Shorl is a neat tool that you can use to shorten long URL’s and have the ability to view how many clicks have been made it. When you enter a URL, it will give you the shortened address along with a password. The password is not needed, unless you want to view statistics on the shortened address. Below the information for the new address and the password, it will provide you with a link that will direct you to the statistics page. The statistics link uses the ID and Password for the short URL so that only you will be able to view it.

Whenever someone clicks on the shortened address, it will go to Shorl and say where they are being directed to and add to the number of clicks made on the link. I like this method of showing where the short url is directing you. You may not be able to tell what the link is because of its shortened address, so when you click it, you may not know where you are going. But with Shorl, it shows where you are going to and if it is something I don’t want to visit, then I can just close before even getting directed to it.

Shorl even came up with their own method to turn large numbers into syllables. They call it “Koremutake.” “It is, in plain language, a way to express any large number as a sequence of syllables. The general idea is that word-sounding pieces of information are a lot easier to remember than a sequence of digits.” Very interesting concept that they use to create the short URL’s.

Also, they have a bookmarklet available if any one wants to turn the current page into a Shorl URL right away.

View Shorl, make long URLs short.


2 Comments on “Shorlify. Shorten URL’s, View Statistics”

  1. Mohamed says:

    There is another SHORT URL service now available at http://www.nowgoto.ws.

  2. Adrian Buerki says:

    If you like TinyURL, you might also want to check out http://traceurl.com

    TraceURL shortens any URL plus it tracks traffic to the page through the TraceURL shortened web site address, showing where the traffic originated. Count accesses and have the origin of the visitor displayed on a Google Map.