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Shrinkomatic URL Shortening With A Twist

Ghacks author Daniel Pataki is pretty busy these days with all the new Internet websites and services that he is creating. His latest service is called Shrinkomatic. It is an url shortening service with one interesting unique feature.

But first things first. To shorten an url one would simply head over to the Shrinkomatic website and paste the url in the form on the main page. The service creates a unique short url in the form which will redirect to the original url. This is definitively not the shortest url for an url shortening service but any name that is easy to remember should be fine for most users because that's what url shortening is all about.

If you sign up for an account you can manage all the urls that have been created with the service. The list does contain a very nice and maintainable overview of the created urls. It also provides access to statistics detailing how many times the link was accessed (url trackin).

The unique feature are special urls for websites. Special urls are located at their own subdirectory of the website. While this does not necessarily different to creating a single link to a website it does provide the site owner with additional statistics.

The site owner will see all links that point to his website by all users of the service. That's an excellent way of keeping track of the links if the service is used a lot.

Daniel has some great plans for the service. Users will be able to export their links to txt or csv and also share their links with others. He has more in the pipeline but some features are to unique to be spilled yet.

You can read about new announcements at the Shrinkomatic blog or visit Shrinkomatic directly to shrink some urls.

Shinkomatic has been discontinued. Alternatives are Tiny url or

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    1. Arun Shivaram said on November 26, 2008 at 3:32 am

      SOM is nice with features like Click Tracking. Created a account there.The main feature that draw my attention is special URL’s . I need some help to get it working. Let’s see whether SOM becomes my primary URL shortener or not

    2. phaithful said on November 26, 2008 at 10:51 pm

      Check out , it’s a much superior URL shortening service that’s much shorter, provides custom URLs, 301 redirects, and has a slew of analytics from twitter, delicious, and friendfeed tracking to referrers and geolocation clicks.

    3. Daniel said on November 27, 2008 at 11:02 pm

      Gasp, my service has been deemed inferior :) I’m working on it, it will beat competition in no time. I’m hurt by the way ;)

    4. Joseph said on January 7, 2009 at 6:42 pm

      There`s also a nice URL shortening service. You can set title and keywords for your URLs

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