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Looking for a URL shortening script

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Whatthe?, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. Whatthe?

    Whatthe? Junior Member

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    Can any one suggest one... something like what the others have? I have seem to be having prob's with some of my links not working... and getting warnings from them, so I thought I would just use a domain that is somewhat short for this.

    Would be nice if it had some type of tracking. What are some options that are GOOD for this purpose.
     
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    sksugo Junior Member

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    bit.ly is a good website for that... if you are talking about an actual script, I could probably code one in php but it would require sending info to and from a database, and probably take too long as I am super busy with other things at the moment.

    If you are trying to make ur own URL shortening script, you will need to:

    -Use the site to transform original URL to shortened one.. while storing it in a database
    -When a user inputs the shortened URL it will bring them to a page on the URL shortener website.
    -When the user visits the page from the shortened URL, the website will recognize this and find the re-directing URL from the database.
    -Website will re-direct that person to the proper website.

    Thats my $.02
     
  3. Whatthe?

    Whatthe? Junior Member

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    Thanks for the reply KeeperOfScript, do you know of any scripts off the shelve that can handle this? I will continue to use bit.ly, but I am looking for something down the road that I can host.
     
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    skorot Newbie

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    Back in the days I was using a script called shorty.

    Just google: get-shorty url
    and it's second hit :)
     
  5. Whatthe?

    Whatthe? Junior Member

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    Thanks... I did a google... seems alittle out of date but I did find these 2
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    http://yourls.org
    http://www.redspiral.net/spiralurl
    
    Any one try either of these ones? Both look promising, will try to play with them next week, but if any one has any comments, pls share.
     
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