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url shortener

probably the best url shortener

about bdb.im the url shortener

URL shortening is a technique used on the World Wide Web in which a URL may be made shorter in length and still direct to the correct page. This is achieved by using an HTTP Redirect on a domain name that is short, which links to the web page that has a long URL. For example, the URL http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_shortening can be shortened to "http://bdb.im/q9". This is especially convenient for messaging technologies such as Twitter and Identi.ca, which severely limit the number of characters that may be used in a message. Short URLs allow otherwise long web addresses to be referred to in a tweet.

why use the bdb.im url shortener

On Twitter and some instant-messaging services, there is a limit on the total number of characters that can be used in a message. Using a URL shortener can make it easier to include a URL within a short message. A QR Code that stores a URL can be more readable by using a URL shortener to minimize the length of the URL it encodes. Finally, the URL shortening sites provide detailed information on the clicks the link receives, this can be simpler than setting up an equally powerful server side analytics engine.

Url Shortener script - API

jQuery url shortener script - 100% free

         function ShortenUrl(originalUrl) {
type: "POST",
url: "http://bdb.im/Controls/WebServices/bdbService.svc/ShortenUrl",
data: '{"originalUrl":"' + originalUrl + '"}',
contentType: "application/json; charset=utf-8",
dataType: "json",
success: function (msg) {
return msg.d;

Got Analytics?

As a registered bdb.im url shortener user can learn how social media is increasing their traffic, what interests their site's audience, and much more. Best of all, it's free and probably the best url shortener in the world. Oh and of course the bdb.im url shortener is simple to use. Once you have an account tracking will start on all urls produces allowing you to view the statistics anywhere.

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