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Hi,
Many peoples using url shorten except of original url path of sites in micro blogging like twitter, identi.ca, facebook. I want to know that use of url shorter is better except original url link of site in micro blogging or not and why ?

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People use short URLs for twitter because there is a low character limit and in most cases full URLs are too long to fit. If you care about SEO, make sure that you use a URL shortener that does a 301 Permanent Redirect to the full URL so that "seo juice" gets passed appropriately. I like the bit.ly service because it has nice performance tracking tools.

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URL shortening done wrong is bad. Don't use anything besides those that are really serious. Right now, bit.ly is the best option.

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Is there any other use of url shorter except it that it's convert link in short form ? If there are any other benefits to use url shortener so please share here.

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People use short URLs for twitter because there is a low character limit and in most cases full URLs are too long to fit. If you care about SEO, make sure that you use a URL shortener that does a 301 Permanent Redirect to the full URL so that "seo juice" gets passed appropriately. I like the bit.ly service because it has nice performance tracking tools.

Hmmnnn . . . I have never tried bit.ly. This is good advice.

Have you ever tried snipurl.com? I am curious to know how the two services compare.
There is also a Plug-in for WordPress blogs that allows you to base a shortened URL on your own domain. However, if you are using Twitter, and are sensitive about character limit, I suppose site names don't get much shorter than bit.ly.

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The main argument against URL shortening services is that users don't know which domain they are being redirected to.

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