There are more short URL generators than you can shake a stick at. Some of these generators have been upping their service to more than just offering short URLs. The belief that doing simple things extraordinarily well will set you apart is especially true when it comes to perhaps the next big URL shortener named Cligs.
Cli.gs is a free online URL shortener and so much more.
Cli.gs allows you to create multiple short URLs linking to the same page. Pretty handy, right? But when you combine this feature with the ability to track hits coming from those links, then you have a great way of tracking your own online campaign.
For example, you can create three short URLs for your article and place one link on Digg, another on Delicious, and another on DesignFloat. After which, log into your Cli.gs account and view the graphs and track hits coming from each individual site.
Cli.gs is probably going to boom within the next three weeks. It’s a lesson to us all that you don’t need to invent the next new thing. You simple have to improve upon what already exists.