Just like myself, you are probably promoting a lot of affiliate links on a daily basis using your twitter, facebook, blog or forums. Url Shortener allows you to mask your long referral link and use a short, catchy link without letting the whole world know that you are actually promoting an offer, rather than just sharing valuable info. The problem with most url Shorteners though, is that people hesitate to click on them, knowing that millions of people are misusing their service for linking to spammy or even unsafe website. Moreover, you have no control over your link and cannot know if and when it gets deleted or edited, but even if it’s left intact, you would be curious to see how well do people click on your link.
Today, I was introduced to an awesome alternative for all the well-known URL Shortener services and that is: GG.gg. I am sure you would agree that this domain is probably the easiest to remember and when you’ll need to create a new short url for your affiliate link, GG.GG will pop in quickly. How is it better than other services? First of all, people are not very familiar with this service yet, so they won’t think twice before clicking, suspecting it’s a spam. Second, and the most important benefit, is that you can customize your link. No more ugly-looking links like “Jvuy54Bj”, today you can create ANY link you want, using your domain name, nickname or company brand. Having a complete control over the way your link is going to look like will prove to be a great advantage when you’ll come to promote it on Twitter, Facebook and forums. This leads us to the third key feature of gg.gg — an instant option to share your newly created link on social websites, such as FriendFeed, Twitter and, obviously, Facebook. This means, you can produce short urls for all your affiliate links and share them with your friends in just one click, no need to waste time and go to all these websites separately.
However, while all the above mentioned features make GG.gg a great service,the main advantage in my opinion is the facility to add browser extensions for Opera and Chrome users, that way you won’t need to visit their website physically each time you want to create a link and share it with your readers on the go. The url shortener chrome plugin created by Pavel Babin, is a fantastic way to combine browsing with making money from referral links with zero extra spent of url masking.
Now with GG.gg you can:
- Instantly Create QR code (for mobiles) for your link
- Instantly share on social media websites
- Fully customize the name of your link
- Use GG.gg right from your browser with Opera and Chrome add-ons
- Track your link clicks
- Edit a link at any time (You need to register FREE to have access to all your links and statistics)
- See the IP address of traffic
- Enjoy a fast redirection service hosted on US servers
This service is highly recommended for those who create multiple links on a regular basis and need a reliable and easy to manage service to shorten their urls yet provide detailed statistics about the popularity and clicks on the links. Also, as sometimes offer expire or become unavailable, having the option to modify the landing url of your link would be handy, in case you already posted it on third party websites and have no option to remove it anymore yet want to continue and generate clicks and leads. Go and register today, so you can grab all the good url paths before they are taken!