November 28th, 2016
Shorten URL is much like this days because URL’s are meaningless in contents, ugly and much spacious. When we need link shortener Websites?
There are many online Web services, which let you compress your URL. You can use any of them, and here I’m creating a list of all such websites which you can use to shorten your URL.
It’s not an extensive list, but I’m using some of the best on the web, that you can use.
Update: Twitter now offers their own URL shortening service which is not open for public. When ever you tweet any thing on Twitter, it will be compressed using T.co shortener.
Today I’m giving the Link Shorten URL which will make your work more handy.
Official Google URl shortener service call Goo.gl. This is useful when you need extra details like where your link is clicked, link referrals, browser and system details. Very useful but again, don’t use it to compress your spam links. You can use Goo.gl service here.
One of my favorite service in the list as it offers API and you can easily use it with third party apps like Tweetdeck, Bufferapp and many more. I have been using it for a while and it offers detailed information regarding your compressed URL’s. They also offer one Chrome extension, which will make your work easier. I recommend you to create an account on Bit.ly, as most of Twitter related Web services, allow you to use Bit.ly URL service and your link will be shortened using their service. Check out bit.ly
Note: It’s not recommended for Affiliate marketers to use bit.ly.
This is another popular URL compressor site by social media company Hootsuite. The tool is simple to use, as you can see in above screenshot, add your Long Url and click on Shrink to get a short URL.
The Unique thing about this service is that, you can choose your new shorten URL between 4 different domain and use whichever you like. Above all It’s Spam Free.
The Most Interesting part about this URL is it’s name and it’s easy and quick to use.
For now, these are the few online services which I can think of, but if you are aware of other services, do let me know via comments. Especially, if you are looking to hide your affiliate links using any of these sites, I recommend you to avoid it, as most of time affiliate links are marked as spam.
There are many more URL compressor sites available online, but I would recommend to stick to above four. As they are never been marked as spam links, and you will have no issues while sharing shrink-ed link to your social media platform. If you use any other site, do let me know via comments.