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How To Make Shorter Web Site Links

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Below are some resources for shortening long URL's (web site addresses).
 
Oftentime, URL's for replicated websites or your customized links for affiliate product web sites can be long and complicated, so finding a way to shorten them is a good idea.
 
You can also search online for the keywords "free URL cloaking" or "free URL shortening" and possibly discover many more resources of a similar nature.


Free - TinyURL

You can also shorten a long link for any website at www.TinyURL.com

The only drawback is that you don't have any control over the "nickname" portion of the resulting link, as you do with SnipURL (above).

A disadvantage -- once at your site via the shortened link, the original url still shows in the address bar of the browser.

This one is okay if you just quickly need a short URL for something and it doesn't matter to you that you cannot control the resulting text of the url or edit it later, or that the original url will show in the address bar of the browser once at the site.


GoDaddy.com
Purchasing Domain Names with Free Forwarding

Once you have a free company website or any kind of replicating type of website that has a long, difficult URL/link -- to make things easier, you can purchase a domain name that is simple enough that people can remember it easily, and that is easy for you to tell people over the phone often, especially when prospecting leads.

If you want to purchase your own domain such as...

     www.YourOwnPurchasedDomainName.com

...we recommend
www.GoDaddy.com because they offer free domain redirection (forwarding), and their domains are very inexpensive. Plus, their whole process is very user-friendly, but even so, they have a customer support service available 24/7.

When you are forwarding your domain to an existing website:

1)  You DO NOT need "hosting" for your website, because the website already exists and is hosted by someone already. (People who are building their website from scratch themselves would need hosting.)

2)  It automatically selects the choice of a 2-year purchase of your domain -- IF you only want 1 year (or more than 2 years), change the selected option.

3)  If you do not want the domain to automatically renew each year, UN-check the box that says it should automatically renew.

4)  The GoDaddy.com domain purchase process shows you tons of optional services to add/purchase, but ALL YOU NEED is their FREE FORWARDING service, which comes with your purchase of the domain name.

This means you can "point" (redirect or forward) your domain name which you purchased to your company website or any other website if you decide to use another one later -- so then, when people type in www.YourOwnPurchasedDomainName.com they will get to your site -- whichever site you have chosen to set up the forwarding to!


NOTE: You must set up the free forwarding after you purchase the domain name,
in the GoDaddy website "back office" at www.GoDaddy.com


After you purchase your domain name, GoDaddy will send you confirmation emails containing important information.

You will need to know your Login Name or Customer Number and your Password to login to their back office and set up the forwarding of your domain name to your web site.

The back office is pretty self-explanatory, but if you run into problems, they have awesome telephone customer service reps that will help you around the clock, 24/7.

Again, f you have any problems at all with either purchasing your domain name or setting up the forwarding, GoDaddy provides 24/7 LIVE TELEPHONE CUSTOMER SUPPORT.

IF you call them when purchasing a domain name, be sure you make them understand THAT THE ONLY THING YOU NEED is the FREE FORWARDING of your purchased domain name to a replicated (or other) website URL!

Do not let them talk you into purchasing ANY OTHER services (unless you want them)!

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