Here's Something I Hadn't Thought Of

Canada
August 13, 2009 9:00am CST
I have used a couple of link shortening services not only for the obvious reason of shortening my links, but also as a way to sort and store my links in one place as opposed to using a spreadsheet. But, here's something I hadn't thought of before: As someone who knows relatively little about SEO and the internal workings of an actual link, it never occurred to me that there might be a downside to link shortening. I came across an interesting article that has got me really thinking about whether or not I should continue with this practice. Read the article for yourself http://linkbee.com/linkshortening and let me know what you think. As I said, I don't have any real knowledge of my own on this subject, so I rely on the expertise of others. Anyone who has knowledge in this area, please throw your opinions my way; I'd really appreciate it. Thanks xoxo Cyne http://linkbee.com/linkshortening
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@LeeHolt (436)
13 Aug 09
Im assuming you shorten your links, and store them elsewhere for the purpose of backing them up should something go wrong. Well if you use Firefox, you can backup your bookmarks, then there is no need to go through the process of shortening and saving everytime. Sorry if I mis-understood your question. Lee.
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• Canada
14 Aug 09
Yes, I think maybe you did misunderstand. I store links to share them, but sometimes they are really long and need to be shortened. Did you read the article? xoxo Cyne
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
14 Aug 09
With what you have stated use of link shortening, I think what you should only worry about is the life span of the company that offer that service. The downside mention in your link are for website owner concern with their site hits and link juice.