Where & how can you shorten URLs?

Where & how can you shorten URLs?

11.Sep.2021

In terms of tools, there are some neat sites that handle URL shortening, including full analytics and archives of everything you shorten. For these services (and for URL shortening in general), your URL is replaced by a new domain (e.g., kevanlee.com changes to bit.ly) and the permalink is replaced by a string of numbers and/or letters (e.g., kevanlee.com/best-writing-articles changes to bit.ly/df8jpI1).

Here are handful of the more popular link shorten

easily usable options:

https://bitly.com  (one of the original "go-to" link shorters has been around since 2008 and provides a robust set of tools for tracking and measuring your links)

http://tinyurl.com  (one of the most popular URL shortening services provides stats on clicks, conversions, locations etc.)

Google's own goo.gl  (which is baked into Google search results when you click a shortened link),  bit.ly , Snipr . There are plenty of others too!

In terms of software, most email clients have it built-in. An example would be bcc:ing an email address or "display name" with bit.ly in front to make a shorter link (e.g., If you wanted to send an email about this article to a friend, you could use bit.ly/xGkTVo to make a shortened link).

There are tons of other options available as well. And if you're wondering why you'd want to shorten a link , it's usually because they can be quite long! For example, this article is posted at the domain name kevanlee.com which is pretty long. So instead of having a lengthy URL in an email or on Twitter, I could use bit.ly/xGkTVo instead!

In terms of mobile apps , there are shorteners built into popular social networks and dashboards like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If your mobile browser supports it (and most do), simply click a URL that's too long to open it automatically with a shortener.

Simple, right? If you want to read more about how and why we shorten URLs, this article is a great resource: http://www.mashable.com/2007/08/23/shorten-urls/

 

In terms of tools, there are some neat sites that handle URL shortening, including full analytics and archives of everything you shorten. For these services (and for URL shortening in general), your URL is replaced by a new domain (e.g., kevanlee.com changes to bit.ly) and the permalink is replaced by a string of numbers and/or letters (e.g., kevanlee.com/best-writingarticles changes to bit.ly/df8jpI1).

Here are handful of the more popular link shorten

easily usable options:

https://bitly.com  (one of the original "go-to" link shorters has been around since 2008 and provides a robust set of tools for tracking and measuring your links)

http://tinyurl.com  (one of the most popular URL shortening services provides stats on clicks, conversions, locations etc.) Google's own goo.gl , bit.ly , Snipr . There are plenty of others too! In terms of software, most email clients have it built-in. An example would be bcc:ing an email address or "display name" with bit.ly in front to make a shorter link (e.g., If you wanted to send an email about this article to a friend, you could use bit.ly/xGkTVo to make a shortened link).

There are tons of other options available as well. And if you're wondering why you'd want to shorten a link , it's usually because they can be quite long! For example, this article is posted at the domain name kevanlee.com which is pretty long. So instead of having a lengthy URL in an email or on Twitter, I could use bit.ly/xGkTVo instead! In terms of mobile apps , there are shorteners built into popular social networks and dashboards like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If your mobile browser supports it (and most do), simply click a URL that's too long to open it automatically with a shortener.

Simple, right? If you want to read more about how and why we shorten URLs, this article is a great resource: http://www.mashable.com/2007/08/23/shorten-urls/.

In terms of software, most email clients have it built-in. An example would be bcc:ing an email address or "display name" with bit.ly in front to make a shorter link (e.g., If you wanted to send an email about this article to a friend, you could use bit.ly/xGkTVo to make a shortened link).

There are tons of other options available as well. And if you're wondering why you'd want to shorten a link , it's usually because they can be quite long! For example, this article is posted at the domain name kevanlee.com which is pretty long. So instead of having a lengthy URL in an email or on Twitter, I could use bit.ly/xGkTVo instead!

In terms of mobile apps , there are shorteners built into popular social networks and dashboards like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If your mobile browser supports it (and most do), simply click a URL that's too long to open it automatically with a shortener.

Simple, right? If you want to read more about how and why we shorten URLs, this article is a great resource: http://www.mashable.com/2007/08/23/shorten-urls/.

In terms of software, most email clients have it built-in. An example would be bcc:ing an email address or "display name" with bit.ly in front to make a shorter link (e.g., If you wanted to send an email about this article to a friend, you could use bit.ly/xGkTVo to make a shortened link).

There are tons of other options available as well. And if you're wondering why you'd want to shorten a link , it's usually because they can be quite long! For example, this article is posted at the domain name kevanlee.com which is pretty long. So instead of having a lengthy URL in an email or on Twitter, I could use bit.ly/xGkTVo instead!

In terms of mobile apps , there are shorteners built into popular social networks and dashboards like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If your mobile browser supports it (and most do), simply click a URL that's too long to open it automatically with a shortener.

Simple, right? If you want to read more about how and why we shorten URLs, this article is a great resource: http://www.mashable.com/2007/08/23/shorten-urls/.

In terms of software, most email clients have it built-in. An example would be bcc:ing an email address or "display name" with bit.ly in front to make a shorter link (e.g., If you wanted to send an email about this article to a friend, you could use bit.ly/xGkTVo to make a shortened link).

There are tons of other options available as well. And if you're wondering why you'd want to shorten a link , it's usually because they can be quite long! For example, this article is posted at the domain name kevanlee.com which is pretty long. So instead of having a lengthy URL in an email or on Twitter, I could use bit.ly/xGkTVo instead!

In terms of mobile apps , there are shorteners built into popular social networks and dashboards like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If your mobile browser supports it (and most do), simply click a URL that's too long to open it automatically with a shortener.

Simple, right? If you want to read more about how and why we shorten URLs, this article is a great resource: http://www.mashable.com/2007/08/23/shorten-urls/.

In terms of software, most email clients have it built-in. An example would be bcc:ing an email

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