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April 07, 2009

13 Best URL Shortening Services

These days there is the necessity for making the website URL's to be short in order to post more content on the social media sites like Twitter etc, where you need to tell in 140 characters what you are doing and can place a URL for your blog, etc in those same 140 characters. So as such it becomes important to reduce the length of the URL, to make the update more informative.

There are a many websites which offer shortening of your long web addresses into a tiny short URL, and that short URL will be redirecting to the main web address for that particular content. Here is the list of some of the best websites offering URL Shortening Services, here we go


BudURL is more than just a url shrinking tool – a lot more. Once a url has been turned into a BudURL, you can track click information that will reveal a tremendous amount of information about the click activity of each link.


bit.ly allows users to shorten, share, and track links (URLs). Reducing the URL length makes sharing easier - long links can break or consume extra characters in a short messaging environment. bit.ly can be accessed through its website, bookmarklets, and a robust and open API. bit.ly is also integrated into several popular third-party tools such as Tweetdeck. A more full list of third party tools can be found at on the bit.ly blog. Unique user-level and aggregate links are created, allowing users to view complete, real-time traffic and referrer data, as well as location and metadata. Tracking stats are available on the bit.ly site by clicking on the "Info+" link, or just adding a "+" sign to the end of any bit.ly link (for example, http://bit.ly/n0og+).

3) Tiny URL

Are you sick of posting URLs in emails only to have it break when sent causing the recipient to have to cut and paste it back together? Then you've come to the right place. By entering in a URL in the text field below, we will create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires.


Enter the URL you'd like to shorten, share and track


Shorten a long link, embed an ad, and tweet it. Adjix is a way for people to create short links to Web sites, tweet them, track clicks, and earn revenue.

Adjix also ties in very nicely with Twitter using our Adjix2Twitter feature that allows you to tweet a link now or have it scheduled to be sent later from multiple Twitter accounts.


Short URLs with analytics, social media monitoring, and geotargeting


Short URL's done right

8) TR.IM

Trim your long URL's


One click away from short URL's and easy click statistics


Snippetty Snip Snip

11) IS.GD

Compress that Address


shortna.me generates unique short URLs allowing users to track the clicks on their links without creating an account.


Shorten any URL right now

  1. eb.cx
  2. elfurl.com
  3. shorl.com
  4. url.fm
  5. shurl.org
  6. qurl.net
  7. notlong.com
  8. shortlinks.co.uk
  9. url123.com
  10. 1tiny.com
  11. 301url.com
  12. 6url.com
  13. ataja.es
  14. babyurl.com
  15. digbig.com
  16. doiop.com
  17. flingk.com
  18. lin.kz
  19. link.toolbot.com
  20. linkezy.com
  21. linktrim.com
  22. lnk.in
  23. makeashorterlink.com
  24. metamark.net
  25. minilien.com
  26. o-rly.net
  27. paulding.net
  28. shurl.net
  29. simurl.com
  30. smcurl.com
  31. snipurl.com
  32. tighturl.com
  33. tinyclick.com
  34. tinylink.com
  35. url.etusivu.net
  36. urlcut.com
  37. urlmask.com
  38. urlx.org
  39. w3t.org
  40. yatuc.com
  41. yep.it
Benefits of Shortening the URL's

There are a several benefits that can be taken into consideration for the shortening of the URLs,
  1. The first and the major advantage is that due to the shortening of the URL, the user gets more option to put the content on the social media sites like TWITTER, which have word count restrictions within them.
  2. These URL shortening services provide lot of features within themselves. It's not just that the URL is shortened, it's much bigger than that.
  3. URL Shortening provides the user with social media monitoring, and geotargeting.
  4. Track your clicks generated due to the URL shortening.
  5. Many URL shortening services uses 301 redirects, so you don't have to worry about the search engine benefits