Best URL Shortener Sites for Shortening URLs
List of 5 Best URL Shortener websites to help you to make long URL short for sharing on social sharing sites like Twitter, Facebook.
Twitter started the concept of URL shortener and was followed by Google, Facebook, Bing and several other websites. Now more and more websites are launching the service. Latest in the row is PayPal.Me. I have been personally using few of them for a long time and they work great.
I think it is better to use URL shortener website for sharing anything on sites like Twitter, Facebook and other social sharing sites. This helps to shorten the URL size and offers to write more characters. Today, most popular websites are offering this URL shortening service.
- Google URL shortening link is: Goo.gl.
- Facebook URL Shortener: Fb.me
- Bing URL Shortened is now dismissed
My Favorite list of URL Shortener
Goo.gl is a URL shortener service offered by Google. I have used several URL shortener websites and this is by far the best. All you have to do is enter the URL link that you want to be shortened and it will display the short URL in few seconds.
The best part of this service is that you can log in to your Google account and save history of all your short URLs. You can even view statistics of your short URL like number of times it has been clicked, referrer, visitor profile, country, browser etc.
Bit.ly is another good URL shortening site. Like Goo.gl, this service also offers features to keep track of your shot URL links by logging in.
Just type or paste the URL to shorten and the short link get displayed in few seconds. You can now copy the short link and use it as you like. If you have a Bit.ly account then you can view stats like number of re-tweets, traffic stats, referrer, location etc.
- Tiny URL
Tinyurl offers add-on for browsers like Firefox that you can easily add to your toolbar and use it as and when required. Just visit the site, enter the URL link to shorten, grab the short link and use it as you like.
3.ly is another good URL shortener website. The three-time short URL created on this site never expires. This is a must-try as it creates “The Shortest URL in the World”.
If you want to earn with your short URL then Adf.ly is the website you must use. When you share the short URL created on this website, the visitor will have to see a 5 second ad before reaching the final link. After 5 seconds, the
Visitor will have to click on “Skip Ad” to reach the main website. They make the minimum payment of $5 via PayPal.
So, these were my best 5 URL shortener websites. Do share you own favorite via comments.