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New!!! Fast URL shortener

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by cipcip, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. #1
    I just finished my new project, is a new short url that gives you the opportunity to create custom links for your redirects.

    Features:
    - No registration
    - No restrictions
    - Easy to use
    - API available
    SEMrush
    Example link that redirects to google:

    http://ik.si/g

    Link for the website is:

    http://ik.si

    Any ideas for improvements are more than welcomed.
     
    cipcip, Dec 5, 2017 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    #2
    Shouldn't it be "Shorten" instead of "Short"? The verb "short" has a completely different meaning, like "He shorted me on money".

    So your button should say Shorten. Also here: You can use the service to shorten any type of links.
     
    qwikad.com, Dec 5, 2017 IP
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    cipcip Well-Known Member

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    #3
    Thank you for the grammar lesson. I do not speak English as my native language, so these things can be tricky.
    Besides grammar, what else can be improved ? How does it look, what does it need ?

    Thank you.
     
    cipcip, Dec 6, 2017 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    #4
    You still need to proofread those texts at the bottom.

    The design is nice. I noticed that your logo is not centered on cell phones.

    Some URLs can't be shortened. As an example this URL (and similar) will throw an error:

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=watches+for+sale&qs=n&form=QBLH&sp=-1&ghc=1&pq=watches+for+sale&sc=8-16&sk=&cvid=D09F6CF967FD49E79611D9073E118AC0
    Code (markup):
     
    qwikad.com, Dec 6, 2017 IP
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    You make a great website. A simple and clean web design can benefit your site and it's easy to see. Also the websites will see an improvement in loading speed.

    You can add social media buttons to your siderbar or header.
     
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  6. cipcip

    cipcip Well-Known Member

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    Just made the last updates for this year :)

    - site wide announcements;
    - search bar to search if a tag is available or not;
    - site navigation bar which includes the previous two :)
     
    cipcip, Dec 31, 2017 IP
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    Nice service. Do you plan on implementing any kind of click tracking and other analytics-type features in the future?
     
    Slurpie, Jan 5, 2018 IP
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    cipcip Well-Known Member

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    I am working on analytics country-based at the moment. So it will tell you how many visits you have, from where.
     
    cipcip, Jan 9, 2018 IP
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    Slurpie Greenhorn

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    That would be super helpful for the next big feature. Good luck!
     
    Slurpie, Jan 10, 2018 IP
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    #10
    Nice services you provide there. Clean design too. :)

    Just my thinking, may be you could integrate the Tag box search at the top to the URL and Tag creation form below?
    Or, it would be real convenience for user to know the availability of the Tag once he/she finish typing the Tag name (for like 1 second with ajax) and show it to user? Button can still remain though.

    And for the statistical info of how many short URL is served at the bottom section, the moment I browsing it is displaying 'Served: 404 short URLs'. I was like 'huh? 404?' :D
    Took a few seconds to find out what it was. lol.
     
    voon, Jan 19, 2018 IP
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    cipcip Well-Known Member

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    I am not that good with Ajax but I will document a little bit and see how I can integrate it :)
     
    cipcip, Jan 22, 2018 IP
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    cipcip Well-Known Member

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    Just added captcha because people were spamming the service and few other fixes in the admin panel. Over 300 short urls were deleted because were created by bots abusing the service.
    To do next: Re-work of API.
     
    cipcip, Jan 22, 2018 IP
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    #13
    Just suggesting. Doesn't mean have to do it. >.<

    Hate those spammers also! :(

    Quite a lot of services you provide on the internet. Plan to monetize it?
     
    voon, Jan 23, 2018 IP
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    cipcip Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking of adding interstitial ads until the redirect is being made... Don't know if it is the most perfect idea though.
    Right now the redirect is instant.
     
    cipcip, Jan 23, 2018 IP
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    Ok, that's a good one. Keep it up. :)

    Inspires me to come out some services also. Thinking ... thinking ...
     
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    cipcip Well-Known Member

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    Re-worked the API. Introduced API key's where one will need to provide a name and a valid e-mail address in order to get a key.
    If the e-mail address is not valid, then you will not get the key, easy enough :)

    Also added a nice marquee effect at the top, for old time sake :) Made entirely in CSS.
    I am old, I know... On Sunday it will be my 30th birthday. When I started web design & development <marquee></marquee> tags and <blink></blink> tags were a huge success :p

    Added interstitial ads as well. Will redirect after 5 seconds on that page.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2018
    cipcip, Jan 26, 2018 IP
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    Happy 30th birthday!!... shh.. no worries I'm almost a decade older than u. :)
     
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    cipcip Well-Known Member

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    cipcip, Jan 26, 2018 IP