I don't do a lot of tweeting but whenever I publish an article I go to Twitter and announce it with the URL. When the URL is a long string it can literally occupy the entire tweet.
There are a number of online application providers that have created ways to shorten a URL. One of them is Tiny.cc.
Here's an example of what using this application does for you:
I created a blog with the following link name:
In Twitter the URL pretty much would occupy the entire message.
With Tiny.cc, however, you can contract the size of the URL to a very tidy number of characters.
And you have room for a message as well.
Tiny.cc is not the only application provider offering this service. I found it using a Google search query "short URL names."
You can use Tiny.cc for wall postings in Facebook or for updating your LinkedIn status. It's a great way to maximize your marketing message while minimizing those long strings of gobbledygook that constitute URLs.
- Len Rosen
- Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Len focuses on helping small and new businesses succeed through developing appropriate marketing and sales strategies. Len enjoys mentoring, relishes in getting both arms and feet wet in addressing technology, marketing and sales issues. He understands the drivers impacting business results for today and tomorrow including time-to-market, time-to-revenue, marketing, sales channels and social media.