Adfly is an URL shortening service and is similar to other popular link shortening services out there like bit.ly, goo.gl and tinyurl.com
It is a very useful tool as it allows users to take a long URL and shorten it to a link like http://adf.ly/qrFkp
This is extremely useful for Affiliate Marketers as it allows them to cloak their links and shorten Affiliate Links which are often long and ugly into something which is much more usable.
URL shortening services are also very useful for posting URLs in Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Forum etc.
So how does AdF.ly differ from all the other URL shortening services that I’ve mentioned above? Actually allows it’s users to monetize it’s service by paying a monetary incentive based on how much traffic users send through their links. This monetary incentive can be up to 50% of the advertising revenue.
Members fall into two different categories, Publishers and Advertisers.
A Publisher will earn money by placing the shortened links on their website / blog / Facebook / Twitter etc. Each time when any of their visitors click on an Adfly link they will first view a full page advertisement for 5 seconds before being able to click a Skip Ad button and continue to their intended destination. AdF.ly shares this revenue with the Publisher of the link.
Advertisers pay for visitors to their website or affiliate URL. They can target a country, set a campaign budget and they are
purchasing the visitors sent by Publishers.