URL shortener

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by tominstl, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. tominstl

    tominstl Newbie

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    Other than possibly getting a domain with high PR,, and having a few adsense words on the side, how does anyone make money by hosting a URL shortener site? Is there something I am missing about why people launch these services?
     
  2. bluerickshaw

    bluerickshaw Junior Member

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    these URL shortening sites have an admin backend where the urls can be changed to something else entirely. People shorten their urls and after a while you go back in via the admin login and make some changes, you with me yet? :p
     
  3. bchhuny69

    bchhuny69 Newbie

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    check out txtexe.com--url shrinker service
    they provide a revenue share with you splitting adsense profits...
    ads are placed on a "halfway there" page....
    for example
    hxxp://txtexe.com/d8fdc2

    simple

    but its not going to make me or you wealthy being a user but if YOU have 100k people using YOUR url shrink service it can add up...

    with the popularity of the micro blogging phenomena there is a market...
     
  4. tominstl

    tominstl Newbie

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    I see the possibilities on the backend as far as changing the content of the redirect. But it also seems to be kind of a pain in the ass as far as the work involved compared to the payoff. Thanks guys for responding!