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LinkShiftr: URL Shortening Tool with Conversion Tracking

by amol238


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.

One of my readers sent me a link with a URL shortening service called LinkShiftr, I found it very sleek and have started using it to promote my Facebook Fan page.

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.

URL Shortening - Linkshiftr

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.

URL Shortener

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.

Linkshiftr- URL shortning

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

Pricing :
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.

Check out LinkShiftr ( includes my affiliate link )

Have you used any URL shortening tools, what’s your experience with them ?

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Carol June 21, 2010 - 12:43 am

You can also use aafter.com to shorten long URLs. It’s free and fail-safe.

Episode June 21, 2010 - 7:57 am

Finally something different. There were so many link shorteners around offering the same thing. It can also be a good idea to let users password protect their links.

PPC Ian June 22, 2010 - 1:04 am

I must agree with you! It’s refreshing to see someone putting a new spin on things rather than reinventing the wheel again.
All the best,

Uzi June 21, 2010 - 9:18 am

I like the way it works!

Laptop Cases June 21, 2010 - 1:21 pm

I am surprised that more url shortening services do not offer conversion tracking or other stats. It is quite important information. I just can’t justify paying $9.99/month since I don’t use twitter or have other uses for this software. I will keep this in mind if that changes.

Halloween Costumes June 21, 2010 - 1:28 pm

Which is a good url shortener? Because I stumbled upon in the internet and I’ve encountered also another url shortener.

Justin Dupre June 22, 2010 - 12:24 am

This is a great tips and review for LinkShiftr. Thanks for sharing!

Max June 22, 2010 - 10:36 am

Hi, this is Max from Linkshiftr. Thanks for the review Zubin, keep up the great work.

Advertising June 30, 2010 - 12:16 am

LinkShiftr is a redirection service that any user can employ in order to keep full track of his links and where they are taking people to. This is accomplished in several ways, as the site will let you mask tracking links and redirect tracking URLS while keeping a close watch on how effective these initiatives are being by way of the provided analytics. Moreover, the site makes it easy for you (IE, the one who is redirecting the link) to rotate through multiple different destination URLs on a single link.

Mido July 1, 2010 - 8:58 am

Thanks for your words they are true , but this technique is going to rule or it is not . soon we will discover whether there is advantages or not .


Link directory July 2, 2010 - 3:57 am

It’s always welcome another good tool for my marketing campaigns, thank you for sharing this…

jtGraphic: James Thompson July 2, 2010 - 1:25 pm


I ended up here from John Chow’s blog. I remember seeing a similar review over there. I prefer to use my only URL shortening, but this seems like a great service.

Sun Storage July 8, 2010 - 12:24 am

I am using bit.ly to short url for the twitter but this service looks so exciting because of the customization of any url.

Венидикт August 13, 2010 - 10:10 am

очень даже реально
Конечно. Это было и со мной. Можем пообщаться на эту тему.
отлично то что надо
Это все нереально!!!!

Facebook URL Shortener December 21, 2011 - 3:56 am

This is a very good tool for the growth of webspace, earlier the URLs used to be too long to post somewhere, now it is good to have their short form, i really like this, thanks for sharing.


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