I wanted to give you a heads up to a very cool program/product BudURL.com. At a quick glance, they might seem like your “average” URL shortener but … watch the embedded video below:
For those who can’t see the embedded video in their RSS feeds, here is the BUDURL.com video on YouTube, Yahoo, MySpace, Metacafe, Google, Revver, AOL Video, DailyMotion, Blip.tv, Veoh, Crackle, Stupid Videos, Sclipo, Viddler, Howcast and 5min – take your pick on how you want to view it.
in short, the program let’s you “shorten” a long URL (in the video, the example was the Blog post previous to this one) and get tracking on where that URL is being clicked.
These kind of metrics are a goldmine to anyone paying attention online. As one of my readers, I know you are salivating at this point.
The team assures me that deeper and more advanced metrics are coming and that a new paid version will make us very happy.
I say keep your eye on these guys for 2 reasons: 1) This is a killer product and 2) They’re actually going to charge for this thing so it has a chance of actually making it.
They even Twittered this one:
New features are coming this week. Lots of updates before month-end. Official “trials” begin Nov 1. Paid accounts mid-Nov. Thx!!!
Actually guys, thank you.