Long URLs - Are They Killing Your Business?
March 16, 2007 12:16pm CST
Ugly URLs may be killing your business, not to mention you could be indirectly driving those very customers that you are working so hard to keep away and not even know it. So by now you must be wondering what I'm talking about, what is an Ugly URL and how could a measly URL turn around and hurt my business. Well it's simple, let me explain... We've all seen them, the LONG and very hard to remember link, either from an affiliate program or from your ISP...No matter where you get them, they are simply killing your business. Studies have shown that not only are these URLs hard to remember or shall I say impossible to remember, but they also are not eye friendly, in fact our testing has shown that providing your customers or website visitors with these non friendly URLs actually drives them away. But There Is A Solution... By going to a free Web site service like URLFreeze.com you can swap your long URL for a short one. The URL shortening service will maintain the association between the two and will redirect anyone who enters the short URL to the page at the long URL. Finally, you can track your clicks, make more sales, and keep track of all of your cloaked URLs in one place! News Flash Guys!! They won't click on those long ugly links, And if they do, they won't buy from you. People hate to be sold! When they see it is an affiliate link, they hate to know you will make money if they buy. It is crazy, but it is true. They want to remove your id so no one gets paid. What Is A URL Shortener? A URL shortener is a Web site that will create a short URL or Web page address from a long one so that the short version, which is easier to remember and enter, can be used instead. For example, if you need to frequently enter a URL into e-mail messages or read it over the phone, a long URL is prone to mistyping or misunderstanding. Not to mention by not cloaking your links, hijackers are able to easily steal your affiliate commissions thereby robbing you of your hard earned money. There is a constant need for URL forwarding and redirection. The reason is that there are many long URLs that are not convenient nor wise to use. The solution is using a URL redirection service that would create a shorter URL and forward the long URL to the short one. URLFreeze.com is a new free URL forwarding and redirection service that meets these needs. URLreeze.com can instantly turn every awkward and inconvenient long URL into a handy and easy to use short URL. URLFreeze.com also allows you to choose your own suffix (the part after the "/" in the URL), so the URL will be easy to remember and represent the page it refers to, plus they have an awesome feature that allows you to signup and create a custom folder name which would look something like this http://www.urlfreeze.com/recommends/keyword . The /recommends is the custom foldername giving you ulimited potential to totally customize your own link, something that no one else is doing which has proven to drastically improve click thru's and sales conversions. So why would someone want to use it? Here’s a few common cases: For Your own use: Let’s say that you often search for the map of Brooklyn in Google maps. The URL is http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=arizona%20map%20phoenix&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl Of course it’s not convenient to use and it’s impossible to remember. Using URLFreeze.com you can create this URL: http://urlfreeze.com/GoogleMap Now can easily be remembered! For emailing and posting: Let’s say that you want to post a long URL on your website or in an article or just send to your friends in an Email or to you customers in a newsletter. Long URLs just don’t look good. With URLFreeze.com you can create an Easy and Friendly URL for posting or Emailing. For your website: Let’s say that you have a website or a webpage on a free web host, without you own domain. The URL would be something like: http://www.my-internet-host.com/~myusername/my-page.html This is not easy to use, remember or tell people. With URLFreeze.com you can easily create a URL like: http://urlfreeze.com/Mike To hide your Affiliate link: Let’s say that you have affiliate referral links on your site, this links usually contain numbers and are not easy to use. Besides, many people know that these are affiliate links and don’t want to click them. With URLFreeze.com you can mask these links into short and good looking links. What are the other advantages of URLFreeze.com ? URLFreeze.com is a 100% free. There are no page reloads of any kind, and the user experience is fantastic and extremely easy to use. URLFreeze.com also allows you to choose your own suffix, unlike some other services. When using the automatic URL (without choosing a suffix), URLFreeze.com will always give you the shortest possible URL. To try this free service visit http://URLFreeze.com Today!