Drive Traffic To Your Blog With Every Tweet

I think, URL shortener’s took off along with twitter. Before that, the only one I had heard of was tinyurl.com. When tinyurl links started getting the bad-boy image, I switched to tr.im and u.nu.

Tr.im is good; I loved their statistics and the idea of choosing custom URL’s, but now tr.im is closing down. U.NU is amazing for its simplicity and just-what-you-need style. (I don’t use bit.ly just because everyone else use it.)

Then one day, I tried Su.pr – the StumbleUpon baby. Its amazing.

The SU.PR Edge

Home page of Su.pr

Central Control of all your Links and Detailed Stats

Su.pr lists all shortened links along with quick stats on a single page. You can easily say, which did well and which link flopped. Statistics are comprehensive with the re-tweets, traffic sources and of course, the traffic from StumbleUpon and other sources.

Promote Your Own Blog

In Su.pr settings (above red dot) you can specify up to 3 domains. When Su.pr links are used, the target page will contain a sidebar. Links from the promoted websites that are popular on StumbleUpon will be shown here. So with every tweet your links get more exposure.

More Traffic

With the Toolbar and Sidebar in place, the links get easily thumbed up and reviewed brining more SU Traffic. In my case, the SU traffic is much more than the twitter traffic (below red).

Suggested Posting Time

Su.pr keeps track of the performance of your links, analyses them and suggests the best posting time for each day (orange). So now you know when to shoot that ace link of yours.

Schedule Tweets

What if the best posting time is at 2.00 am? Just schedule the tweet. (Green)

Post to Twitter and Facebook

Once you allow Su.pr access to Twitter and Facebook (via settings), you can post status directly to Twitter and Facebook. (Green)

Thumb Up and Review

For links not submitted to StumbleUpon yet, a “Thumb Up Now” link (pink) is shown instead of the thumbnail. You can Submit the link or write a review – the links are ready for you.

You are always Credited

Its not easy to find amazing unique links. When your tweet comes in someone else’s time line, he owns the tweet. He can choose whether to credit it back to you or not. But with Su.pr, the links you shorten always carry your name to it, you are always acknowledged.

Su.pr is really working for me, it took a couple of hours to get used to, but now its perfect. Thanks to Ishan for pulling me into it.

Which shortener do you use?

Hello, I am Arun Basil Lal. Thank you for reading!

I am a freelance WordPress developer with over a decade of experience. I am passionate about making things and traveling the world.

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21 Comments.

  1. VitaminCM says:

    Arun – Cool article. I can’t wait to give this a shot. I’m a huge StumbleUpon fan. Great tip.

  2. Amal Roy says:

    The same su.pr is used by me too. I think this is the best one i have used so far.
    What i liked the most is the ability to post directly to twitter and the nice presentation of statistics and yes the traffic too 🙂

  3. Alok says:

    I was searching this type of URL shorting service. Now i have found that, Really amazing.

  4. Quakeboy says:

    this is great… i think we do deserve atleast a small amount of traffic and credits to ourselves, when we are keen on sharing interesting stuff on the web with the internet 🙂

  5. Luca Di Nicola says:

    What a great find. Thanks for sharing. I’ll sigh up and give it a try

  6. S.Pradeep Kumar says:

    Moreover I love the fact that Su.pr can be linked with Facebook and Twitter, I can update in 3 social networks at a time !;)

  7. Ajith says:

    Nice review man. Looks like post exams you are back to full steam (also lots of posts on URL shortening…)

    I should try su.pr out. Basically, I have been staying away from all kinds of blog promotion activities 🙂 Trying to optimize the income with whatever traffic I have LOL (Doesn’t mean that I mind getting more)

    • Lol, its not the exams, I got over writers block by sleeping hard during the Onam vacations. Guess its gone for ever. I wrote all these posts during the holidays.

      Hope you would release an optimization report (a pdf, promotion guaranteed). I havent done anything yet.

  8. cheth says:

    yup i use su.pr but there is one huge disadvantage that if twitter is down then 90% chances that su.pr will be down too… i prefer owl.ly because it links back to my twitter profile and it also gives credit… but yea su.pr is stumbleupon kid that makes the difference 🙂

    • I see, I was wondering why su.pr goes down when twitter does, they are totally independent and I have never seen stumbleupon go down. The best thing I liked about su.pr is the extra traffic which is quite something. Just checked out ow.ly. I had never noticed that navbar before, its good.

  9. sbunting108 says:

    I like su.pr alot just signed up for it about a week ago but whenever I input my website in the promoted websites it just goes back blank when I press save! Is anyone else experiencing this problem? I think it might be because I am on a .blogspot.com domain! But I don’t know.

  10. Joseph says:

    Bit.ly! But I guess I’ll soon move to Su.pr; you are pulling me into it, again. =D

  11. Leigh Mcmikle says:

    I am trying to compose an article on weddings and was doing the research when I happen to visit your blog. You have got some very informative posts related to the wedding niche. Will Rate the site and bookmark it. Thanks.

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