Ewerl URL shortening service v2

I’m re-announcing http://ewerl.com here with some new features added. I put together a couple screen shots of the functionality over at the website’s “about” page, but I’ll outline the highlights here:

1. User accounts – a lot of people wanted to be able to log in and keep track of their Ewerls. This is done.
2. Stats tracking – the previous version had this, and it’s been split in to two levels, a free and a paid-for version. The free version is probably fine for most people – it’ll show you the number of times your Ewerl has been used. The pay version ($9.95 per year with a 3 day free trial) will show you time/date usage, IP, user agent, referring URLs, and a city/state/location when possible.
3. WordPress plugin – You can now have your WordPress posts convert your links to Ewerls automatically.

Upcoming features:
1. RSS – planning to bring back some level of RSS functionality again. Moving to this v2 meant I had to put RSS on the back burner for now. Let me know if you want it.
2. Email – daily email usage reports. I’d started this on v1, but had to shelve it to get the rest of this out.
3. Backwards compatibility for the previous API calls. There weren’t too many people using them yet, so this was something else that fell lower in priority. If you want/need that back, let me know.

Go try it out and let me know what you think!


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  1. Unfortunately ewerl is now being used in some ecard spam emails to redirect the unwary into downloading a Trojan. If you drop ewerl into Google the second hit is to the zteOSk ewerl which links to a file called card-iHpujt.exe. Very worryingly only 11/36 scanners on virustotal.com picked up the file that I downloaded yesterday. The ewerl link is still active, but the file appears to have been removed from the freewebtown site.


    Zym

  2. http://sn.vc allow us to preview the original url so should Ewerl. It make us feel safe!

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