Give Ow.ly custom addresses (like bit.ly & tinyurl allow) Example:
Enable users to customize what comes after the slash in a shortened link via HootSuite, ie. http://web.site/customized
For example, if I want to shorten the URL of my widgets page to use in every marketing email I ever send about widgets, it would be nice to be able to specify http://myu.rl/widgets as that short url.
One of the main reasons I currently use bt.ly instead of ow.ly for URL shortening (besides that I want to be able to track links that aren't posted first with hootsuite, though that's already been suggested) is that bt.ly lets me enter in a custom string of text (like bt.ly/text) that's more readable than just a random string of alphanumeric soup. I find it's often worth having a slightly longer URL if it means I can recognize it.
We’d like to add more features to Ow.ly.
Any idea of when you can add this feature? It's something that we would like to use very soon if possible.
Even if it were only available with custom vanity URLs, that would be an improvement! Right now, you're lagging behind the other URL shortening services on this.
Fitzgerald Steele commented
This would go a long way to making the hootsuite shortner more competitive with those other free products. As it is, now I have to decide which is more important: readable-urls, or integration with hootsuite
Any closer on a decision?