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What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
« on: December 02, 2017, 01:44:46 PM »
All of us, target social media sites to promote our business to get more engagement on the page. I am sure you must not be using a long URL along with your content because it looks unprofessional. Therefore, most of the experts suggested me to use Google shorten URL or any other tool to get shorten URL. So can anybody tell me what is the use of the short URL and how it works in social media?

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What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
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Re: What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 05:27:26 PM »
They make links more manageable.

For e.g.,


This is the actual article link:- https://www.milesweb.com/blog/cms/top-10-advantages-drupal-cms/

And this is shortening URL:-  https://goo.gl/BfGaTr of the same article

Now, you can also see that which URL looks better and easy to share on social media. Obviously, the second one!!

Shorten URL gets fit easily on any social media site and it helps to describe the content. Therefore, it is necessary to use short URL to get more shares on social media.
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Re: What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 05:43:06 PM »
All of us, target social media sites to promote our business to get more engagement on the page. I am sure you must not be using a long URL along with your content because it looks unprofessional. Therefore, most of the experts suggested me to use Google shorten URL or any other tool to get shorten URL. So can anybody tell me what is the use of the short URL and how it works in social media?


In short, URL Shorteners change long terrible URLs into Short URL Links. When someone click on the Short Link, it is automatically redirected to the long or destination URL. Shortening a link is old news now. Today, URL Shorteners have advanced a lot. Beyond the actual Link Shortening, they now give you the opportunity to Brand Your Links or your business (instead of using Generic Short Links) and Analysis them. They are being used for various things like Boosting Brand Image Online, Building Business Brand Awareness, Improving Link SEO Search Engine Ranking, Increasing Link Trust and Engagement, and, of course, Tracking Marketing Efforts through link-tracking. 100 million URLs are being shortened every day.
Some examples of URL shorting sources:

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Re: What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 05:17:16 PM »
Using this tool can save your time and efforts which you have taken to write your content and looking forward to sharing on social media. This makes our tweets, statuses and other updates look clean and clickable.

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Re: What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2017, 06:43:55 PM »
All of us, target social media sites to promote our business to get more engagement on the page. I am sure you must not be using a long URL along with your content because it looks unprofessional. Therefore, most of the experts suggested me to use Google shorten URL or any other tool to get shorten URL. So can anybody tell me what is the use of the short URL and how it works in social media?

The link shortener is beneficial when the URLs are smaller and take a less space. There are various URL shorteners out there and one of them is from Google. It is a simple service that lets you shorten your URLs and also track their clicks.

Here’s what you need to do:

    1. After you’ve published your article, get the URL.
    2. Go to Google URL Shortener.
    3. Paste your URL in the field, confirm you aren’t a robot and click on Shorten URL.
    4. You’ll get a popup box with the shortened URL and details of your article with a 'See analytics data’ option.
    5. Click Done.

    You’ll see a page with the following details (a mini analytics page for your article):

    -Number of clicks
    -Traffic sources
    -Platforms
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Re: What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2017, 05:08:03 PM »
All of us, target social media sites to promote our business to get more engagement on the page. I am sure you must not be using a long URL along with your content because it looks unprofessional. Therefore, most of the experts suggested me to use Google shorten URL or any other tool to get shorten URL. So can anybody tell me what is the use of the short URL and how it works in social media?


In short, URL Shorteners change long terrible URLs into Short URL Links. When someone click on the Short Link, it is automatically redirected to the long or destination URL. Shortening a link is old news now. Today, URL Shorteners have advanced a lot. Beyond the actual Link Shortening, they now give you the opportunity to Brand Your Links or your business (instead of using Generic Short Links) and Analysis them. They are being used for various things like Boosting Brand Image Online, Building Business Brand Awareness, Improving Link SEO Search Engine Ranking, Increasing Link Trust and Engagement, and, of course, Tracking Marketing Efforts through link-tracking. 100 million URLs are being shortened every day.
Some examples of URL shorting sources:

I am using bit.ly and goo.gl for shortening the url. It is really beneficial because it helps to share the content or any resource easily.

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Re: What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 04:58:36 PM »
It increases click-through rate!!

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Re: What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2017, 05:34:04 PM »
Spammers use this tool to draw users on the fake or fraudulent website.

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Re: What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2017, 06:13:04 PM »
Thank you guys for the replies!!

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Re: What is the use of the shorten url and how does it work?
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2017, 01:37:11 PM »
All of us, target social media sites to promote our business to get more engagement on the page. I am sure you must not be using a long URL along with your content because it looks unprofessional. Therefore, most of the experts suggested me to use Google shorten URL or any other tool to get shorten URL. So can anybody tell me what is the use of the short URL and how it works in social media?

The major advantage of URL shortener is that you can easily use it on social media. By shortening the URL and using it on social media, you can save the character limit and add some informative lines to your post.