Be sure to not use short URLs


#1

Hopefully, we all know that Fiverr does not allow use of outside URLs in our profile/bios (other than Flickr and Youtube), per their ToS. I learned today that we are not supposed to be using short URLs either (URL shortened by a sites like bit-ly). I was unaware of this and had a shortened Youtube link in my bio (because the full link took up too many characters).



My Level One status was taken away this morning. I contacted customer service in a complete panic. Within 15 minutes, my status was restored.



Thanks to Fiverr for their superior customer service. I wanted to let everyone know this as a Public Service Announcement, so you can avoid a similar confusion. Do not use shortened websites on your profile/bio, even if they are Youtube or Flickr. :wink:


#2

Thanks for sharing this ruanna3!


#3

@mrbargain That’s a great question. Can a sheriff give us an answer about Youtube shortened links?



@rmstyles I can understand your dilemma. Are there any other web designers on the forum who might have tips for how to share sites that are a result of your gig without infringing on ToS?


#4

As a webdesigner a give url to show my client a demo for what I am doing but I don’t if it will affect my status in the future or not … Till now I have no warning .


#5

As a webdesigner a give url to show my client a demo for what I am doing but I don’t if it will affect my status in the future or not … Till now I have no warning .


#6

Hi, which brings up a very good question. YouTube has their own URL shortener built-in as does fiverr. If a person was to post a YouTube short URL, would fiverr flags be smart enough to figure it out and give you an approval status anyway?



If so, that could solve your YouTube shortening problems.



Stefan

aka MrBargain


#7

Just out of interest is it permitted to post the url of one your other gigs at the end of a gig description?



#8

@mrexplainer



It should not be a problem as that is an INTERNAL or inside link and not

an EXTERNAL or outside link.


#9

@mrexplainer, @solidslick is right. Any Fiverr links are okay, as are any Flickr or Youtube links.



I mind less about not being able to use a URL shortener now that we can use carriage returns in our gigs in Fiverr 2.0 :slight_smile:


#10

I think fiverr should get it’s own url shortener and allow only to use it for shortening links of fiverr, youtube and flickr.


#11

Thank you guys for sharing awesome information on url using.



I finally got an idea that All 4 sites mentioned above in the discussion are valid here.

Also an opinion from my side, @kjblynx is right!





#12

Thanks for the tip! I’m new to Fiverr - don’t want to get peanilsed from the get-go!