Monday, August 25, 2008

Ad-free Links Are Here!

The press and the blogosphere have been buzzing about Adjix. People aren't sure what to make of us, yet, and they're wondering what direction we're headed.

We've heard from some bloggers who love the data that we collect on their links but would sometimes prefer to do without the ads.

We listened and learned. This past weekend we implemented an ad-free link option on Adjix. Although Linkers don't generate any revenue when creating ad-free links they still get all of the same data collection they love (something our biggest competitors don't do).

In order to create an ad-free link you must log into your Linker account (your web browser must remember who you are: details). Once we know who you are, you'll now see the No Ad option:

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Our ad-free Adjix links use the same basic redirect format the other popular link shrinkers use to shorten their URLs.

Additionally, you can hide the fact that you're using Adjix and private label your Adjix links so that your own domain name appears in the link instead of or Details here.

- Joe

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Adjix in the News Again

Adjix continues to receive attention in the press and in the blogosphere.

CNet reviewed Adjix this past Friday. I'd really like to know how they found out about Adjix just four days after our launch.

Here's another review by a blogger. After he received some criticism of his review from his readers he followed up with me and gave me a chance to respond.

Last, but not least, here's a Japanese review (translation) and Argentinean review (translation).

- Joe

Friday, August 22, 2008

Adjix Plug in Japan

Late, yesterday afternoon, something strange happened.

We saw a surge in traffic from Japan bigger than the one that followed Guy Kawasaki's plug on Twitter. After examining the server logs, we found that someone in Japan blogged about Adjix.

What does it say? Here's a rough translation.

In the last 96 hours, since our official launch on Tuesday, we've receive a bunch of attention. 

Here are just a few of the Adjix mentions:


2. The North County Times saw the SoCalTech story and called me for an interview and ran this story.

3. Here's a blogger with a review of Adjix. This review points out some great issues which we've considered and prioritized since we began working on Adjix. We just launched, so features will improve over time.

4. Are people using Adjix? One way to tell is to see who's talking about it on Twitter:
Adjix on Twitter on Twitter ( are our ultra-short URLs)

- Joe

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Adjix Plug From Guy Kawasaki

Yesterday was our official launch for Adjix. Today, Guy Kawasaki, Apple's first Macintosh evangelist, Tweeted about Adjix to his 18,200+ followers by saying "Make money by shortening links":

Immediately, the network traffic to the Adjix servers spiked for hours. I'm impressed that all held up without skipping a beat. We'll see where this takes us.

- Joe

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Premature Launch

Whoops - we were intending to launch Adjix as a public beta on Tuesday, August 20. But, our press release got out into the wild a couple days early and it was picked up here and here. Update: Plus two others, Monday morning, here and here.

That's okay – early publicity is better than no publicity. Adjix is up and running and humming along.

Since this really is a beta test period, please let us know about any bugs that you may find. You can use our feedback form.