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Can shortened URLs on my pages hurt my SEO?

There is a certain part of my blog (part of my homepage) that contains shortened urls to external pages. If I don't add the rel="nofollow" property to those links, can they hurt the SEO of my page? ...
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What does it take to successfully run a URL shortener service [closed]

What are the costs (technology wise) for running a URL shortener service such as bit.ly or anonym.to? For example, if I decided to use an inexpensive shared hosting with "unlimited" bandwidth, would ...
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Is traffic coming from URL shorteners treated as direct?

Traffic coming form shortened URLs like bit.ly, do they show up in Google Analytics as direct or do they keep their real referrer? Ex.: if someone types in a bit.ly link it counts as direct, but if ...
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SEO and URL Shorteners

When you have a link from lets say twitter that is t.co/foo that links back to your website how does that effect SEO and how do the major search engines handle Shortened URLs?
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Track traffic from Social Media in Google Analytics while using a URL shortening service

A company that does social media management for us (creates content, posts updates etc) uses a URL shortening service so they can give statistics in their dashboard about traffic from SM. They add a ...
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Do URL sortneres make an impact on search engine rankings? [duplicate]

Can anyone explain me what does the following mean (from thesearchenginepros): The best URL shorteners will use a 301 redirect to pass along their Google page rank to the destination web address. ...
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Having good domain name and using domain aliases (I use notlong)?

I use only free servers and after creating my website I decided to make access to that domain by simple domain name . I decided to use domain alias notlong service The second advantage of using ...
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Can too many shortened URLs trigger a ranking penalty?

There are many URL shortening services available on the net, any of which could shorten the URLs. Can too many shortened URL trigger a penalty? Has anyone observed this? P.S. I am analyzing a ...
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Adding tracking to a link without rewriting the link

I use goo.gl as my url shortener when posting to social media and I really like the analytics it gives me: I'd like to get similar tracking information for who turns up to my homepage via social ...
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PageRank credit when site linking to you uses a redirect or URL shortener?

I have several backlinks from quality sites that link to something like http://site.com/gobbledygook/http://mysite.com when I hover over the link. And sites like Twitter do the whole URL shortening ...
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Is it ok to use a custom short domain for sharing third-party links?

I use a custom short domain which is a subdomain of my main domain, for sharing my website. I would like to know if this is legally ok to use a custom short domain for sharing third-party links, also ...
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Self-hosted URL shorteners with built-in statistics?

I'm looking for self-hosted URL shortener scripts and projects (e.g. YOURLs) that track traffic sources, locations and other statistics. I need one with a solid API and JSON support. Any suggestions?
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Need a generic way to create SEO friendly URL

I have searched a lot and implemented many many Regular Expression in my .htaccess file but can not succeed. How do I find a generic way that make my URL SEO friendly? Currently this is in my ...
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Do url shortening services shorten the id or directly the url?

Assuming the urls are saved to a database where they each have id and the URL saved. For example a URL www.example.com (let's say with id 1000) would possibly be shortened to www.url.com/c1hd5 etc. ...
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Removing file extensions off the url

I am looking for a way to remove the extensions off the end of the Url. So say for example www.example.com/about.html. This would change to www.example.com/about I've looked around and searched for ...
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Is It Possible To Find Shortened URL Versions of a Long URL?

I'm wondering if I have a URL like: www.watermintstudios.com and I want to know if anyone else has made use of a bit.ly, goo.gl or other such URL shortening service to point to that URL is there a way ...
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Exit link tracking with timestamped logs on 3rd party content

I want to track clicks on exit links, that are placed in 3rd party content, for example on Twitter. I also need the timestamps of the clicks. Google Analytics can't be embedded in 3rd party content. ...
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SEO - reducing URL length

Take a recent question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/6479771/properties-of-inner-exception-are-disposed Instead of having an integer, if we base 36 encode the question ID we get 3uvtn, cutting ...
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How to pass a url with appended # section to Twitter?

Is possible to send URLs with "#" selector to Twitter ? In other terms, can I generate a short url pointing to a specific section in my webpage ? I've tried to pass the url but Twitter interpret ...
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Looking for big list of shortening service websites

Does anybody know where to get list of working long2short service websites? The bigger the better - I need at least 100 of them.
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I want to run a URL shortener for my own usage, what do I need to do?

I am tired of using external URL shorteners, my favorite "tr.im" went out of business. I know there are some that will do reporting for me, but I want to run my own, so I can see the usage myself, for ...