WizIQ users can already generate vanity URLs by suffixing their own user-names to WizIQ.com. A similar feature has now been extended where users can get short URLs for their learning resources as well.
What is a short URL?
In general, a short URL is something that is short in length, rather than a lengthy random number assigned to it, which is easy to remember and search, one that contains the name of a person/product/feature, etc. For example, the URL, http://www.wiziq.com/username/78256, was randomly generated by the website’s software, but, such an URL can be edited by a WizIQ user to make it short that looks like this: http://www.wiziq.com/username
A short URL is one that gives a user the ability to have his/her own name in the URL, where resources created by the user can be placed.
Advantages of a short URL on WizIQ
- Easy to share
- Easy to remember and search from the address bar of a browser
- Creates brand value
- Gives the ability to build brand image of the learning resources you own
- A web space of your own, where your public learning resources on the website can be placed
Examples of short URLs
A short URL of one of our most active teachers, Dr Subroto Biswas: http://www.wiziq.com/drsubrotobiswas
A short URL of classes scheduled by George: http://www.wiziq.com/George/classes
A short URL of tutorials created by George: http://www.wiziq.com/George/tutorials
A short URL tests created by Gurjinder: http://www.wiziq.com/techguru/tests
A short URL of George's followers: http://www.wiziq.com/George/followers
A short URL of users followed by George: http://www.wiziq.com/George/following
Currently short URLs are available for classes, tutorials, tests, followers, and users followed by a user. Short URL will be made available to the courses soon.