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Tinyurl feature, a bad idea?

by Willy / November 11, 2007 9:54 PM PST

Upon seeing http://www.tinyurl.com supported features, I pose this question:

Is the "hiding of affiliates" form/feature really a good idea?

I understand the business side, but can see possible abuse if for anything to cause mischief and I don't see where tinyurl may protect against that. Look at thier website and find: Hide your affiliate URLs

Am I wrong to think negativity of this feature? Just wondering -----Willy

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Looking at this from a webmaster's point of view
by PudgyOne / November 12, 2007 5:47 AM PST

I would be more that grateful if someone advertised my url and others also appreciate the FREE advertising. The only way I'd use tiny url, and I have, is to shrink the url when no other means work. You can shrink url's here and on your own website. The only thing you don't want to do is advertise your email address. You use a special email address for the internet.

So to answer your question

NO, I would NOT use tinyurl for my website.


Rick

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The reason I don't is because........
by caktus / November 13, 2007 4:48 AM PST

It is so easy and convenient to Copy As/ Save As, add to Favorites, Groups, Bookmarks, Creat Shortcut. Who event needs a "Tiny URL?

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