There is so many URL shortener service out there. I did not know which one I should choose.
I decide to go with the most popular. I choose bit.ly . It is a great service for many reasons.
They give you a great analytic dashboard with vital information.
I like the fact that you can know exactly where the traffic comes from. (Long url description and twitter traffic.)
Las week I decide to test a new URL shortener. This URL shortener is from Google.
They do not give you a great analytics dashboard like bit.ly .
( I hope they will connect this information with Google analytics though).
However, Google gives you two things that I like.
First, their redirect is super fast. Bit.ly looks slow compare to Google. May not be a problem with low traffic but with high traffic it can become a huge problem.
Second thing that I like about Google URL shortener is their QR codes generator.
It is now easy to create those codes.
Look, I create this one.
Grab your smartphone with the scanlife application and you will discover the message behind my code.
(Hint: it is my website)
The question is bit.ly or Google URL shortener.
I will keep bit.ly as my number one URL shortener but I will use Google URL shortener to generate those QR codes.
By the way QR codes are going to be important in the future ( it is very popular in Asia).
UPDATE: bit.ly adds QR Code