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What URL Shortener do you use?

Anybody who is into social networking especially Twitter, will use URL shortening services every day, and there are plenty to choose from. The reason we all need these services is quite simple, they are there to shorten long or just plain ugly URLs. Lets’ take a look at some of these services and see if we can’t cash in for our efforts.

URL Shortener Choices

There is plenty of URL shortening services to choose from and the majority of them are free. If you are using any of these services then this is an ideal chance to gather click-through data and earn some extra cash.

Twitter Cash Generator

eCa.sh

As the banner says shorten URLs and get paid, So How Does This Work?

When you shorten your URL with eCash, they add an unobtrusive toolbar to the top of the page. This toolbar displays and rotates ads for various products from Low-Stress Income’s Marketplace with your affiliate link embedded:
Whenever someone clicks on the ad, you get paid 50%+ for sales made through Low-Stress Income’s Affiliate Program 2.0, earnings can be as much as $497 per sale!  And since this is a two-tier affiliate program, you also get paid up to 10% whenever someone who signs up under you makes a sale.

Manage Your Links

Unlike many URL Shorteners, they give you the ability to manage your links after they’ve been created.

Free Link Brander!

When you promote anything online, many people decide whether or not to click on a link based on the actual link structure itself.  With their free link brander, you get your very own sub-domain on eCash! As an example this is my branded link http://workathome.eca.sh/ , you should pick a name that you will stick with as changing this later will break your links.

doiop

Some web addresses (URL) are very long and complicated. doiop creates for you a short URL with a keyword you choose, making it easy to remember or give away. This link will not break in emails and never expire.

tinyurl

One of the better known URL Shorteners available, but many people don’t make use of key features like the one click bookmarklet or the preview feature that allows anyone to click on the preview link to see exactly what’s on the other end before they click.

memurl

Creates short, memorable web addresses (URLs) for any page you want, you can also add a memorable keyword.

bit.ly

bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). Reducing the URL length makes sharing easier. bit.ly is also integrated into several popular third-party tools such as Tweetdeck. Users can view complete, real-time traffic and referrer data, as well as location and meta data.

If you have a self hosted WordPress blog then you can install twitter tools, which allows you to input your bit.ly API key to track your links.

Round Up

If you are using URL Shorteners everyday then you will now have an extra incentive to share your surfing day with others. Remember that URL Shorteners are also hugely popular with spammers who invade these services to cover their tracks, If you are with a reliable service like TweetDeck for instance then you can see what’s behind the link before you click through.

There are  many more revenue generating services on the web so tell me which one you use.

Thanks’ for reading

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