A minor favour?
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?
In which Your Humble Narrator muses about international politics, current goings-on, and otherwise cross-posts stuff from the Interrobangish LiveJournal and Slashjournal, because Left Blogistan needs a little more ?! in its life.