WHY SHOULD I USE URL SHORTENERS?

WHY SHOULD I USE URL SHORTENERS?

07.Oct.2021
  • Why should I use URL shorteners? That's a great question.
  • Shortened URLs are very popular with Twitter users, due to the 140 character limit. So instead of sharing your link as you share it as  This way you can give more information about that link on your status update and therefore entice people even more to click on it!
  • Additionally, shortened URLs take up less space than regular ones. If for example, this article had been written in the New York Times website, there would be over 7 pages worth of text just dedicated to explaining why we use URL shorteners!
  • URL shorteners also allow you to track the clicks and visits coming from them. So, instead of having several links from different sources that aren't being tracked in your Google Analytics reports, you can add a UTM string to the end of shortened URLs and then add all those links into Google Analytics.
  • If you followed the instructions correctly, when your friend looks at your shortened URL on Twitter they will see something like this:
  •   Then if they click it, it takes them to http://tinyurl.com/7jqw4m . If they click on "What is TinyURL" at the top right of the screen it will direct them here! :)
  • And if they want more information about using URL shorteners with Google Analytics check out these articles for some more great tips from SEOMoz and HubSpot !
  • We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel like a URL shortening pro.
  •   If you liked our article, consider signing up to receive free blog updates via email or in a RSS reader . You can also follow us on Twitter or Google+ or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest info.
  • Title: WHY SHOULD I USE URL SHORTENERS? - THE ARTICLE EXPLAINED IN TWEETS
  • Description: Shortened URLs are very popular with Twitter users, due to the 140 character limit. So instead of sharing your link as [Link Description] you share it as . This way you can give more information about that link on your status update and therefore entice people even more to click on it!
  • Additionally, shortened URLs take up less space than regular ones. If for example, this article had been written in the New York Times website, there would be over 7 pages worth of text just dedicated to explaining why we use URL shorteners!
  • URL shorteners also allow you to track the clicks and visits coming from them. So, instead of having several links from different sources that aren't being tracked in your Google Analytics reports, you can add a UTM string to the end of shortened URLs and then add all those links into Google Analytics.
  • If you followed the instructions correctly, when your friend looks at your shortened URL on Twitter they will see something like this:
  • Then if they click it, it takes them to . If they click on "What is TinyURL" at the top right of the screen it will direct them here! :)
  • And if you want more information about using URL shorteners with Google Analytics check out these articles for some more great tips from SEOMoz and HubSpot !
  • We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel like a URL shortening pro.
  •   If you liked our article, consider signing up to receive free blog updates via email or in a RSS reader . You can also follow us on Twitter or Google+ or like our Facebook page to keep yourself updated on all the latest info.
  • Published by Dave Howell at Sunday, September 08, 2013
  • Well, that's really great information. I actually had no idea of how to shorten a URL until I read this article. Thanks for sharing! Reply Delete
  • Hi there, thanks for such an informative blog post. It has given me some good info and saved time when it comes to link shortening services thanks again! Reply Delete
  • Shortened URLs in Twitter (using Bitly) So I don't want to break any rules in your blog but i need help. If you could reply back ASAP , it would be much appreciated! Reply Delete
  • I don't know how to use the Google Analytics URL shortener. I'm not good with computer at all - or else, I might have tried to figure this out but it's just too difficult for me. Can you help me understand what I need to do to use it? Thank you! Reply Delete
  • Thanks for this article - very informative and well written! Do you have a tutorial on using the Google Analytics URL Shortener? Reply Delete
  • you can give more information about that link on your status update and therefore entice people even more to click on it! Additionally, shortened URLs take up less space than regular ones. If for example, this article had been written in the New York Times website, there would be over 7 pages worth of text just dedicated to explaining why we use URL shorteners! url shorteners also allow you to track the clicks and visits coming from them. So, instead of having several links from different sources that aren't being tracked in your Google Analytics reports, you can add a UTM string to the end of shortened URLs and then add all those links into Google Analytics. If you followed the instructions correctly, when your friend looks at your shortened URL on Twitter they will see something like this: Then if they click it, it takes them to . If they click on "What is TinyURL" at the top right of the screen it will direct them here! :) And if you want more information about using URL shorteners with Google Analytics check out these articles for some more great tips from SEOMoz and HubSpot ! We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and feel like a URL shortening pro.

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