Short URLs for social networking and market your article, list of tools to short a long URL

Sometimes the URL of a link becomes so long that it does not occupy in the space provided or become very difficult to share the link with others on social networking sites. This problem occurs many times for bloggers where the URL is a permalink of the article.

For example, the article on Internet available on Internet Techies is having the permalink as,

http://www.clickonf5.org/2008/12/09/best-article-ever-written-for-internet-users-basic-standard-and-advance/287/

It is very difficult for me to share the URL with my friends or followers, that’s why I use Short URL tools to short the URL. Some of them are listed below:

Cli.gs

This is an online service provided by CLI to short the URL and track them for the further analysis. Take the same example of article on Internet on Internet Techies for which the permalink is,

http://www.clickonf5.org/2008/12/09/best-article-ever-written-for-internet-users-basic-standard-and-advance/287/

Once you enter the URL in cli.gs, it will provide you a short URL for the same link, I got the short URL as,

http://cli.gs/psdvag

Both the links will direct you to the same page. Now I can provide this URL to my friends or follower and they can also remember it very well.

Video tutorial for creating tiny URL  by cli.gs

Other Short URL tools are as below:

TinyURL.com

BudURL.com

SnipURL.com

These online tools are also good, but they are having limited numbers for short URL for free accounts.

Enjoy the benefits of short URL and let us know your comments regarding the above.

Update – Now most of the online services are having their own short URL. For example, Twitter is having t.co, Facebook is having fb.me etc.

Sanjeev Mishra is a professional blogger and an Internet Marketing Consultant based in India. He has built the Internet Techies to provide you updates in technology and web application area.

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