The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On URL Shorteners

There are many options available for you to shorten your links online

Ranging in functionality from link bookmarking, analytics tools, and QR creation. Check out the following six URL shortening websites and Apps to get you started with shortening those URLS.

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Bitly.com

Popular URL shortening website, with the functionality to shorten your links, and measure the results with the inbuilt analytics function. There is also a cool mobile optimisation functionality available. Check it out or download the App

goo.gl

Simple and easy to use, google's own URL shortener with the obvious shortening functionality and a fairly detailed analytics page it's easy to use and does the job. Find out more or download the App

TinyURL.com

Quite a simple user face, with a bit of advertising on the homepage, but it still does the job and shortens your URL, there is also a redirection option which is pretty handy, however there are no analytics available. Visit Tiny.URL.com

Ow.ly

This URL Shortener is paired with Hootsuite (A free social media scheduling tool) and if you create a Hootsuite account you'll have access to the analytics functionality. Sign into your Ow.ly account with twitter for easier use. Check out Ow.ly today or download the App

Is.gd

A very simple user face, but does exactly what is says on the tin and will shorten your URL. Also has a cool function of turning your URL into a QR code, nice little bonus. Is.gd also offers a simple statistics page. Overall it's a very good URL Shortener, check it out or download the App

Bit.Do

This website allows you to shorten and personalise your link, pretty cool. With analytics functionality, QR code generator and even an option to have your own URL shorter service with a custom domain name. For a free service, this is absolutely worth using. Find out more

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