The smurl.be project was setup in 2010 for the purpose of providing link stats for the Host Media services. After a number of clients asked if they could use our short URL services we decided to released a free service. Since then we have developed the service to provide more details about the users who click those links as well as improve the usability of the service.
To ensure the safety of your visits we have integrated with PhishTank and Google Safe Browsing.
We have a simple goal, to make the most reliable, affordable and powerful link shortening service on the web. Some link shortening companies charge up to £1000 per month for branded URL shortening. While large companies may have this money around to waste, we want to make the powerful features available to everyone. That is why we have a non-contract monthly fee of £29 (inc GB VAT) and of course we have our free account which you can use to test our services before you decide to go PRO.
Hosting is a key element to any online service and we are lucky to have our own network and servers to host smurl.be - with a team monitoring 24/7 we are able to respond to issues faster than relying on 3rd party companies.
We have developed a powerful API that can be integrated into any application. With our easy to follow documentation and example code, our API is everything you want.