The URL Expander is a tool that can examine a link and tries to determine the content of a URL. It informs the user on the content of that link. For specific questions on the URL Expander, this is where the answers are.
The URL Expander Tool can examine shortened URLs created by URL shortening services or URL shorteners like bit.ly, tinyurl, digg, is.gd, tr.im, 3.ly and a whole lot more URL shortening services out there. It can also examine any ordinary URL be it a website or just a link.
Yes. It can warn you of suspected malware sites.
Yes. It checks the IP of the site and determines if site is in the DNS-based Blackhole List. It cannot remove the ip from the list though.
No. It's not a perfect tool. A lot of people use different schemes in hiding the content of a landing page. I only fine tune the algorithm when I get tired playing the violin. It's more of having 9 out of 10 average for correct detection for ordinary-no-scheme-sites. You can contact me for wrong results so that I can have it fixed.
Yes. It doesn't matter if the short URL was created using different URL shortening services.
You can try it using this link:
Yes. All redirection paths will be displayed.
Yes. It can warn you of URLs not redirecting properly and detect up to what path number the redirect went wrong.
Yes. There will be thumbnail previews for the original URL.
Yes there is but I haven’t opened it up for public use. I will make it available in the near future. In the meantime you could just use the direct link in the results of the expanded URL. You could just scrape the data. No problem for me. An attribution is welcome though!! :p
Format for direct URL access is: clybs.com/urlexpander/x/ + link
Yes there will be also in the near future.