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YOURLS

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YOURLS is an open-source URL Shortener.

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YOURLS review by Carmen A.
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"Very useful software to make easier!"

What do you like best?

What i like most about this software is that it allows me to access URL addresses, which in turn traslates into the fact that i can share many links simultaneously and in quick way, allowing me to have access to a lot of information utility for me and work! also i can review the statistics that this software throws which serves as an orientation when you need to verify something at the last moment.

What do you dislike?

what i found a bit annoying this sofware was at the time of installation as it was not easy, learn to use it is not very complicated but you have to pay full attention, but in general lines is a good software.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In a general way I can say that this program has made part of my work easier and more comfortable, because with the simple fact of being able to send many links which have information that for me and my organization is useful in a fast and secure way. it is quite, this tool is very, very good, very easy to install and learn to use. In general if you need to send a lot but a lot of information without having to use such long and factitious URLs I recommend this tool, who like me had never had experiences with similar tools this is an excellent option to start in this world!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

one of the main problems that i was to solve with this program was that i finally got the way to share a lot of content in a very easy way, that lighten my work because my work requires sharing a lot of information and in this sense i can say that this program it is very beneficial for my organization.

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YOURLS review by RANGER C.
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"Very efficient"

What do you like best?

With a self-hosted solution like Yourls you have much more control over exactly how the URL shortener works. But it’s not as straightforward to set up, a bit more technically challenging to use, and has less complete analytics functionality

What do you dislike?

Set-up is brief and straightforward with only a few variables to fill in, but you will need to do a bit of digging here and there to get it working exactly how you want it. The basic functionality of Yourls does the job well, but you’ll probably want to customize things a bit

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One very handy option in Yourls which could elevate it over Bit.ly pro for some users, is that you have full control over the length of the custom short URL you’re creating. Where bit.ly always attached 6 characters to the domain to create a short URL, with Yourls you can suffice with just one character if you so fancy. This enables you to make your short URLs very short indeed.

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YOURLS review by Rachel F.
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"Perfect"

What do you like best?

YOURLS It is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service that I think does the job perfectly! I also like that you can make it public or private and that you can pick your custom keyword URLs.

What do you dislike?

It can be a little confusing to figure out if you have never created one before.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Do your research to make sure this is what you want to make your URL shortener. Make sure you take your time to understand the program because it can be computer tech sounding and doing some research will help you figure it out on your own. You can also get assistance with their customer service if that is still too confusing. I consulted with them briefly and they were very friendly and helpful!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I can run my website with this URLs and the key words I wanted.

YOURLS review by User in Computer Software
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"Good url shortner. Definitely recommended! Once you get used to it, you will really love it."

What do you like best?

The reason I like it is because it is free and-open source. And another great feature about this product is it could be used as Private - your links only or Public - anyone can create short links, it also provides traffic statistics, location and sources, good for developers as it is available on GitHub, jsonp support, ajax dashboard, plugins to avoid bloating when customizing, etc among lot of other things. Also, the number od plugins available are constantly growing and I would expect it to grow even more in the future as it is open-source and people will keep contributing to it.

What do you dislike?

It is not really an issue but I do not find the installation straight-forward. You need to perform multiple steps and also some additional database configuration which I dislike. Also, when I was on their website the website did seem to be attractive, though that is not an issue and does not make the product less useful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely worth trying once to get past the installation stuff. Especially for developers it is really useful and has documentation on how to install. There is also some external documentation I guess available related to this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to have something which is free and open-source and wanted some custom changes made to it which would make the product more usable and close to what we want to use it for. Also, the support for jsonp, ajax interface and traffic statistics, location and source helps provide more detail.

YOURLS review by Administrator
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"Sencillo acortador de urls"

What do you like best?

Se trata de un conjunto de scripts en PHP para acortar las urls de nuestro sitio web. Su uso y configuración es muy sencillo. Además es gratuito y software libre e incluye unos sencillos ejemplos para poder habituarnos a su utilización desde el primer momento. Incluye un panel de administración donde podremos obtener estadísticas sobre el tráfico de los visitantes a la web que han utilizado el acortador de urls.

What do you dislike?

Es muy básico, lo cual puede ser una ventaja y a la vez una desventaja ya que puede quedarse corto de funcionalidades según el caso. Las estadísticas y gráficos del panel de administración son muy básicos. La configuración se hace editando ficheros de configuración en lugar de con un asistente lo cual hubiese sido más intuitivo

Recommendations to others considering the product

Guardar copia de seguridad de los ficheros de configuración para restaurar el backup en caso necesario

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ofrecer a los clientes el servicio propio básico de acortador de urls sin tener que acudir a servicios de terceros o software de pago

YOURLS review by Kevin M.
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"efficient tool to share your content."

What do you like best?

It makes the access to URLs easier which helps to reach to information in a very easy way. It is very easy to use with very good feature thus accessible for all.

What do you dislike?

At the beginning , it takes a little time to understand it. Afterwards you get used to of it and then it gets easier.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It has make the work easier and very much comfy because you can easily share your data without the requirement of sharing your URLs and helps you communicate with all. So it is highly recommended.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can share your data easily without sharing long and heavy URLs. Thus it is time saving.

YOURLS review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Best alternative to Bitly"

What do you like best?

The best thing I like about this is it is free and open source. The interface is neat and easy to use and i am happy to limit some URLs private. Nice feature. Embedding analytics is another cool feature I would love about this tool.

What do you dislike?

I wish I could have known this a long time ago as I have been a heavy bitly user. It would be nice if this can be made as an extension to the browser.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very easy to use, and best of all, it is FREE

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to shorten any size URL so I can easily share it with my business, and team. Also, I was able to realize who is using my links and was able to tweak the information provided on the shared dashboards. Overall, i realized the benefits of analytics as well using this tool.

YOURLS review by Karina V.
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"Simplify your URL"

What do you like best?

I love that it can shorten my url and make it easier for my clients to type in the url to find the content

What do you dislike?

I dislike the actual Yourls website design, it could use an upgrade to look for professional

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's great because it will give you traffic statistics and other analytics tools unlike other softwares

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps me easily post a url for social media because sometimes you can't boost a post if there are too many words so this really helps with that

YOURLS review by Rajasekaran N.
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"short urls for everyone"

What do you like best?

Easy to make shorturls for any web links. It allowed large number of text to short urls, its also available as plugins. provide analytics for using short urls

What do you dislike?

its a kind of open source allowed everybody make urls. It may allow to increase the fake urls easily

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we used it for google review url shortner , It gives wonderful analytics report without depending any other services.

YOURLS review by Sara W.
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"Very nice and efficent tool"

What do you like best?

With this you can control URLs and understand them better. You can share the links simultaneously, that helps and saves your time.

What do you dislike?

It has some analytical difficulty which makes it a bit hard to understand.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is easy to use thus it saves your time. Accessible to all.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

You can share your data in an easier way which lightens the burden and ease your course.

YOURLS review by Rajesh V.
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"Your Own URL Shortener"

What do you like best?

Running your own URL shortener is fun, geeky and useful: you own your data and don't depend on third-party services. It's also a great way to add branding to your short URLs, instead of using the same public URL shortener everyone uses.

What do you dislike?

Nothing to disklike here, everything is fine.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes it is good one, every one can use this.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Shorting urls when I want

YOURLS review by User in Public Relations and Communications
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"Shorten links with ease!"

What do you like best?

I enjoy the simplicity of the platform as well as the free service.

What do you dislike?

The platform is slightly outdated and could use an upgrade.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I noticed it has analytics for the links, which is a huge added value.

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