ly , Snipr , and TinyURL .

Source(s): *Cut.Ly homepage *About Cut.Ly *Cut.Ly privacy policy     I recommend that the author include her own screenshot of how she set up her custom URL shortener with cut. ly—not just a screen shot of the options offered by cut. ly itself (which can be found on their website). Then, if possible, give an example of an individual URL so readers can see it in action! This is probably my favorite option for this assignment so far...getting to design your own URL is super cool! And I love the tiny URL option as well, since I use those a lot. How about you? *For example, cut.ly/stylishblogger for my custom design or bit.ly/1q0R04x if you'd prefer not to have a custom one. If not otherwise stated, assume that the article is written in first-person from the author's perspective.*

Example: The Economist asks its Twitter followers to tweet their thoughts on whether they believe that Google and Apple should be treated similarly under antitrust law . Cut.Ly could either make this shortlink public so anyone can click it and join the discussion...or keep it private so only people who have been given access by The Economist access it...or create a custom URL with their own branding for this particular tweet-out.

Google Chrome Twitter icon  (as seen on the cut.ly site)

See? Easy! How to shorten URLs with Cut.Ly (this link is currently private).                           

*This article originally appeared on my website, but I've copied it here because there's no way I was going to refer back and forth between two different sites every time I needed to reference something! It might not win me any design awards (my graphics are pretty basic), but hopefully you like it, nonetheless!*  

URL shortener #11: Cut.Ly archived version of this page can be found at

Check out this article about Adria Richards and her #Donglegate scandal from 2013 as an example of how Cut.Ly's privacy options can come in handy unclaimed article content*

This is probably my favorite option for this assignment so far...getting to design your own URL is super cool! And I love the tiny URL option as well, since I use those a lot.*    Unused excerpt 1 cut.ly custom shortlink: https://goo.gl/9LJZFh unclaimed article content*

The ability to shorten any number of URLs at once

Text for this bullet point should be a few sentences long, and should explain the author's opinion of why this option is useful. cut.ly custom shortlink: https://goo.gl/9LJZFh Unused excerpt 2 cut.ly custom shortlink: https://goo.gl/9LJZFh text above copied verbatim from article

This article originally appeared on my website, but I've copied it here because there's no way I was going to refer back and forth between two different sites every time I needed to reference something! It might not win me any design awards (my graphics are pretty basic), but hopefully you like it, nonetheless!* *cut.ly custom shortlink: https://goo.gl/9LJZFh*

Want to join the conversation? Go for it! Cut.Ly gives users several ways to link and brand their URLs: make a public URL that everyone can use (but never edit or delete), share it via email or on social media sites…or keep your link private if you'd prefer only certain people get access to it; create your own design; define how long the link exists before expiring (from one day to five years); plus there's also an option that lets you shorten any number of URLs at once ! Optional multimedia content 1 screenshot of "customizing" section cut.ly custom shortlink: https://goo.gl/9LJZFh Optional multimedia content 2 screenshots of "customizing" and "hidden links" sections cut.ly custom shortlink: https://goo.gl/9LJZFh (for both)

 

extra bullet points and text, if needed

The Economist asks its Twitter followers to tweet their thoughts on whether they believe that Google and Apple should be treated similarly under antitrust law . Cut.Ly could either make this shortlink public so anyone can click it and join the discussion...or keep it private so only people who have been given access by The Economist access it...or create a custom URL with their own branding for this particular tweet-out.

  Unused excerpt 3 cut.ly custom shortlink: https://goo.gl/9LJZFh Optional multimedia content 3 screenshots of "customizing" and "hidden links" sections cut.ly custom shortlink: https://goo.gl/9LJZFh (for both)

Google Chrome Twitter icon  (as seen on the cut.ly site)

See? Easy! How to shorten URLs with Cut.Ly (this link is currently private). [contact info for author] [social media links, if available] *This article originally appeared on my website, but I've copied it here because there's no way I was going to refer back and forth between two different sites every time I needed to reference something! It might not win me any design awards (my graphics are pretty basic), but hopefully you like it, nonetheless!*

The article is about Adria Richards and her #Donglegate scandal from 2013. Cut.Ly's privacy options can be useful if you don't want certain people to know what your links point to. *cut.ly custom shortlink: https://goo.gl/9LJZFh*

 

We are social