Long Hyperlinks to Short: Best URL Shortening Services
How to make long hyperlinks to short URLs and what are the best URL shortening services available?
There are plenty of online services available to make very long URLs to short versions.URL shortening services are popular because web addresses started to get long.Shorter URL conserves space, which is important for limited-characters services such as Twitter’s tweets.
These URL shortening services are very popular and there are millions of links across the internet which are shortened using these services. Majority of these services are free services.Few of these services are offering click-through statistics feature which lets you track how often a certain URL is clicked.Many of these services are offering free nickname feature,URL editing feature etc.
Short URLs are really good for situations where a URL contains wonky special characters like quotes that cause links to break.Shortened URLS works by issuing a “301 redirect” to the destination URL.
Let us see some of the most popular URL shortening services
Google URL Shortener at goo.gl is a service that takes long URLs and squeezes them into fewer characters.Google URL Shortener is currently available for Google products like Google Toolbar and Feedburner users.
Google Toolbar Share button allows users to share any web pages from the Google Toolbar to Twitter, Blogger, Delicious, Digg, Facebook and the link will automatically shortened by Google URL Shortener.
This is the link shortening services of Facebook.Any link shared using a mobile Facebook client will shorten a URL to FB.me and also the links that push out status updates or any other information from Facebook to Twitter.
Cli.gs features includes URL shortening with analytic,social media monitoring and geo-targeting. Cligs is free and to access real time analytic services you will need to register and sign into Cligs.Search engine optimized Cligs uses the 301 forward which is recommended by Google, Yahoo!, and to help you get the best rankings benefits.
Tinyurl is perhaps the most popular and most used URL shortening service.Tinyurl.com scores over the other services with its preview feature.
As mentioned in the home page of tinyurl “Tinyurl create a tiny URL that will not break in email postings and never expires.” You can add TinyURL to your browser’s toolbar.Tinyurl is a free service.
Doiop creates for you a short URL with a keyword you choose, making it easy sahre.According to the service these links will not break in emails and never expire.Here you can choose your keyword also.
Bit.ly shortens your URL and that you can share and track them.It give url visitor statistics and offer different bookmarklets for different scenarios.Every bit.ly link has an info page, which reveals the number of related clicks and other relevant data.
In addition to making quick ShortURLs for pasting in blogs and messages, ShortURL offers free sub domains.Traffic counter that you can view privately