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Using URL shortening for links on twitter

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by jing0, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. jing0

    jing0 Junior Member

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    Hey guys,

    Every time I upload a new vid to my porn tube I tweet it - however, I'm currently using bitly to shorten the link. My question is, does Google still process the link even though it's shortened? I.e., by using a url shortener, am I missing out on a backlink?

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  2. ionutcib

    ionutcib Junior Member

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    bit.ly links do not appear in Google Webmaster Tools, so they will not help you with SEO.
     
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  3. vedavyas

    vedavyas Junior Member

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    url shortener's like bit.ly gives 301 redirect to your links,so 100% google will process your links but they don't index shortened links,they consider only original links to which they are redirected(your porn link). so shortened links will not appear in google webmasters tools...
     
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  4. jing0

    jing0 Junior Member

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    Thanks for the responses guys. Based on that, would I be better off just posting the complete URL in each tweet?
     
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    ionutcib Junior Member

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    If your full links contain many characters this will not look good on twitter. You can try to redirect from your server links like youdomain/mycode to your desired full link and then tweet yourdomain/mycode link. This will help for SEO but be aware that twitter links are not do-follow.
     
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  6. sirthomas

    sirthomas Registered Member

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    Yeah I was going to suggest this. Whip up a short URL code that is displayed in the information section for every video. People might share that themselves even.
     
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  7. busaboss

    busaboss Power Member

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    Hi, can I ask how to make that kind of shortcode? Thanks..

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  8. captchadreams

    captchadreams Power Member

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    if using wordpress.. install the plugin.. "pretty link"
     
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  9. jing0

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    Awesome replies guys - thanks a lot! Will definitely be giving pretty link a go :)
     
  10. busaboss

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    Thank you! Will try that later

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  11. manny521

    manny521 Supreme Member

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    it doesn't matter that the links are no-follow...no-follow links are perfectly fine...
     
  12. iravi143

    iravi143 BANNED BANNED

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    use ilix.in , its working good in fb and twitter
     
  13. futurestic06

    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    No i don't think they are effective for SEO. The shortened links are not shown in Google webmaster. so Google don't count them. That's why they have no value dude. :(
     
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    willyt2000 Newbie

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    What is a SEO optimized url shortener