Got a great website? Got a long, drawn out URL link to go with it?
Then you've probably experienced agony of telling someone that long, drawn out URL string.
Imagine what that link looks like on your business card, in your signature file, or in your resource box. Looks pretty bulky and long, doesn't it?
If so, then it's probably time to give your link a "facelift." The best way to do this is with a redirect URL, or simply, a redirect.
First, for uninitiated, a URL is destination address of your website. Generally, it begins with 'www.' or 'http://'.
A redirect is a shorter URL address, or string, that when clicked, will still take you to your designated website. Redirects have some great features.
They can add to simplicity of your URL. They can also help make your string more memorable. They have ability to camouflage your existing URL string.
And, best of all, you can find them offered for FREE. But, there is a small trade off. You must agree to some sort of ad promoting company that is providing redirect, such as a popup or some sort of promotion page.
Here is an example of simplicity of a redirect.
First, I'll show you a long URL string that I have for one of my replicated sites:
Notice how bulky that looks. That's too much to communicate over phone or even to remember.
Here's redirect that I have for that address:
That's 'easy to' say and to remember. Plus, I included keyword 'phone' in it for word recognition.
Also, when that redirect is clicked on, site visitor will notice that when they arrive at site, they will see that simple redirect in their browser URL window, as opposed to long string.
The company that promotes that URL uses a popup ad too.
Redirects can also be used to camouflage your URL.
You might want to camouflage your link to keep curiosity level up with your prospect. A redirect could help you to not "spill beans."