Previously I’ve mentioned about the best url shortening services, these services have been used widely online. In fact there are plugins, addons and bookmarklets available to shorten website url quickly making these services much more popular.
So if your website or domain name is shortened by such url shortening services then how to find them out? Here I’ll mention two ways that will help you in effective analysis and tracking.
Most of the website URL go viral in twitter.com, so with the help of backtweets you can analyze the hottest links of your website link tweeted in real time mode. The masked links underneath the tinyurl, bit.ly are looked into and displayed in the result page by backtweets as shown.
Replace blogote.com with your domain name or any website to find all the links that are tweeted. This has been one of my favorite way to track urls, though they are shortened.
This is only for wordpress self hosted users who wants to find out there website urls hidden behind the url shortening service. With Chat catcher wordpress plugin (download from here), all short urls that links to your website from twitter or other social media websites will be pulled to as a comment. These are displayed as trackback and comments on the specific webpage.
This will be a useful plugin if you have viral based posts and are addicted to social media websites.