With the growth of Twitter and Facebook, URL shortners have become a rage, all tweets on Twitter are redirected via a URL shortening service. Soon we may also see Facebook and other networks use URL shortners avoiding URLs with long and ugly characters.
Lets look at how this URL tool helps you create short and sleek URLs and offers statistics and metrics on the same. You may want to read this review carefully if you are an internet marketer, blogger or an affiliate marketer who regularly promotes products on social networks.
What is LinkShiftr ?
LinkShiftr is a URL shortening service that combines all the top features of a URL shortening service like bit.ly and pumps in high end tracking features to give you a wholistic picture of your shortened URL links. LinkShiftr helps to cloak links, split test various links and URLs, facilitates variable passing, conversion tracking and more )
How does LinkShiftr work ?
LinkShiftr is a very simple service that you can set up to shorten any URL, when you sign up you have access to the control
panel where you can easily set up a URL shortner for any of your sites.
In the above screen short you will see that I’ve set up a URL shortner for my Facebook Fan page, I’ve named the link as facebook fan page and fbf as my custom link. You can give any name you like.
The second image shows the destination of my facebook fan page. Once this is set up the short URL link which I set up http://lin.sh/fbf will redirect to my facebook fan page URL (www.facebook.com/WebTrafficROI ).
The set up is very simple and gives you a powerful short URL that can be used in your newsletters or in your Tweets. You can also set up multiple short URLs to redirect one URL. LinkShiftr also gives powerful conversion stats for each link.
The above image shows the Facebook fan page stats alongwith country stats and stats for referring domains. The stats section is pretty comprehensive in terms of analyzing the short URL usage patters.
Below are some of the LinkShiftr features:
– Link Rotation :
– Conversion Tracking and 3 rd party Tracking pixels
– Variable basics and subid recording
– Variable passing
– Search and filter campaigns, destination urls, tags
– Comprehensive Stats
LinkShiftr has two versions – Basic and Pro
The basic version is free and the pro version is paid.
The basic free version offers link redirection, destination URL rotation, destination URL weighting, click tracking, location tracking, and variable passing.
The pro paid version includes everything that the free version has alongwith very powerful conversion tracking features and unlimited destination URLs, the paid version will cost your $9.99 a month.
If you are an affiliate marketer using products to promote on social networks like twitter and facebook I suggest you go in for the paid version as it will give you powerful conversion tracking capabilities. At $9.99 a month its a steal, the tool is worth a lot more for an affiliate marketer.
Sign up for LinkShiftr
If you find this review helpful, you can sign up using my affiliate link, I’ll make $1 for every basic free sign ups and $3 for every pro paid sign ups. Alternatively you can also sign up without using my affiliate link.
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Have you used any URL shortening tools, what’s your experience with them ?