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Brinkster Launches Short URL Service

September 4, 2009 by · Comments Off on Brinkster Launches Short URL Service 

Web Hosting ToolsPhoenix, AZ – Brinkster, a web hosting company, debuts a new URL shortener called br.st! (burst) at http://br.st. br.st! allows you to take a long URL, shorten it, share it to 10+ social networking sites, and then track the traffic to it. In the crowded field of URL shorteners br.st! offers advantages over others with advanced analytics, scanning for malware, preview links with screenshots, easy posting to social networking sites, and iPhone bookmarklets.

Several URL shorteners offer analytics, including market leader Bit.ly, but few offer them as advanced as br.st! With br.st!, real-time stats are automatically in the visitors own time zone and can display the comparison of up three metrics graphically (total, country, region/state). Bit.ly displays stats in US Eastern Standard time zone only, does not show location deeper than country, and shows only one metric graphically at a time.

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