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Boost Your Brand Awareness, Protect Your Link Data, and Get Your Own URL Trimming Service

4 September 2009 | 7,165 views | 5 Comments


It seems that the larger url trimming services are gaining a lot of ground these days, and are churning over huge amounts of urls. This also feeds them a ton of data on what people are interested on the web, which will benefit these trimming services at some point in the future. We’re feeding their databases with enourmous amounts of information on what everyone on the web is talking about.

But, what about ourselves? How does keeping all of my trimmed url analytics on some other companies servers benefit me? How can I boost my own brand recognition if I were to create my own personal url trimming application?

Those were the exact goals in the creation of my own url trimming app: http://entr.in/ger/

I wanted to accomplish the same things that bit.ly or tr.im were doing, but to also keep my brand http://derekentringer.com intact with all of the Trimmed URL’s that I was pushing out onto the web. Why would I push another companies brand recognition with all of the interesting articles and videos that I was sharing when using a smaller url? Why wouldn’t any Twitter or Facebook user want their own trimmed url? I believe that using your own custom url trimming service can benefit both your brand recognition, as well your own internal link tracking and social media monitoring initiatives.

Now, I don’t think that using tr.im or bit.ly is a bad thing, but, if you remember very recently, tr.im almost went offline right along with all of its data.

Protect your own data, boost your brand awareness, and get your own url trimming service.

If you’re looking for you own url trimming application, hit me up in the contact area. I’m sure we can work something out to fit your needs.

Note: If you decide to trim a url with entr.in/ger/, it will work, but you will not be able to track the link analytics. This is my own personal url trimming application.

  • http://derekentringer.com/ Derek

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  • http://www.derekentringer.com Derek J Entringer

    @Domenico

    Thanks. The system backend that I’ve setup is still using a very basic administration panel, but with some more work, it could become quite a robust system for measuring and cross referencing analytics. If you’d like to work together on the project, let me know.

  • http://www.derekentringer.com/ Derek J Entringer

    @Domenico

    Thanks. The system backend that I’ve setup is still using a very basic administration panel, but with some more work, it could become quite a robust system for measuring and cross referencing analytics. If you’d like to work together on the project, let me know.

  • Domenico Tassone

    Great piece Derek…I’m actually doing alot of Twitter measurement/analytics these days and that is a great solution.

    dt

  • Domenico Tassone

    Great piece Derek…I’m actually doing alot of Twitter measurement/analytics these days and that is a great solution.

    dt