For the last few weeks, I’ve been using a new tool from UnHub.com. UnHub.com provides a very simple, clean way to organize your online presence.
It works by creating a personal profile bar that links to all your web pages – your LinkedIn profile, your Facebook profile, your Twitter account, your blog, your Amazon or Yelp reviews, etc. Creating these links is extremely simple and fast – takes 5 minutes.
Then they give you a unique personal url — www.unhub.com/your-name — that you can pass along to friends, use in your social media profiles, include in your email signature, etc. Through this one webpage, you and your contacts can quickly find all your social media profiles, blogs, etc.
Once you set up your account, visitors to your UnHub page will see a very simple strip at the top of the browser. This toolbar strip is a persistent navigation tool containing links to all your web pages. In a way, it works like the bookmarks toolbar in your browser – except that it is works inside the browser window and is accessible to anyone anywhere.
Visitors can click on any link in your toolbar and get to the page. They can also browse through each website in a completely normal fashion — with the UnHub toolbar remaining fixed at the top of the page.
I’ve been looking for something like this for a while – a way to consolidate in one place all the many webpages about me or by me. I’d like to do it through LinkedIn, but they limit outbound links to just 3 – and I have way more things than that that I’d like to link to.
I’ve tried several other sites and found them too complicated or otherwise lacking. Many of them are trying to do too much — trying aggregrate things across sites or otherwise adding functionality and, in doing so, they become their own source of work and effort.
UnHub.com avoids all that and goes for the simple, clean solution. It seems just right to me. It accomplishes the goal while being a snap to set up and dead simple to use.