Thursday, May 29, 2008
Turn this URL:
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?ovi=1&mqmainto this tinyURL:
http://tinyurl.com/6Which one would you rather cut and paste into your browser? That's the power of TinyURL!
Click and drag the following link to your links toolbar.Once this is on your toolbar, you'll be able to make a TinyURL at the click of a button. By clicking on the toolbar button, a TinyURL will be created for the page you are currently at.
With TinyURL, you can also make a smaller URL that will work for any page on your site. Let's say that you have a website with the homepage that is at:
http://www.my-internet-isp.com/~myusernameEntering that URL into TinyURL will create a URL like
http://tinyurl.com/3With this you can then redirect someone to anywhere within your site by appending a slash and the pages filename to it. So if you have a page at http://www.my-internet-isp.com/~myusername/my-links-page.html, you can use the URL http://tinyurl.com/3/my-links-page.html and going to this URL will forward the visitor to the page in your website.
Are you posting something that you don't want people to know what the URL is because it might give away that it's an affiliate link? Then you can enter a URL into TinyURL, and your affiliate link will be hidden from the visitor, only the tinyurl.com address and the ending address will be visible to your visitors.