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Or, maybe you'd like to hide that link for your own promotional purposes to avoid confusion.
Here's a redirect that I have for another replicated website. Again, I included keywords in string.
When you click this redirect on, or copy and paste it into your browser, you'll also see a different example of how this company promotes their service.
Did you notice promotional page? A different approach from a popup ad.
You might have also seen that long link appears in browser window after you click past promotional page. (Remember that first redirect example in this article showed only redirect in browser window.)
Here is a partial list of companies that will provide FREE redirects.
http://come.to/ http://1st-part.com/ http://www.ontheweb.nu/ "click on whatwedo" http://over.to/ http://webalias.com/ http://www.freesitex.com/shorturl01.shtml http://www.nothinginlife.com/ "Click webmaster tools", click "URL redirects" http://www.bru.to/ Some companies charge as low as $5 annually for use of their strings. They can go as high as $100.
Of course, optimum is getting your own domain name. This will enable you to create a brand, or recognizeable name that relates to your business. They can range anywhere from under $20 to $35 annually. Maybe more.
For my e-zine's subscription site, I have my domain name that I simply use to redirect to my 'LeaderZKorner' subscription site.
http://www.lzkorner.com Click it on and that short URL is all you will see in your browser box. In fact, you will be redirected around a pretty lengthy website address.
Now you have a way to STOP wasting time explaining that long URL to people by giving them something shorter or more memorable or both.
And all by giving your link a quick facelift with a redirect.
Ron Kimball is the editor of "LeaderZKorner," a weekly electronic publication that is geared towards home based business owners. For a FREE subscription, go to: >http://www.lzkorner.com<