A Shorter, More Convenient Link To TSG
You may have noticed Truckers Survival Guide using Bitly links for the things we post to our social media accounts. Since we’re making some upgrades, we wanted to let you know what’s up.
We’ve been doing this for a couple reasons, but the largest is the fact that our web site address, truckerssurvivalguide.com, is a whopping 25 characters long! That’s a lot to cram into a tweet and still have room for a short message when limited to 140 characters.
A Bit About Bitly
Bitly links are a web URL looking something like this: http://bit.ly/1Su8asT. Bitly is a great service, offering some cool features for shortening links and we highly recommend them. But we wanted something a little more personalized without the need to pay premium fees to use a custom short link service through them or anyone else.
Starting today, we have our own, personalized short link which will replace the bit.ly links you’ve been seeing. It’s TSGD.us – which is just short for Truckers Survival Guide.
TSG purchased the TSGD.us domain name and made upgrades to the software running this web site which will allow us to create our own short links. This will help us keep our messages short & sweet without using an outside service.
Same Web Site, Shorter Link
TSG hasn’t changed addresses, just to be clear. We’re still at the same web address as before, we’ve just added the new address which points to the same site. In fact, if you want a faster way to get to TruckersSurvivalGuide.com, just type in our new short address: tsgd.us.
In ‘short’, the same Bitly link from above will look like this using our TSGD address: http://tsgd.us/5374m. As we get all switched over, you’ll still see some posts from us which contain the Bitly links…along with more of the TSGD.us links.
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