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
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.
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.
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?
Arun – Cool article. I can’t wait to give this a shot. I’m a huge StumbleUpon fan. Great tip.
You are gonna love this one. I get thrice as more traffic from SU than from Twitter just because of Su.Pr. 🙂
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 🙂
Su.pr is amazing, I just wished it had an option to create custom urls. We will never stop asking.. lol
I was searching this type of URL shorting service. Now i have found that, Really amazing.
When I just checked my Su.pr Stats today, I have got 5493 visits to my links from other sources and 16,583 visits from StumbleUpon. Su.pr definitely rocks!
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 🙂
Believe me, the traffic you get out of su.pr is not small. It went over 1000 many times now 🙂
What a great find. Thanks for sharing. I’ll sigh up and give it a try
Hope you will find it useful, thanks for dropping in!
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 !;)
Su.pr is a definite productivity booster 🙂
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.
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.
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.
I dont think BlogSpot users are left out, it might be a temporary issue, check it again please.
Bit.ly! But I guess I’ll soon move to Su.pr; you are pulling me into it, again. =D
Good luck. Su.pr is kinda slow these days. Still loving it 🙂
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