We mentioned almost two years ago now being huge fans of YOURLS, a DIY URL Shortening service. If you’re a fan of Short URLs, we’ve found another perfect service for your business needs.
As mentioned in our blog post from two years ago, YOURLS is an awesome way to create your own URL Shortener – rather than using standard, boring services like Bit.ly or Ow.ly etc
For most people though, setting up the YOURLS software is a little daunting, especially as it involves creating hosting, getting a domain name, installing the software, configuring the settings, creating a database etc etc. Now though, we’ve found a new service to make running your own URL shortener as easy as possible.
Short URLs is a fellow UK based company specialising in developing bespoke URL shorteners. You can choose between having a public or private URL shortener, and EVERYTHING is taken care of for you.
For a very resonable fee, the folks at ShortURLs.co.uk will host your installation, and set up the URL shortening software exactly to your specification – without you so much as having to touch a single line of code. It will be continuously monitored and maintained, and you can rely on their years of expertise in managing your URL Shortener.
You can choose your own Domain Name, get Custom Keywords for every URL that you shorten AND you can track the click statistics of every Short URL that is created. Very cool!
Go and take a look at their website at http://www.shorturls.co.uk for a comprehensive overview of their URL shortening services.
Oh, and if you mention you were sent there by Debadge Design, you’ll get 10% off the initial build fee of a service of your choice!