One of the reasons why many people and companies make the decision to shorten links is to have the ability to review important analytics on how the URLs perform. But…, would you like to share some valuable information with your competitors? Well, in most cases, depending of the service provider you select, when you shorten links and make them public, you are giving away the ability for any person to break into your privacy and analyze some details of the performance of your shortened URLs.
How is it done?... How can you find out if your shortened links’ analytics are been shown to the public?... Follow the next 3 easy steps to find out:
Copy and paste your shortened link into your browser’s search bar.
Add the + symbol at the end of your shortened link.
For example, let’s assume your shortened link reads: https://abc.de/123
On your browser’s search bar, you should have: https://abc.de/123+
Press the “Enter” key on your keyword
If your shortened links are not private, you will be able to see data in reference of performance of your shortened URLs. More data is shown if you sign in to the service provider’s platform. Data shown may vary among service providers.
There are, definitely, more secure ways to get analytics on your links’ performance while keeping your data private and not diluting the presence of your brand on Internet.
Contact our Help Desk for any questions you may have in reference of this article, or to receive cost-free information on how to keep you links’ analytics private while strengthening the presence of your brand on Internet.