Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A minor favour?

Would it be too much to ask bloggers, when posting on their own sites, to not use URL-shortening services like TinyURL or Bit.ly? (That's what that anchor tag stuff is about; to make the link nice and short like so, you see?)

I absolutely guarantee you'll also increase your click-through rate, because a lot of people won't click on an obscured URL. Who knows whether that link goes to some Russian virus farm or to (the late and unlamented) goatse.cx?

6 Comments:

OpenID harmelin said...

What, people actually do that on blogs? URL shortening is usually useful in Twitter (which sucks and I use it for writing crap) and in papers..

7:46 PM  
Blogger gilbertlemon said...

Good mind, good find........................................

5:22 PM  
Anonymous Tommy T said...

So very true.

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Tommy

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