NOTE: To use MassURL, you will
need a server that supports .htaccess. Please call your
hosting company to verify your server works with .htaccess.
Have you ever used TinyURL.com? It's
a website with a simple mission:
1. You enter a long URL.
2. It gives you a short one you can send
This is a great service for people sending
long links in emails (that might mess up the formatting)... or
using a service like Twitter.com that doesn't let you input a
But there are a few BAD things about
1. The TinyURL domain is blacklisted.
That means if you use that URL in an autoresponder email, it
will most likely end up in the spam box.
2. If you want to make a LOT of URL's (for
example, if you had 15 clickbank affiliate links you wanted to
make "tiny") then it takes a long time.
3. When you use a service like TinyURL,
they can see ALL the traffic going to and from that link.
They can even find competitive data like where the user came
from, what type of webbrowser they were using, what country they
live in, etc... This probably isn't a HUGE issue with
TinyURL, but it's nice to keep things as secure as possible.
MassURL takes care of ALL these issues.
MassURL is hosted on ANY domain you
choose, and you can use it on as many as you like.
Here's how it works:
1. Make sure your server DOES support .htaccess.
Contact your Hosting Company to find out.
2. Unzip "massurl.zip"
3. Edit "data.txt"
3. For each URL you want to shorten, type
in the short name for the URL, hit TAB, then the long original
It will look like this
NOTE: Make sure you TAB
between the short name and the long URL... NOT SPACES!
Here's cool pro tip (and the reason we
make you use a TAB instead of something else!).
To do step 3 quickly (with a large
list) You can simply open up Excel, write all the "short
names" in Column A ... write the "Long URLs" in Column B.
Then highlight both columns and
copy/paste them into the data.txt file.
Don't worry, this is NOT necessary..
just a quick tip for Excel users out there!
Ok, now simply upload ALL the files onto
your server (you can choose a subfolder if you wish).
Now you simply go to
http://www.YOURDOMAIN.com/sales.html and it will redirect
to the LONG URL (which is http://saleslettercreator.com
in this example).
If you went to
http://www.YOURDOMAIN.com/bc.html in the example
above, it would redirect to Frank's Blog (which is
Not only will this shorten many URLs at
once, it's also the quickest way to mask a lot of affiliate
links at one time