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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Add Products to Facebook Dynamic Ads via URL

SocialTimes Facebook

Brands using Facebook’s dynamic ads can now add product images via URL, rather than solely via product catalogs on the social network. Advertising/Marketing Facebook Chris Ruberg Dynamic Ads OneCommand Product Catalogs URLs

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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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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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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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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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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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How To Add Custom URL to Google Plus G+

Laurel Papworth

How to get a custom URL for Google Plus. Anywho, How to add a Google Plus custom URL. I am on my PROFILE menu (right errr left hand side), and the “Your profile is preapproved for the custom URL: google.com/+LaurelPapworth” pops up. Custom URLs for Google Plus.

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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Twitter to Stop Counting Photos, Links Toward 140-Character Limit?

SocialTimes Twitter

According to Bloomberg, links added to tweets currently occupy 23 characters, even when URL shorteners are used. Twitter 140 characters Bloomberg links Photos SMS Text Messages URL shorteners URLsNo, Twitter is not increasing its 140-character limit for tweets, but users may soon be able to pack a lot more information into them, regardless.

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Facebook Announces More Metrics Fixes

SocialTimes Facebook

The number of shares of a URL off Facebook (this includes copy/pasting a link back to Facebook). The number of likes and comments on stories on Facebook about a URL.

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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Why Facebook Is Loading Faster on Chrome, Firefox

SocialTimes Facebook

To solve this problem, Facebook uses the concept of content addressed URLs. Rather than our URLs describing logical resources (“logo.png,” “library.js”), our URLs are a hash of our content. When serving a resource rather than serving it by name, we create a URL that has the hash. For example, if the hash of logo.png is abc123, we use the URL www.facebook.com/rsrc.php/abc123.png.

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Verified Pages (All Pages Soon) Can Schedule Facebook Live Videos via API

SocialTimes Facebook

stream key, server URL). Verified pages on Facebook will be able to schedule Facebook Live videos, complete with pre-broadcast lobbies, via the Facebook Live API (application-programming interface).

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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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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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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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