There are many URL shortners out there, bit.ly is a very common one – in fact one of the great things about bit.ly is that you can spy on how much traffic your competitors are getting who use bit.ly. To do this you simply put their link in followed by the + and voila you can see the amount of clicks and stats etc. Bit.ly also has a customizable feature which is pretty cool.
But my favourite URL that I personally use is su.pr which is Stumble Upon’s url shortner. This little baby is a very powerful url shortner as not only does it shorten your links as bit.ly does (and of course providing all the usual tracking etc) but your link is also seen by Stumble Upon’s community (currently over 11 million and growing). Whenever I’m posting links on Twitter I use the su.pr shortner and add that to my Twitter update.
You can see here my blog post I did only yesterday has already accumulated 475 clicks in a day – not bad just from combining Twitter and Stumble Upon.
Are you using url shortners? Which one do you use? Please do leave a comment and share what your top traffic resource is too.
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