Charts

• Stats need to be enabled for a URL by either logging in or check marking "Log stats for this URL" when you create it.
• Charts will be "missing" if clicks for the week are zero. Not a bug or browser problem, but simply was designed to not display a chart if clicks for the time period is zero. Systems, Browsers, Countries pie charts only display metrics for the current week (they are reset on Sun) so will sometimes appear to not match-up with bar charts.
• Clicks Month = last 30 days.   Clicks Year = current year.
• Visitors pie chart displays uniques and returns for lifetime of link.
• Browsers "n/a" or Systems "n/a" = unidentified mobile or bot.
There are hundreds of misc. mobile platforms and bots possible. We display robot clicks only when from: Googlebot, msnbot, slurp, askjeeves, fastcrawler, infoseek, lycos.
• Countries = displays top 10. "Other" means single digit clicks from each of various misc countries merged together. "n/a" means IP-addresses not traced directly to any countries.
Having trouble with 2-letter geocodes found on stats pages? Try our decode.

Click Statistics

Tiny stats not like Google Analytics, Bitly, or other tracking methods? Those services appear to subtract search engines and various robot clicks from their totals, or something else? Tiny gives the full, unfiltered traffic picture that others may not.
• Total clicks = all visitors, regardless of source.
• Unique clicks = all unique visitors.
• Return clicks = total visits minus uniques.
The ratio of unique to return visitors helps you figure out interest level or stickiness of your page content.

Social Media Traffic

Are you getting many clicks immediately after posting to a social media site? Bots are often programmed to hit links as soon as they post to certain sites. What you are experiencing in this case are twitter bot and various other social media analysis engines crawling and collecting content data on your link.

Country Codes

Having trouble deciphering the 2-letter geocodes found on stats pages? Here is a geocode decode.

Bookmarklet

Get one click link shortening anywhere you go on the internet! And automatically shorten address of the page you are currently on. First drag and drop Tiny onto your toolbar. Once Tiny is on your Firefox, Safari or Chrome toolbar, or in your Internet Explorer Bookmarks, you can shorten from the site you are visiting. A tiny link will be created for the URL currently in your address bar, with just a mouse click. You won't need to copy and paste that URL into our site first, it will be done automatically.
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QR tools

tinyurl QR codes
QR (quick response)Code uses include traditional offline publications such as newspapers and magazines; making them more interactive by integrating hyperlinks and other internet resources into articles. Ads, coupons and affiliate links can be integrated as well. Marketing uses include business cards (you can order business cards with your QR-code on the backside), T-shirts, product packing, signs, etc. TIP: Print your code on printable sticker paper for more options and versatility. Uses and locations for these are nearly unlimited.

QR codes can be made with different error correction levels (L, M, Q, H). Use L when you want a simple, lower DPI QR - or to fit a small area such as on a business card. For customizing purposes use a higer error correction level such as H (30% can be lost or damaged) or Q (25% can be lost or damaged). By adding a logo or text to the center of the QR code you are basically damaging it and relying on the redundancy of this error correction to compensate and make it function. Customizing can be a trial and error process. If you have gone too far with your art work, the QR will stop functioning! To customize, download the QR then insert your image or text using Photoshop - similar to the example below:

customQR
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