Who Is Reading Your URL?

Small Business Mavericks

“A site’s URL structure should be as simple as possible. Consider organizing your content so that URLs are constructed logically and in a manner that is most intelligible to humans (when possible, readable words rather than long ID numbers). For example, if you’re searching for information about aviation, a URL like [link] will help you decide whether to click that link. A URL like [link] is much less appealing to users.” Who looks at that URL?

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Check Those HTTPS URLs

Small Business Mavericks

Here’s something for y’all web wranglers: please tell search engines about your HTTPS URLs! A recent, small scale analysis we ran showed that more than 80% of the HTTPS URLs that are eligible for indexing (i.e. If your site supports HTTPS, please do tell us: use HTTPS URLs everywhere so search engines can see them! If your site has HTTPS URL issues, it will be affected in the search rankings even though it looks fine to the human reader.

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Get Your Google+ Custom URL

SocialFish

Just a quick post in case you haven’t seen the news that you can now go get your custom URL on Google+. In other words, instead of https://plus.google.com/115229808208707341777, your URL can look like this - https://plus.google.com/+maddiegrant (That’s mine, obvi.).

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Claim a Vanity URL for Your Social Media Profiles

yMarketingMatters

A vanity URL is a short, unique user name. Vanity URLs are easy to remember, read, share and use in marketing documents, on company websites, and business cards. For example, when I set up my new Facebook business page, the randomly assigned number and URL was [link].

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Custom Short URLs for Google+ At Last!

Janet Fouts

Tired of explaining why you have a long string of numbers as the URL for your Google+ page? Then you’ll be as excited as I am to hear Google+ is finally rolling out custom URLs for both personal profiles and pages. In the meantime you could use the Google URL shortener GPlus.to

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Create a custom url for your Facebook Page

Freelance Social Media

First, in order to create a custom url the page has to have 25 “fans&# or “likes&#. Once that number is met, go to facebook.com/username and click on “Set a username for your Pages&# There you can create what you’d like your url to be.

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Get a Vanity URL for Google+

Koka Sexton

Until Google decides to allow for vanity URLs for Google+, there is a way that you can have a short version of your Google+ profile without having to send out something that looks like this. irzat Aytaç that lets you create a short URL of your choosing for your Google+ ID.

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Creating A Friendly URL For Your Google Plus Page

SocMed Sean

While Google+ is pretty easy to setup and use, one of the things I don’t like about Google+ pages is the fact that you can’t create a friendly URL. The URL for my Facebook page is simple to remember. I finally got around to creating my Google+ page for SocMedSean.

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Make it Brief! Threely Makes Shortest URLs

Socialized

3.ly, aka Threely , is a fairly new entrant in the URL shortening game, and so far, I really like it. The most obvious benefit is that Threely makes shorter URLs, 15 characters vs. 18 characters from is.gd , which I believe was the previous title holder for shortest URL shortener.

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How I do it : Bulk URL shortening for #socialmedia updates

Koka Sexton

What I want to focus on is a way that you can take all of the collected and curated content you have and generate customized shortened URLS for them so you can easily have the updates scheduled for social marketing activities across platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn. start adding URLs.

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How to Create a Custom URL for Your Facebook Business/Fan Page.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How to Create a Custom URL for Your Facebook Business/Fan Page I often get the question, “AK, I thought I created a username/custom URL for my business page but when I type in the address it takes me to my personal profile… what happened?&# to create your custom username/URL for you fan/business page type [link] into your address bar again then proceed to step #5.

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Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name

Laurel Papworth

You can also add URL names for Applications, not just Pages. You must have at least 100 fans, I believe, to score your own URL. Facebook Page – get your own Facebook URL name is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy.

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Google Shows Bing Search Results URLs as Links in Google Webmaster Tools

Bill Hartzer

In Google Webmaster Tools, Google is reporting Bing’s search result URLs as actual backlinks to a website. But this is the first time that I have seen that Google is actually telling webmasters that there is a link to their website: and that link is a Bing search result URL.

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Guide to URL Shortening and Tracking for Social Media

Sprout Social

Everything from your headline and keywords to featured image and URL should be optimized. An easy way to spruce up your links and get the most out of your status updates is by using a URL shortener. What Are URL Shorteners? Here are six of our favorite URL shorteners: 1.

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How Bit.Ly Pro Powers My Short URL

Ari Herzog

It allowed me to publish any blog post on this site and automatically create a short URL with this blog’s domain, e.g. [link]. account, the bookmarklet enabled me to copy and paste a long URL, click a button, and see the resulting short URL with [link] at the beginning. Now, the bookmarklet still works but instead of auto-populating shortened links with [link] , it uses [link] and my short URL is merely powered by bit.ly. Pro Powers My Short URL at AriWriter.

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Why I Use HZG.BZ as a Short URL

Ari Herzog

If you don’t grasp the significance of the URL, hzg is a shortened version of my last name and bz resembles business. If you don’t tweet, you can copy the short URL and post it as a link on your Facebook wall or email it to a friend. as a Short URL at AriWriter.

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Should Browsers Display Only Canonical URLs to Users?

Adam Sherk

Sites have been using the rel=canonical link element for a while now to help offset duplicate content issues that cannot be eliminated through URL consolidation. The referral to the coded URL would still be passed to the site’s analytics software but users would see the canonical URL.

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To increase Your OnLine Brand Page Remember To Have An Offline Spread Of Your URL

Social Media Network Marketing

To increase Your OnLine Brand Page Remember To Have An Offline Spread Of Your URL I Work As Freelance Social Media Network Professional And Review OnLine Earning Opportunities. ?

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Search Engine Optimization Tip: Include Keywords in URLs

Bill Hartzer

They should also be found in your URLs. Here is what Matt Cutts says about Keywords in URLs: Your domain name is a big place to start. If you don’t think that keywords in your URLs are important, you need to find out some history about all of it.

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Bit.ly Makes A Better URL Shortener

Koka Sexton

Makes A Better URL Shortener Bit.ly is a URL shortner for use with services like Twitter where every letter counts. There are many URL Shorteners available online like TinyUrl but Bit.ly Why shoud I use URL shorteners like tr.im

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Use Google URL Removal Tool to Help with Google Penguin Recovery

Bill Hartzer

Google has launched an improved URL removal tool that will make it easier to request updates based on changes on other people’s websites. Document everything in a spreadsheet (urls, dates contacted, etc.).

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LinkedIn: How To Claim Your Personal URL

Absolute PA

There are a few little-known ways to optimise your LinkedIn profile and claiming your customised url (also known as a vanity url) is one of them.

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Your URL Can Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Free Search Engine Submission Of Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! link] Free Search Engine Submission Get Your Business, Brand, Referral, Personal URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! Free Search Engine Submission Of Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL Submit Your Site For Free Get Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! This Is Free To Join.

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LinkedIn Tip - “Hey, Baby. What's Your URL?”

Almost Savvy

What’s Your URL?&# Each LinkedIn profile is given a default URL, which is a combination of the LinkedIn domain and a bunch of numbers.? Click on “Edit&# to change the URL to include your name. Those with a common name may find that their desired LinkedIn URL is already taken by another member of the same name. Now that you are the proud owner of a customized LinkedIn URL, use it for personal branding purposes.

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Free Search Engine Submission Get Your URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Just put your URL and that is it - you are set in the queue. Free Search Engine Submission Get Your Business, Brand, Referral, Personal URL Listed On Google, Bing, Yahoo And More! Do you have a URL that you want to submit to Search Engines so that you are much easily seen on Google, Bing, Yahoo and Much More? Here is Free Search Engine Submission For Your Business, Brand, Referral, Product, Personal URL.

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How To Spread Your Facebook Page URL And Twitter Handle - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

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How To Spread Your Facebook Page URL And Twitter Handle - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

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How To Promote You Facebook Page URL on Your Personal Profile.

Saying It Social

Saying It Social Your Social Media Marketing Resource Home About Polls Our Services Testimonials How To Promote You Facebook Page URL on Your Personal Profile Facebook doesn’t make this easy. Option 2: Add the URL to your Facebook Page in your “Write something about yourself&# box. Now write a call to action and the URL of your Facebook Page. Note: You must include the “[link] at the beginning of your URL, otherwise it will not be a live link.

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The 11 Types of Alexa Hot URLs and How to Get There

Bill Hartzer

The Alexa Rankings, however, are different than the Alexa Hot URLs , which isn’t as easily manipulated and therefore I would assume is more accurate. There are several ways to use the Alexa Hot URLs list. It’s that update URL that ends up on the list of Alexa Hot URLs.

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Counting “Real” Likes on any URL – Evaluating the Salt Lake City vs. Fresno Campaign

Stay N' Alive

The “like buttons&# tally votes by the number of shares of the URL, followed by the total number of comments on each share. There is a way however, for anybody to get the “real&# tally of votes for a URL with Facebook Graph API.

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URL Shortening From Google To Manage Your Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Google has just released a dedicated site for URL shortening. Your long URL can now be shortened. Here you can not only shorten your URL but also track the click through as well. Since it is from Google you need not worry about malicious software that subsequently masks your shortened url and put forth its own link. You can find this at: [link]. This promotes it right into being a competitor to Bit.ly

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4 Steps to Refocus PR Measurement on Metrics that Matter: Part 1

Waxing UnLyrical

Create tracking links generated via Google Analytics’ URL builder (free, and I’ve been talking about the need for PR to do this for a looong time ) for each category of “media” you’re going to be working with.

New York Times Plans to Implement Permanent Redirects on IHT.com urls

Adam Sherk

Home About Contact PR Publishing SEO Social Media Subscribe Adam Sherk New York Times Plans to Implement Permanent Redirects on IHT.com URLs by Adam Sherk on May 15, 2009 For anyone who’s been following the story of the shutting down of IHT.com and the migration of International Herald Tribune content to the New York Times Global Edition , there has certainly been criticism over the lack of permanent redirects from the old IHT.com URLs to the corresponding new URLs on NYTimes.com.

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Do you have a Facebook Username for your Business or Personal Profile Page?

yMarketingMatters

UPDATE TO THIS POST SEPTEMBER 16, 2011: HOT NEWS – You can get a Facebook Page Custom URL WITHOUT 25 Likes! Facebook Social Media Marketing Tips Facebook URL Facebook usernameJust follow the steps I outline below! Continue reading… I know this may seem basic, but it surprises me how many people who own a small business and are on Facebook don’t know.

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The Danger In Faceted Navigation

Small Business Mavericks

Many e-commerce sites use dynamic URLs to make this happen. If that’s the case, each product page may have multiple URLs, in which case your website will have duplicate content issues. What you want is a single navigable URL for each product and category on your website. Make sure each of your category and product pages use keyword-based parameters rather than numerical or non-specific identifier parameters in the URLs.

Counting "Real" Likes on any URL - Evaluating the Salt Lake City vs. Fresno Campaign

Stay N' Alive

The "like buttons" tally votes by the number of shares of the URL, followed by the total number of comments on each share. There is a way however, for anybody to get the "real" tally of votes for a URL with Facebook Graph API.

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What Is Your Blog’s URL Structure?

ProBlogger

Earlier today I had conversations with two bloggers about URL structures on their WordPress blogs, and I thought it might make an interesting community discussion. What is your blog’s URL structure? For starters, I wanted words in the URLs because it was good for search engine optimization, and because word-heavy URLs tends to make more sense for readers when they’re looking at them—more sense, anyway, than the WordPress default, which is just numbers.

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Ask Bill Hartzer: We redesigned our website, pushed it live but did not catalogue our old URLs. What do we do?

Bill Hartzer

Someone recently asked me about redirecting their old web pages (their old URLs) to the new URLs because they redesigned their website. However, we forgot to catalogue all of the old URLs on the old website, and therefore we have no way of knowing what the old URLs were on the site, so we can redirect them to the new URLs. Whenever you redesign your website, keep in mind that it’s always preferable to keep the same exact URLs that you have had in the past.

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Is That DM Link Safe?

Socialized

With Twitter’s 140-character limit, which generally forces shortened URLs, it is impossible to tell at a glance if a link is safe. Unless you use a URL lengthener, an application that restores the original link based on a shortened link from bit.ly, is.gd, tinyurl, etc. I installed the Long URL Please plug-in and now when I open a DM, original, not shortened, links are visible. Expo, and with Long URL Please could see that the link had the right domain, web2expo.com.

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Facebook for Business – How to Build a Business Page

Harp Interactive

Blog Facebook How To Facebook Business Page facebook for business facebook marketing Facebook optimization Facebook Profile Facebook User Name Facebook Vanity URL How to build a Facebook Business PageMore than ever, Facebook is the place to be for businesses. Small businesses can practically run their business completely from Facebook. Service businesses can establish themselves as a thought leader with a solid Facebook presence.

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Facebook for Business – How to Build a Business Page

Harp Interactive

Blog Facebook How To Facebook Business Page facebook for business facebook marketing Facebook optimization Facebook Profile Facebook User Name Facebook Vanity URL How to build a Facebook Business PageMore than ever, Facebook is the place to be for businesses. Small businesses can practically run their business completely from Facebook. Service businesses can establish themselves as a thought leader with a solid Facebook presence.

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How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. You’d have to manually add the URL and your commentary to the Fan page(s) of your choosing.

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URL Be Sorry! Google Cuts Back on Top-ranking Exact-match Domains

ProBlogger

URL Be Sorry! This guest post is by Rob Henry of K2L Marketing. Regular Google users will know that one of the easiest ways to get a good ranking in its search results is for your web address to exactly match the search query.

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