HootSuite adds to their shortening options

Posted by Rob Lewis

Vancouver's HootSuite announced this morning that they've made a change to their built-in URL shortener Ow.ly and added another shortening option to their social media dashboard.

With changing desires in the marketplace, HootSuite now offers users a choice of URL shorteners — Ow.ly will change to simply a fully redirected URL without a frame, and the newly-added Ht.ly, which will continue to present the link with the social bar.

With today's release, Ow.ly links will no longer be presented framed with a "social bar". The social bar will now be available for users who wish encourage link sharing on other networks by using the new Ht.ly (pronoucned "hoot-ly") URL shortener.

On the URL shortening front, look out for a HootSuite announcement soon that will provide custom URL shorteners for companies with vanity URLs.

Company:
HootSuite Media, Inc.
Website:
http://www.hootsuite.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

HootSuite is a social relationship platform for businesses and organizations to collaboratively execute social media strategies across multiple social networks from one secure, web-based dashboard. Launch marketing campaigns, identify and grow audience, and distribute targeted messages using HootSuite’s unique social media dashboard. Streamline team workflow with scheduling and assignment tools and reach audiences... more

Company:
ow.ly
Website:
http://ow.ly
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Ow.ly is a URL shortener and sharing tool. The ow.ly toolbar allows users to instantly share or retweet links. HootSuite users can track the success of their ow.ly links. more


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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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