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Top 15 URL Shortening Services to shorten your links

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URL Shortening is a technique that is used in world wide web, in which a provider makes the webpage available for very short URL in addition to the original long URL.

This is simply a technique that is used to redirect your page by using a small URL rather than using long original URLs.

These services are having a great demand in the field now-a-days, even the Web Giant like Google is making trails to enter this field. Best of all tinyurl and bit.ly were the top services offering the URL shortening

So here is the list of URL shortening services.

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  • Tinyurl.com : Tinyurl is one of the top 1000 sites in the Alexa. Its presently the mostly used URL shortening service with over 2 million users using it every month.
  • Bit.ly : This is the next most popular Shortening URL service. But from past few weeks its been at its best, receiving over 3 millions in a week and over 160 millions in a month.
  • Is.gd : Shorten long web addresses quickly and easily, with no registration required.
  • Nxy.in : Shorten your long URL, share it to world and earn money through it.
  • Cli.gs : Short URLs with analytics, social media monitoring and geotargeting. Cligs is 100% search engine friendly.
  • Tr.im : tr.im is for quick, easy, full-featured URL shortening with integrated posting to social networks such as Twitter, with a free public API.
  • Kl.am : kl.am URL Link Shortener Now Supports Google Analytics Campaign Source, Medium and Name Variables.
  • Snurl.com : Take the ugly long URLs all over the web and snip them into a snipurl that is short, snippy, secure, memorable, and easy to share.
  • Twurl.cc : twURL organizes URLs for visual searching and providing editing of URL lists. Anyone with an OpenID can open a twurl account.
  • FF.im : Instead of depending on the external URL shortening service like TinyURL, FriendFeed have created their own service called ff.im.
  • Plurl.me : Plurl.me is a URL Shortening service, similar to Tinyurl.com. The different is that, with Plurl.me, you can post the resulting shortened URL.
  • Ow.ly : Shorten urls, share files and track visits. Sharing functionality remains the focal point of the Ow.ly social bar.
  • Budurl.com : Statistical link tracking for social networks and beyond. Shrink. Track. Grow.
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  • Adjix.com : Adjix hold is business with Short Links, Tiny Ads, Big Payoff. Service Mark Adjix is an online ad network that pays people to shorten links.
  • Short.ie : URL Shortening with Advanced Analytics, Click Tracking and Content Recommendation.
  • POPrl.com : POPrl is a new site developed by the recently launched uLiken.com. It is a URL shortener support. It also offers Web hosting, domain names, website builders, servers, and email solutions. Find affordable, dedicated ad-free web hosting.
  • Tinyarro.ws : It is capable of Generating Shortest URLs on Earth. Tinyarro.ws takes the shrinking game to a whole new level, though, by using unicode characters to get even shorter addresses.
  • Your Own : YOURLS is a small set of PHP scripts that will allow you to run your own URL shortening service (a la TinyURL). You can make it private or public, you can pick custom keyword URLs, it comes with its own API.
  • Durl.us : A simple URL Shortening Service with browser bookmarklets.


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25 Comments to Top 15 URL Shortening Services to shorten your links

  1. I’ve started using http://d8p.us to shorten my links. It might not be the best looking url shortener out there but they have several things I really like.

    You can group your links together in categories that you name and can give each link a description so you know which is which. You can also reset stats on links and change the url if you made a typo or something.

    There’s also the usual statistics you find at a lot link shortening sites including unique visitors and referring URL.

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