About Vegas Link Service (http://zoe.lv)
Frequently Asked Questions
How does link shortening work?
Links shared in Vegas, including links shared in private messages, will automatically be processed and shortened to an http://zoe.lv link. Please note: anyone with a zoe.lv shortened link will be able to navigate to the destination URL.
Why does Vegas have its own link shortener?
- 1/. Shortened links allow you to share long URLs while maintaining the maximum number of characters for your message.
- 2/. Our link service measures information such as how many times a link has been clicked, which is an important quality signal in determining how relevant and interesting content is when compared to similar content.
- 3/. Having a link shortner protects users from malicious sites that engage in spreading malware, phising attacks, and other harmful activity. A link converted by the Vegas link service is checked against a list of potential dangerous sites. Users are warned with the error below when clicking on potentially harmful URLs.
Warning: this link may be unsafe
The link you are trying to access has been identified by Vegas or our partners as being potentially harmful or associated with a violation of the Vegas' Code of Conduct. This link could lead to a site that:
- · steals your password or other personal information
- · installs malicious software programs on your computer
- · collects your personal information for spam purposes
- · has been associated with a violation of the Vegas' Code of Conduct
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Can I opt out of link shortening when I post links in Vegas?
Because of the reasons listed above, Vegas will shorten URLs you post in Vegas. You cannot opt out of link shortening.
Can I still use a URL shortener (like bit.ly) to shorten links?
If you want to shorten links to share with others, you can continue to use a URL shortener to shorten links, and tracking metrics (like those from bit.ly) will continue to work as they did previously. The link service at http://zoe.lv is only used on links posted in Vegas and is not available as a general shortening service on other apps or sites.
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