TR.IM Discontinues URL Shortening Service – Closes

URL shortening service tr.im to cease operations.

Tr.im, the URL shortening service, announced that it was closing shop and discontinuing service. Their website posted a brief announcement about the immediate discontinuation.

Tr.im cites a failure to competitively monetize URL shortening compounded with a lack of user desire to pay for the service, and bit.ly dominance in the twittersphere as reason for ceasing operations.

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URL Shortening Services – Domain Redirects – URL Forwarding
According to Wikipedia, URL redirection, shortening or forwarding are techniques for “making a web page available under many URLs.” URL Shortening enables a web page to be available under a very short URL in addition to the original address.

URL Shortening services enable web users and web services to reduce a long url website address down to a very short one. This enables links to be quickly and easily shared, distributed and integrated to social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and more.

Other Shortening Services
If you were a user or tr.im and want to find a new service, or just want to try a URL shortener service for your website, blog or social sharing, explore these below:

http://Adjix.com Shortens and tweets URLs, tracks granular user detail, optional embedded ads for revenue generation.
http://awe.sm Shortens URLs, sharing.
http://bit.ly Shortens, shares and tracks links with real-time traffic data.
http://buzzup.com User submission, publishing and ranking portal.
http://chilp.it Shortens URLs, analytics.
http://cli.gs Shortens URLs,  analytics, monitoring, geotargeting.
http://Digg.com User submitted content link rating service; sharing.
http://dot.tk Shortens URLs, customized free domains, previews links.
http://idek.net Shortens, track clicks, tweets, url migration.
http://kl.am Shortens URLs, statistics, targeted internet marketing campaigns.
http://krz.ch Swiss-German language website: Shortens for Facebook /Twitter.
http://Migre.me Brazillian Portuguese language URL shortening service.
http://POPrl.com Aggregates the latest “web buzz.”
http://SnipURL.com Shortens URLs with personalized naming.
http://short.ie URL link shortening community, account history and recommendation engine.
http://shortna.me Shortens URLs, tracking, without account registration.
http://tinyURL.com Shortens and redirects URLs.
http://trim.li/nk Url shortener service; monitors with statistics.
http://Tweetburner.com Shortens and tracks Twitter and Friendfeed URLs.
http://urlb.org Shortens URLs, analytics, link history, preview and discussion.
http://urlShort.com Shortens URLs.

Which URL shortening services best serve your needs?
Share your comments below on which services you use and why. What are the benefits for you?

Amos White is an Social Media Marketing Evangelist and public speaker.
Follow Amos on Twitter @Mos42 or his blog https://amoswhite3.wordpress.com.

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2 Responses to “TR.IM Discontinues URL Shortening Service – Closes”


  1. 1 Alicia August 12, 2009 at 8:28 am

    You can also opt for aafter.com, if you had been a user of Tr.im. This is free and fail-safe.

    Regards,
    Alicia

  2. 2 toni November 20, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    thanks for help


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