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Old 05-17-2012, 09:52 PM
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Get your company a custom short URL (similar to

Hey everyone!

Have you ever seen short urls like this:
Short urls are essentially a shorter website address that redirects you to a longer website address.
Have you used them or wondered why you would use a short url rather than a long url?

  • Twitter and other social networks that limit characters
  • QR code are often shortened by a URL shortener in order to reduce the printed area of the code or allow printing at lower density to improve scanning reliability
  • URL shortening sites provide detailed information on the clicks the link receives

There are free url shortening sites.
Examples of those sites are:

If you use twitter alot and want to have a custom short url. It is easy to do and CHEAP!

I recently just did exactly that. I went to, purchased a short domain name ( It only costs me $7.99/yr for the domain name. Went to Signed up for a free account. Linked my domain name with and presto, you now have you own custom short url that you can use on twitter or anwhere else where there are character limitations. Now I can redirect people to my website with this short url:

If you need further help linking your short url with, click here
Kirk Brown
Kirk's Lawn Care

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