Snip URL is an online tool you can use to make those ridiculously long URLs shorter. So instead of a long URL, intimidating URL, you get this:
Cool, right? I used Tiny URL for a couple of years, especially when sending emails. And if you’re on Twitter, you probably know that Twitter automatically makes your long URLs short using Tiny URL. But Snip URL offers some awesome features that leaves Tiny URL in the dust:
Keep your snips organized
Keeps track of each snip you create in reverse-chronological order, and allows you to modify them later.
Track your links
You can see how many people have clicked on your Snip. This feature tracks clicks and unique clicks. Once you copy and paste a snip into Twitter, it won’t be replaced with a Tiny URL, so now you can track how many people click on your Twitter links.
Hey look! Four people have already clicked my Amazon Affiliate link for the new Harry Potter book, and I just created that Snip for this example about three minutes ago! There’s an interesting strategy for you creative online money-makers out there. ☺
Social bookmark your snips
Add your snip to social bookmarking sites quickly and easily. It’s a great way to see your clicks increase more quickly!
Access it from your toolbar
You can add Snip URL to your toolbar, so you don’t have to manually go to the website every time you want to create a snip.
Browse other people’s snips
Snip URL is like its own social bookmarking site; you can browse other users’ snips and see what’s interesting by how many times each snip has been viewed
RSS your snips
You can set up RSS feeds of your latest snips. This can be useful as a sidebar widget on your blog or website.
There are also some more advanced ways you can use Snip URL, like setting up API keys, and multi-snip (snip many URLs at once). But really, who doesn’t love tracking their traffic? If you’re not a fan of track-clicking features in stats programs like Google Analytics, Snip URL is the way to go.
You can read more about Snip URL here: Tiny URL or Snip URL – How Do You Track Your Online Marketing?
So start snipping away, and please let me know how you like it.