List of 14 URL Shorteners to Shorten the Long URLs

This is going to be one of the smallest posts of TTW because in this post I am sharing just a list of URL shortening services which you can use to short long URLs to make them short and simple and even easier to share on social media.

URL shorteners are very popular nowadays. These are online tools or services which help you transform a long URL into manageable short URL. Many online publishers are using these services to hide their ugly URLs behind fancy ones.

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They simply redirect the short URL to the original URL. You must be sure that service you are using, uses 301 permanent redirect so that all the SEO values transfer to the original one. You can check it using MOZ extension as it shows the status code of redirection.

Especially when you need to share URL without any anchor tag, it becomes tough to share long URLS (if they are too long). There you can use shortener to make them short.

I have shared a blog post which teaches you to set up Yoast SEO plugin. Read here:  http://www.techtricksworld.com/2014/06/how-to-use-wordpress-seo-plugin-by-yoast.html

Or

I have shared a blog post which teaches you to set up Yoast SEO plugin. Read here: http://goo.gl/qa7wIc

Which is better to share on social media?

Of course the second one!

You can see how good short URLs look. There not just one url shortener available over the internet rather there are a vast number of services of this kind exist, out of which I am sharing the list 14 of them.

Check out the list of 14 URL shorteners(URL shortening services) here:

  1. goo.gl
  2. bit.ly
  3. ow.ly
  4. po.st
  5. tinyurl.com
  6. shorte.st [You can make money using it. Click here to know]
  7. tr.im
  8. cli.gs
  9. ity.im
  10. reducelnk.com
  11. hex.io
  12. is.gd
  13. fur.ly
  14. tinyarrows.com

Now, you may choose the URL shortening service as per your choice and requirements out of these above-listed ones.


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  • Simple but sweet post Atish!

    Yes, it is good to use url shorteners while sharing the blog posts in social media. I use bit.ly and goo.gl to shorten my urls.

    Thanks for sharing these resources to make the urls short, keep sharing beneficial stuffs for us.

  • Nice and very important post

    Even though the above written is the shortest article among all, it has some very helpful and important information. Most of the web masters or bloggers use shortening URL’s too much in many situations. Like social media, while using hyperlinks in the article, interlinking etc.

    You have provided a great list. I mostly used to use Google URL shortener . It is among the top position in the list which you have provided.

    Great post and I hope this post would help many bloggers and web masters especially beginners.

    Thank you for sharing.

  • For a very long time, I used to run stand-alone script to be my own personal shorterner for one of my projects. Though it was very tough to deal with spam on my “branding” shortener. Now some of the services offer the option to use our own domain which is idea.

  • Great list of URL shorteners, Most names in this list are new for me, I am going to try some.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Thanks for sharing this nice imformation..This is a wonderful collection of the URL shortners, will be a lot help when I fall short of the names!

  • Great collection. But I wondered why did’nt you mentioned smarturl. Great collection. 3 of theme are new to me. I will try them for sure.
    For WordPress, inbuilt URL shortner does a good job, what do you think?

  • Hey Atish Ranjan,
    I have been using bitly and goo.gl shortner most of the time. They are handy and useful, I don’t use most of the shortner you have mentioned here.But goo.gl and bitly are useful for affiliate links as well as twitter tweets for me.
    Regards,
    Bhavesh Sondagar

  • Hey Ranjan,

    I haven’t used any URL shortener, but i was worrying about my long URL’s. This post is greatly useful for me in configuring the length of my website URL.

  • Thanks for sharing these resources to make the URLs short, keep sharing beneficial stuffs for us..