Cligs - Short URLs with analytics, social media monitoring, and geotargeting

2009-11-09 at 08:23 am hugege

Cligs: Short URLs with analytics, social media monitoring, and geotargeting

Cligs Helps You Understand Your Traffic

* Does anyone care what you post on Twitter?
* Which marketing messages work best?
* Who is clicking on your links?
* Which email campaign is the best investment?

These are the types of questions anyone working on the web asks. You need to understand what is working and what is not. You need hard data to help you figure out how your marketing message is doing. That is where Cligs helps you!

Cligs tracks the traffic going through your links. Not just that, Cligs has unique tracking and redirection features that give you the best insight:

* Cligs is free! You do not pay us anything to use all of its awesome features.
* Private analytics No one apart from you can see your stats data. This way your competitors will not be able to see your marketing campaigns and how successful they are. To do that, you will need to register and sign into Cligs.
* Real time analytics You want to know what is working now so you can adjust quickly.
* Deepest analytics around Lots of interactive charts and data, like a world map, that show you where your traffic is coming from and who are the people clicking on your links.
* Social media monitoring Cligs keeps track in real time of who tweets your link, who shares it on Friendfeed, who links to it, who blogs about it, who writes a blog comment about it, and more. Not just that, Cligs does that for the destination URL too! All in one handy interface.
* Multiple links to the same destination Share different links on different services like Twitter, Facebook, and email and track the traffic and watch it spread across services.
* Search engine optimized Cligs uses the 301 forward which is recommended by Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft to help you get the best rankings benefits.
* Easy to tweet With one click you can send your short URLs to Twitter. No fuss.
* Custom URLs Get your brand name in your links! You can create links like
* Real time analytics You want to know what is working now so you can adjust quickly.

Deep Real-time Analytics

Cligs keeps track of the following (and more!) in real time:

* Hits time: when your traffic came in.
* Geographical location of your visitors: where are your visitors located?
* Search engine bots: have the search engines found your links? They need to so they can count the link towards your ranking!
* Social media monitoring: for both the short URL and its destination, Cligs tracks the following:
o Twitter mentions: Who tweeted about your link?
o Friendfeeed mentions: Who shared your link on Friendfeed?
o Blog links: Which blogs wrote about your short URL?
o Web links: Not just blogs, but all websites: who is linking to you?
o Blog comments: Who is writing about your short URL in blog comments around the web?
o Delicious saves: for the destination only, Cligs tracks who saved the link to their delicious account.
* Referral statistics: which links actually sent you traffic? It is not enough just to know who links to you but to also know who sends traffic!

Geotargeted Destination URLs

Only on Cligs – no other service does this! – you can provide alternative destinations URLs that different visitors from different countries are forwarded to. This means you can target your marketing and promotions on a per-country basis and capture the value of all the traffic going through your links! This is a great feature for marketers who need local focus like affiliate marketers and real-estate agents.

This feature is called Right Clig which is fully explained on the Right Clig home page, which also includes a demo video.
Search Engine Friendly

Cligs is 100% search engine friendly. We do NOT block any robots/bots/crawlers/spiders (whatever you want to call them). Also, Cligs uses 301 forwarding which is the most search engine friendly forwarding method recommended by Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft.

Cligs has lots of tools to make your life easier. We have a bookmarklet, a Google Gadget to use in iGoogle and GMail (!), a Ubiquity command, and integration into Firefox extensions. Also, Cligs users have created tools you can use too like a WordPress plugin. Not just that, if you use Twitterfeed, you can use Cligs too with your Twitterfeed account!

Full details and download links in our Tools page.

If you want to build a custom application using Cligs, you can use our free API. The API is very easy to use, and is already being used by many different users and software. There is also a developer-only mailing list where we discuss API development and you can ask geeky questions and get sensible answers.

Full details on the Cligs API home page.
Key Cligs Pages

Some key pages on Cligs:

* Register and sign into Cligs to get the full benefits of the service.
* Contact page if you want to talk.
* Cligs Blog for the latest news and updates.
* Privacy Policy which covers a very important aspect of Cligs: your privacy and the privacy of your visitors.
* Cligs Tools which help you make the most of Cligs.
* Cligs API so you can bring the powerf of Cligs to your applications.

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