Why should I use a URL shortener?
There are several reasons why you might want to use a URL shortener: To make links shorter and easier to share. To track the number of clicks on a link. To create more memorable and branded links. To protect your links from being clicked on by bots or other malicious actors.
Can I password protect a link?
Yes, a password can be added to any short url and only those with it will be able to view the link. You can also create a password proctected link here
Are URL shorteners safe?
URL shorteners can be safe, but it is important to choose a reputable service. Some URL shorteners have been known to redirect users to malicious websites. It is also important to be aware of the potential for URL shorteners to be used for spam or phishing attacks.
How do URL shorteners work?
URL shorteners work by creating a new URL that points to the original URL. When someone clicks on the shortened URL, they are redirected to the original URL. URL shorteners typically use a variety of techniques to shorten URLs, such as base64 encoding or URL hashing. We use URL hashing. JetLink uses an API of superurl (owned by me) which has a database that associates the long url with a short url. When a user tries to access the short url, the browser will instantly redirect to the original page (long url). JetLink uses the "301 redirect" response, which is better than "302 redirect" for SEO. A 301 redirect is a permanent redirect that passes between 90-99% of link equity to the redirected page. 301 refers to the HTTP status code for this type of redirect. In most instances, the 301 redirect is the best method for implementing redirects on a website.
Can I create free short URLs?
Yes, JetLink allows users to create short urls from the homepage for free.
How do I submit a feature request?
Please send feature request to firstname.lastname@example.org