35 responses on “The Twitter Friendly Links Plugin”
May 15, 2009 at 2:53 pm |
May 12, 2009 at 4:01 pm |
May 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm |
Link to plugin page: http://bit.ly/UauTU
May 12, 2009 at 5:33 pm |
This is a great plugin idea, but I just want to point out how possible this is just by changed your permalink structure to /%post_id%/%postname%/ or /%post_id%/whatevertagyouwant/.
I’ve been doing this since I started using twitter in 2007:
is equal to this:
having a unique number with your link also looks better to services like google news.
I do like the tweet this function on the side.
May 12, 2009 at 8:46 pm |
Great little plugin! A great treat to be able to see any traffic generated by my own tiny urls in my existing analytic account. Also great for branding and SEO.
May 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm |
I love it! Tinyurl looks too much like spam to me. This is a great alternative. How will SEO be effected?
May 13, 2009 at 3:07 am |
Great info, thanks!
May 13, 2009 at 3:16 am |
Can you please explain what are the options for using “Link Style”? Couldn’t find on your website
May 13, 2009 at 2:59 pm |
Tweet this post!
May 13, 2009 at 5:12 pm |
Thank you. I will be using this soon! Why didn’t someone think of this sooner?!?
May 13, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
Just what we were looking for!
…branded, analytics and free!!!!
May 14, 2009 at 2:12 am |
This is a great idea and has various benefits, if only my domain names weren’t so long. ^^
May 14, 2009 at 5:37 pm |
May 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm |
If you could make it work with the http://www.bit.ly tracking API that would be awesome.
May 21, 2009 at 7:28 am |
May 24, 2009 at 7:45 pm |
Thanks for this video…I have been brain storming for something just like this and thanks to you I have what I was looking for and not all those spam looking links that make you want to click them just to see what they lead too…my pet peave.
May 29, 2009 at 9:04 pm |
Thanks, became interested and going to try, after will post my opinion
June 1, 2009 at 12:16 am |
Nice work! Thanks! Here are a couple of features that I’d love to have:
1. The option to set my own alphanumeric ID for the short URL when composing the post. (And an alternate option to get an automated ID based on the title/slug/etc., which I believe was mentioned previously).
2. The ability to have the short links created on a different domain of mine.
Original URL: myblogdomain.com/2009.05.29/post-name
Short URL: mbdm.com/code
#2 sounds technically difficult but it would be so valuable.
What do you guys think?
June 3, 2009 at 3:43 am |
I like this idea a lot! I also like Mike’s suggestion of using a different owned domain. I think having an option for published posts to automatically be Tweeted was be great as well. I don’t manually publish posts to Twitter and as someone who schedules posts, I’d enjoy having that automated for me. Thanks!
March 10, 2010 at 12:34 am |
Mike, Suzdawg and everyone else: the focus of this plug-in is in helping you increase your site’s inbound links, which is part of a good SEO strategy. When you use a third-party service like bit.ly, you’re basically giving that link away to the bit.lys and tinyurls of the game. In most cases, your link contains content that you’ve put considerable time and effort creating — your site deserves all the credit for that link.
So I hope you can understand why getting this plug-in to communicate with the bit.ly API or having this work on a domain other than your domain is not such a good idea. I also hope that this comment doesn’t come off the wrong way. I’ve been learning a lot about SEO and WordPress lately and wanted to share some of that info with you, as it applies to this particular post.
Take care 🙂
June 21, 2009 at 9:48 am |
nice post keep it up
June 26, 2009 at 7:36 am |
Nice work, thanks for sharing.
I was thinking over the Twitter fact and i got same today. I will try it now.
October 30, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
Thanks for this.
Which program did you use for the screencast/animation of text and graphics?
October 31, 2009 at 12:59 am |
Kenneth, I used simple screenshots and some photoshop. The video, effects and everything else were done in Sony Vegas.
March 10, 2010 at 12:36 am |
Question for the developer: how does this plug-in compare to Blair Williams’s Pretty Link Pro plug-in? What are the pros/cons? I know that he offers a free version (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/pretty-link/) of it as well. I am considering a plug-in that serves this purpose. I’ll test out both in the meantime.
March 28, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
Robert, TFL will be getting an upgrade soon, and a major one 😉 so stay tuned
May 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm |
Does your Plugin support rev-canonical (http://shiflett.org/blog/2009/apr/save-the-internet-with-rev-canonical)?