Frgt bit.ly and goo.gl! Brand yourself with your own custom URL shortner!
For those of you that have been on the Internet for a while, you are probably aware of URL shortening services like bit.ly, goo.gl, is.gd, and awe.sm. These URL shortening companies are all fantastic and include statistic and bookmarklets. These URL shorteners are typically used to take longer URLs and/or affiliate links and condense them into a shorter URL format. These became widely popular with the advent of Twitter in order to save space and cram more content within the allotted 140 characters when tweeting. The services are great at what they do, but here are some drawbacks…
- They brand and build the reputation of the service providers themselves. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had your own custom URL shortening service that branded YOUR name?
- What happens if these providers go out of business?
- What happens if the countries that use these top-level domains decide to abolish the use of their domain extensions for this purpose?
If either 2 or 3 occur, then every single link you created would break and no longer work. Then all the links you had floating around for affiliate products or important sites would simply become useless overnight. This means lost revenue and traffic for you and your business!
So Team Rockstar went to work to discovering the secrets behind getting our own custom URL shortening service. The good news is we found it and we want to share! Our short URL is http://rckstr.bz. So you can read it in one of two ways: rockstar biz or rockstar buzz. We like both!
Yet this isn’t about us… this is about YOU and YOUR business! We can quickly and easily help you set up your own custom url shortener service! Not only is this helpful for your tweets, but think about how well this would help you with your mobile marketing campaigns! Simply contact us and put URL shortener in the subject title. We can have yours set up within 48 hours and even show you how to incorporate it into your WordPress installation! Let us know what you think! What URL shortener service do you use?