11 Great Goo.gl URL Shorteners Alternatives#matchurl

11 Great Goo.gl URL Shorteners Alternatives#matchurl

02.Jul.2021

hey what's up everybody thanks for
coming back and checking out the channel
now in this video what are the best
Google URL shortener alternatives that's
what we're gonna be talking about now
the Google URL shortener closed down a
while ago and they still support the
links that are already made but you're
not able to create new links so now you
have to basically find a different
alternatives for the Google URL
shortener it was one most popular URL
shortener simply because it's Google
people trust the brand and it was just
very popular even here on YouTube
everybody and their grandmother was
using it to cook affiliate links if you
would check the links in description so
anyways what are your alternatives there
are plenty of alternatives a lot of them
are very good offering different things
like analytics on the back end so we're
gonna look at some free ones some paid
ones in just various other ways that we
can shorten our URLs so if you're ready
let's jump into my laptop and begin
number one bitly dot-com bitly actually
got its start as bit ly way back the day
and they were one of the original URL
shorteners but they were actually
eclipsed by Google when Google got into
the URL shortening business but now that
Google's gonna gone away bitly is now
emerged again as the leading alternative
to that service so I really like bitly I
personally that's why it's first on the
list because it's the one I would
recommend for the average person who's
just like hey I have YouTube videos I
want a shorten my links how do I do that
I want to show up my links to my website
or youtube description whatever go to
bitly com now with bitly you have two
options either you can just go to the
home page and boom I'll just copy and
paste a quick little playlist one of my
you playlists for case studies there and
I click on shorten and then it instantly
gives me a nice URL that I can quickly
easily share and in you Billy uses
cookies so every time you visit the home
page it will just start populating this
whole section with your URLs now you'll
see like hey lads and hey I see people
be able to customize this like how do I
customize this well in order to do that
you actually have to sign in and it's
fine
assigning it is just a it's just a free
account quickly and easily and here you
can just just go to create and you can
paste your you long URL here as I've
done
then you click on create and then right
here you can customize the back half as
you need it so case studies blah blah
blah okay basically you can put in
anything that you want and that's
basically how it works so that is number
one bitly com number two is tiny URL com
the original URL shortener this was one
of the first URL shortening websites in
existence before euro shortening was
really a thing and people needed to do
it for various uses like YouTube
descriptions for example now it's kind
of funny that they have this example
over here Kindle wireless reading this
play like if you're an Amazon Associates
you should absolutely not be using a URL
shortener FYI anyways to use tiny URL is
dead simple we just go to here to enter
the long URL that we wants paste and now
here's our URL and we just can click
make a tiny URL here you can add a
custom alias if you want most aliases
are that are logical are taken because
the subset has been in existence for
years and years and years if we were
just to do this I gotta have tiny URL
/youtube obvious obviously that one's
gonna be taken so it generates one
automatically for me if you want to go
back and try and make an alias that's
not taken again just repeat the process
again going to make tiny URL and figure
out a alias and try an alias that's
usually like three four words long
unfortunately you're not gonna get like
a one word thing typically because most
of that has already been registered but
anyways that is number two tiny URL comm
number three is blink BL dot i NK now
blink is one of the first premium URL
shortening website services on the list
basically you have an account and you
can manage your links clicks analytics
and that whole thing on the back end
they do say that they have a free per
plan but from my experience it just
seems like when you sign up you only
have a trial experience not permanently
free I could be wrong on this
so anyways to start using blink you do
actually have to create an account you
can't just use the service for free this
is what the backend looks like and you
have a bunch of different options home
links my links so you get started is
obviously you just click on this green
button is's
new links and now you'll be presented
with this page though if I was to take a
URL link for example we'll paste it in
there and now comes up with topic dot
video YouTube 87 so now I can shortness
you know each string for this video
string into something that's a little
bit more relevant so I like that I like
that it does do that like topic that
video or if I was to take for example a
blog post which is from my website edge
of David and I try and shorten that then
change it to man dot social or sometimes
you know it just it will take the domain
name that you're putting in and then
come try and match it to something that
makes a little bit more sense so let's
just see show all choices so you have
men social send digital be link
supplement 66 just random things like
that if you want to have your own URL to
shorten you can absolutely do that if
you already have a URL that you want to
constantly use to just manage all your
domains you can add an existing domain
name or you can search now for branded
domain names that now by doing this
means like you'll have a specific
branded domain name so for example like
my website's website creative procom
like it'd be cool if I could get like
WCPO or tech or something then just use
that to shorten all my links and a
manage it from one area that's what this
whole feature is about but anyways that
is number three plin k link number four
on the list is rebrand lee calm now
rebrand Lee rebrand Lee down here says
like enter URL shortener enter your long
URL to begin and then click rebrand now
if you do that it's just going to send
you the same pages to sign up for free
it's gonna do oops you can't sign up
because you're not logged in so
basically when you sign up you can get a
create a free account and this is what
it looks like you have this dashboard
set up we can add a brand domain name
rebrand your first link and get the
Chrome extension if you want so let's go
ahead and click and do link so I'm again
gonna take my URL for my case studies
throw it in there
and now we have the branded domain name
where we have three Bradley and we can
register our own domain name that we
want if that's what we want to do so if
you want to go ahead and register some
short like code tech dot like IO
something like that that's kind of like
the URL extension that I would consider
getting and then use that as your
branded domain name or you can just keep
it as reborn Brantly and then it's like
the tat the tag is slash we'll just case
slash tag example exam bull whatever and
then we'll click on create link okay
link rebranded oh right and let me just
click out of this okay so now we have
zero clicks and just now and this is our
rebranding so if we click on this for
more detail and we can quickly check to
see like what URL this is going to and
there we go so now we can just highlight
this sorry we can copy copied and we can
just paste in right there and then boom
you officer races so I really like we're
playing that you do have to create an
account and but it's more geared towards
getting a custom domain name and
managing a custom domain name for your
URL shorteners all from this dashboard
but you can use the re brand ly URL if
you want so anyways that is re Branly
calm number five is is dot GD is that GD
is a very simple URL shortener so clean
and simple minimalistic we take our URL
so I'll highlight my playlist here I'll
throw it in there will click on shorten
and your URL shortener URL is this is
that GDS crs-4
s okay so you're thinking like well how
do I customize this back-end is that
possible at this absolutely but you have
to pay attention it's further options
custom URL right there so we have to go
here we'll put in the playlist again and
we'll just do is GD so it would say like
case
studies example and then I'll click on I
can also walk statistics for this links
sure custom URL can only contain
alphanumeric characters and underscores
alright so that basically that means I
can't have dashes so we'll get rid of
that and we'll click on shorts in
alright and there we go so your URL
shortened is is GD case studies example
so if I go back to home and I click on
my recently shortened URLs there we go
and I can also have statistics track for
this very very simple site but visit
since creation visit this week this is
today there you go so that is is GD
number six on the list is t2m io dot-com
again a very simple straightforward
service where you can just quickly visit
and shorten any URL that you want so
just take the playlist URL here and
we'll throw it in there and click on
shorten and will be given a URL right
here that we can quickly a copy and
paste and then use it on our website
YouTube description as we once you can
also sign up and create an account when
you create an account the advantage of
your free account is that you have these
IDs and then you can have a little bit
of statistics behind them now you may be
wondering well how do I customize this
how do I make it T to m dot io slash
whatever I want with the free account
unfortunately you can't that is a vanity
URL and you have to upgrade for to do
that with t2m io but if you're looking
for something where you can just manage
links have some analytics behind it and
just quickly create links as you want I
really like t2m io so that is number six
number seven is bit do bi t dot do now
this website again another URL shortener
it's super duper simple we're just gonna
take our URL take that link to shorten
and we can also customize the vanity
link if we want to wherever we want to
be so example example
link case study and then we'll click on
shorten and there we go have your own
dealing with your own custom domain name
yep okay so then that's this through a
quick little upsell to do it but anyways
we have our short URL right here a bit
do dot slash the vanity URL that we
wanted and if we want to have traffic
stats we can click on this link right
here to be on a page that will give us
our analytics once it loads taking its
time but anyways let's highlight the
link to make sure it works properly
we're gonna paste and go to bit Doo Dah
the URL shortener okay and boom here we
are and now we have our statistics for
this page so stats viewed that page and
referring sites offering pages detail a
nice quick little back you know example
of our analytics on and that is it for
bit do now you may be wondering well how
do I create a count or like how do I
track all my links a long term well
that's the only thing like again that's
just a minimalistic solution I mean they
do have this tiny tiny little button
over here but I suggest doing that it's
just you register an account with them
if you want to keep track of your links
properly it's way up in the corner with
this tiny tiny links but anyways that is
bit do number eight is tiny seed see so
tiny CC is very helpful because again
it's another URL shortener to shorten
links we just go here to paste in our
long URL there's our playlist we can
customize the tiny CC the link as we
want so if I want say YouTube one two or
eight nine one nine eight that's fine
okay that will click on shorten and if
it's not taken it should work great so
we have tiny CC YouTube 198 is not only
key to my playlist
alright so either you can highlight this
here or you can click on this button
there to copy it to your clipboard and
we can just quickly and go
in here in Czech paste and go and
hopefully everything redirects properly
now you can sign up to create an account
where everything will manage itself and
you can manage all your links as needed
and please link redirect it as
appropriate to the case study page so we
are good to go so that is tiny dot CC
number 9 is ad flat ad F dot ly this ad
flight website is one of the more unique
sites and that you can monetize your
short links Patek Peru from India says
ad Phi is the main reason my blog still
exists like that's pretty sad then but
anyways it's worth mentioning that this
site exists if you're looking for a URL
shortener so we just throw in there
click on shrink and now we have a vast
avast matcom and this hopefully is
linking to my hate studies page let's
check it out click and go alright so now
it's loading ok now we have the ad at
the top there that's loading properly ok
again do you know alright go
this is a terrible user experience so
warning appears that you have an advert
blocking yes oh God
so that's AD fly I don't recommend using
it but again if you're just looking for
an alternative to Google URL shortener
this exists but this is just a terrible
experience like so far the site hasn't
even loaded the or hasn't loaded so it's
like you have any functional URL
redirection like you're trying to do
affiliate marketing on YouTube I would
not use ad fly because you're just gonna
send people to pages like this they're
gonna be so confused but anyways that's
it for number 9 ad fly
number ten is small SEO tools comm slash
URL shorteners this is like kind of a
middle ground between their more robust
URL shorteners and more simplistic ones
this one's kind of lower on the list
just because I don't personally like the
interface is kind of stuck in 2012 and
it's also a little bit confusing to use
now you out the shortly you are I was
out pretty obvious we just go here and
paste in our link right there and we
click on shorten URL but then it's like
well where's our URL because you're
gonna you're gonna kind of expecting it
to be a little bit more prominent right
here like you're gonna scroll up and
down like I don't get it like this all
this text like let's go oh here's her
January row right here and it's URL Z s
com it's not even like a small SEO tools
com
so there you go can you customize the
URLs you want no but if you're looking
for an alternative to Google URL
shortener if you just want something
quick and simple this is small SEO tools
calm /url shortener and the last on the
list is short URL eighty another just
simple and fast URL shortener as they
say you can shorten share and track
super super simple
so we'll just go to the box throw in our
playlist URL and we'll click on shorten
URL here and voila it's really that
simple
copy the shortened image so we have
short URL and then we have this custom
GLW EJ and that is it it's really that
simple we copy the URL and there you go
so that's how you shortened URLs with a
short URL 81 of the simplest easiest
quickest solutions available as a Google
alternative alright so before we finish
up this video I just want to mention a
few other random alternatives now we
have the polar project org and we have
your OS it was basically your you if
your URL your URLs geez I can't speak
what these two are are just a
self-hosted version of all the other
platforms so if you're like look I don't
want to use a website I don't want to
create an account on a website I want to
have my own server and do it myself you
can use both of these projects to do
that polar project is obviously else
just by the way it looks a little bit
more developed so now this is the more
popular one but both are still in use
and still being developed so if you have
text skills you want to do it yourself
it's totally possible there's two
projects that exist that you can
leverage they're free and open source
and you can just use it and get going
with it on your own server if you don't
have any technical skills for that then
I wouldn't worry about it I would just
use a different service like bitly but
anyways this is the do-it-yourself self
hosted version for URL shortening okay
now the next two are not specifically
URL shorteners are kind of like these
robust social media platforms that
incorporate a URL shortener into them
they have their place but if we're just
talking about URL shorteners I'm just
someone's asking me like what do I
recommend I don't recommend these two
particularly HootSuite because I could
suites just overly confusing like it
they've incorporate now Ally into the
backend and it's like it's difficult to
find it's difficult to use same with
buffer now these two sites are great for
what they are but they're definitely
more geared toward social media
management like automating Facebook and
Twitter posting and that kind of you
know that kind of thing not just strict
URL shortening it's like you just want
like to track your URLs and have URL
shortening
there's better options but I just
thought I would mention these two just
to let you know that they exist and that
you can try them both out to see which
one you like more if you like them at
all they do come with trial plans so you
can check it out to see if the URL
shortening service is something that you
want to use alright and last is one more
newest brands that are in existence as
marketer magic these are basically a
competitor to buff Lee and HootSuite and
I think it's really just a step up from
both of those much more geared towards
marketers this does come with a URL
shortener it's not free though and it's
like you can sign up you can assign for
free you have to submit a credit card if
you want to sign for free it does cost
money typically a month and it's
definitely geared towards businesses it
does have a URL shortener but it's not
just a URL shortener comes with a bunch
of other various features for running an
online business and that incorporates
like things like e-commerce and
munication with various customers the
short links look like and I and II that
and Eve used by Kevin David for anything
as an example if you just want to see
what they look like for the short links
but anyways that you know for most
people if you're just looking for a
simple URL shortener this is definitely
gonna be overkill marketer magic but
worth noting that they do have a URL
shortening feature as part of your
package upon signing up ok that is it
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