__/ [John Bokma] on Thursday 02 February 2006 18:57 \__
> "Nospam" <nospam@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I wonder if this is possible, if I wanted to use something similar to
>> tinyurl to refer people to a site, but to have several individual
>> tinyurl sites (so I am aware of which referer brought the traffic)
>> could such a thing be possible?
> tinyurl does make an URL smaller, and redirects to the real thing. You
> could encode a referer code in the URL, and then make it tiny.
I think the OP wants to create several tiny URL's, all of which point to
the same site. This is a hack, which enables the Webmaster to investigate
routes of traffic. It is similar to the idea of giving multiple E-mail ad-
dresses to different people in order to know how addresses have leaked to
aggressive companies or spammers.
The first such service I became familiar with was
http://www.makeashorterlink.com/. A friend recently told me about
http://snipurl.com . See if these offer more functionality than tinyurl.
Bear in mind that less popular services will most likely have your URL's
broken earlier. I think these are in principle permalink, but not perma-
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