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Twitter URL shortening service to raise funds for charities

first_imgGood_1242648320.ly4.6 KB Shortening URLs is an essential element of sending messages via Twitter, given that users have a maximum of 140 characters in which to write their message.Of course, Skimlinks‘ service only applies to links to shopping or transactional sites, so it works when an individual, charity or other social media user links to and recommends a particular book, CD, DVD, or other product or service for sale from a participating retailer.Skimlinks will feature three beneficiary charities each month. They ask charities to contact them if they would like to be featured.http://www.good.ly Online affiliate marketing company Skimlinks has launched a URL shortening service that will raise funds for selected charities.The London company’s good.ly service allows you to shorten any URLs (links to web pages) that you might want to recommend on Twitter, Facebook, email, etc. If the recipient then makes a purchase having clicked on a shortened link, Skimlinks will pass on 55% of the commission it earns from the retailer to one of the three charities supported by Skimlinks.The company says on its blog “the rest goes to the running costs of Good.ly, we promise!” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 May 2009 | News Tagged with: Digital Trading Twitter Twitter URL shortening service to raise funds for charities  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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