How many times have you tried to link your ActiveRain post on Twitter or another site only to get the response that the url is too long? Well Happy Holidays, ActiveRain has a gift for you.
Once you have written and posted a blog post you now have the option of generating a shorter url.
Simply go back into your post and click Generate short URL. Take a look at the screen shot below:
I hope many of you find this useful and take advantage of the new url. Here is what Lenn's shortened URL looks like once we generate the shorter URL for the post in the screen shot above.
The shortened URL for this post is http://actvra.in/45. As you can see, the shorter structure uses the actvra.in domain.
In order to see how many times someone has clicked on that shortened URL, you can go to the 'statistics' area of your 'my home' page in order to track performance. It will show you how many times each shortened URL has been clicked.
And an added bonus to deal with the continual onslaught of spam......
Let's call it a stocking stuffer. To help with the spam you may see occassionally, we've now made it so only logged in members can leave links in comments. Our hope is that it cuts the spam down drastically. Fingers crossed!