Frequently Asked Questions


Q- How Does the Shortening Work?
Q- Why Using ComyoNet Short URL?
Q- How does the earning work?
Q- How does the advertising work?
Q- How Does the Buying and Selling of Credits Work?
Q- Can I Transfer Credits To Other Users?
Q- Can I View My Transactions?
Q- Fees Summary
Q- Can I demand payment from ComyoNet?
Q- How Does the ComyoNet Bookmarklet work?
Q- Can I Manage (add, edit, delete and group) my links?
Q- Can I track my links and view click statistics?
Q- Can I preview the destination URL of a ComyoNet Link?
Q- Can I protect my link with a password or enter a (warning) message for my visitors?
Q- How can I share or search for a ComyoNet link?
Q- What about safety of a ComyoNet link?
Q- Which redirects are you using?
Q- What Do You Do About Errors in Links, Malicious or Abusive Users?
Q- I have a question not listed here, how do I get help?


Question : How Does the Shortening Work?
Answer : Some web addresses are very long, complicated and difficult to remember. ComyoNet creates for you a short URL (with your own custom name if you choose to like this: http://comyonet.com/your-name/ or http://comyo.net/your-name/), making your new short URL easy to remember and to send without breaking in emails, bulletin Boards, Instant Messages, Blogs, forums, twitter etc...
As an example Say, your long url is:
http://www.some-site.com/some-folder/?some-id=something&some-other-option=something-else
your new short ComyoNet link will be like this:
http://comyonet.com/X or http://comyo.net/X
or if a custom name is used like this :
http://comyonet.com/your-name or http://comyo.net/your-name

The short links are either generated by our system or using the optional custom name entered by the user. Other optional information consists of a password and a warning message. The warning message will be displayed to the visitor before redirecting to the original URL, the user may cancel the opertaion after reading the message.

Question : Why Using ComyoNet Service?
Answer : There are many advantages of using ComyoNet Service than other existing services:

Shortening and Earning

  • Shorten Links (URL's) with or without registration
  • Shorten and Earn with us if chosen to show Ads!. Registration is needed. (See Ads example)
  • No Ads are shown if disabled by user! (Registration needed)
  • Buy, Sell, Transfer and Earn Credits within our credits market!
  • Use your own custom name
  • See the destination URL just by adding "?" to the end of your link
  • Link Tracking Stats by adding ":" to the end of your link
  • Group links in folders.
  • Added traffic to your links
  • Protect your private links with a password
  • Display a warning message
  • Manage (add, edit, delete, enable, disable and group) your links
  • View History of used and earned credits
  • We check links for spam, phishing, and other objectionable content. We use SURBL and Spamhaus multi lists.
  • 301 redirects to preserve your search engine rankings
  • Send and receive messages within our system!
  • Promotion and Advertising

  • Worldwide or Target by country
  • Target by keywords
  • Only unique clicks and views are counted
  • Promote links separately using our credits system
  • Full control on the amount of credits to spend for each link separately
  • Activate or disactivate promotion of links separately
  • View click statistics and transactions history of used and/or earned credits
  • As publisher you can also earn credits as any other user
  • Buy, earn, transfer to others, and sell credits within our credits market
  • Use earned credits for promotion
  • We check promoted links for objectionable content, adult sites not allowed
  • We detect frame breaking sites, in this case no ads are dispalyed
  • Anti-fraude system!
  • We show textial ads at the top, no timers or skip buttons used. (See Ads example)
  • The visitor does not need to wait to be redirected to his clicked link.!
  • Now temporary 100 free views for a promoted link!
  • Question : How does the earning work?
    Answer : Any registred user have the choice to enable or disable the earning when shortening links.
    Enabling to show Comyonet Ads allows you to earn credits from each unique visitor to your shortened links.
    Simple steps to begin earning:
    1.Create an account (Register).
    2.After email confirmation, Login to your account.
    3.While singed in, any shortened website URL will be linked to your account,
    and added to your links list for easy management and for viewing click and earning statistics.
    You will earn credits for every unique visitor that clicks on your short links.
    (you are not allowed to click on your own links, we check for that using our anti-fraud system)
    You can earn with us even if you don't own a website, as long as you post and use your short links where other users and friends may be able
    to clik on them, so just anywhere you normally post links and share info with others! (facebook, forums, twitter, blogs, emails... etc)
    4. You may use Earned credits for link promotion, transfer them or sell them in our market place.

    Question : How does the advertising work?
    Answer : Any registred user have the choice to enable or disable the promotion of any added website separately.
    Simple steps to begin promoting your websites:
    1.Create an account (Register).
    2.After email confirmation, Login to your account.
    3.While singed in, any added website URL will be linked to your account,
    and added to your links list for easy management and for viewing click statistics.
    4. In this temporary version, you get 100 free views for each unique added website, (we do not accept same websites using our anti-fraud system)
    5. If no credits left, you may buy from other users using our market place, or buy from ComyoNet
    4. You are able to target by keywords and by country
    5. You are able to spend any amount of credits for each link separately
    6. You are able to disactivate the promotion for each link separately at any time.
    7. When saved and accepted, your promotion will begin immedialtely. Your promoted links will be shown in our Ads at the top of visited ComyoNet short links. (See Ads example)
    8. As a publisher, you are also able to earn credits for every visitor that clicks on your other short links.
    (you are not allowed to click on your own links, we check for that using our anti-fraud system)
    9. You may use Earned credits for link promotion, transfer them or sell them in our market place.

    Question : How Does the Buying and Selling of Credits Work?
    Answer : To promote a Link, the advertiser must have enough credits in his account. The user is able to buy credits within our system using paypal or from other users using our market place. A maximum of 10000 Credits a day and 100000 credits a month is allowed.
    You agree that we are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. We have no control over and do not guarantee the truth or accuracy of users content or listings, the ability of sellers to sell credits, the ability of buyers to pay for credits, or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction. You agree that ComyoNet Credits represent a limited license right governed solely under the terms of the Agreement stated at terms.asp, and are basically not redeemable for any sum of money or monetary value from ComyoNet at any time.



    Question : Can I Transfer Credits To other Users?
    Answer : Yes! Any user may transfer some credits to other users within our system for free. A maximum of 10000 Credits a day and 100000 credits a month is allowed.



    Question : Can I View My Transactions?
    Answer : Yes. You get a summary of all your transactions during the last three months. You get also a description of each transaction. Transctions possible are: buying credits, transfereing credits to other users, promoting Links, and credit earnings. In this part of our system, the user is able to see his actual credits balance, buy and transfer credits.



    Question: Fees Summary
    Answer:

    Price for buying 1000 credits is : 4 EUR.

    One view of a promoted Link cost the advertiser 1 credits.

    The publisher earns 1 credits for each view of ComyoNet Ads using his short links.

    The users are free to ask any price for selling any amount of credits in our market place.

    Question: Can I demand payment from ComyoNet?
    Answer: The user is able to sell any amount of credits in our market place, For the moment we have chosen for a credit market because it has advantages for both the publisher as well as for the advertiser. The publisher does not need to wait for a minimum to sell his earned credits at any price he wants to. The advertiser in his turn, may buy from other users any amount of credits at any price! Friends has also the possibility to transfer credits to each other for free.
    However, if needed, we will implement this option in the future.
    In General, You agree that we are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. We have no control over and do not guarantee the truth or accuracy of users content or listings, the ability of sellers to sell credits, the ability of buyers to pay for credits, or that a buyer or seller will actually complete a transaction. You agree that ComyoNet Credits represent a limited license right governed solely under the terms of the Agreement stated at terms.asp, and are basically not redeemable for any sum of money or monetary value from ComyoNet at any time.

    Question : How Does the ComyoNet Bookmarklet work?
    Answer : ComyoNet provides a handy little tool, called a bookmarklet. The bookmarklet lets you instantly create short urls directly from the site you are visiting. So you don't have to go to the website and type in the long url every time you want to create a short url. All you have to do to install the bookmarklet like this: Drag and drop on your browser's links toolbar :

    - Click and hold the left mouse button on this ComyoNet Bookmarklet link
    - Drag the link to your browser's links toolbar
    - Release the left mouse button to drop the link,

    or if you want to add it to your favorites:

    - Right click on this ComyoNet Bookmarklet link
    - Select 'Add to Favorites' (or 'Bookmark this link')

    Now you are able to instantly create short urls directly from the site you are visiting just by clicking the ComyoNet Bookmarklet on your browser's links toolbar or from your favorites.! We advise the bookmarklet users to first login to their account, this way any shortened link using the bookmarklet will be linked to your account, you will then earn credits for each unique click on your shortened URLs!.

    Question : Can I Manage my promoted and shortened links?
    Answer : Yes, registred users are able to add (as amany as they wish), edit, activate, disactivate and delete added websites and shortened links. You can also group links in separate folders for easy management.

    Question : Can I track my links and view click statistics?
    Answer : Yes, users are able to track links and to view detailed statistics about clicks just by adding ":" to the end of a link or by singing in.
    Available Link Tracking Stats: clicks, locations (where visitors came from) and referrers (referring websites linking to your link). Only unique visitors are counted on daily basis. Statistics about Links of signed users are not viewable by other users. Statistics about Quick links (Guest links) are publically viewable.
    Usage example: http://comyonet.com/X: or http://comyo.net/X:

    Question : Can I preview the destination URL of a ComyoNet Link?
    Answer : Yes, Users are able to preview the destination URL just by adding "?" to the end of any ComyoNet link not protected with a password. Protected links with a password are redirected only after entering the password anyway.
    Usage example: http://comyonet.com/X? or http://comyo.net/X?

    Question : Can I protect my link with a password and/or enter a (warning) message for my visitors?
    Answer : Yes, You are able to protect any of your links with a password. The password must be entered by the visitor before being redirected to your destination URL.
    You are also able to enter a (warning or any) message for the visitors of your URL, the user may cancel the opertaion after reading your (warning) message or accept to be redirected to your destination URL.

    Question : How can I share or search for a ComyoNet link?
    Answer : Just by clicking [Share] buttons or links in your Links Manger pages or on the default page. You can easily share ComyoNet links via more than 300 tools and websites like Twitter, Gmail, Facebook, MSN, etc.. For more traffic, we have a search function to find added links whithin our system. Registered users are able to add a title and / or a description for any added link which are used by the search function.

    Question : What about safety of a ComyoNet link?
    Answer : ComyoNet checks all links for spam, suspected phishing scams, malware, and other objectionable content using SURBL multi-lists and spamhaus multi-zones. However, please read our terms.

    Question : Which redirects are you using?
    Answer : 301 redirect is the most efficient and Search Engine Friendly method for redirection. That is what we use to preserve your search engine rankings for your links.

    Question : What Do You Do About Errors in Links, Malicious or Abusive Users?
    Answer : If an abuse or a misleading is confirmed, the links will be removed and the abuser will be blocked and banned from our system. There is a possibility to report an abuse, or send us an e-mail to : SUPPORT@COMYONET.COM.

    Question : I have a question not listed here, how do I get help?
    Answer : For answers to questions not listed here, please contact us at SUPPORT@COMYONET.COM, or send us a feedback