"Let us move forward with boldness and not retreat back into the comforts of the past." - David March
We have all seen them before, URL shorteners can be extremely beneficial. From conference/workshop presentation links to making it easier to get students to an important website, a URL shortener can save time and hassle. The benefits of a URL shortener go far beyond taking an ugly web address and turning it into something useful.
Some of you may use goo.gl, t.co, ow.ly, or tinyurl to name a few others. In the end it doesn't really matter which one you use, but the ones that allow you to customize and save your shortened links tend to work best.
But what if we said, you could create your own short URL's.
So we know we can make a link shorter, and can customize it. Why would you need to do any of this though. You can use QR codes, or user hyperlinks when linking to things online, using a short url just creates more work that takes up time. For a lot of what we do daily this is true. Let's look at a few ideas for using custom short URLs
While most educators are not in the marketing business, even a school district could benefit from having the flexibility to create custom urls for various needs. I am curious, do you use short urls? Which service do you use? Would you be able to benefit from creating your own custom short domain, for around $12/year? I would love to hear your feedback on how and why this could benefit you. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to hit me up on Twitter. I am more than willing to discuss ideas and help you get your domain set up.