This is probably a silly question but...
Can you insert your trackers into short URLS? Since the short URLs usually change into the original address, would this make the cookie obsolete?
Thanks for any replies!
One main purpose of short URLs is to hide (mask) affiliate links. So if you could insert the tracker, then convert to short URL afterwards, that should work.
If you are talking specifically of the hubpage created short url
Then that is a good question, but is most likely a no
Short URLS's in general (shortened URL's , URL redirects) are most often used specifically for such a reason.
I owuld imagine the hUbpage short url is already a redirect , so you cannot edit it anyway and still maintain proper location orientation
That is what I thought that the short URL cannot be modified though I have tried, I did not understand what @ WE was saying WE can you explain this please? Or are you talking about something different?
I have seen various services that offer to shorten affiliate links. I have no first-hand experience and do not know whether that could be done for HubPages links with URL trackers.
Yes, I was referring to the ones displayed in hub metrics and tweets.
Something like hubpages.com/t365c4
Could I make it appear as hubpages.com/_mytracker/t365c4
no, have you tried? it shouldnt be a valid link
edit - tested - and works (at least the link remains valid) just set up anew unique tracker and see if it recognizes clickthroughs
I mean it would be cool if it did - but then again - Im not sure why you would want to use a shorturl outside of twitter for any reason other than hiding an aff or tracking link
sticking it into an already shortened url defeats the normal purpose
Why would you want to do that?
The main reason is because I have a few hubs with long keyword laden titles and I thought if I could just add the tracker into a shortened URL it would make life a lot easier.
Thanks for the feedback, will experiment with a tracker also and see how it goes.
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