With the proliferation of URL shortening services like TinyURL, Bit.Ly and Ow.ly, it has become loads easier for people to engage in link bait tactics by masking the SEO-friendly permalink with random gibberish. And yeah, it makes using services like Twitter more link friendly (it really goes without saying that apps like TweetDeck have auto URL shortening to make links more Tweet-friendly). ShadyURL does the opposite — since the more wary web denizens are aware of malicious links, why join the bandwagon? My only thing with ShadyURL is that it defeats the purpose of shorter URL’s for Twitter.
For instance, if we try to turn ForeverGeek.com’s URL shady, we get: