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FAQ about URL Shortener

What is a URL Shortener?

A URL shortener is a simple tool that takes a long URL and turns it into whatever URL you would like it to be.
You can shorten URLs to make them easier to share using the urun.pw shortener.
For example, the short URL urun.pw/100ap takes people to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface

How much does it cost?

urun.pw is a free service .

How to view access stats from my short link?

To view the stats, simply add [-stat] after the short link address. For example: [https://urun.pw/100ap-stat]

Is the short url case sensitive?

No, the short URL is not case sensitive. Thus, the short URL [https://urun.pw/100ap] (lower case) is similar to [https://urun.pw/100AP] (upper case).

How the redirection is made?

urun.pw has a database that associates the long url with a short url. When user tries to access the short url, the browser will instantly redirect to the original page (long url). urun.pw uses the "301 redirect" code, that is better than "302 redirect" for url shorteners. 301 means that the redirection is permanent and it passes link juice (for search engine better ranking).

How can I manage the links that I created?

Yes, You can change link tags, change stats privacy, change link destination and delete short links that you've created. You must be logged in to access the control panel.

Why can't I shorten the link pointing to another URL shortening?

No. Due to abuse, it is not possible to shorten a URL pointing to a different URL urun.pw. Users may try to hide their real destination. However, you can shorten the link to the final destination.

Where can I find the "QR Code" of a short link?

All links have a corresponding QR code image. To view the QR code, simply add [-qr] after the short link address. For example: [https://urun.pw/100ap-qr]

Can the stats be private?

You can choose to set the stats as "private" (only you will be able to view) if you are logged in when you create the short link. Just click "Make access stats private" option (only available to logged users). You can also change stats privacy using admin page.

How to view destination address shortened URLs?

You can find out what is the destination address (expand a short link) and view to where the link will redirect without going to the final destination. Just add [-view] to the short link address. For example: [https://urun.pw/100ap-view]

Does urun.pw have an API?

Yes! Our API is available only for logged users.