My New Favorite URL Shrinker Is BudURL


BudURL is a URL shrinker that not only makes long URLs shorter, but also provides you with stats and an account so you can keep track of clicks.

After you create an account, you can use the bookmarklet to shrink URLs on the fly.  Actually, you don’t need to create an account, but the best part of BudURL is the fact that you can track who is clicking on what and when they’re clicking on it.  There’s a timestamp showing each time your URL was clicked on, how many times it was clicked, and you can even see the IP address of who was doing the clicking.

I had been using recently to shorten my URLs because of the stats it provided, but because you still can’t create an account to keep track of those stats long-term, I’m now switching to BudURL.  To see BudURL in action, watch the screencast below:

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6 Responses to “My New Favorite URL Shrinker Is BudURL”

  1. Molly,

    That was fantastic!! I think that’s the nicest thing anyone has said/done for BudURL!! You Rock!!

    We’ll be rolling out our first graphs tonight with a LOT more coming in the near future. Please keep the feedback coming in and let us know how we can make it better!

    Many Thanks!!


  2. I’ve been using BudURL for a few months and I really like it. It’s great to watch the clicks scroll by in real-time! I’m looking forward for all the cool new features still on the way.

  3. Andy – Right after I published this I noticed the new graph feature. You must have rolled it out an hour after I posted this! Very cool, btw.

  4. Yes, we just rolled out our first graph last night. A LOT more are coming!! Release Early – Release Often. 🙂

    Thanks Again!!


  5. I discovered this site about a month ago by chance. Nowadays, it is located in my FeedDemon client under a Folder named ‘I Like’. Thanks for giving us this bunch of useful links.

    Regards from Europe.

  6. 6 Michael P.

    Those guys at LiveOak360 are on top of their game. Budurl helps people understand the power of twitter. Keep up the good work!

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