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URL Shortener by StumbleUpon – Su.pr

stumbleupon-make-short-url-su-pr Stumbleupon which is a social bookmarking/voting site that I can’t get enough of, has recently launched a URL Shortening service called – Su.pr.

This new URL Shortener – Su.pr has a lot of cool features that every content publisher would really love. It basically combines all the features of StumbleUpon with the traditional features of a URL shortener.

Su.pr is currently invite only and unfortunately I don’t anymore invite codes to share with you all. However you can follow @stumbleupon on twitter, where they frequently give away invite codes for SU.pr.

How Does StumbleUpon URL Shortener Works?

Well firstly you need to register for a SU Account if you don’t already have one and after that you can start shortening URLs and at the same time post those URLs on twitter and facebook with a message attached to it. They have also included a feature for scheduling, so you can set your message to go out at a time in the future.

Once a user clicks on a Su.pr links they will see a web-based StumbleUpon toolbar, which lets them to like, dislike, stumble, favorite, or comment on your content (similar to the new DiggBar). They also have an additional option for sharing the Su.pr link on Facebook, Twitter, and via email.

Some Features of the Su.pr URL Shortener

  • Real time analytics – It gives you detailed view of how many people click through your links, how many came via StumbleUpon in particular and who the most prolific “reTweeters” have been and so on.
  • Easy Sharing on Twitter/Facebook- You can share your links easily on twitter and facebook, including the schedule facility.
  • Intelligent Predictions – They have a “Suggested posting time” metrics, which tells you when people are most likely to click your links based on past user activities.
  • Bookmarklet – Last but not least, they have a handy bookmarklet that makes submission of links quick and easy.

Mashable has a screenshot of the UI of Su.pr –

su-pr-url-shortener

So did you get a chance to test this new URL Shortener? Share your feedback in the comments!

Update: Danny Sullivan made a point about Su.pr not being Search engine friendly as they use a 302-redirect instead of a 301. Check out his post on – Search Engine friendly URL Shorteners.


New StumbleUpon 3.27 Beta – New Features Added

Stumble Upon Beta One of the most popular Social Bookmarking site – StumbleUpon is going through some major changes as seen in their latest 3.27 Beta. Some of the most prominent changes of the new StumbleUpon are:

Unique Thumb Down Button which has the following options:

1. Not-for-me — You can tell StumbleUpon that the content doesn’t suit you.
2. Stumbled this before — This option lets SU know that you have previously stumbled the page
3. Too much like this lately — Tired of stumbling the same ‘kind’ of pages? This feature will definitely help!

Some other new feature includes:

  • Block a Website via the thumb-down menu for FF 3.x users.
  • Bug Fix: A problem with FF 3.x bookmark integration that could cause a tag to be applied upon rating thumbdown.
  • Ability to report a stumble as ‘Factually incorrect’ or ‘Unsafe’.
  • More convenient reporting of incorrect topic via an optional reporting menu. See the ‘Show topic as’ item on the Configuration tab of Toolbar Options.
  • When a particular topic is displayed as a menu (for reporting incorrect topic), other reporting items are located on this menu rather than on the Tools menu.

Download StumbleUpon Beta Toolbar

You can download the StumbleUpon Beta or join in with your own questions and comments at the official stumbleupon discussion thread.

My Two Cents

Its really good to see that StumbleUpon is trying to make the user experience better by implementing features like “Stumbled this before” and “Too much like this lately”. This is definitely going to reduce some SU Abuse by the shady marketers. I hope everyone at SumbleUpon will test out this new beta toolbar and help StumbleUpon to create a better final product.

Do you think the new feature is going to have any effect on the your traffic? Share in Comments!