fb.st – URL shortener

shorten, edit, track and hack ✌🏻

Beautifying those long, ugly url’s with tracking codes and what not is definitely a thing.
But do you know what you’re missing by using those free versions out there?
Have a look at what powers lie within shorteners made with a real purpose.

Own it

Don’t know how many are aware of this, but try using a free provider to shortening a link.
Then let a friend or colleague use the same service to shorten the link themselves.
If you compare the two results, you will see they’re identical. That means the statistics are not necessarily yours – they’re combined. The stats are also public at most providers, and accessible by putting a + sign at the end of the short link.
Fb.st is not like that. It’s yours!

Change it

Fake news made it difficult and sometimes impossible to change the title, image and description on articles published on Facebook.
Which is a good thing in theory, but not always…
When you shorten a link with fb.st you are free to change it all.
We trust you will not use it for fake news, but for the real purposes it’s made for: a/b-testing, emphasizing different themes in a complex article, pure beautifying or fixing broken tags without the hassle of involving your IT-department 😊

Track it

Because we’ve made it possible to get different results on the same link, means it’s a no-brainer to copy your shortened link to make versions for different purposes. One for Facebook, one for LinkedIn, one for newsletters, one for Twitter and one for the pure fun of it…
Separate the numbers, and get measurable and comparable results.

Hack it

What if you could post someone else’s article, and get your own button on it leading to your website??
What if you could create, change and test Call to action-buttons on your own articles without involving anyone else and re-doing your website? You can!

Note: make absolutely sure to handle this on with extreme caution and common business sense.
Don’t be mean. Don’t steal. Don’t mislead. Don’t do anything to make us disable this functionality for you.