Update Notification: This post was updated on Saturday, May 15th, 2010.
Well the team here at Graphic Dreams are pleased to announce the launch of our new free ShortURL service. We decided to jump on the Social Media type bandwagon. Cmin.us gives you the ability to use custom Keywords in place for your shortened URL. Lets say you have a URL that is 95 characters long and it’s main topic is ‘dogs’, you can go to Cmin.us and shorten your URL to 19 characters using the Keyword ‘dogs’ at the end of your new ShortURL! ex: http://cmin.us/dogs (while availability of keywords are there). We took that part down while we finish developing a WordPress Plugin (if you see a ‘Get The ShortURL’ icon at the bottom left of each post, that’s the WordPress plugin), and a stand alone cut and paste script to add to any php website. What the Plugin and Script will do is link the page URL to cmin.us and give you a ShortURL in one click. Simple, just like a social media icon. We’re just finishing up so watch for it by Monday.
We intend on keeping this service forever, so your links will always be there, ready to do their thing. We’re working on setting up the API for development uses in the near future, but for now we’re just leaving it how we have it. You’ll be sure to notice changes to the website in the upcoming weeks, but rest-asure that everything will be online 24-7. Hope you all go check out this nice new ShortURL. It’s perfect for replacing your long URLs on Twitter, due to their 140 letter limit. Enjoy!